Last month Boston Parent Bloggers co-hosted an event along with Harvey Building Products in Burlington, MA. Since we’re currently in process of having a new deck built on our house, I was definitely intrigued enough to attend and learn more about the types of products we’d soon be needing.
Harvey Building Products is a local company, with showrooms in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, and Pennsylvania. Products are also made locally, which makes me feel great about purchasing them in my home. Although we visited the showroom for our event, it’s open to the public. Nothing is sold there, but it’s a great way for homeowners to see the products in a real-life scenario so they can make a choice. I can definitely say that seeing the materials this way makes it so much easier to purchase – small samples are nearly impossible to envision in your home.
Harvey Building Products also brought in the Boston Globe Handyman on Call, Peter Hotton, to talk to us. Peter offered some great advice about home products and home maintenance – I heeded his advice to mix one part bleach with three parts water to create a solution to clean our vinyl siding. Since we live adjacent to the woods, we’re constantly dealing with algae on our house.
Harvey’s sells through contractors, not directly to the public, and offers contractor suggestions if you aren’t sure where to look. Our contractors ended up going to Harvey’s to find the materials for our deck after their usual company raised prices unexpectedly. Because I’d just learned about Harvey products, I was thrilled with the switch. I also knew that the color would work perfectly for our home, because I’d seen it in action on our site.
Harvey Building Products offers siding, decking, windows, roofing, fixtures, doors, and more, and I know that I’ll be visiting the showroom again on my own once we are ready to do another home improvement – there’s really no reason for me to go anywhere else.
To learn more about Harvey Building Products, visit their website.
Disclosure: I attended this event, which included lunch, and Boston Parent Bloggers (which I co-own) was a consultant on this event.