Inspired Home Expo on April 1-2, 2017


Seminars Announced for 2017 Spring Inspired Home & Garden Expo of Monterey to be held on April 1 and 2, 2017 at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center

NEW! Just Confirmed…Special Guest Appearance by Sara Bendrick, Host of “I Hate My Yard” on the DIY Network

Special Guest Appearance by Jake Reisdorf, CEO of Carmel Honey Company (which he founded in the 5th Grade) who will discuss honey and beekeeping.  

Grand Prize: Custom Santa Maria Style Barbecue for one lucky winner!

MONTEREY, CA (March 2017). Get Your Home Ready for Spring!  Don’t miss the 2017 Spring Inspired Home & Garden Expo of Monterey on April 1 and 2, 2017 that will be held at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center. Joining this year’s Spring Expo with two special DIY projects will be the popular Sara Bendrick, Host of DIY networks “I Hate My Yard” and Jake Reisdorf, CEO of Carmel Honey Company.

Ask the experts! This year’s event will have many new surprises and feature an array of fascinating and useful Home and Garden Exhibits, Daily Seminars, Live Chef Demos, Shopping, and Charity Partners as well as Expo Sponsors.  Stop by for a few hours and discover the very best in home-improvement products, advice and inspiration.

Spring is a great time to evaluate your home and begin to initiate home renovation projects so you’ll be ready to enjoy summer entertaining with family and friends. It’s also definitely a great time Get Inspired!  Start by visiting the Inspired Home Expo to plan your home improvement and landscaping vision and meet trusted experts who can make it a great reality. Unleash your creativity and create a true sanctuary where you can relax and rejuvenate in your beautiful home.

Be sure to bring all of your home improvement ideas and remodeling projects to the Inspired Home & Garden Expo of Monterey. Experts at the Monterey Home Expo are there to answer all of your questions and help you get started.

The Inspired Spring Home Expo exhibitors will include general contractors, flooring, landscapers, kitchen and bath, cabinets, closet organizers, landscape designers, painters, countertops, tile, granite, appliances, solar energy, fireplaces, and much more, most based in Monterey County! 

At a Glance:

·        Saturday, April 1, 2017   10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

·        Sunday, April 2, 2017     10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

·        Free to all attendees! 

·        The Spring 2017 Inspired Home Expo of Monterey will feature a full weekend of activities for homeowners plus the latest remodeling, landscaping and home accessory trends and tips.

·        Educational home improvement seminars by local professionals, cooking demos, local charity partners and more. 

·         Special Guest Appearance by Sara Bendrick of I Hate My Yard on DIY Network at 3pm on Saturday and 12pm on Sunday – Walk  away with a DIY project instructed by Sara Bendrick!

As a landscape designer with a passion for being involved with her projects, hosting the DIY Network’s ‘I Hate My Yard’ was the perfect fit for Sara. She loves to interact and help homeowners realize the opportunity in their exterior spaces. With a DIY attitude, Sara and her crew tackle tough backyards with the help of the homeowners to keep the budget in check. She guides homeowners through the renovation process by tasking them with fun, creative and aesthetically pleasing projects to take back the yard once and for all. Sara was born and raised in San Diego, California, and started at a young age with a passion for art, nature and an appreciation for anything living. She studied at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and received her Bachelors of Science in Landscape Architecture. As a college student, she immediately got her hands dirty in the field working different landscaping gigs, including being a forewoman for a landscape maintenance company. After college, she honed her residential design skills by working for a design/build firm. Sara eventually went out on her own and started her own landscape design business.  In 2013, Sara was asked to host the reality TV program, “I Hate my Yard” which airs on the DIY Network Tuesday nights at 7:00 pm and 7:30 pm.   

·         Special Guest Appearance Jake Reisdorf, founder of Carmel Honey Company

Jake Reisdorf is the chief beekeeper and owner of Carmel Honey Company, which he started as part of a school project where his teacher assigned professions to each student and directed them to research the profession and build a presentation on it.  While researching his assigned profession of website designer, Jake, 11 years old at the time, decided to take it one step further and actually create a real website. At that time, Jake had taken one beekeeping class with his Dad and thought it would be cool to design a website about honey bees.  Not only did Jake get an “A” on the project, but it inspired him and spurred him to start Carmel Honey Company. That was four years ago.

