Category Archives: Eco-friendly

Countdown to IBS

In exactly two weeks Giles & Kendall will be exhibiting at the NAHB International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Some of you may be familiar with IBS, but if not, here’s a brief overview.

IBS (along with KBIS – Kitchen & Bath Industry Show) is a 3-day long trade show where distributors, manufacturers, builders, and other residential design and construction professionals can gather to get first access to cutting-edge technology, must-see products, and innovative education on all things construction. These professionals gather from around the world to share their products and knowledge at one of the largest construction shows in the country.

2014 IBS Stats:

  • 1,700 exhibitors
  • 75,000 attendees
  • Over 100 sessions taught by experts in marketing, sales, construction, and more

This year is the first in over a decade that Giles & Kendall will exhibit, and we are so excited! Leading up to the show we’ll share our preparation process, information about the show, and other fun facts about Giles & Kendall and CedarSafe.

Although Aromatic Cedar has existed long before the International Builders’ Show, we are excited to reintroduce Aromatic Cedar and its benefits to the residential design and construction community. IBS is the perfect venue to do that!  As architects, designers, and builders become increasingly conscientious of green building, the need for natural solutions to common household problems is in demand. For one household problem in particular, insect infestation, Aromatic Cedar is a great alternative to harmful chemicals like those found in moth balls. It naturally repels insect pests such as moths, cockroaches, and silverfish.

Our goal during IBS is to not only reemphasize the natural repellency of Aromatic Cedar but to also debunk the myth that homeowners cannot afford such a luxurious wood in their home. CedarSafe 100% Aromatic Cedar Natural Closet Liners are surprisingly affordable and easy to install. For those of you who will be in Las Vegas in two weeks, we hope you will come visit us at Booth #S1255!

Boost Your Street Cred by Going Green

“GREEN, GREEN, GREEN!” It’s everywhere you look these days. Go green. Be environmental. Love the planet. It’s all well and good, but you’re just trying to get through the workday and get your jobs done. Whether you’re a remodeler, an interior designer or a decorator, the benefits of going green for your clients (and your…Continue Reading

It’s not Snake Oil, It’s Cedar Oil!

The benefits of cedar are not “old wives’ tales.” In fact, many homeowners today are rediscovering the wisdom of their grandmother who had a cedar chest to protect her “valuables.” At CedarSafe, we know she was ahead of her time and absolutely correct. However, only Aromatic Eastern Redcedar is scientifically proven to repel pests, such…Continue Reading

Going green? Start with cedar!

Renovating your home is a great way to start fresh — and for many homeowners, that means “going green.” A green home is free from toxins, pesticides and other chemicals that can harm people and the environment. One of the easiest ways to go green at home is to use cedar to repel pests instead…Continue Reading