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2021 January Building Permit Statistics

February 22, 2021
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Sioux Empire Home Show Happening February 26-28 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

February 15, 2021
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Sioux Empire Home Show Logo

Important notice about new event logo: Please note that the logo for the event has changed. The new version can be downloaded at at this link.

Hosted by the Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire, the area’s largest and longest running home-related tradeshow, the Sioux Empire Home Show™, will showcase over 200 home-related booths over three days (February 26-28, 2021) at the Sioux Falls Convention Center and Arena. Show hours are Friday and Saturday from 10:00AM to 8:00PM and Sunday from 11:00AM to 5:00PM. Plenty of free parking will be available on site as there are no other major events happening during the event’s hours.

Find the best deals for your home. Shop in the booths and take advantage of many show-only deals and discounts. View the full list of new products, discounts and giveaways available by viewing a list on the event’s website.

This year, there are several new show highlights to experience.

  • Stop by the kids are in the Arena where children can build wooden toolboxes, drive excavator simulators and learn how to use home building-related tools.
  • Make sure to visit the two feature areas where multiple companies will be displaying the latest and greatest in-home products and trends.
  • Throughout the show, learn about home industry topics during the Express Talks which will be held in multiple booths through the show. The list of talks is displayed on the event website.

Tickets can be purchased during show hours at the Arena Ticket Box Office. Regular admission tickets are $7 for adults (kids under 12 are free) or $6 for seniors (ages 65 and over on Friday only) and a $10 three-day wristband can be purchased for attendance during show hours. A $1 off regular admission coupon can be printed from the event website at or like the Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire’s Facebook page (@hbasiouxempire) and show that you like it on your smartphone when purchasing tickets for a dollar off.

The event is sponsored by the following companies:

  • Gold sponsor: South Dakota Housing Development Authority
  • Silver sponsors: Audio Video Integrations LLC, Budget Blinds of Sioux Falls, Dakota ICF LLC, E & B Construction, Inc., First Dakota National Bank, G. A. Johnson Construction, Inc.
  • Bronze sponsors: Betz Blinds, Inc., Mahlander's Appliance & Lighting, Quoin Financial Bank, Stewart Title Company, Xcel Energy

For the most up-to-date show information, visit


New Member Highlight

February 15, 2021
Brad Engelhart

Brad Engelhart

ChemDry of Sioux Falls

How long has the company been in business?
25 years

Products or services your company provides?
Clean carpets, tile & grout, upholstery, area rugs, strip & polish hardwood floors, stain removal

Greatest accomplishment?
Started business at 28 with no capitol, mentor, or experience.

Where are you from originally?
Aberdeen, SD

Why did you join the association?
To be a part of the Sioux Empire Home Show

What did you go to college for?

Interesting fact about you that most may not know?
I like to cook

Tell us about your family (ages of children)
I have a daughter, Michelle, who is a nurse at Sanford