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Regal Ideas Inc. Partners with Boise Cascade of Delanco, New Jersey

Distribute the Full Line of Regal Aluminum Railing

On March 3, 2014 Regal Ideas announced that it has partnered with Boise Cascade Building Materials Distribution to distribute Regal Aluminum Railings through their Delanco, New Jersey location. Headquartered in Boise Idaho, Boise Cascade is a leading distributor of premium branded exterior building products.

According to Bill Schellhorn, Branch Manager, Boise Cascade Building Materials Distribution Delanco, “We’ve seen rapidly increasing demand for aluminum railing in our market and this line allows us to bring another excellent opportunity to our retail partners.  Regal is a high quality vendor and we’re excited to add them to the strong list of products and opportunities we offer our customers. 

Regal Ideas Inc. is excited to partner with Boise Cascade, one of the nation’s leading distribution companies. “We share Boise Cascade’s strong commitment to customers by providing superior quality products, operational efficiency, training and strategic market leadership”, said David Ondich, North East Regional Manager, Regal Ideas Inc.

The Boise Cascade Building Material Center in Delanco, New Jersey will supply New Jersey, Delaware, Eastern Pennsylvania, Long Island, New York and the five borough’s of New York City.

About Regal Ideas 

Regal Ideas is a leading manufacturer of high quality, low maintenance 1, 2, 3 step component Aluminum Railing systems, Fencing systems and engineered climbing products to the Home Improvement Industry. Regal also manufactures Aluminum stair stringers, Aluminum balusters for wood railing and an innovative line of low voltage LED lighting systems for its Railing and Fencing systems. Regal Ideas is a vertically integrated manufacturer and is the largest provider of Aluminum Railing and Fencing in North America. Regal Ideas also offers an unparalleled distributor and dealer marketing and sales support program. 

For more information about Regal Ideas, visit www.regalideas.com.

 About Boise Cascade Company

Boise Cascade Company is a leading U.S. wholesale distributor of building materials and is one of the largest producers of engineered wood products, plywood and exterior building materials in North America. For more information about Boise Cascade, visit www.bc.com.

 

Color, Design and Market Trends for Residential Outdoor Products 2014

The first of its kind report to evaluate the color and design characteristics of building products and décor and how they create the new outdoor room

Outdoor building products and décor are proving to be an extremely successful and growing market. Homeowners are turning their decks, patios and porches into outdoor rooms and their backyards into casual-living retreats. This is driving the demand for thoughtfully designed products and materials.

Today’s consumers are using the same criteria for selecting outdoor products as they are for designing the interiors of their homes. Consequently, the growth in outdoor lifestyles is being driven by a desire to extend seasonal usage, improve function, and provide transitional designs and new products that blur the boundaries between indoors and out.

Marketing, selling, and delivering the needs of style, comfort and performance, require lifestyle retailing. As styles for exterior building products, outdoor furniture, and similar products influence each other retailers are now showcasing product assortments targeted to create new outdoor living spaces. Likewise, traditional lumberyards are starting to offer furniture, appliances, and related amenities in unprecedented hybrid showrooms. This new direction will continue to challenge manufacturers, distributors, dealers, retailers and builders alike in deciding just the right blend of products and amenities to offer the market.

This report combines design and market trend analysis capturing influences and tendencies around new and innovative residential outdoor products. The result is insight and understanding of market opportunities and how suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, retailers as well as architects, landscape designers and builders might best position for business success within this market spaces.

Why Subscribe

The study will serve as an essential reference for all companies currently involved in this business in North America, participate and profit in North America’s growing residential outdoor living space market.

This report will help subscribers to understand how color and design trends will impact the demand for residential outdoor living products in the United States.

It will summarize the most influential trends, product gaps
and action items, and how to best position products for the upcoming season; as well as provide new product development guidance for future seasons

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Interested in ordering this report? Contact NADRA at 215.679.4884  or email Info@NADRA.org. Ordering forms are available HERE

TimberTown Austin and Fortress Railing Products Host a Learning Luncheon with Builder Bobby Parks

TimberTown Austin is partnering up with Fortress Railing Products on their next learning luncheon. The event will feature speaker Bobby Parks, the owner of Peachtree Decks and Porches of Atlanta, Georgia.

Austin, TX  -June 13, 2014

TimberTown Austin is excited to announce that they’ll be hosting their next learning luncheon with partner Fortress Railing Products on Friday, June 20th. During the event local builders and contractors will get the opportunity to take part in a presentation lead by Bobby Parks, the owner of Peachtree Decks and Porches of Atlanta, Georgia.

The Creating Separation presentation will focus on how builders can differentiate themselves from their competition to become one of the top contractors in their market. Mr. Parks will share his thoughts and experience on how a company philosophy, marketing, messaging and imagery can be combined with an affective sales approach to increase market share.

