2018 Show Information

Jason Cameron


On the outside, Jason Cameron looks like a TV star. But on the inside, he’s all handyman and all business. Watch him work and it quickly becomes apparent this licensed contractor really knows his stuff, especially when it comes to his own personal passions: home improvement and landscaping. Jason says he recently even gutted his own home and completely revamped the backyard. Now he’s putting his extensive hands-on expertise to work for DIY Network building, landscaping, hardscaping and more.

A native of Toledo, Ohio, Jason worked his way through Northern Michigan University as a carpenter, and then moved to the Northern Jersey/New York City area where he continued his carpentry and general contracting business. Catch Jason putting all his tools to work on DIY Network’s Desperate Landscapes, Man Caves and Sledgehammer.

Brett Tutor


In 2014 Brett founded the non profit Off The Grid International (www.otgi.org). OTGi builds clean water and sanitation systems in some of the most remote regions on the planet.

From 2013-2015 Brett hosted the TV Show New Home Source where he would travel the country educating viewers on new building methods and materials, energy efficiency and the future of home building.

Brett can previously be seen on Discovery Channel's hit show Treasure Quest (season 2) where he is the security and survival specialist for an elite team of treasure hunters on the trail of the Treasure of the Trinity said to be worth as much as $400,000,000. He is also the carpenter for TLC's hit show Trading Spaces.

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Things tend to take off when Randy Arnold is involved – from the grapevines he planted in his family’s vineyard to all the creative ideas he’s jump-started. Randy was the original ambassador of Barefoot Wine and helped start “worthy cause marketing,” Barefoot’s now-worldwide practice of donating wine to local non-profit fundraisers.

Over 25 years and countless wine pours later, Randy’s mantra— “making the world a better place through wine”—has grown into a global initiative. Randy’s lone ambassador program is now an army of Barefooters helping local non-profits here and abroad. All the while, Randy’s championing of the LGBT community and the environment has propelled their causes forward enormously. 

Randy is still pouring at events and is often joined by his husband, Greg. They live in California, where grass grows everywhere but under their feet.

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Jackie Hausler, haus2home

Jackie Hausler is a Buffalo-based lifestyle blogger. Since 2013, she has been sharing her favorite ideas, projects and products on her blog, haus2home.  She seeks to inspire creativity in the name of reclaiming, reusing and upcycling. With each project, she walks followers through do-it-yourself projects, shows how to give old items a new chance at life, and teaches ways to be eco-friendly and live a green lifestyle. She believes making your house a home doesn’t have to be expensive to be beautiful and is passionate about accomplishing that while being kind to our earth.

Jackie has written for Valu Home Centers, Uncle Bob’s Self Storage and is currently a contributor to the Life + Storage blog.   She is the 1st place winner for the 2016 Habitat for Humanity DIY Contest and Auction for her Dog Pallet Palace. Her interior design work has been featured in Buffalo Spree Magazine and the Buffalo News Buffalo Magazine.

With each haus2home post readers and followers are taught how to tackle do-it-yourself projects, style their homes on a budget, learn how to give old items a new chance at life, find new ways to live an ecofriendly lifestyle, and much more!

Visit Jackie Hausler's website at haus2home.com.

Flip Out Academy

FlipOut Academy

FlipOut Academy is western New York's premier real estate education academy, founded by husband and wife duo, Chris and Lorissa Naugle.  Together we share our expert knowledge of finance and real estate. We take great pride in teaching fellow Buffalonians how to build up OUR neighborhoods, WHILE making a profit.
FlipOut Academy is unique in the world of Real Estate Education.  We are results based. We provide the reassurance that you too will get your first deal done with the support of the FlipOut team. FlipOut Academy operates from a 7,000 sq. ft headquarters located in the Eastern Hills Mall. Join us at the Academy for one of our workshops or events, most are free to the public, and tickets are available for specialized courses. 

Considering joining the FlipOut Academy but still have questions? 

Call, Email or visit the Website to schedule a free 30-minute strategy session.
Or come by our booth #816 to meet with us at the show.

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Suzanne Tomasello, Realtor & Certified Staging Professional

Suzanne Tomasello is a local Realtor and Certified Staging Professional. Once you decide to sell your home it is important to understand that it is no longer going to be your home. It will be the home of TODAY'S BUYER, and to sell it faster and for the most money - it needs to appeal to today's buyer and compete with the other homes on the market. 

She will guide you through some of the very simple processes she uses to help her customers get thousands more for their homes, as well as many times competing offers!  

Call, Email or visit the Website - Or come by my booth #207 to meet with me at the show.

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Charlie Grifassi,
Concrete Innovations

Charlie Griffasi is one of the principles of Concrete Innovations. He, along with his son Jason, started Concrete Innovations in 2006. They have over 55 years of experience in the concrete industry having constructed projects ranging from patios to 100,000 sq ft warehouse floors. Concrete Innovations specializes in Polished Concrete Floors and Polished Concrete Countertops. Our experience along with research, resources and continued innovations allow us to offer the most current processes and techniques available.

We are committed to growing, our company, our industry, and our local Buffalo community.

Visit our Website or come by our booth #235 to meet with us at the show.

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Blue Rooster

Blue Rooster is one of the most unique stores in the Buffalo area.  Located in the Village of Hamburg, the store is known for rustic home decor, custom wedding decor and rentals, Buffalo items, craft parties and it's most popular item - painted and upcycled furniture.  

Owners Lee Ann Obenauer and Chuck Ceranski paint and re-purpose the furniture themselves.  One of the most popular ways to use furniture paint is as an easy and inexpensive redo of your kitchen cabinets.  At Blue Rooster we use Dixie Belle Paint products for all of our projects.  We also sell their products in our store.  

At the Buffalo Home Show, we will demonstrate how to easily redo your kitchen cabinets (or any other furniture you may want to breathe new life into).  We will show you all the techniques you need to know to complete your project - cleaning, painting, sealing and adding decorative touches to your cabinets.  After the demonstration, we will glady answer any questions you may have.

Visit  us at Blue Rooster located at 180 Buffalo Street in the Village of Hamburg
or at www.blueroosterbuffalo.com.

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In 2012 Chris had a great opportunity to audition for HGTV - Canada's Handyman Challenge Season 2. The criteria was to create a functional design from one sheet of plywood and any hardware you could source. In a short time, the idea of the "Rib-Chair" was born, built and ready for auditions. The "Rib-Chair" wowed the celebrity judges, Scott McGillivray, Bryan Baeumler, and Paul Lafrance  with its quality craftsmanship and "creative genius mastermind".

Chris successfully continued on through all of the challenges bringing himself into the final 4 with a chance to win $25,000.  Chris praises the show, all contestants and judges for giving him a great deal of confidence,  new experiences and added skills.

 The "Hand Crafted by Chris Palmer" branding iron was a gift from his sister years before who first identified he had a special talent that needed to be trademarked. It was only in 2013 that "Hand Crafted by Chris Palmer" was born. 

Now you can find Chris showcasing How-To's on morning shows, on stage at Home Shows, and appearing in various magazines showcasing his latest builds.  You may also find some of his work at charitable silent auctions, helping raise money for Diabetes and other worthy causes. Keep up with all of Chris' latest appearances on the media page.

Visit Chris at Handcrafted by Chris Palmer at www.handcraftedbychrispalmer.com.