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February 2, 2017

2017 Austin Home and Garden Show

The 2017 Austin Home and Garden Show has come and gone.

We had a great location and plenty of foot traffic to display Aurora diesel generators at the 2017 Austin Home and Garden Show.  Thanks to all who stopped by to hear about our “rural lifestyle” products and chat about their projects.  While the focus of the show was definitely urban, we had an opportunity to speak with several folks who owned or were rehabbing rural properties.

Noteworthy at the 2017 Austin Home and Garden Show

Texas Metal Tanks

By far the product with the most interest at the Texas Redoubt booth was the Texas Metal Tanks cistern we had on display.  This 240 gallon galvanized cistern comes in a variety of sizes, and serves as an attractive functional water storage medium.

Each tank is hand made in nearby Dripping Springs Texas, using american made steel and old style craftsmanship.  As a matter of fact, prior to the show I stopped in and chatted with Pearce Jones, one of the owners of Texas Metal Tanks.  He explained that business was so good that they are running short of storage space at the factory.

The Texas Metal Tanks team also showed me their new wildlife guzzler that land managers are using in their county wildlife management plans for.  These guzzlers help support wildlife on ranches with few water sources.  More on that product later…

Whole House Diesel Generators

Also of interest to rural homeowners was our line of commercial grade diesel generators by Aurora Generators.  The Aurora Generator is well suited for emergency home power as they are quiet, fuel efficient and designed for a long service life.

Aurora_Diesel_Generators from the 2017 Austin Home and Garden Show

Aurora Generator Installation

We had an 8 kilowatt Aurora Generator on display at the show, weighing over 650 lbs!  While weight doesn’t make the generator, it was obvious to ranch owners that this isn’t a “consumer grade” whole house generator.  Aurora diesel generators sport Perkins brand engines and a 500 hour service interval.  These generators are built for the long haul and are ideal for rural properties and disaster preparedness.  We will be taking our Aurora Generators products to the next show too.

I have to admit my attention was caught by several landscape displays.  Particularly the entire patio made from precast pavers:

Paver_Patio at the 2017 Home and Garden Show

Paver patio made entirely out of precast concrete.

Lastly, I’ve become a fan of “steel art.”  Here is a pretty cool water fall made out of square steel beams:

Steel_Water_Feature

Steel beam water feature

That’s just a few of the highlights from the 2017 Austin Home and Garden Show.  Next stop is the 2017 San Antonio Home and Garden Show on February 24th.

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