TREX BRAND STRENGTH REINFORCED BY TWO HIGH-PROFILE INDUSTRY REPORTS

Decking Leader Sweeps Builder Brand Use Study and Tops Green Builder Media Brand Index

The composite decking category has never been more competitive, but there’s no question as to which brand industry professionals prefer most. Trex, the leading manufacturer of high-performance, wood-alternative decking and railing, surpassed all others in recent studies conducted by two of the industry’s leading media outlets.

For the third time, Trex swept Builder magazine’s annual Brand Use Study, outranking all other brands across every aspect measured in the composite/PVC category. Additionally, in an unprecedented 10-year streak, Trex has been named the “greenest” decking in the latest Green Builder Media Readers’ Choice Awards. The brand also received the best Brand Index score for the decking category – a new addition to the Green Builder program for 2020.

“All of this wonderful recognition is especially meaningful because it reflects the opinions and preferences of trade professionals and industry insiders who not only use our products but who influence the decisions of others,” said Leslie Adkins, vice president of marketing for Trex. “For more than 25 years, we have built a strong reputation with the trade community by continually delivering on our brand promise of performance, innovation and aesthetics. We have worked hard to maintain that legacy and are extremely proud to be considered the brand of choice in this category that Trex invented.”

Trex Sweeps Builder Magazine Brand Use Study

Each year, the Builder Brand Use Study gauges the attitudes and preferences of U.S. builders, developers and contractors as they relate to products they recognize, use and trust most. More than 1,000 respondents participated in the latest survey. For the 13th consecutive year, Trex was ranked No. 1 by trade professionals for “brand familiarity,” “brand used in the past two years” and “brand used most.” The brand also earned the highest rating for “overall quality” in the latest study, marking the third time Trex has swept the entire composite/PVC category.

Among the factors influencing brand selection were product performance, warranty, product availability, ease of installation, product price, reputation, manufacturer/dealer relationships and product sustainability. According to the results of the 2020 study, Trex was cited by 88% of respondents as the brand with which they are most familiar. More than two-thirds (69%) indicated that they have used Trex decking over the past two years and nearly half (47%) cited Trex as the brand they specify and use most. In fact, Trex received more than twice the votes of its nearest competitor as the decking brand used most by trade professionals. 

The results of the 2020 Builder Brand Use Study are highlighted in the April 2020 issue of Builder magazine and posted to the magazine’s website at builderonline.com.

Trex Tops Green Builder Media Brand Index and Named “Greenest Decking”

For the 10th consecutive year, Trex has been named the “greenest” decking in one of the industry’s most respected surveys – the Green Builder Media Readers’ Choice Awards. Trex is the only composite decking manufacturer to hold this title since the program began in 2009, underscoring the brand’s leadership and strong preference among eco-conscious architects, builders and contractors.

Additionally, Trex received the best score in the decking category in the new Green Builder Media Brand Index. Designed to evaluate brand position in the marketplace, the Brand Index integrates purchase preferences, brand sentiment and reader data merging macro market trends from COGNITION Smart Data with micro user-specific results from the long-running Readers’ Choice survey. Based on these combined factors, the award recognizes the most sustainable, innovative, highest performance brands across a wide spectrum of building product categories. 

“The readers of Green Builder are progressive early adopters and influencers in their communities,” noted Adkins. “This recognition reinforces that our products and our company’s core values continue to resonate with those who understand the importance of environmentally conscious building.”

Built on green values, Trex offers eco-friendly decking and outdoor living products that endure – without leaving a lasting impact on the environment. The entire high-performance Trex decking portfolio – including Trex Transcend®, Trex Select® and Trex Enhance® – is manufactured from 95% recycled materials, making Trex a smart choice for environmentally conscious builders and homeowners. For more than 25 years, Trex decking has been made from a combination of reclaimed wood and polyethylene plastic film (recycled from industrial packaging as well as common household items such as grocery bags, newspaper sleeves and bubble wrap). In fact, Trex is one of the largest recyclers of plastic film in North America, repurposing more than 1.5 billion plastic bags each year in the making of its products.  

Last year, this commitment to sustainability earned Trex recognition as an Eco Leader – the highest honor awarded by Green Builder Media, North America’s leading media group focused on green building and responsible growth. 

The Green Builder Media Brand Index top brands and 2020 Readers’ Choice selections are showcased in the March/April issue of Green Builder magazine and online at GreenBuilderMedia.com

For more information about Trex’s high-performance, eco-friendly products, visit trex.com.  