The learning luncheon will take place at TimberTown Austin’s Pflugerville location from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 20th. Because they will be serving complimentary food and drinks during the event, TimberTown Austin is requesting that all attendees RSVP in advance. To RSVP for the event, please contact the team by June 18th at sales(at)timbertownusa(dot)com or by calling 512-528-8112.

About Bobby Parks
During his 25-year career in the decking, porch and remodeling industries, Bobby Parks has attained many accolades and recognitions. His work has been featured in national publications, he’s been invited to serve on numerous industry advisory committees and he has traveled all over the world to share his insights on construction and company operations.

In 2007, Mr. Parks founded his award winning company Peachtree Decks and Porches of Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Parks has gained a sizeable customer base by offering a 5-year structural warranty on all his work, utilizing top-of-the-line products like Fortress Railing Products as their standard option and designing unique outdoor structures that blend architecturally with the rest of the property.

To learn more about the rail systems offered by TimberTown Austin or any of their other products, please visit:http://www.timbertownaustin.com.

About TimberTown Austin
The experts behind TimberTown Austin have over 50 years of experience in supplying outdoor lumber for a wide variety of projects. Serving the Austin and the surrounding areas, TimberTown Austin has built a solid reputation as a reliable resource for softwood and hardwood lumber, composite decking, hardware deck accessories and more.

 

Original article found HERE

3 On Your Side: Deck Safety Tips As The Summer Season Begins

By Jim Donovan

Watch the video HERE

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The last thing that probably comes to mind when you think of a barbecue on your deck is third degree burns and concussions. But 3 On Your Side consumer reporter Jim Donovan finds that each year that’s exactly what happens to dozens of people when the deck floor below suddenly gives way.

One minute friends and family are enjoying a back yard cookout, the next, a deck comes crashing down and everything goes flying.

Each year dozens of people are injured and some killed when an unsafe decks fails.

“It’s just a matter of being aware.  It’s an outside structure, it’s in the elements, are people taking care of it, are they staining it, are they protecting their materials on their decks,”  said Michael Beaudry with North American Deck and Railing Association.

By one estimate, nearly 20 million decks nationwide need to be rebuilt or at least retrofitted to meet current codes.  The average wooden deck has a lifespan of 10 to 15 years.

“If you take care of it and you maintain it and you stain it, it can last a lifetime.  But if you don’t, it’s not going to stand up to the elements,” said Beaudry.

“You can see the deck in general is on its last legs and really needs to be totally redone,” said Mike Ebner with Back to Nature Decks.

Ebner has been building decks for over 25 years and says homeowners should inspect their decks annually.

He says it starts with the footers.  They should be above ground so you can see if it’s rotting or if there is any problem. Look for wood rot elsewhere too.

And be aware of improper connections to the house which can pose problems.

“The bolts should be staggered every 12 to 16 inches up and down,” said Ebner.

Loose connections are a hazard too.  Screws and connectors should be checked for rust and corrosion.

Improper spacing between railings and steps, also pose risks.

“They should be closer together. You can get your head stuck in there, or a kid could you know,” said Ebner.

Deck Evaluation Checklist

http://www.nadra.org/Deck_Evaluation_Form.pdf

Consumer Checklist

http://www.nadra.org/NADRA_DSM_Checklist.pdf

N E W S   R E L E A S E

 
Date:                            May 19, 2014
Media contact:      Jim Groff, Exec. VP / Chief Marketing Officer
717.852.4842

CAPITAL LUMBER BRINGS WOLF DECKING TO THE WEST COAST

Partnership makes WOLF available to independent dealers in three states  

 (Tacoma, Washington) — Capital Lumber Company has entered into an agreement with WOLF Home Products to distribute two lines of WOLF deckboards in Washington, Alaska and Hawaii. Capital will be the first West Coast distributor of U.S.-made WOLF PVC Decking and WOLF Capped Composite Decking.

Starting in May, the WOLF lines will be available to independent dealers in the service area covered by Cascade Capital, Capital Lumber’s Tacoma location. The Tacoma facility features a 100,000+ square foot warehouse, seven asphalt-covered acres, and a three-acre EWP yard.

“We are excited about our partnership with WOLF as it brings us an opportunity to present the market with a brand new business model along with a new product line,” said Michael Darby, VP of Marketing and Business Development. “WOLF will help our dealers differentiate themselves and give homeowners a unique choice in decking.”

 WOLF PVC Decking is strong and lightweight, featuring polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and an acrylonitrile-styrene-acrylate (ASA) capstock for superior durability. WOLF PVC Decking will not split or rot, and is resistant to mold, mildew and insects.

