Fox Family is at Sacramento Home and Garden Show

An Obvious Choice for Fox Family Heating and Air Conditioning

Hey everyone!  I wanted to reach out to you from the Sacramento Home and Garden Show this weekend, March 1-3, 2019.  We’ve talked about getting a booth in the past and finally decided to go ahead and participate this year.  As we look for more people to provide with our heating and air conditioning services, this show seems like a great opportunity and an obvious choice.  And just like every year, a lot of people are expected here all weekend.

Where We Belong

Fox Family continues to grow.  Our philosophy — treating people the way they want to be treated, rather than like just a number like some big HVAC companies do — is really paying off.  This year at the Home and Garden Show at Cal Expo we see ourselves settling in amongst the major home services companies that have been around for decades.

This is exactly where we belong!  Among some of the most well-known companies in the area are Armstrong Plumbing, Byers Leaf Guard, Yancey, Cal Spas, Cal-Vintage Roofing, Renewal by Anderson (Windows), and a half dozen HVAC companies, including ourselves.  There are some other superb companies represented as well. I think I like being among the elite.

The Ebb and Flow

It’s fun and easy to walk around the Cal Expo pavilion building.  There’s plenty of room in the aisles to peruse each and every vendor.  It’s a relaxed and bustling marketplace, with hundreds of products to shop and giveaways for your canvas bag.

Friday was Senior Day, with half-off tickets for those who could come on a day when most people are at work.  Saturday and Sunday were the big days.  Folks filed in when the doors opened and headed straight to the booths.  And it really didn’t slow down all day, straight through until the doors closed at the end of the day.

Building Our Brand

The goal for exhibiting at a home show is to gain a following and name recognition in the community, a solid marketing plan for us.  Fox Family will continue to return to this show and present ourselves as the company we are.   When people think of heating or air conditioning, we know they will remember Fox Family. Gaining exposure to people who are looking for the best of the best in home improvement is always a positive!

Wrapping Up

Next week, we’ll return to providing more great HVAC blog posts, but I wanted to tell you all how this new endeavor went!  Perhaps we’ll see you here next year.

You can check out the Sacramento Home and Garden Show at CalExpo at

Our Top 5 Favorite Booths at the 2020 Northern California Home and Landscape Expo

Fox Family at Home and Garden Show

Our Top 5 Favorite Booths at the 2020 Show

This past weekend we got the chance to be one of 16 heating and air conditioning companies at the Northern California Home and Landscape Expo at Cal Expo.  We saw at least 20,000 to 30,000 people walking through the maze of exhibitors out there.  The weather was nice for all three days.  Each day there were threats of rain but would subside just in time.

In this week’s blog, I wanted to point out our top 5 favorite booths from this year’s show.  I really don’t think you can see all the exhibitors in one day.  There were multiple buildings hosting companies from all over the Sacramento area showing off their businesses.  Here’s a list of all the trades you could have seen at this year’s show:

  • Air conditioning, heating, plumbing and insulation
  • Appliances and home products
  • Cabinets and closets
  • Contractors and remodelers
  • Concrete, decks, and fencing
  • Financial, real estate, and insurance
  • Floors and carpets
  • Gardening and outdoor products
  • Home furnishings and decorative art
  • Kitchens and baths
  • Landscaping
  • Pet products
  • Pools and spas
  • Roofing, siding, and painting
  • Screens, sunrooms, and patio covers
  • Security, satellites, and water
  • Skylights and solar
  • Specialty products
  • Tile, marble, and stone
  • Windows and doors

1. Our first favorite booth this year was Armstrong Plumbing ( and their famous toilet filled to the brim with candy. 

They also were giving out foam stress balls that looked like, well, poop!  Armstrong Plumbing is well known in the Sacramento area for their expert service and installation teams.  From the smallest repairs to repiping an entire home, Armstrong and their company mascot, Rosie the Riveter, is a company I would trust in my home.

2. Number two on the list: I’m always amazed by the detailed and elaborate booth Yancey Home Improvements ( puts up every year. 

Their booth looks like a cutout of a home that has a rooftop with shingles and even solar panels on top of that.  They built out the patio covers and other sunrooms they specialize in as well.  It was a very large display that took up several 10×10 ft. booths! 

3. The third that was neat to see was the Vitamix blender booth. (

Vitamix demonstrated how easy it was to prepare whole meals with the use of their line of variable speed blenders.  From soups to baby food, smoothies to frozen desserts, the Vitamix blender is definitely something Melissa and I want to pick up soon.  

4. Number four on the list that was there is Harlan Quality Roofing ( 

Fox Family has referred some of our customers to Harlan Roofing.  Some of those homeowners chose to have their roofs done by James and his great team.  It’s nice to know we have helped other companies in our area by throwing some business their way.  Their values line up with Fox Family’s in many ways.  The care they put into their roofing installations is one reason Harlan Quality Roofing will be around for many years.

5. And finally, System Pavers ( was there. 

The day before the show opened, the System Paver teams were hard at work setting up a sample area of their carefully placed paving stones that interlock, keeping them looking nice, durable and maintenance-free.  There were plenty of colors and styles available.  I’m sure anyone could find the perfect driveway, walkway, patio, or deck for their home.

Barely Scratching the Surface

I could go on and on about all the great booths at the 2020 show.  But like I said before, I really don’t know how someone could get to all of them in one day.  With a multitude of buildings housing all these companies, I know the visitors out there got what they came for, which was lots of ideas for their home projects coming up in the year ahead.

It was nice being out there this year.  As a company of our size, rubbing elbows with so many of the well-known businesses and business owners here in the Sacramento area is a real treat for us each year.  Hopefully, we’ll get to see you at the show next year.  If you see us, make sure to stop by and say hello.

You can see us throughout the year at this show as well as the Sacramento Home & Garden Show at Cal Expo, March 6th to the 8th.  We also set up a booth at the Rancho Cordova Business Expo each year.  This year’s show is on August 20th.

Thanks so much for checking us out for this week’s blog.  We’ll see you next week!