Iowa State Fair Through The Years: HSI Edition

The Best Time of The Year Is Approaching

As August approaches, millions of people travel from all across the state of Iowa to meet at the legendary Iowa State Fair to enjoy great food, extraordinary entertainment, and of course touring the well-known Varied Industries Building, looking for the best deals on top of the line products. Here at Home Solutions of Iowa, we look forward to the Iowa State Fair each year, as we have so many fond memories over the past 18 years.

Iowa State Fair

Flashback To Our Beginning At The Iowa State Fair

It all started 18 years ago when our owner Joe had just moved here from Minnesota to Iowa, not knowing a single soul. He truly believed in the product and he was ready to share it with Iowans, so what better place to do that than at the State Fair? He stood there in a small booth in the Varied Industries Building, excited to present the LeafGuard Gutters and explain to each person that he spoke with the benefits that the gutter system has to offer. Iowans seemed just as thrilled to hear more about the superior, one seamless piece gutter system!

In 2010, we expanded our services to include GAF Roofing Systems. We had established ourselves as a reliable home improvement company and focused on providing excellent customer service, so naturally, it made sense to begin to offer other products and services.

2017 was a milestone year for our company at the Iowa State Fair, as we debuted our new name: Home Solutions of Iowa. We made the decision to change the company name from LeafGuard to HSI because we wanted Iowans to know that we had more to offer than just the LeafGuard gutter system. As the company continued to grow, so did the number of booths that we offered in the Varied Industries Building, bring us to a total of two booths. This allowed us to dedicate one booth to customers who recognized us as LeafGuard and one booth that allowed us to showcase and introduce our other exterior products.

homeowner standing next to leafguard sales

2020: No Iowa State Fair But What A Year

The year 2020 was an extremely challenging year for everyone, with a lot of uncertainty on what was going to get thrown at us next. With more people deciding to stay home, a lot of people started focusing on home improvement projects that they had not yet gotten around to in the past. This is when our company decided to try and stay positive and turn our situation into a constructive one by offering not only the well know LeafGuard Gutters and GAF Roofing, but also decks and Rain Barrels as well. We wanted homeowners to be able to create their ideal outdoor living space and enjoy staying at home in the most comfortable way possible.

Iowa State Fair customer salesmen

Fast Forward To This Iowa State Fair

Fast forward to this year! Summer is in full swing and we are anxious for the Iowa State Fair to begin. We can’t wait to see familiar faces from our past customers, as well as see new faces and share all we have to offer. As in the past, we will have giveaway items, fun activities planned, and get the opportunity to engage with fellow Iowans about all of their home improvement needs. We hope to see you all there!

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