WOLF Capped Composite Decking  is made from a combination of wood fiber and plastic, resulting in a board that will not warp, crack or swell. Low-maintenance capped composite deckboards are highly resistant to the sun’s damaging UV rays.

Both lines of decking are covered by WOLF’s 25-year Stain & Fade warranty.

“WOLF focuses on helping independent dealers separate themselves from the pack,” said Craig Danielson, CEO of WOLF.  “Capital is the ideal partner because they share that focus. With the Capital agreement, WOLF Decking has become a coast-to-coast success story.”

WOLF will provide Capital’s dealers with samples, literature and other marketing support. In addition, WOLF will implement its WOLF PRO program in Capital’s service area, providing training, discounts and a special warranty to contractors who become WOLF PROs.

For more information, visit www.capital-lumber.com and www.WolfHomeProducts.com.

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About Capital Lumber Company    Founded in 1948, Capital is a privately held Arizona Corporation, with eight regional distribution facilities geographically focused in the West that offers sales, market development, inventory management and distribution services within the building materials industry.  Our charge is to be responsive to the unique needs of manufacturers and dealers, deliver customized solutions and assist in market demand. For more information, visit www.capital-lumber.com. 

About WOLF    WOLF provides kitchen and bath cabinetry and building materials, marketing and sales support and financial services exclusively to independent dealers in 29 states in the Eastern and Midwestern U.S. Since its founding in 1843, York, Pa.-based WOLF has evolved into a sourcing company that offers American-made, WOLF-branded products and other high-quality product lines.  Learn more about WOLF at www.wolfleader.com and www.wolfhomeproducts.com

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Thanks to all who attended our formation meeting for the Carolina chapter this past Tuesday, April 22nd at the Jocks & Jill’s restaurant in Charlotte.  We had 30 attendees who came from throughout the North and South Carolina markets to help us in forming this chapter.   It was a great turnout for our first meeting and I am hopeful that this trend will continue as we develop this chapter.

We called the meeting to order with a reading of the anti-trust statement and then I was able to take about twenty minutes and go through the benefits of NADRA and point out the many things that deck builders and associates can enjoy by becoming members of NADRA and by engaging in a local chapter. We also had our National President – Bill Ross (who came on his birthday) speak to the group about his experience with the organization and also shared some of the directives that have been put in place during his tenure and also others that the board continues to pursue.  John Lea of Decksouth in Atlanta then came up and shared his involvement in the Atlanta Chapter.  John was one of the original founding members of NADRA and his input was very valuable to the group. Our final speaker was David Elenbaum of the DeckStore in Greenville.  David serves on the National board and he gave his insight in the education and code committees in which he is involved.

We closed the meeting with an invitation for any NADRA members in the Carolina region to join us in pursuing a charter and getting the chapter off the ground.  I would like to ask anyone that attended (and also those that could not be with us) to contact me about your ability to be a part of the leadership of this chapter.  I look forward to hearing back from any of you and if you cannot get a hold of me please contact our National office.  We will be publishing a second meeting time and date in the near future.

Thanks for being a part of this inaugural meeting – Keith Compton / Past President of NADRA Atlanta and coordinator of the NADRA Carolina Chapter   (404-308-7039)

NADRA Headquarters:

Direct: 215.679.4884 / Info@NADRA.org

Attention NADRA New Jersey Members! If you are a current NADRA member in good standing- you are eligible to nominate a fellow member or be selected as a nominee.

“Earning a seat on the NADRA NJ Board of Directors is not a right to be earned, but a privilege bestowed upon a NADRA member by their colleagues to allow you to serve them and the mission of NADRA.” This is a position held by an individual, not a company.  This position is not to be taken lightly. Please consider this before nominating a fellow member or yourself. 

If you stay in touch with NADRA Headquarters, then you are familiar with a little saying we have around here: “NADRA, doing things for the right reason… and having fun doing them!” We can’t do this without you! So, jump on board and start making a difference!

As our season is hitting full stride, hopefully you are able to utilize the contacts and skills you have acquired from being a part of this great organization.  I certainly know it has benefited me immensely over the last few years. 

With that being said, we are now accepting nominations for our NJ Board of Directors.  We will be voting on the nominations at our next meeting in May.  NADRA New Jersey Elections will be held May 20th, 2014.

The positions are all for a two year term:

  • Chapter President      
  • Chapter Vice-President
  • Chapter Treasurer
  • Chapter Secretary

If you would like to nominate a candidate for a board position, complete the attached form and send it in to HQ via fax, email scan or mail

Click HERE to download the 2014 NJ Team Leader Nomination Form. Nominations must be postmarked or faxed by the deadline of: Sunday, April 20th, 2014.

