2015 NADRA West Coast Golf Tournament June 27th

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

Register Now for NADRA’s June 15th Atlanta Golf Outing

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

Deck Safety Tips for Homeowners

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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Save the date: NADRA Washington Golf Outing, June 27


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.

YellaWood® & NADRA say thanks this Memorial Day

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.

 

 

Check Your Deck® During Deck Safety Month® in May

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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NADRA Atlanta Golf Outing June 15th

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

Become A 2015 Deck Safety Ambassador Today

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.

 

NADRA National Elections & Annual Meeting

NADRA National Elections to be held at the 2014 NADRA Annual Meeting during DeckExpo in Baltimore on Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 8:30am.

Here is a list of the 2014 Nominees that are running and re-running for a position on the Board:

  • Kirk Hammond, Arch, a Lonza Company -re-running
  • Bob Lett, Wolf Building Products -re-running
  • Bobby Parks, Peachtree Decks & Porches -re-running
  • Rick Schumacher, LBM Journal -re-running
  • David Raught, Great Southern Wood  -re-running
  • John Burkhart, Westech -New Nominee
  • Chris Kollwitz, Viance  -New Nominee
  • Heath Bowman, Southeastern Underdeck Systems  -New Nominee

“Earning a seat on the NADRA Board 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. If you stay in touch with NADRA Headquarters, then you are familiar with a little saying we have: “NADRA, doing things for the right reason… and having fun doing them!” We can’t do this without you!

Please join us for our 2014 Annual Meeting on Friday, October 24th at 8:30 am where you will vote for your new board.

NADRA Annual Meeting

When: Friday, October 24, 8:30am
Where: Baltimore Convention Center – Room 320 (map)
Description: We’re all in this together. Join us Friday morning, October 24th in room 320 for NADRA’s Annual Meeting. This is a great way to meet and get to know other members that belong to NADRA. Learn more & RSVP HERE

Below are a few bios for some of the nominees. 

Rick Schumacher, LBM Journal

Rick Schumacher brings 24 years of industry experience to his role as editor, publisher and founder of LBM Journal, the leading media company serving the lumber/building material industry. Rick is a long-time supporter of NADRA, and has served as a judge for the Deck Awards several times.

Chris Kollwitz, Viance

Chris has 40 years of building materials and lumber products experience ranging from retail store operations, sales and marketing management, product development, merchandising, marketing, public relations, design & construction, facilities management and procurement. Wife Melanie and father of 4 boys: Jeremy, Ethan, Ben & Trent

John Burkhart, Westech

John F. Burkhart is the National Sales Manager for Westech Building Products. He has been integral in shaping the sales team, product portfolio, and business strategy for Westech. John has over 18 years of fabrication and sales experience in the vinyl, railing and decking industry. Previous to working for Westech, John was part of the wholesale and production team for National Fence Systems of New Jersey. Over the past 14 years with Westech, John has been the northeast region’s sales representative, growing that market by $12MM and cultivating relationships with some of our top customers. As National Sales Manager, John has been able to expand Westech’s reach beyond the fencing channel and into the Lumber and Building Material market (LBM).

John served as an active duty member of the United States Air Force for nine years. He currently resides in Sparta, NJ with his wife and two children and is active in their schools as well as the community.  

Heath Bowman, Southeastern Underdeck Systems

Heath Bowman is the owner of Southeastern Underdeck and the developer of the patent pending Haven Underdeck System.  With 20 years experience in metal fabrication and over 10 years of experience with new product integration, Heath has developed into one of the top Underdeck company’s in the southeast. Heath spent the beginning of his career working for MASCO and IBP two of the building materials industry leaders.  It was here he grew multiple locations, added new product lines, and developed relationships with venders.  Being on the regional operations team also gave him exposure to the cooperate safety committee and was in charge of the implementation of those changes.

In 2007 Heath was introduced to an underdeck system product and decided to start Southeastern Underdeck because he believed in the concept.  After spending many years trying all the products he could get his hands on, seeing what he liked and disliked, as well as doing repairs on many problem underdecks, Heath was able to develop the Haven Underdeck system. Heath believes that the success of Southeastern Underdeck is the result of hard work and relationships that have been developed through NADRA, NARI, and the NAHB.  This not only brought them closer to customers but also introduced Southeastern Underdeck to the venders needed to integrate into the system.

Bobby Parks, Peachtree Decks & Porches

Bobby Parks is the founder and owner of Peachtree Decks and Porches LLC located in Alpharetta, Ga. Bobby has been in the deck and porch building industry for over 25 years and has been involved in the delivery of over 37 million dollars of residential and commercial deck and porch projects.

Bobby has written for Fine Home Building Magazine and is a contributing editor for Professional Deck Builder Magazine. He has conducted building and business courses at the Remodeling Show, Deck Expo, and Pool Spa & Patio Show and has spoken at the Principia Partners Conference and the National Sunroom Association Conference.

Bobby currently serves on the board of directors for the North America Deck and Rail Association and is the past president of the Greater Atlanta Georgia NADRA Chapter.

Education Segment: Color, Design and Market Trends

Color, Design and Market Trends in Residential Outdoor Products

As a deck and patio builder are you prepared to assist your customers with their style decisions so you can put more money in your pocket? This seminar will give you well documented ideas that will help close more business, sell more trade ups and provide insights into possible new revenue streams.

Consumer’s outdoor style visions are more sophisticated as they shop the maze of materials and furnishings and try to put it in perspective with their current interior lifestyle. By leading with colors, patterns, textures and styles and showing the connections between the built space and furnishings you can help them achieve the most fabulous place they can go to everyday.

This visually dynamic session explores the design links between building products and furnishings and offers solutions that will help you enable the consumer to visualize their new outdoor lifestyle.

When: Thursday October 23, 2014 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

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Where: Baltimore Convention Center Room #320 1 W Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21201

 

Register: Click HERE