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February 2024: Annual Home & Garden Show

Branch with red berries covered in ice with snow in the background

Just when you think the candy rush is over, along comes February and all the sweets that go with it. To keep you from finishing all that candy too fast, here are some household chores to keep you occupied and help you feel more comfortable in your home.

  • Clean the medicine cabinet.
  • Clean and vacuum curtains and blinds.
  • Rotate your mattress.
  • Protect your entryway from mud and snow. We can help you design a new space if you need help.
  • Clean refrigerator coils.
  • Organize your laundry room.
  • Replace your furnace filter. Put this on your calendar to do every quarter.
  • Clean carpets and rugs.
  • Check for water leaks. Some clues to indicate you have a leak include a spike in your water bill, low water pressure, sudden moisture in your walls, and unusual odors.

A hidden leak can cause mold, and a drippy faucet can waste more than 3,000 gallons annually.

Visit Us at the Home & Garden Show

It’s time for the Home and Garden Show! It’s being held from Feb. 9 to 11 at the Sandhills Global Event Center, formerly the Lancaster Event Center. Admission is $10 for adults or $8 with a non-perishable, non-expired food item for the Food Bank of Lincoln. Children 12 and under are admitted free.

Last year, over 2,000 pounds of food was collected thanks to visitors. Since 2003, over 89,600 pounds of food has been collected for the Food Bank.


  • Friday, 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This is a chance for people to stop in and talk about projects they have in mind, and look at some of our recently finished projects and some of our products. There will be nearly 250 businesses, including home builders, home remodelers (that’s us), financing services, flooring suppliers, window suppliers, and many more.

We’ll be in our usual booth, P-880 in Pavilion 1, so stop by and say hi!

Five men from the Willet team lined up under a Food Bank House sign


In the Willet Construction News

The annual Willet Christmas party was held last month. The festivities included recognizing Eric McMann for 25 years with the company. Eric is a much-valued part of Willet Construction and such a great source of knowledge.

Looking forward to 25 more years!

Eric receiving a certificate of acknowledgement for 25 years with Willet.

The Willet team touring the Sampson Cancer Center.In other news, Jason, Jonathan, and Jenny had the opportunity to tour the April Sampson Cancer Center during their Remodelers Council meeting last month.

The facility will provide cancer services from screening to treatment. The location provides beautiful views and a comfortable atmosphere for patients.

Featured Project: Hickman Ridge Redo

Remodeled living room with fireplace

After two decades in their home, the owners decided to revamp the entire main floor of their Hickman Ridge home. The three-season porch was transformed into a year-round living space with updated windows, insulation, and HVAC supply.

The kitchen underwent a major overhaul. Similar updates were made in the laundry room, along with updates to the primary bedroom and bath. The living room received a fireplace update and a built-in cabinet, while the guest bath was refreshed with new tile, a vanity, and flooring.

The entire main floor got a facelift with new paint, trim, flooring, and lighting, providing the homeowners with a transformed space without the stress of moving.

Design Corner

This month’s feature design style is Modern. In this style, you’ll see a focus on clean lines, a simple, neutral color palette, and a layering of neutral textiles. The texture is used to create interest rather than additional color.

You’ll also see light wood tones and iconic lighting done in black, brass, and chrome. You can see more of this project in our Bishop Heights addition.

Remodeled modern bedroom with black ceiling & white walls with recessed lighting and chandelier.

Fun Fact

February 29 calendar with "Happy Birthday Leapers!" written in red underneathThis year is a leap year, so there will be 29 instead of the usual 28 days in February. The odds of being born on Feb. 29 are about one in 1,461. Those born on a leap day can be called a “leaper” or “leapling.”


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