Since 1958, the annual Flower and Patio Show has been a great attraction for those looking for indoor and outdoor home improvement ideas. More than just a home show, the Flower and Patio Show has exhibitors and vendors with a variety of talents and advice to share. Be prepared to come with questions and leave with ideas!
Unique Home Solutions has been a part of the Flower and Patio Show for years! Come by our booth and visit with your friend at Unique. We’d love to hear what you have in mind for home remodeling, and if we can be of help to you, we’d love to offer a friendly hand.
The show starts on March 9th and ends on March 17th, 2013.
Monday - Saturday 10 am – 9 pm
Sunday 10 am – 5 pm
General Admission: $12
Children 12 and Under: Free
Location: Indiana State Fairgrounds
West Pavilion & Expo Hall
1202 E. 38th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46205
For Indiana State Fair Info – (317) 927-7500
For HSI / Indiana Flower & Patio Show Info – (800) 215-1700
For more information, please visit the Flower and Patio Show website. Or call us at 1-800-800-1971.
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, more than 3,500 Americans die each year in fires and approximately 18,300 are injured. Having a solid fire safety plan for your household is imperative to you and your family’s safety. Get started by following these fire safety tips:
• Check the batteries in your smoke detectors at least once every six months. You can do this by pressing the test button on the detector and checking that the device beeps or rings loudly.
• Make sure smoke detectors are placed in several areas of the home, especially at the top and bottom of stairways and in each bedroom.
• The home number should be able to be clearly read from the street. Make sure they have not been covered or worn off.
• Create an escape route for each room in the home. Because it is impossible to know where a fire will start, having two escape options from every room is best.
• Practice these escape routes and post a fire escape route map in the home. Discuss the escape route regularly with your family.
• Practice crawling low beneath the smoke.
• Make sure everyone in the home is aware of what the smoke detector sounds like when it sounds.
• Pick a family meeting place outside of the home. Instruct your family that once the smoke detectors go off they are to follow the fire escape route and meet at this location.
• Dial 9-1-1
Learn more about
Fire Safety on our recent segment of Handy Homeowner on Fox 59.
One grand prize winner was awarded a $25,000 home remodeling makeover; while fourteen others were named the second, third, fourth and fifth place winners. Entries were accepted throughout 2012, and homeowners could enter on the company website, Facebook, by filling out a sweepstakes card at Unique booth, or by calling the office.
Fifth-place winners will receive $500 worth of Handyman Services or $100 cash. The five fifth-place winners are: Harold Bone, Dave and Kathleen Becker, Jim and Amanda Wright, Al and Laura Navareete, and Larry and Sue Strahla.
Fourth-place winners will receive $1,000 worth of Handyman Services or $250 cash. The four fourth-place winners are: Joe and Jeff Beckman, Steven and Andrea Gibson, Gretchen Neubauer, and Peggy Weber and Sherry Ward.
Third-place winners will receive a new Unique Home Solutions entry door. The three third-place winners are: Ray and Kathryn Bylinowski, Priscilla Day, and Jason and Beth Yoder.
Second-place winners will receive a $5,000 bath makeover. The two second-place winners are: Pete and Dotty Rewers, and Chuck and Judy Stoops.
The grand prize winner of $25,000 in Unique products and services is Darlene Roberts.
Winners have been notified and photos of the winners and their prizes will be posted at a later date. In addition to these year-end winners, there were 12 monthly winners throughout 2012. Congratulations to all of our winners, and thank you to all for participating in the sweepstakes.
2013 is the 30th anniversary and a very special year for Unique Home Solutions. Details on the 2013 sweepstakes will be posted at a later date.
Unique Home Solutions is excited to announce that we are hosting our second annual bicycle drive for underprivileged children in our community. Our goal is to give away 50 bicycles this Christmas, and we are asking for your help. If you would like to donate to this cause, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
This project reflects UHS’ dedication to building healthy and beautiful communities around Indiana. UHS is also a Toys for Tots Drop off location and is sponsoring two families through the United Christmas Fund this holiday season. To participate in these or any UHS sponsored community service projects, please contact Unique at email@example.com, or call 1-800-800-1971.
Fighting cancer is tough enough, but it’s even harder when you don’t have medical insurance or the resources to afford proper care. Little Red Door Cancer Agency strives to make the most of life and the least of cancer, by reducing the physical, emotional, and financial burdens of cancer for the medically underserved residents of central Indiana.
Unique Home Solutions has a special relationship with the Little Red Door Cancer Agency. UHS has participated in LRDCA fundraising events for over 10 years as the President of UHS, Bob Dillon, has a personal connection to the organization. As a young adult, Dillon relied on LRDCA to assist him with the care of his mother while she was sick. Since, Dillon has participated in fundraising events and sponsorships as a way to give back to the organization that gave him what he couldn’t provide his mother so many years ago. Over the years, the employee-owners of UHS have grown fond of the organization and their mission, and encourage UHS’ involvement in fundraising events.