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About Trex Company

Trex Company is the world’s largest manufacturer of high performance wood-alternative decking and railing, with more than 25 years of product experience. Stocked in more than 6,700 retail locations worldwide, Trex outdoor living products offer a wide range of style options with fewer ongoing maintenance requirements than wood, as well as an environmentally responsible choice. For more information, visit trex.com. You also can follow Trex on Twitter (@Trex_Company), Instagram (@trexcompany) Pinterest (trexcompany), or Houzz (trex-company-inc), “like” Trex on Facebook, or view product and demonstration videos on the brand’s YouTube channel (TheTrexCo).

Contact: 
Tyler Lyon or Sara TatayL.C. Williams & Associates 
800/837-7123 or 312/565-3900
tlyon@lcwa.com or statay@lcwa.com 

TREX BRINGS SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS TO HGTV® SMART HOME 2020 

Eco-friendly, Low-maintenance Products Create Exquisite Outdoor Living Spaces

WINCHESTER, Va., April 2, 2020 – From the Steel City to a modern city with green spaces, sustainable buildings and vibrant innovation, Pittsburgh offers an ideal location for the HGTV® Smart Home 2020. This year’s home is a natural fit for the city with its industrial aesthetic, neutral finishes and strategically simplistic styling by HGTV designer Tiffany Brooks. With smart living in mind, the home features eco-friendly features both inside and out, including an enviable outdoor living area created with sustainable, low-maintenance products from Trex Company, the world’s leading brand of high-performance, wood-alternative decking and railing.

“This year’s HGTV Smart Home offers an ideal showcase for our extensive portfolio of high-performance, low-maintenance outdoor living products,” noted Leslie Adkins, vice president of marketing for Trex. “From the decking, railing and lighting to the finishing touches like a pergola, lattice and under-deck drainage, Trex offers homeowners everything they might need to create outdoor spaces that are smart, stylish and sustainable.”

The HGTVSmart Home 2020 is cleverly constructed with advanced technology, gadgets and smart solutions to enhance entertaining and everyday living. The one-of-a-kind home features four bedrooms, three bathrooms, two half baths, a three-car garage and a luxurious yard outfitted with a two-story Trex deck and other best-in-class products from the company’s industry-leading portfolio of eco-friendly, low-maintenance outdoor living products.

Decking with Unparalleled Beauty and Performance

Trex Transcend® decking in Island Mist sets the stage for the luxurious outdoor spaces. The top-of-the-line Transcend composite deck boards pair a natural wood-grain pattern with rich color and realistic streaking that delivers the look of wood without the hassles of burdensome maintenance. Like all Trex decking, Transcend brings style that can withstand any weather Mother Nature sends its way and is designed to resist fading, staining, scratching and mold. Unlike wood, it won’t rot, warp, crack or splinter, and it requires no sanding, staining or painting. Food and drink spills can be easily cleaned up and an occasional soap-and-water cleaning is all that’s needed to retain a like-new appearance.

Adding to its appeal, the entire high-performance Trex decking portfolio is manufactured from 95% recycled material, making Trex a smart choice for environmentally conscious homeowners.  For more than 25 years, Trex decking has been made from a combination of reclaimed wood and polyethylene plastic film (recycled from industrial packaging as well as common household items such as grocery bags, newspaper sleeves and bubble wrap). In fact, Trex is one of the largest recyclers of plastic film in North America, repurposing more than 1.5 billion plastic bags each year in the making of its products. 

Railing that Delivers Sophisticated Safety

Trex Transcend® Railing is installed on the second story of the deck, adding both safety and style. Sleek black balusters contrast with Classic White posts and rails to create a distinctive design that complements the home’s modern aesthetic. Boasting unparalleled durability, Transcend Railing won’t rot, warp, peel or splinter and never needs to be sanded, painted or stained – meaning minimal maintenance and long-lasting beauty. Furthermore, Transcend Railing contains a minimum of 40% recycled material and is backed by a 25-year Limited Residential Warranty.

Inspired Illumination

Bringing another green element to the outdoor space are recessed deck lights and stair riser lights from the Trex Deck® Lighting collection. Featuring long-life, low-voltage LEDs from CREE®, the worldwide leader in energy-efficient lighting, the chic, weather resistant deck lights use 75% less energy and are cool to the touch, making them safe for children and pets. The “plug-and-play” components are easy to install on both existing and new decks to enhance the safety and style of any outdoor space.

