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NADRA invites you to join us at our Inaugural West Coast Golf Tournament & Membership Drive to be held June 26-27, immediately following the US Open.

The event will be held at The White Horse Golf Course, located about 1-hour away from Seattle. NADRA’s 2015 Golf Tournament & Membership Drive is an opportunity for you have a great time with others in the industry and to see and learn first-hand what’s new in deck & railing products.

Premier Sponsor:

Itinerary:

Friday, June 26th:

6:00pm Welcome Reception at The Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort

Saturday, June 27th:

8:45am Registration at The White Horse Golf Course

  • 9:00am – Continental Breakfast
  • 10:00 – 12:00  - Industry Update from NADRA and Keynote presentation from AGS Stainless, Inc. – Kevin Harris
  • 12:00pm – Contests, Boxed Lunch, Practice Range
  • 1:00pm – Shotgun Start
  • 6:00pm – Dinner & Awards Ceremony

More information about AGS Stainless, Inc keynote:

Increasing project profitability through the use of custom-made, pre-fabricated stainless steel railing systems:

NADRA member manufacturer AGS Stainless will be delivering this year’s Key Note presentation; “Increasing project profitability through the use of custom-made, pre-fabricated stainless steel railing systems”. Although undeniably gorgeous, most builders shy away from recommending stainless steel railings to their clients. The challenge is that adding a stainless steel railing system to a home often requires the builder to subcontract the railings to a local metal fabricator, substantially increasing project costs. This presentation will include a discussion of how pre-fab railings work, as well as recommendations on when and where to suggest pre-fab rails to your clients. Included in this presentation will be a panel discussion with some remodelers who will discuss how and when they have incorporated pre-fab stainless steel rails into their interior and exterior projects.

We have secured a block of rooms at The Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort

The resort features a waterfront hotel, full-service spa, high-tech meeting spaces and the excitement of casino nightlife with table games, slots, dedicated Keno and Poker rooms plus much more!

Below are some details about making your room reservation:

  • Group discounted rate for Friday, June 26th and Saturday, June 27th
  • Call: 866.609.8700 Follow the prompts for hotel reservations. Please say you are with the NADRA group.
  • Room type: Single or Double occupancy
  • Check in is at 4pm
  • Room rates: $107.10 per night total with taxes and fees
  • Release date is June 10th. The ENTIRE Resort is SOLD OUT except for NADRA’s block of rooms. Do not wait to make your reservation.

More Information

If you need additional help with registration, please call us and we will help you get signed up! There are a lot of options between single players, and sponsorships that include foursomes.. please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you want NADRA to help you register. We are here to help. Direct line: 215.679.4884 or 215.317.2018

Registration, webpage and email communications are managed by NADRA HQ

Join us on the greens, June 15th!

The Golf Outing will be in the afternoon of June 15, 2015 and we are looking forward to seeing all of you! We will be having all sorts of fun opportunities to network so please invite your fellow trade partners to attend the event as well.  This event is open to all business catering to our growing outdoor living industry.

When: Monday, June 15

Where: Brookfield Country Club
100 Willow Run
Roswell, GA 30075

Pricing & Sponsorship Info:

Follow the below link to see all the event details and sponsorship opportunities. Please take the time to fill out your attendee/sponsorship quickly. We are expecting the foursomes and sponsorships to fill up fast.

  • Single Player - $150.00/NADRA Member – $175.00/Non-Member
  • Foursomes - $500.00/NADRA Member – $600.00/Non-Member
  • Hole Sponsorships - $1,000 and $1,350 (with a Foursome)
  • Drink Cart Sponsorships - $1,500 (SOLD OUT)
  • Luncheon Sponsorship - $750.00 (2 available)
  • Awards Ceremony Sponsorship - $750.00 (1 available)
  • Closest to Pin Sponsorship - $350.00 (1 available)
  • Longest Drive Sponsorship – $350.00 (SOLD OUT)
  • Hole in One Sponsorship - $350.00 (SOLD OUT)
  • Practice Range Sponsorship - $250.00 (1 available)
  • Mulligans - $10/each

I want to thank you in advance for your participation is this important event for NADRA. It is a new, fresh, & exciting time to become a member of the nation’s only Decking and Railing Association. So invite your trade partners and let’s have the best attended outdoor living networking golf tournament ever planned!

See you on the course….

