Apr 11, 2018


JLC LIVE New England 2018 wrapped up another successful event at the Rhode Island Convention Center, March 23-24; Conference March 22-24. Professional builders, remodelers and construction specialists filled the convention center to visit with more than 240 exhibiting companies showing the latest building products, tools and services. Attendees also had the opportunity to attend more than 40 education sessions with well-known industry speakers and networking opportunities for exhibitors and attendees. According to Bobby Parks with Trex Company, Inc., “JLC is the place contractors should be if they want to improve their business. A lot of information to learn, whether it be from the conference courses or from the product manufacturers.”

Attendance numbers topped 7,400 and brought together attendees from 47 states and 8 different countries. Not only did attendance achieve high numbers, but the JLC LIVE Conference Program experienced a strong 9% increase over last year’s event—hosting over 400 conference attendees during the three days of training sessions.

LIVE clinics and demos are the signature feature of JLC LIVE’s Exhibit Hall. This year the show had a total of 11 Building Clinics and 8 Exhibitor Demonstrations, presented by some of the industry’s most known building professionals. These clinics and demonstrations are full of must-see tips and techniques to help attendees increase productivity and give a first-hand look at the newest products in action:

  • Builder’s Workshop, presented by Mike Sloggatt and Tom Brewer
  • Residential Drywall, presented by Myron Ferguson
  • Building Technology with Peter Heard
  • Creative Elevations with Rick Arnold
  • Trim & Finish Carpentry with Gary Striegler
  • Building Envelope with Steve Demetrick
  • Moisture Management with Bill Robinson
  • The Flooring Clinic with John Namba
  • Deck Building Workshop with Kim Katwijk
  • Stairbuilding with Mike Kenedy
  • Roofers Workshop with Mike Guertin

Several top manufacturers led step-by-step demonstrations of quick tips and tricks for installation and use of their specific products. These included, Andersen Windows & Doors, James Hardie Building Products, Terma-Tru Doors, GCP Applied Technologies, Inc., Tando, CertainTeed Corporation and Schluter Systems.

Exhibitors were also impressed with the amount of traffic and quality of attendees they received at this year’s event. Steve Christensen, Brand Manager of Festool USA stated, “JLC LIVE is a tremendous value when it comes to exhibiting. It is the best show for us in the New England Area, and it allows us to get our tools in the hands of the tradesman we’re trying to reach.”

JLC LIVE New England 2019 is scheduled for March 28-30 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, R.I. More information can be found at Call for Presentations for JLC LIVE Northwest 2019 is now open and the deadline to submit a proposal is Aug. 3, 2018.



Remodeling Show co-located with Deck Expo | Oct. 10-11, 2018 | Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Md. 

JLC LIVE Northwest 2018 | Nov.28-30, 2018 | Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Ore.


About Informa Exhibitions U.S., Construction & Real Estate

JLC LIVE is part of Informa’s Global Exhibitions Division. With over 200 trade and consumer exhibitions annually, Informa Exhibitions is a global market leader in such end markets as Beauty, Construction & Real Estate, Design, Life Sciences, Maritime, Health & Nutrition, Natural Products, Agriculture and Pop Culture. Through face to face and digital channels, our transaction-oriented exhibitions and trade shows enable communities to engage, experience and do business. In doing so, we bring together people who want to buy and sell, network, do business and gain inspiration. Our industry insight, coupled with our innovative and entrepreneurial approach, provides them with the opportunity to create business advantage and access markets.



Anna Lehman
Informa Exhibitions, U.S.