Ultimate Shade and Style

Just steps away from the Smart Home deck, a sleek white Trex® Pergola Element provides shade and additional space for relaxing or entertaining. The sturdy, low-maintenance, all-aluminum structure features a contemporary design and is accented with column-mounted LED lights for added ambience.

Lovely Lattice

Trex® LatticeWorks is used to conceal a cleverly disguised storage area under the outdoor staircase. Made from durable, lightweight PVC, Trex LatticeWorks is weather-resistant, UV-protected and cleans easily. Nine Trex-exclusive designs ranging from romantic to deco are offered in white or black.

Elevated Protection

To optimize the space below the two-story deck, a Trex RainEscape® under-deck drainage system was installed. This above-the-joist system uses a network of troughs and gutters to divert rain, snow and moisture away from a deck to create useable dry space underneath. Once protected, the space can be outfitted with electricity, water and gas lines, as well as furniture, lighting, ceiling fans and entertainment components. The system also helps to protect wooden substructures from water damage that can lead to rot and decay.

“This year’s Smart Home showcases not only the breadth of outdoor living products available from Trex but also how seamlessly they work together,” noted Adkins. “Tiffany and the team from HGTV have done an incredible job creating a home that is not only sustainable and smart but also extremely livable. We are pleased to be part of this inspirational project again this year and can’t wait to find out who wins it.”

HGTV Smart Home Giveaway 2020

One lucky winner will receive the keys to the HGTV Smart Home 2020, along with a luxurious prize package valued at more than $1.5 million. Starting April 22, 2020, through June 12, 2020, HGTV viewers can enter twice daily at HGTV.com and DIYNetwork.com. The winner will be announced in or around July 2020. Eligible U.S. residents can log on to HGTV.com for full details and the official rules.

For more information on the Trex outdoor living products featured in the HGTV Smart Home 2020, visit trex.com.

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About Trex Company

Trex Company is the world’s largest manufacturer of high performance wood-alternative decking and railing, with more than 25 years of product experience. Stocked in more than 6,700 retail locations worldwide, Trex outdoor living products offer a wide range of style options with fewer ongoing maintenance requirements than wood, as well as an environmentally responsible choice. For more information, visit trex.com. You also can follow Trex on Twitter (@Trex_Company), Instagram (@trexcompany) Pinterest (trexcompany), or Houzz (trex-company-inc), “like” Trex on Facebook, or view product and demonstration videos on the brand’s YouTube channel (TheTrexCo).

About Trex Licensed Products

  • Trex® Pergola products are manufactured and sold by Structureworks Fabrication under a Trademark License Agreement with Trex Company, Inc.
  • Trex® LatticeWorks is manufactured and sold by Rhea Products, Inc. d/b/a Acurio Latticeworks, under a Trademark License Agreement with Trex Company, Inc.
  • Trex® RainEscape® products are manufactured and sold by Dri-Deck Enterprises, LLC under a Trademark License Agreement with Trex Company, Inc.

All product warranties are provided by the respective manufacturers.

HGTV Smart Home Giveaway 2020

No purchase necessary. Open to legal residents of the U.S., age 21 or older. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes starts at 9 a.m. ET on 4/22/20 and ends at 5 p.m. ET on 6/12/20. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. For full official rules, prize disclosure, and to enter, visit www.HGTV.com. Main sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC d/b/a Home & Garden Television, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, Tennessee 37932.

HGTV, HGTV Smart Home, HGTV Smart Home Giveaway and their associated logos are trademarks of Scripps Networks, LLC.  Used with permission; all rights reserved.

Contact: Lindsey Lucenta or Sara Tatay
L.C. Williams & Associates
800/837-7123 or 312/565-3900
llucenta@lcwa.com or statay@lcwa.com

Outdoor Shower Kits Offered by RDI

Galloway, NJ – March 4, 2020 – RDI, a leading manufacturer of railing and outdoor living products, offers customers an easy solution for creating an outdoor oasis with their Outdoor Shower Kits. Outdoor showers are a hot home feature these days. This back-to-nature haven is especially smart for those who have a pool or live by a beach or lake, and is also handy for rinsing off a dog or muddy tools after gardening.