One of these events, the annual Little Red Door Cancer Agency Anniversary Breakfast, has been one of the employee’s favorite events. This year, it was even more special as LRDCA acknowledged Unique Home Solutions for their years of support. Dillon participated in a testimonial video which aired at the Anniversary Breakfast in mid-November.
November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Unique Home Solutions takes an interest in bringing awareness to diabetes since an employee-owner’s child was diagnosed with the disease. This is a disease that affects many people in the United States, and changes their lives forever. Here are just a few of the recent statistics on diabetes:
According to the American Diabetes Association, the following are at greater risk for Type 2 Diabetes:
The American Diabetes Association has a diabetes risk test available at: http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/prevention/diabetes-risk-test/
For your health, and those who care about you, take a moment to evaluate your risk for diabetes. Share the risks with those you love, and be aware that diabetes is a serious disease that contributed to over 200,000 deaths in 2007. Contact the American Diabetes Association if you have any questions.
The U.S. Marine Corps and Unique Home Solutions are partnering for the underprivileged children in Central Indiana.
2012 marks the seventh year Unique has participated in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program as an official donation drop-off location. Toys for Tots is one of the nation’s premier community action programs, looking after needy children since 1947. The Marine Corps expect to reach 30,000 children in Indianapolis and over seven million children nationwide by the end of the holiday season.
Bring new, unwrapped toys to the Unique Home Solutions Showroom located at 5550 Progress Dr. Indianapolis. Drop your donations off Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. or on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. through Dec. 21.
Since 1947, Marines have been the unchallenged leaders in looking after needy children at Christmas. The Toys for Tots message of hope has motivated youngsters to grow into responsible, productive, patriotic citizens and community leaders. Toys for Tots not only benefits children, but the program also has a positive impact on communities, businesses, the Marine Corps and the nation. For more information, please visit www.toysfortots.org.
For more information or directions to the Unique drop off location call 1-800-800-1971. Together, we’ll help the Marine Corps hit their goal of serving over 30,000 children in the Indianapolis-area.
Each week Unique Home Solutions is proud to partner with Fox 59 in a segment we call Handy Homeowner. Our segment airs on Fridays during the 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. news, and Saturday during the 8:00 a.m. news.
Last week, Ron Phillips, one of our tenured Handymen, showed us how to remove a deadbolt and install a keyless entry lock on the Handy Homeowner segment. A keyless entry lock could be helpful for many reasons. Often when entering the home, many of us are not empty-handed. By using a code to unlock the house, one may find it easier and more efficient than searching through a purse or pocket, finding the right key and unlocking the door. Another useful purpose for this is if a guest needed to get into the home, or if you, your child or friend lost the key to the door. You can program temporary codes, or primary and secondary codes, and change them as often as you would like.
Taking out the current deadbolt is not too difficult; it will come out once the screws are removed. Installing the new, keyless entry can take just minutes to do. They typically take batteries and come with easy to follow instructions. For more details, watch the Handy Homeowner segment or call our Handyman Department. We are happy to help you install a keyless entry.
The segment can be found at http://www.fox59.com/news/handyhomeowner/
Contact us with any questions, and tune into our Handy Homeowner segments on Fox 59 for more tips!
Type 1 diabetes (Juvenile Diabetes) strikes children suddenly, makes them dependent on injected or pumped insulin for life, and carries the constant threat of devastating complications.
This disease hit the Unique Home Solutions family hard in April 2011 when the son of a long-time employee was diagnosed. John Napier-Parker’s diagnosis was devastating as John has always been active in athletics, but through strong determination, he hasn’t let this disease slow him down!
John and his family have experienced many ups and downs while getting used to living with diabetes. More than anything they wish to grow the awareness of what this disease does to a child and to their family. Community Walk for the Cure was created by John Napier-Parker and his mother as a way to educate the community on this disease, and raise money to find a cure so the children suffering from this disease can take back the care-free childhood they are missing out on.
All are welcome to join John, his friends and the Beech Grove community for a 1-mile walk in his shoes. Learn about the day-to-day struggles John overcomes to live the life of a healthy, average kid. Community Walk for the Cure on Saturday, October 20. The walk will start at 10:00 a.m., and will be held at 13th & Main Street, in Beech Grove.
This may be just a couple miles for you, but for John it could be life changing.
The walk is free and donations are optional. Above all, your support is appreciated!
If you would like to purchase a Community Walk for the Cure T-Shirt, the cost is $10. Please contact Tara through firstname.lastname@example.org.