In 1987, after successfully marketing the Bakersfield Home & Garden Show for two years, Gina Hofen of G&G Productions took on the challenge of marketing the Sonoma County Home & Garden show with the support and urging of Don Schwartz of J.C. Penney’s Custom Decorating. The result was the best home show vendors and attendees alike had seen in many years in Santa Rosa. Spurred on by this success the Fall Home Show was added a few years later.
In 2010, G&G turned over production of the Sonoma County shows to SC Shows. However, in 2015, we were able to re-acquire the market and our shows are showing strong growth under the leadership of Jamie Rodriguez, the current generation of the G&G family. Jamie is breathing new life into this exciting market and knows that the Sonoma County home shows will gain the respect of our exhibitors and attendees.
Sonoma County is a destination for many Californians as well as people from all over the country and the world because of its wine production. It is a beautiful place to live and work and we have enjoyed the people who have been loyal throughout the years. One of those people we’ve had the privilege of knowing is Guy Fieri, an unknown at the time and whose home base is Sonoma County. He proudly served Fettucini and Caesar Salad from his Johnny Garlic trailer at the Sonoma County Home Show! Who’d have known?
In a world where there is so much uncertainty of the future, we are proud to say that our business partners can count on us for this commitment to quality now and in the years to come. You can depend on us to be fair, and to keep our promises. That’s saying a lot in this day and age.