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HomeRite Windows and Doors at the Jacksonville Home & Patio Show

A One-stop Shop for Renovating, Remodeling, and Decorating Ideas

by Gates Dearen

HomeRite Windows and Doors is excited to be exhibiting in the Jacksonville Home and Patio Show coming up on Thursday, October 1st, through Sunday, October 4th, at the Prime Osborn Convention Center in downtown Jacksonville. The Jacksonville Home and Patio Show will feature fantastic exhibits and high-profile industry personalities. If you’re planning a home improvement project of any kind, or if you’re in the middle of one, you won’t want to miss this event. HomeRite will be in Booth # 221.

The Home and Patio Show is a great opportunity to get a fresh perspective on all your remodeling, home improvements, outdoor, and design needs. Hundreds of experts will be there under one roof.  This is your chance to see products from lots of manufacturers without driving all over town. Plus, you’ll have an opportunity to meet the business owners and contractors.

The categories of businesses exhibiting include all of the following: Kitchen and Bathroom Remodelers, Solar Power Contractors, Furniture Retailers, Security Systems, Siding Contractors, Window Treatments, Electrical Contractors, HVAC Contractors, Pest Control, Pools and Spas, Landscapers, Painters, Water Purification Systems, Fencing, Roofing Contractors, and many more.

HomeRite Windows and Doors - Live at the Home and Patio Show

If you’re thinking of upgrading your windows or improving your curb appeal by putting in a beautiful, energy efficient entryway door, HomeRite will be at the Home and Patio Show to show their products and to answer any questions you may have. 
Gates Dearen and Richard Walden, the co-owners of HomeRite Jacksonville, have been serving the building products industry in Florida for over three decades. They know the products, the industry, the market and what will add great value to your home.

HomeRite’s approach is different from most contractors. “We’re simply looking to match you with the right windows and doors for your home and your budget,” they say. “Home improvements are enough of a hassle. We’re here to make your life easier with first-rate, energy-efficient products at affordable prices. Our award-winning installers are top-notch as well.”

Matt Muenster of Bath Crashers on the DIY Network

Matt will appear on the Fresh Ideas Stage on Friday at 6:00 pm, Saturday at 1:00 pm & 5:00 pm and on Sunday at noon. Matt sees every house project, whether he’s ripping apart dated bathrooms using the latest construction technology or completely gutting his own kitchen, as a chance to use his clever ideas to achieve great design while integrating earth-friendly elements. His professional experience includes high-end interior design, and he gets an adrenaline rush every time he transforms a boring bathroom into a fantastic one on DIY Network’s “Bath Crashers.”

Leanne Lee, the Diva of DIY

Leanne will appear on the Fresh Ideas Stage on Friday at 4:00 pm, on Saturday at Noon and 4:00 pm, and on Sunday at Noon.  She hosts the DIY Network's Diva of DIY segment. Earlier this year, she was named the 2015 Home and Garden Trendsetter of the Year. She runs a decorative painting and cabinet refinishing business called Rekindled Spaces. She also has a successful blog informing others how to upcycle through step-by-step instruction and video tutorials.

Fresh Ideas Stage

There will be presentations throughout the day for all four days of the Home and Patio Show. The stage presentations by local and national experts will cover topics pertaining to remodeling, renovation, décor, fall gardening and outdoor projects.

Tony Hogg of the Florida Beekeepers Association will speak on the Basics of Backyard Beekeeping.

Britt Miller of Salty Restorations will present a step-by-step guide to Refinishing Furniture.

Christy McCarthy of Interiors Revitalized will discuss Designing for Resale.

Pat Shanley of the American Rose Society will speak on New Roses for American gardeners.

Jacksonville Magazine Cooking Stage

Local chefs from some of the finest restaurants in Northeast Florida will be performing live cooking demonstrations and offering samples of great recipes throughout the weekend.

The restaurants represented include: 29 South, Gilbert’s Underground, Café Nola, Brew 5 Points, Tapa That, 13 Gypsies, Conscious Eats, Corner Taco, and Soul Food Bistro.  There will also be a Cake Diva competition on Sunday afternoon. Yum, yum.

Home and Patio Show Notes

Tickets can be purchased online to save time, avoid lines, and to save $2 per adult ticket. Tickets can also be purchased at the box office.

Celebrity performances are included in the price of admission. However, there is no reserved seating.

Depending on your itinerary, goals and objectives, you should probably plan on spending two to four hours - or more - at the event.

No outside food or beverages are allowed. Concessions will be available for snacks and beverages.


In this article, I’ve informed readers that HomeRite Jacksonville will be exhibiting at the Jacksonville Home and Patio Show. The HomeRite booth is number 221. I’ve discussed several reasons why homeowners would want to attend the event, and I’ve also noted some of the main attractions at the event, including Matt Muenster and Leanne Lee of the DIY Network.   

HomeRite is a window and door dealer that specializes in energy efficient, quality windows with warranties and service to match. HomeRite was founded by Richard Walden and Gates Dearen. Richard opened the doors in 1979 and welcomed Gates onboard in 1981. During their thirty-plus years of business, they have garnered a loyal following of customers. “We couldn’t be more appreciative, and we thank them for their trust and confidence in recommending us to their friends and families.”

HomeRite has partnered with a family owned manufacturer that has been in business for over 60 years. The window and door industry has changed a great deal and HomeRite’s manufacturer has stayed at the forefront of those changes through state-of-the-art design, high quality products, and excellent customer service.

HomeRite products are energy-efficient, and they add substantial value to their client’s properties. HomeRite is a member of the United States Green Building Council, a non-profit organization comprised of leaders across the industry working to advance environmentally responsible buildings.

You’re invited to stop by booth 221 at the Home and Patio Show to meet the staff of HomeRite Windows and Doors of Jacksonville. They’ll be happy to answer any questions you have about windows and doors.

If you can’t make it, you can learn more about HomeRite and their superior products by calling 296-2515 or visiting their showroom at 4801 Executive Park Court, Building 200, Suite 207, Jacksonville; FL 32216.

Gates Dearen is the co-owner of HomeRite Windows and Doors in Jacksonville, Florida. He and Richard Walden have been serving the building products industry in Florida for over 25 years. They strive to match homeowners with the right windows and doors for their homes and budgets. They make the home improvement process pleasant with first-rate, energy-efficient products, affordable pricing, and award-wining installers who employ the best practices and who treat customers and their property with the utmost respect.


  1. The Home & Patio Show is a great place to get ideas for those honey-dos you've been putting off.

  2. Hope your Home & Patio Show experience was a great one!