Sold un-assembled, Barrette’s vinyl shower kits come with all the hardware needed, are easy to install and will complement any home exterior. Posts install over wooden 4” x 4” posts for a strong and secure installation. With multiple kit options to choose from, you can create the design and configuration that suits the outdoor lifestyle and landscaping needs of your customer. 

Choose the basic enclosure kit with two walls or a combo kit with a gate door. Outdoor Shower Kits are made from low-maintenance vinyl that is easy to clean, durable and long lasting. A lifetime limited warranty ensures your outdoor shower will stand the test of time.

According to Patrick Ianni, Barrette’s Director of Product Management, “An outdoor shower is the perfect affordable backyard luxury, no matter your style or budget, and is as accessible as it is desirable. It will add to your patio or yard, enhance the beauty of your landscaping, while adding value to your home.”

About RDI:

RDI is a leading manufacturer of durable, low-maintenance and code compliant railing and outdoor living products. RDI provides solutions that feature style, performance, durability and safety. Offering classic, traditional and modern designs in a wide variety of materials and options including composite, vinyl, aluminum and steel. As the Pro Dealer arm of Barrette Outdoor Living, RDI services 2-step distributors and lumber dealers nationwide. For more information, please visit www.rdirail.com.

For further information, please contact:

Maureen Loughead
Associate Channel Marketer
Barrette Outdoor Living
Maureen.Loughead@us.ebarrette.com
www.rdirail.com
609-593-5635

RDI’s® Decorative Screen Panels Offer Privacy Solutions

Galloway, NJ – February 24, 2020 – RDI, a leading manufacturer of railing and outdoor living products, offers privacy solutions with Decorative Screen Panels. RDI’s Decorative Screen Panels provide semi-privacy when installed on a deck, patio, or porch, delivering more options for customer’s outdoor living needs. The durable panels are available in an array of on-trend designs, colors and textures that are sure to work with all styles ranging from traditional to organic to modern. 

The Decorative Screen Panels are constructed of weatherproof polypropylene material at twice the thickness of most outdoor lattice. They resist warping, rotting, twisting or splitting and will not discolor or show scratches. The low-maintenance, impact-resistant material will ensure outdoor sheeting remains stable in extreme conditions. In addition, RDI’s Decorative Screen Panels can be painted for complete customization to complement any home project or outdoor environment.

You can also easily enhance the look of a patio or deck with the powder-coated aluminum Decorative Screen Panel Frame Kit. The surface-mountable Frame Kits work with the Decorative Screen Panels and are easily installed up to three panels high, allowing for custom configurations that reflect your personal style. 

New for 2020, and introduced at this year’s NAHB International Builders’ Show, are a Line Post Kit and Corner Post Kit to be used in conjunction with the Decorative Screen Panel Frame Kits. These new products will make it easier to create continuous and corner privacy sections on a deck or patio. 

These architectural panels provide the flexibility and versatility to use them in many custom and creative ways for your customers. They provide decorative beauty while also serving practical purposes. RDI’s Decorative Screen Panels and Frame Kits can be used for a wide range of applications that will enhance both your outdoor and indoor living spaces with color, texture and creative accents, while adding a bit of privacy. 

Mark Brown, Senior Marketing Manager, stated, “With homeowners looking to spend more and more time living and entertaining in their outdoor spaces, there is a higher demand for privacy. We are very pleased to be able to offer attractive privacy solutions for both residential and commercial uses.”

About RDI:

RDI is a leading manufacturer of durable, low-maintenance and code compliant railing and outdoor living products. RDI provides solutions that feature style, performance, durability and safety. Offering classic, traditional and modern designs in a wide variety of materials and options including composite, vinyl, aluminum and steel. As the Pro Dealer arm of Barrette Outdoor Living, RDI services 2-step distributors and lumber dealers nationwide. For more information, please visit www.rdirail.com.

Fence Quarter, LLC Announces The Debut of its Carbon Fiber FAIL NOT Hardware System: The First of its King Used in Wood Deck Railings

For Immediate Release: February 12, 2020

LYNNWOOD, WA —Fence Quarter, LLC has done it again with another industry first that is changing the construction industry for the better. The company has launched its patent pending FAIL NOT carbon fiber supplement, a durable piece of hardware that can be incorporated into a wood deck railing for added support. This type of hardware system is especially beneficial for balconies and patios that require additional railing support, such as installations on the first or second floors. 

