Records were set for exhibitors and attendance as the industry gathered in Knoxville, Tennessee, on January 24-25 for the third annual Garage, Shed & Carport Builder Show.

Almost 70 manufacturers, suppliers, and companies dedicated to all things regarding the construction of small residential buildings were exhibiting. There were more than 10 educational sessions, a happy hour with a great mid-Southern meal, and a positive vibe all around.

The show set a new bar for attendance, beating the previous best by 30%, and as always at a Shield Wall Media show, almost all of those attendees were decision-makers and budget-managers. 

“This event was impressive and it was well attended by both contractors and companies. An audience that was interested in what we had to share,” said Jason Heifnar, Director Operations, Best Buy Metals. “It was also good to meet members of the event team from Shield Wall as well. Best Buy Metals and American Pole Barns by Best Buy Metals, greatly appreciated the opportunities this show provided.”

Both shed lot salespeople and shed builders said they benefited from the educational programming from several speakers including sessions with Making Sales Simple, along with noted industry marketing expert Randy Chaffee and several others. 

Among the highlights on the show floor were post-frame structures erected by Best Buy Metals and True Metal Supply that centered around metal trusses. Other products that would interest builders and contractors included the Wall-Lift system for more easily lifting walls during construction, and a couple roofing products from Neil’s Roofing (a roof ladder, and a PVC vent).

In addition to the show’s exhibitor booths, Shed University presented its programming to more than 50 shed salespeople on January 23-24. 

The next Shield Wall Media show is the Post-Frame Builder Show in Branson, Missouri, in June. Learn more about all of the company’s shows at RB