NADRA Atlanta Chapter President

James Gunning

Thank you, sponsors: 

  • Beverage Cart Sponsors:
      • Wolmanized Outdoor Wood
      • PMC Building Materials
  • Hole Sponsors:
      • Compton Sales
      • Fiberon
      • Trex
      • Boise Cascade Supply
      • Stock Building Supply
      • MultiView
  • Longest Drive Sponsor:
      • UltraLox
  • Closest to Pin Sponsor:
      • Screw Products, Inc.

 

Registration, webpage and email communications are managed by NADRA HQ on behalf of the Atlanta Chapter of NADRA. Call with any questions: 215.679.4884

From the NJ Chapter President: Lainie Sleppin

On Tuesday night May 19th I opened the NJ meeting at about 6:40 and welcomed everyone.  The chapter was notably light on our regular deck builder attendees.  As we know this is not the easiest time of the year to get deck builders to attend.  A standard of about 20-25 people were in attendance.  I took a moment to remind everyone about the upcoming deck awards in June and reiterated to them that we need their support.

I introduced our sponsor Ken from Abbe Lumber and reminded everyone to please remember to support our local members.  Ken did a nice presentation communicating the history of Abbe lumber and how much he supports the NADRA brand.  He mentioned he actually lost a builder due to not participating in his organization so again he emphasized the importance of participating in NADRA.  He expressed their involvement in the decking industry and explained that they have become a dominant player in the specific brand Trex.  In addition to Trex he is a big supporter and supplier of RDI. He then turned the presentation over to Brianne from RDI.  She did a wonderful presentation in explaining the history of RDI as well as all the features and benefits of the product.  She also emphasized that they will be opening up a new 52 acre facility in Southern New Jersey where they will be doing all of their manufacturing

Following the Abbe/RDI presentation, Judi Rossi from Glazer promotions took the floor and discussed the benefits of using promotional items and provided some samples of what companies have used in the past to promote their businesses.

Our committee updates went well but were brief due to missing some committee chairs.  Judy and I again discussed the upcoming deck awards and again asked for support.  After this reminder I again thanked all in attendance and again thanked our sponsor Abbe Lumber & RDI.

WOLF RELEASES KEY BUYER INDEX (KBI) FOR APRIL 2015

Momentum, good weather continue record run for industry metric

(York, Pa.) — WOLF, the largest supplier of kitchen cabinets in the U.S. and a leading provider of building products, today reported the findings of the WOLF Key Buyer Index (KBI) for April 2015.

The April 2015 score of 75.94 — slightly higher than March’s KBI, which was itself a record—signals continued momentum from a strong start to the second quarter.  Weather conditions have significantly improved in all markets and key buyers are recovering from a backlog of projects on the books.  There is no indication of a slow-down in the forecast as long as the skilled labor market can keep up with the demand.

WOLF developed KBI, a proprietary metric that offers a monthly snapshot of independent dealers’ sentiments, to provide a concrete measure of how building materials buyers see the near-term future of their industry. WOLF gathers data for the KBI from a monthly survey of key buyers at independent building materials dealers across 21 states. A WOLF KBI score of 50 reflects a neutral outlook; a score above 50 reflects a positive outlook; and a score below 50 reflects a negative outlook.

Here’s a regional breakdown:

Mid Atlantic region     Business confidence and store traffic continues to rise in the northern part of this region as the overall KBI increased 2 points to 86.00.  Kitchen-at-a-time business remains steady and projects continue to emerge.  Building products remain optimistic following solid sales in March, continued temperate weather and indicators of continued brisk business.  In the southern part of the region, the first quarter was strong for the majority of dealers, and that sentiment shows no signs of waning. Dealers are feeling comfortable with inventory levels, consumer confidence is holding steady and foot traffic continues to increase at the store level.

Northeast region   Winter has finally ended in the Northeast. As a result, dealers have seen increased foot traffic in both building product and kitchen product showrooms.  Some dealers expressed concerns that they may not recover all of the lost business from the poor first quarter weather. This is reflected in a slight drop in the building products score from 96.67 to 90.0.

The Midwest/Southeastern region April has been an exceptionally busy month and dealers see that trend continuing for the next four weeks, as reflected in a 5-point jump in KBI score to 66.67.  This region has seen a steady flow of new construction activity and remodeling work.  Foot traffic into showrooms has picked up dramatically and quoted projects are now being solidified as orders since the weather has improved.

Both the overall Building Products and Kitchen & Bath scores have shown a year over year increase, with the former gaining 9 points and the latter gaining 1.5 points on April 2014.