The Deck Railing Panels provided by Fence Quarter offer a beautiful and easy to install solution for homes of all sizes and styles. Like the company’s patented wood deck railing inserts, the FAIL NOT was inspired by the founding team’s extensive field experience. The team sought to create innovative tools that effectively simplify and streamline the otherwise time-consuming, costly as well as frustrating experiences that many homeowners and construction companies experience when installing, building, and maintaining porches or decks. Like the pre-assembled deck railing inserts, the FAIL NOT is made from the highest quality material, is easy to install, and delivers long-lasting results. 

The FAIL NOT patent pending hardware system is the strongest insert on the market, exceeding Building Code requirements by over 11 times. It is made using carbon fiber and designed to withstand temperatures beyond 120 °F. Like all Fence Quarter products, the FAIL NOT hardware system is designed to be highly functional and aesthetically pleasing. In fact, after installation the only component of the FAIL NOT system that can be seen are the stainless-steel security screws.

Unlike other support systems, the FAIL NOT is uniquely designed so that homeowners can readily remove their deck railing inserts for regular maintenance or for changing to another one of Fence Quarter’s unique designs.  In short, the carbon fiber support system only needs to be installed once, which saves time and reduces costs, while delivering a lower environmental footprint because the carbon fiber is made in the USA from 100 percent recycled materials. 

The FAIL NOT, as well as the entire debut line of Fence Quarter products, is now available for purchase. To learn more, contact Fence Quarter by calling Toll Free 800-205-0128, emailing sales@fencequarter.com, or visiting www.FenceQuarter.com.

About Fence Quarter, LLC
Based in Lynnwood, Washington, Fence Quarter, LLC designs and manufactures innovative tools as well as deck and porch railing inserts. Homeowners, seasoned decking professionals, and contractors can all benefit from the high quality and sustainable products that Fence Quarter delivers. From the patented deck railing infill insert to the FAIL NOT patent pending hardware system, Fence Quarter has a history of designing and selling innovative products that are the first of their kind within the industry. The company is dedicated to creating products that are easy to use, beautiful to behold, and feature high quality craftsmanship. To learn more about the FAIL NOT patent pending hardware system contact a Fence Quarter team member by emailing sales@fencequarter.com, or visiting www.FenceQuarter.com.

Hanley Wood Announces MoistureShield Wood Composite Decking as Marketer of the Year

Oldcastle APG Brand Takes Top Prize in 2019 Brand Builder Awards

WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 17, 2020) – Hanley Wood, the housing industry’s data leader backed by Zonda and Metrostudy, and the industry’s top residential real estate development and new home construction advisors is pleased to announce MoistureShield: An Oldcastle APG Brand was selected as the 2019 Brand Builder Awards Marketer of the Year.

“We are thrilled to recognize MoistureShield as Marketer of the Year,” said Paul Tourbaf, Executive Vice President, Hanley Wood. “Their forward thinking suite of tools and training materials allowed them to separate themselves from the competition and gain preference and market share in a crowded space.”

The Marketer of the Year Award is presented annually by Hanley Wood to a company in the residential and commercial construction and design industry that best demonstrates a commitment to innovation, excellence in leveraging marketing programs to drive sales, and adoption of modern marketing tactics.

“This is an incredible win for MoistureShield composite decking and shows how far the brand and business have come since Oldcastle APG acquired the company over a year ago,” said Ken O’Neill, EVP – National Group for APG. “We spent time out in the market to listen and ensure MoistureShield would be delivering more value to our channel partners and their customers. With that goal in mind, our marketing team’s close collaboration with Interrupt has elevated our composite decking brand and positioned our quality MoistureShield product lines for unprecedented growth.”

“We at Interrupt are excited that MoistureShield was named Hanley Wood’s Marketer of the Year,” said Anita Holman, Executive Creative Director and Brand Strategist, Interrupt. “Our goal was to leverage this unique product and create dynamic differentiation from the current sea of sameness in the category. This unique branding approach, coupled with their one-of-a-kind product offering, helps their customers differentiate their business and design decks for homeowners to live their best lives outdoors. We are looking forward to continuing this brand journey with MoistureShield and help gain category prominence.”

About Oldcastle APG
Oldcastle APG, North America’s largest manufacturer of Outdoor Living Products, is part of CRH’s Building Products division. CRH is a leading global diversified building materials group with operating locations in 32 countries worldwide. MoistureShield, a division of Oldcastle APG, proudly manufactures composite deck boards and related products serving a range of retail and distribution customers across North America and several international markets. The development of new technologies and patents has enabled MoistureShield to manufacture superior composite products from recycled wood fiber and recycled polyethylene plastic. Learn more at www.MoistureShield.com.

