The Backyard

The Backyard is back for its second year as the ultimate showcase for outdoor living. Come see master grilling, new lines of outdoor furnishings and the Fairway Architectural Railings Stage for product demos and a celebration of support for skilled labor – Beers for Trade Careers event.

Located off the South Hall show floor, come enjoy a little Florida sunshine and dine on tasty food truck cuisine and refreshments.

Special skilled labor initiative fundraising update by This Old House.


Fairway Architectural Railing Stage – “Drafts and Demos”

The Backyard, Booth #B2

Daily demonstrations of Fairway Architectural Railing Solutions’ railing installation techniques (cellular PVC, cable rail, steel and ADA compliant). See how the experts make railing installation easy, quick and flawless. Tickets for “drafts” may be picked up at the Fairway Architectural Railing Solutions booth S1823.

Coyote Live Grilling with Demonta and Kenesha Coleman

Wednesday January 10
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
The Backyard, Booth #B4

Join Demonta and Kenesha Coleman of PaBoys Restaurant and Grill, Columbia, SC. as they showcase their grilling skills. PaBoys combines comfort southern cooking with blockbuster BBQ! PaBoys is owned and operated by former college football player Demonta Coleman and his wife Kenesha Coleman. Demonta is known throughout the region as the “King of Flavor” due to his grill skills and sensational sauces and ribs! Come see why people pour in from miles around to sample his tomahawk ribeye with chimichurri sauce!

Brought to you by: Coyote Outdoor Living, ClifRock and ShadeTree

This Old House Generation Next- “Beers for Trade Careers” party

Wednesday January 10
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
The Backyard, on the Fairway Architectural Railing Stage

In 2017 the NKBA and This Old House teamed up to raise awareness and funds to support closing the skilled labor gap. Join us in the Backyard to celebrate and thank our 2017 sponsors and donors, to kick off our 2018 initiatives and to cheer the NKBA TradeUp and This Old House Generation Next skilled labor initiatives. Activities to include:

Meet and greet the guys from This Old House

Hear the results from the 2017 campaign

Kick off 2018 donation seed commitment and opportunities

Beer sponsor: Home Advisor