For more information on the WOLF Key Buyer Index, read the detailed explanation or see the latest KBI

score at www.wolfleader.com.

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About WOLF    WOLF provides kitchen and bath cabinetry and building materials, marketing and sales support and financial services exclusively to independent dealers in 33 states.  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.

 

News Release

Contact: Michael Beaudry
NADRA Executive VP
215-679-4884
info@NADRA.org
 

Deck Safety Tips for Homeowners

QUAKERTOWN, PA – During Deck Safety Month® the experts at the North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) are offering safety tips for homeowners and encouraging you to Check Your Deck®.

“It’s springtime and we all want to get out and enjoy our decks,” says Bob Lett, vice president of market development for WOLF Home Products. “NADRA wants to help keep homeowners safe. Deck maintenance means so much more than just cleaning your deck. It means making sure your entire deck structure is in good, safe order. Just like your car, you need to evaluate, ‘tune up’ and keep your deck in safe operating condition on a regular basis. This checklist from NADRA can help you do just that.”

Key areas of the deck to check during Deck Safety Month® include:

1 – Search for split or decaying wood. Check several different areas of the deck to be sure the wood is still sound, including the ledger board (where the deck attaches to the house and a common source of deck failure), support posts and joists under the deck, deck boards, railings and stairs. Look for soft, spongy areas in wood that can indicate insect damage or decay.

2 –  Test railings and banisters. Assure the security of these key pieces of the deck by gently pushing on them to assure they are firmly attached with no “give” that could indicate failure. Then, get the yard stick out. Most codes require a 36” high railing (and usually encourage 42” high railings) with rails placed no more than 4” inches apart (measured from the inside of the rails) to keep small children and pets from squeezing through.

3. Check your fasteners. Over time, fasteners may “pop” from wood, loosen or even corrode. Check nails, screws or anchors and reinforce or replace anything that looks suspicious.

4 – Step carefully. Check each step to make certain of security and lack of decay. If an area behind the stair treads is open, this opening should be no more than 4” high. A fast tip is to also keep stair pathways clear of planters, décor, toys and other items that can present a tripping hazard.

5. Clean up debris. Make it a priority to clean away leaves, branches or other debris from your deck. When left in place, these can be slippery and promote mildew. If you’re already seeing mildew on the deck, or the deck coating has worn away, now is the time to clean and apply a new waterproof coating.

“Your deck and stairs should appear even without sagging, and should not sway or move when tested,” says Lett. “Plus, it’s important to check on anything used on the deck, such as grills, lighting, storage and furnishings. Making these easy evaluations part of your yearly springtime maintenance can help keep your entire family safe.”

For a complete 10-point consumer safety checklist and more deck safety tips from NADRA, click HERE

The North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) is dedicated to increasing public awareness of the necessity for regular inspection and maintenance of existing decks and proper installation of new decks. For more information visit www.NADRA.org 

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Online registration and sponsorship opportunities will be available online very soon. If you are interested in getting involved or sponsoring this big event, please contact NADRA.

Our most sincere thanks to our servicemen and women.  We are Proud to announce our Deck for a Solider™ program and YellaWood® brand pressure-treated pine are teaming up this Memorial Day. For each project plan downloaded from May 22-29, YellaWood® will donate $1.00 to our cause!

Learn more and download your plans HERE.

 

 

QUAKERTOWN, PA – Your deck is the perfect place to enjoy warm weather with friends and loved ones. However, a poorly maintained or unsafe deck could possibly collapse, causing serious injuries to you and your guests. During Deck Safety Month® in May, experts at the North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) recommend homeowners Check Your Deck® before starting to plan family activities.
“Our number one priority and message to the public is to ensure that the decks they use are safe,” says Michael Beaudry, executive vice president of NADRA. “Outdoor structures like decks are exposed to sun, rain, snow and extreme temperature changes over the years. The need to maintain and inspect them is critical for keeping decks strong and safe.”

NADRA has created campaigns and educational programs, along with certifications for home inspectors, deck builders, remodelers, builders, code officials, engineers, architects, distributors, lumberyards and manufacturers to improve proper installation practices. The organization has also developed checklists and safety awareness information for consumers to assure they have details available to them to evaluate their decks. The information can be found HERE.

With an estimated 40 million residential and 10 million commercial decks in the United States that are more than 20-30 years old, it’s important for homeowners to check their deck on a yearly basis.