About Interrupt
Interrupt is a strategic branding and marketing agency that works with Fortune 1000 brands in the building products, home improvement and home enjoyment industries. They consider themselves a brand distillery, leveraging data to uncover unique insights that help distill down client’s brands to find their unique space in their category. Interrupt’s deep branding, business and industry expertise enables them to help their clients outperform the industry and separate from the sea of sameness. Discover more about Interrupt at InterruptDelivers.com.

About the Brand Builder Awards
The Brand Builder Awards recognize the most innovative and effective marketing campaigns throughout the residential and commercial design and construction industries. Companies selected for recognition have executed campaigns that generate sales, motivate buying behavior and inspire customer loyalty. Companies submitted entries in seven categories, ranging from advertising campaigns to website design to best use of data driven marketing programs.

About Hanley Wood
Hanley Wood, represents the housing industry’s leading provider of rich data, backed by Zonda and Metrostudy, and the industry’s top advisors for residential real estate development and new home construction. With products and services geared for homebuilders, multifamily developers, lenders, and financial institutions, we provide innovative solutions to maximize opportunities in today’s real estate development landscape. To learn more, visit https://www.hanleywood.com.

Barrette Expands Decorative Screen Panel Offering for 2020

January 14, 2020, Galloway, NJ – Barrette Outdoor Living Inc., a leading manufacturer in the outdoor living products industry, is expanding their Decorative Screen Panels offering for 2020.

Decorative Screen Panels provide semi-privacy when hung from a deck, patio, or porch. Barrette’s durable panels are available in a variety of on-trend designs, colors and textures that are sure to work with all styles ranging from traditional to organic to modern. You can also easily enhance the look of a patio or deck with the powder-coated aluminum Decorative Screen Panel Frame Kit. The surface-mountable Frame Kits work with the Decorative Screen Panels and are easily installed up to three panels high, allowing you to create custom configurations that reflect your personal style.

New for 2020, and being introduced at this year’s NAHB International Builders’ Show, are a Line Post Kit and Corner Post Kit to be used in conjunction with the Decorative Screen Panel Frame Kits. These new products will make it easier to create continuous and corner privacy sections on a deck or patio. Attendees can visit the Barrette Booth (#N539) to see these new offerings.  

Barrette Outdoor Living President, Jean desAutels, stated, “With homeowners looking to spend more and more time living and entertaining in their outdoor spaces, there is a higher demand for privacy. We are very pleased to be able to offer attractive privacy solutions for both residential and commercial uses.”

Barrette’s Decorative Screen Panels resist warping, rotting, twisting or splitting and will not discolor or show scratches. The low-maintenance, impact-resistant material will ensure outdoor sheeting remains stable in extreme conditions. In addition, the Decorative Screen Panels can be painted for complete customization to complement any home project or outdoor environment.

These architectural panels provide the flexibility and versatility to use them in many custom and creative ways. They provide decorative beauty while also serving practical purposes. Barrette’s Decorative Screen Panels and Frame Kits can be used for a wide range of applications that will enhance both your outdoor and indoor living spaces with color, texture and creative accents, while adding a bit of privacy.

About Barrette Outdoor Living:

Barrette Outdoor Living (BOL) is the leading North American supplier of exterior home products to the residential market. Barrette currently produces vinyl, aluminum, steel, and composite products under a variety of leading brand names through specialty retailers, home centers and lumberyards. BL is an independent subsidiary of Barrette and currently employs over 2,000 people. The company is privately owned and operated by the third generation of the Barrette family. For more information, please visit www.barretteoutdoorliving.com.

Barrette Introduces Barrette Professional Solutions

January 13, 2020, Galloway, NJ – Barrette Outdoor Living Inc., a leading manufacturer in the outdoor living products industry, proudly announces the introduction of Barrette Professional Solutions (BPS), a new commercial arm designed specifically to meet the needs of the commercial and specified markets.

Barrette Professional Solutions utilizes the top category brands under the BOL umbrella – ActiveYards Fence, Alumi-Guard Fence, RDI Railing, and DuraLife Decking – to provide innovative and effective solutions for architects, builders, contractors, property managers, multifamily housing and landscape architects. Barrette and its family of brands are among the most recognized in the outdoor living industry. Partnering with BPS provides the power and support of Barrette, giving you access to the world’s best decking, railing, fencing, privacy and decorative screens and other outdoor products, such as lattice and outdoor shower kits – all made with the latest in style, innovation, design and color from some of the biggest and best names in the business.

