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Bobby Parks Hits the Road for Versatex in the Carolinas

With the industry’s most comprehensive showcase of PVC installation tips and hands-on workshops, the Versatex Road Show once again tours much of the eastern U.S.A. beginning March 9 and 10 in Durham and Goldsboro, N.C., and March 11 in Irmo, S.C.

With the industry’s most comprehensive showcase of PVC installation tips and hands-on workshops, the Versatex Road Show once again tours much of the eastern U.S.A. beginning March 9 and 10 in Durham and Goldsboro, N.C., and March 11 in Irmo, S.C.

Between this spring and the fall, nationally recognized builder Bobby Parks will bring a training center on wheels to about 100 dealer locations. He’ll conduct informal, informative demonstrations, specially designed for industry professionals, at every stop. “In the course of about 20 weeks, we’ll roll through 27 states east of the Mississippi,” Parks said. “You’ll have a chance to see the latest Versatex products, pick up inspiration and best practices, and get to know some Versatex team members and dealers, too.” 

The opening dates:

• Tuesday, March 9, noon to 2 p.m., at Talbert Building Supply, Durham, N.C.; RSVP (919) 286-5561

• Wednesday, March 10, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Goldsboro Builder Supply, Goldsboro, N.C.; RSVP (919) 734-4074

• Wednesday, March 11, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Stier Supply, Irmo, S.C.; RSVP (803) 999-1882

Parks is a nationally known deck, porch, patio and remodeling contractor with more than 30 years’ experience. He’s completed residential and commercial projects valued at more than $40 million; regularly presents building and business courses; often speaks at remodeling shows; and contributes widely to trade publications. Long closely associated with Versatex, he has spearheaded the Road Show since 2015.According to Versatex’s Sales V.P., Rick Kapres, “This year the Road Show provides more value and covers more ground than ever. It’s a whole lot more than just than a guy with a card table; you’ll see real techniques, tools, products and experts. You can learn a lot just by walking through the instructional exhibits in our roomy new trailer.”

Kapres said the continuously updated itinerary, with visitor sign-up forms, appears on versatex.com and Facebook. Building-supply dealers interested in hosting Road Show events still have time to apply for spots on the 2021 schedule. The website offers a dealer application form.

Parks repeats a compressed, hands-on demonstration several times in the course of each Road Show stop. Visitors can come and go at their own speed and build relationships with him, other fellow professionals and the dealer hosting the event. “The industry, the Road Show and Versatex solutions, keep evolving,” Parks said. “Events like this bring product updates and installation information right to the people best positioned to put them to work.”

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Publisher of two monthly magazines for LBM dealers and distributors—The Merchant Magazine, founded in 1922 to serve the western U.S., and Building Products Digest, formed in 1982 to serve east of the Rockies.

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