Consumer Checklist

A key element to enjoying your deck for years to come is making sure it is safe and code compliant. NADRA’s “10-Point Consumer Safety Checklist” is an efficient way to take a good look at the different parts of your deck, with an eye to what might need maintenance, repair or replacement. The checklist can be found at http://bit.ly/NADRA10PointConsumerChecklist.

Homeowners should consider a professional deck inspection. “A professional inspector will thoroughly examine your deck, provide information on your deck’s capacity limits, identify any dangerous problem areas and give you some insight of what to keep your eye on in the future,” says Beaudry. “NADRA provides industry professionals with a Deck Evaluation Form that is available HERE.

Older decks require closer scrutiny and regular inspections. Many decks were built before code requirements were established to protect consumers. Some of these older decks may have deck-to-house attachments using only nails instead of the current recommended construction using deck tension hardware that greatly helps in the prevention of ledger failures.

“We recommend ASHI-certified home inspectors or a knowledgeable deck builder for inspections of older decks,” says Beaudry. “Our NADRA member deck builders are required to adhere to a code of ethics and comply with state licensing and insurance requirements. This brings peace of mind to homeowners using our NADRA members.”

Deck inspection requires special knowledge, expertise and experience. NADRA offers training and certification for its members along with ASHI home inspectors and others interested in professional deck inspection. For additional information on NADRA certification classes, click HERE.

The North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) is dedicated to increasing public awareness of the necessity for regular inspection and maintenance of existing decks and proper installation of new decks. For more information visit www.NADRA.org 

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Decking season is finally underway for 2015 and The Atlanta NADRA Chapter is excited to announce our annual fund raising event will be a Golf tournament this year! The fun filled day will be in conjunction with other NADRA National meetings very close the tournaments very popular Brookfield Country Club, in Roswell Georgia.

When & Why:

The event will be in the afternoon of June 15, 2015 and we are looking forward to seeing our national members that are in town as well as our local members. We will be having all sorts of fun opportunities to network so please invite your fellow trade partners to attend the event as well.  This event is open to all business catering to our growing outdoor living industry.

Details & Sponsorship Info:

Follow the below link to see all the event details and sponsorship opportunities. Please take the time to fill out your attendee/sponsorship quickly. We are expecting the foursomes and sponsorships to fill up fast.

  • Single Player – $150.00/NADRA Member – $175.00/Non-Member
  • Foursomes - $500.00/NADRA Member – $600.00/Non-Member
  • Hole Sponsorships – $1,000 and $1,350 (with a Foursome)
  • Drink Cart Sponsorships – $1,500 (2 available)
  • Luncheon Sponsorship – $750.00 (2 available)
  • Awards Ceremony Sponsorship – $750.00 (1 available)
  • Closest to Pin Sponsorship - $350.00 (1 available)
  • Hole in One Sponsorship - $350.00 (1 available)
  • Practice Range Sponsorship – $250.00 (1 available)
  • Mulligans – $10/each

I want to thank you in advance for your participation is this important event for NADRA. It is a new, fresh, & exciting time to become a member of the nation’s only Decking and Railing Association. So invite your trade partners and let’s have the best attended outdoor living networking golf tournament ever planned!

See you on the course….

NADRA Atlanta Chapter President

James Gunning

 

Registration, webpage and email communications are managed by NADRA HQ on behalf of the Atlanta Chapter of NADRA. Call with any questions: 215.317.2018

May is Deck Safety Month®  

Please join NADRA in promoting Deck Safety Month® by becoming an official Deck Safety Ambassador! GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE & AMBASSADOR Levels are available! DEADLINE: April 17th, 2015. Download the form HERE, or click the “Become a Sponsor!” Button to sign up on line.

 

A Targeted Solution.

NADRA’s Deck Safety Campaign has been created specifically for consumers and outdoor living professionals. Enhancing your presence in NADRA’s 2015 Deck Safety Campaign ensures that your company’s brand and message are delivered directly to those that matter the most to your business.

A Bigger Purpose.

Supporting NADRA’s 2015 DSM Campaign allows NADRA to continue to educate consumers, industry professionals and inspectors about proper deck installation and annual inspections. NADRA is positioned to use this message as a driving force to grow an industry worth billions of dollars.

Affordable.

Interact with your market – NADRA’s 2015 DSM Campaign gives you unprecedented access at an unbeatable price! Each sponsorship level is valued at over double the price you pay! You’re receiving a 50% discount right from the start.