Barrette Outdoor Living President, Jean desAutels, stated, “I am extremely excited about the powerful direction our new commercial arm will bring to Barrette. We’ve spent over a year developing our plan, which will position Barrette Professional Solutions as the complete outdoor living solutions provider for residential and commercial channels.”

The wide range of products included in BPS are engineered to install faster and easier, nationally distributed, exceed commercial building code requirements, and have product trade up stories within each category. Barrette Professional Solutions also offers a wide range of channel solutions and assets including model home programs, take off and estimating services, CEU accredited education programs, a full library of technical resource support such as CAD and BIM modeling, and code documentation.

Barrette Professional Solutions is being officially unveiled at the International Builders Show in Las Vegas January 21st – 23rd, 2020. Visit our booth, N539, to learn more about this exciting new initiative from Barrette Outdoor Living. BPS will also be supported with a new website that will launch this week – www.barrettepro.com.

About Barrette Outdoor Living:

Barrette Outdoor Living (BOL) is the leading North American supplier of exterior home products to the residential market. Barrette currently produces vinyl, aluminum, steel, and composite products under a variety of leading brand names through specialty retailers, home centers and lumberyards. BL is an independent subsidiary of Barrette and currently employs over 2,000 people. The company is privately owned and operated by the third generation of the Barrette family. For more information, please visit www.barretteoutdoorliving.com.

Regal ideas Inc. Wins 2019 National Deck Competition Awards and Launches DeckStars

Aluminum Railing Leader joins forces with Top Deck Builders at National Deck Competition

For more information contact:
Andrew Pantelides
Vice President of Marketing & Business Development
Regal ideas Inc.
Tel: 905-929-7155
andrew@regalideas.com

(Delta, BC) – Regal ideas Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of Aluminum railing systems joined forces with top builders Dr Decks and Neighborhood Fence and Decks, to create some of the winning entries at the 10th Annual North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) National Deck Competition.

Regal ideas Inc was recognized by a panel of judges with the following awards:

• 1st Place – Limitless Creations in partnership with Dr Decks
• 1st Place – Alternative Deck in partnership with Dr Decks
• 2nd Place – Manufacturer Product in partnership with Dr Decks
• 3rd Place – Illumination in partnership with Dr Decks
• 3rd Place – Closed Porch in partnership with Neighborhood Fence and Deck

This recognition is especially meaningful to us as an organization. Seeing our products being used and showcased by so many builders across the country is a humbling and honorable feeling.” states Andrew Pantelides, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Regal ideas Inc., “We will continue to raise the bar with innovation, safety and ease of use.

Pantelides was also recognized at the awards gala by NADRA for his commitments and involvement to growing the association.

NADRA held its National Deck Competition in Louisville, KY. “This year marked the 10th anniversary of the National Deck Competition. With members in Canada and the United States, we had a 65% increase in submissions over last year. Our industry has had significant growth over the last few years and from what we are seeing will continue to grow strong in 2020. ” states Heather A. Marchand, Director of National Programs and Marketing at NADRA. NADRA is made up of deck builders, inspectors, manufacturers, dealers/distributors, lumberyards and represents the deck, dock and railing industry.

Along with the NADRA awards, Regal ideas launched their newest program called DeckStars at the DeckExpo. Joe Jacklin, Director of Marketing and Contractor Development was brought on board to lead this new program. “We are developing North America’s largest pro deck builder network, offering the right tools, training and networking to deck builders and contractors.” Jacklin also mentions.

DeckStars now completes our turn-key merchandising, marketing and go-to-market programs that connects consumers to certified installers and Authorized Dealers. The program is designed to drive business to local Dealers and contractors.

Deckstars.com officially launches November 25, 2019 with program features, training dates and locations. The consumer sections of DeckStars.com will launch early 2020 featuring local certified DeckStars across North America.

About Regal ideas Inc.
Innovation runs deep at Regal ideas. Over 30 years ago, the company opened its doors with one product line, Regal Aluminum Railing. Today, Regal Railing is the largest selling brand of Aluminum railing in North America. With a wide range of innovative products designed to make life easier for homeowners and contractors alike, Regal ideas is an industry leader on both sides of the border and across the globe.

