Family Builders Win $50,000 Treasure Trail Giveaway
Attending the International Builders’ Show (IBS) for the first time last month in Orlando, Judy and Carl Goshy found the trove of product information and business contacts they had been looking for, and they also received the unexpected good news that they had won $50,000 in the show’s Treasure Trail $50K Giveaway.
“Although Carl has been building homes since 1981, he started his own company in 1995 and this was our first visit to the show,” said Judy Goshy.
Judy at first found the news hard to believe when she received a telephone call from NAHB. “Any other call from someone telling me I have won usually means that I am being sold something,” she said. “I still do not believe that I have won anything of substance, much less $50,000. But I’ll allow myself to admit that perhaps I am too skeptical of many things and trust that this is true, as I did enter that contest and spent time getting all the spaces stamped on the card.”
Contest participants at the IBS were required to pick up an entry form and have it stamped by each of the 10 participating sponsors’ exhibition booths. The winner was selected in a random drawing at the conclusion of the show.
Judy Goshy said that some of the winnings might end up in the hands of a professional Web site designer. “Our Web site (www.goshyhomes.com) needs reworking and updating as I am so busy with all that I do.”
Located in the Houston market, Goshy Homes has concentrated most of its construction activities in Carlton Woods in The Woodlands, Texas.
“My husband builds excellent homes and receives all of his contract homes by referral,” said Judy. “We build specs also, but right now they are all sold.”
The family company also builds recreation centers, entryway monuments and other light commercial projects.
After leaving understandably “exhausted” from two full days on the exhibit floor, “on Saturday we returned home around 2:30 p.m. to very heavy rain and a dead car battery,” said Judy. “But everything all seemed to work out fine and we did enjoy the show and got a lot of information we need. Although my name is on the winning card, this is really a win for both of us.”
Sponsors of the Treasure Trail $50K Giveaway included: American Express, AT&T Connected Communities, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), Heatilator/Heat & Glo/Hearth & Home Technologies, The Home Depot, PGT Industries, Time Warner Cable, Verizon, Wayne-Dalton and Weather Shield Windows & Doors.