I was glad to serve as president fulfilling my commitment to our organization.  I have seen the good that has come to me being part of this chapter and was happy to give back by stepping up and serving on the board.  If you have similar feelings, please answer the calling and be part of a great team, you will not regret it, I promise. 

Thanks for everyone who took time to attend our last meeting and happy building!

Sincerely,

Dan Miles

NJ Chapter President

 

Rosario Ungaro is a NADRA Deck Builder, Artisan in the Greater Toronto area. Both Ross and his son Anthony were in a horrific car accident back on December 4th, 2013. Being a mom and pop operation, all on-going work and leads came to a halt. We all know too well what it’s like running a small operation. Their business, Benchmark Building Services, Inc. is undoubtedly suffering. Neither he or his son are able to follow up on leads or go on sales calls, giving them no choice but to pass up potential clients. Projects that started before the accident are yet to be completed. They are fortunate that clients have been so understanding and willing to wait a little while longer. However, they fear as the warm weather nears, their clients’ will demand work to be finished. Rosario and his son plan to start the interview process this week for potential carpenters to work with their team.  

We asked Ross for an update that we could share with you. Here it is:

“My son and I are humbled by everyone’s generosity and well wishes.  I have started therapy and with crutches and a brace on my left knee I am able to walk and tend to myself more.  As for me, I feel incredibly grateful and fortunate to be surrounded by such caring and giving family and friends.  Just when my spirits are low, one will call and lift my spirits and make my day, which has made these 4 months pass quicker.  When our colleague’s created the GoFundMe site, again, we were humbled with their incredible generosity. Thank you for all your effort and support.”

 

Rosario and his family have been helping others in his community his entire life. He has built decks and walkways for folks in need. Please help us help Rosario and his family. A small contribution from his fellow NADRA members along with the extended industry professionals receiving this message can help make a difference in this tough time. This could happen to any of us, please take a moment and make a contribution.” Mike Beaudry, Executive VP, NADRA.

NADRA, “Doing things for the right reasons and having fun doing them!” To make a contribution, please visit the GoFundMe site HERE or visit www.GoFundMe.org and search “Rosario Ungaro”

Ross is a highly regarded Deck Builder/Artisan in the Greater Toronto Area. He and Anthony were recently featured on HGTV’s “Deck Wars” Show (“The Ultimate Kids’ Deck”) . They also donated many days to help out the Marilyn Denis Show for a Mother’s Day makeover surprise, and a deck rebuild for the Goderich Tornado Assistance episode. The picture above shows them as part of the team that won the Best Booth Award in Construct Canada. They are proud members of NADRA, the North American Deck & Railing Association.

Cedar Siding Inc. to Distribute DuraLife™ Decking & Railing in Upper Midwest

Biddeford, ME (April 7th, 2014) Integrity Composites, the manufacturer of DuraLife™ Decking and Railing, announced today that it has signed a distribution agreement with Cedar Siding Inc. to distribute their products in Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. “We are pleased to announce our distribution partnership with Cedar Siding.” noted Jim Poulin, the National Sales Manager for DuraLife™ Decking & Railing. He added, “Cedar Siding is known for its exceptional customer service,
knowledgeable sales staff, and for providing prompt delivery to its customer base. We look forward to working with CSI to expand our distribution capabilities in the upper Midwest region of the country.”
Shawn Enoch, Director of Sales & Marketing at Cedar Siding noted that “we are extremely excited to be a DuraLife decking and railing distributor. After researching and meeting with a several decking manufacturers over the last few
years, we believe we have found the best product possible to distribute. DuraLife is one of the best looking decking products on the market with a proven track record for durability and performance. It’s no wonder DuraLife is
recommended as the top composite decking by the top consumer products magazine in the U.S.”

 

Integrity Composites, LLC is a New England based manufacturer of composite decking, railing, and dock planks that are  sold under the DuraLife™ brand. DuraLife™ decking is a unique product in that it is manufactured from a polypropylene & hardwood composite material with a “capped” polypropylene surface that is highly resistant to everyday stains, fade, and wear. The company operates a 100,000 square foot manufacturing and warehouse facility in Biddeford, Maine and its products are sold throughout the U.S. and internationally. Cedar Siding, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Rochelle, IL where it’s main distribution and pre-finish facilities are located. The company also operates distribution centers in Andover, MN and Elkhart, IN allowing for
distribution throughout most of the Midwest. CSI places a high value on customer service, relationships and delivering accurately and on time. Because of those values, they are celebrating 27 years in business.

 

For More Information Contact:
Mike Descoteaux
Marketing Manager
DuraLife Decking & Railing
mdescoteaux@duralifedecking.com
www.duralifedecking.com
207-571-0775