Regal ideas spends a considerable amount of time researching and evolving its product mix adding LED-lit railing systems, frameless glass systems and Aluminum stair stringers, just to name a few, to its portfolio of innovative building materials. Regal ideas is not just building materials! Regal ideas is also the inventor and manufacturer of the most innovative and comprehensive line of engineered climbing products – Telesteps
(telestepsworldwide.com). The Telesteps brand provides a full range of automatic telescopic ladders for use around the home as well as professional grade equipment for trades and commercial use.

For product information visit www.regalideas.com

About NADRA:
The North American Decking and Railing Association is the voice of the decking industry, representing the interests of deck builders, inspectors, manufacturers, dealers/distributors, lumberyards, wholesalers, retailers, and service providers alike.

NADRA’s mission is to provide a unified source for the professional development, promotion, growth, and sustenance of the deck and railing building industry in North America so that members can exceed the expectations of their customers.

Visit www.NADRA.org for more information.

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Deckorators® Booth to Host “The Ultimate Deck Podcast” at DeckExpo 2019

Popular podcast for deck builders coming to booth 1019 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., October 1, 2019 – Deckorators® a leading manufacturer of composite decking, deck railing, balusters, post caps and related products, will host The Ultimate Deck Podcast in booth 1019 at DeckExpo 2019, Nov. 7-8 at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

Hosted by Shane Chapman, Wade Laurent and Justin MacRae of The Ultimate Deck Shop in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, The Ultimate Deck Podcast discusses the deck-building industry, its people and the insights North American deck contractors need to be successful. The popular podcast will be recorded live in DeckExpo booth 1019 on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 1 to 4 p.m. and Friday, Nov. 8, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Chapman, Laurent and MacRae will capture their conversations with fellow deck builders, manufacturer representatives and other show attendees for their listeners on Podbean, Apple Podcasts and other podcast streaming services.

Guests expected to appear on the podcast to discuss new products, tips and trends include:

  • Sean Collinsgru, owner of Premier Outdoor Living LLC, Palmyra, New Jersey.
  • Leif Wirtanen, integrator and operations manager at Cascade Fence & Deck, Vancouver, Washington.
  • Joe Hagen, founder and president of All Decked Out, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • Additional Deckorators Certified Pros, industry personalities and representatives from manufacturers such as CAMO.

“The Ultimate Deck Podcast hosts give contractors and dealers an honest, inside look at the decking industry,” said Chris Camfferman, managing director, marketing for Deckorators. “As members of the building industry themselves, they offer listeners valuable opinions and ideas. We’re excited to partner with The Ultimate Deck Shop to bring the conversations of DeckExpo to those in the industry who are not in attendance.”

In addition to hosting the podcast, Deckorators will launch several exciting new products at the annual show, which is co-located with the Remodeling Show. Deckorators will also host an Instagram MeetUp (InstaMeet) at 2 p.m. on Thursday in booth 1019 for the growing community of deck builders on the social media network.

For more information on Deckorators, visit www.Deckorators.com/DeckExpo or visit booth 1019 in Louisville. For more about The Ultimate Deck Shop, visit www.ultimatedeckshop.com; listen to The Ultimate Deck Podcast on Podbean, Apple Podcasts and other podcast streaming services; and watch The Ultimate Deck Show on YouTube.

About Deckorators

Deckorators, the first name in decking, railing and accessories and the originator of the round aluminum baluster, is a brand of Universal Consumer Products, Inc., a subsidiary of Universal Forest Products, Inc. Deckorators started the low-maintenance aluminum balusters category with the Classic Series and has since led the industry with many new and innovative decking and railing products. Its approach to developing exciting and distinctive products allows both DIYers and builders to bring the personal creativity of interior design to outdoor living.

To learn more about Deckorators decking and railing accessories, visit www.deckorators.com or call 800-332-5724.

Follow Deckorators on Instagram: @Deckorators
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Deckorators
YouTube: www.youtube.com/DeckoratorsProducts
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/deckorators 

UNIVERSAL FOREST PRODUCTS, INC. (NASDAQ: UFPI)

Universal Forest Products, Inc., soon to be known as UFP Industries, Inc., is a holding company that provides capital, management and administrative resources to subsidiaries that supply wood, wood composite and other products to three robust markets: retail, construction and industrial. Founded in 1955, the Company is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich., with affiliates throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. For more about Universal Forest Products, go to www.ufpi.com.

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