·        Additional informative and fun free seminars will be available both days during the Spring 2017 Inspired Home & Garden Expo of Monterey (full schedule coming soon on

·        The Grand Prize for attendees of the event: Custom Santa Maria Style Barbecue for one lucky winner!

·        Free parking!

·        Location: Monterey County Fair & Event Center, 2004 Fairground Rd. Monterey, California. (Please enter at Gate 3) 

·        For more information, go to or call (831) 772-4600.

During the spring 2017 Inspired Home Expo of Monterey weekend, there will be an outstanding line-up of seminars in the home, food and garden areas that include many experts in their field. Attendees can plan their visit to the Spring 2017 Inspired Home & Garden Expo of Monterey around many valuable remodeling workshops and home improvement seminar presentations by local experts and live chef demos and some seminars are now listed below. Updates about the seminars and the presenters will be posted on the website, 

2017 Spring Home Expo Seminar Schedule (Complete Schedule Coming Soon!)

Seminars to include:

Saturday, April 1, 2017

12:00 pm “From Bees to Honey”: Presented by Jake Reisdorf, Founder of Carmel Honey Company

Jake Reisdorf , who founded Carmel Honey Company at age 13 in 2015, will share information about bees and using honey in cooking and more.

1:00 pm “A Taste of Spain: Delicious Paella” Presented by Chef Brandon Miller of Mundaka

Award-winning Chef Brandon Miller of Mundaka in Carmel will share one of his popular Paella dishes in a cooking demonstration. 

3:00 pm DIY Project with Sara Bendrick of “I Hate My Yard” on the DIY Network


Sunday, April 2, 2017

12:00 pm DIY Project with Sara Bendrick of “I Hate My Yard” on the DIY Network

Also - Solar Roofing Presented by Scudder Solar Energy Systems 

Scudder Solar Energy Systems will discuss make solar work for their customers.


Corporate Sponsors:

·        Noble Pride Roofing

·        Scudder Solar Energy System

·        REM Sleep Solutions

Media Corporate Sponsors: 

·        Monterey County Herald

·        KRML Radio 102.1 FM and 1410 AM

·        Times Publishing Group

Exhibitor booth and Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, go to

More about the Expo:

Learn from and become “inspired” by top professionals in the field. Come meet the experts from the community who can help you create a more beautiful living environment, make a space more comfortable or fix an issue in your home.  The event gives you the opportunity to build relationships with the people who can help you make your dreams become reality. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re looking for ideas for Spring projects, inspiration or just browsing home improvements large too small. Talk with expert local home contractors that can create all your “inspired”, images from your clippings and Pinterest boards, meet your Google search list face to face, and make your home improvement dreams a reality. 

The free, fun and informative Spring 2017  Inspired Home & Garden Expo of Monterey will be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 1st and 2nd at the Monterey Fair & Expo Center, 2004 Fairground Road, Monterey, CA. This not-to-be-missed event will feature about a hundred LOCAL home and garden professionals on site, many based in Monterey County, with all of your home project solutions. They will be available to answer all of your questions and provide expert advice for enhancing your indoor and outdoor living space.

The Spring 2017 Inspired Home & Garden Expo will feature displays and exhibits of the latest ideas in home improvement, remodeling, interior design, decorating and landscaping. In addition, it will provide educational and informative seminars and demonstrations designed to help you enhance the beauty and the value of your home. Quality contractors, expert craftsmen, premier designers and home improvement professionals are there both days to focus on all of your needs to make your home meet your vision.

About Simply Clear Marketing: 

Simply Clear Marketing Inc. (SCMI) is a professional event management and marketing company based on the Central Coast. SCMI currently produces 7 successful INSPIRED trade show events per year and is expanding its events and services. The Inspired Home Expos are designed to create an environment for consumers to find the products and services they need to create the home of their dreams. The vision behind the home expos is to create a location for local residents to meet face to face with local companies who can help them to create a beautiful living environment and increase the value of their homes. The health expos provide a location for residents to meet face to face with a variety of health, wellness, and fitness providers in the area.

Simply Clear Marketing’s mission is to help small businesses grow by connecting them with potential clients through events and marketing. For more information, go to or call (805) 772-4600.