Residential Exterior Railing 2014


Residential Exterior Railing 2014, Decks, Porches & Balconies

According to the Principia data, demand for residential exterior railing in North America is about $2 billion (manufacturer gate pricing) and is forecast to grow about 12% to $2.3 billion in 2016. Wood railing continues to dominate the category, but low maintenance products such as composites, PVC, and powder-coated metal railing will take market share from wood as the economy improves and more consumers opt to upgrade railing to low maintenance materials.

Other trends detailed in the report includes the growth and regional market penetration of wood, metal and plastic railing systems. The reports will also give details on the market share of mixed material railing systems and various infill such as aluminum balusters, iron/steel balusters, cable and glass panels. Homeowner, contractor, dealer and distributor feedback on DIY trends, railing SKU proliferation and special order railing sales, lighting, and much more will also be covered in the reports.

About the Program
NADRA’s reports, which provide regional residential exterior railing market data and trend information, are developed from Principia’s highly regarded Residential Exterior Railing 2014 report. Regional reports are only available through NADRA and members receive a significant discount. A portion of the revenues directly benefit NADRA. Get more info HERE

NADRA NJ – Call for Nominations

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!


Dan Miles

NJ Chapter President

Pulling Together for Rosario


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 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.

Deck Professionals Join Forces in Carolina’s

NADRA Carolina’s Chapter Formation Meeting on April 22nd, 2014 at 6:00pm

Download and Print the Event Flyer


Register HERE

Join us on April 22nd at 6:00pm for a cocktail hour and Chapter formation meeting for a NADRA Carolina’s Chapter. This is a FREE event.


Tuesday April 22, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Add to Calendar


Jocks & Jills
4109 Southstream Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28217

Driving Directions


Keith Compton & NADRA Headquarters

Phone:  215.679.4884

Speakers include:

  • NADRA Chapter & National Officers
  • NADRA Deck Builder Members from successful Atlanta Chapter

We are very excited about this chapter and we look forward to making this a successful venture for everyone involved. Please forward this email to anyone that you can think of that may be interested in being a part of NADRA Carolina’s.

Read More & Register HERE

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The Builders Show & how value will drive success in 2014

The Builders Show rebound and how value will drive success in 2014

By Craig Danielson, WOLF

If you attended the 2014 International Builders Show, you saw what I saw:  a massive throng of attendees – 75,000 in all – milling around the Las Vegas Convention Center. HousingZone reported that IBS exhibitors filled 440,000 square feet of exhibit space – a huge 24% increase from last year’s total, 355,000 square feet.

There was optimism everywhere, but I noticed a much different tone to that optimism than I heard at the height of the building boom a decade or so ago.  Now, even with the market improving, dealers and contractors believe that consumers will focus on one key concept:  value. In fact, everywhere you looked in the exhibit hall, companies emphasized the notion of “value” through their product introductions and through their messaging.

Regardless of their price point, today’s homeowners seem to be more cautious (and why not, after the real estate collapse) – they want to be sure they’re getting value at a fair price and that they’re getting a return on their investment. In this environment, I believe high-quality products with competitive prices will enjoy the greatest success.

At WOLF, “value” is an idea we’ve built into every WOLF-branded product we’ve developed since 2010. But for us, the value proposition extends to every stop on the supply chain:  the dealer earns a fair profit, the contractor gets great service and support, and the homeowner gets a product they’re happy to have at a price they’re willing to pay. By working closely with our independent dealers, WOLF is able to create products that will succeed in today’s marketplace.

The experience I had at IBS reinforces WOLF’s focus on value in our product development, and provides a strong platform for growth in 2014 and beyond.

Read the original blog post from Wolf HERE


OZCO Building Products & California Cascade Industries


CONTACT:  Karen Wong

Phone:  1.866.323.4766

Fax:  972.644.3720


OZCO Building Products Announces Distribution Relationship with California Cascade Industries 

Richardson, TX – March 6, 2014 – OZCO Building Products, a leading innovator of building products, announces its distribution relationship with California Cascade Industries, a progressive force in the building products distribution industry.  Its highly trained and knowledgeable staff focuses on bringing value to the market with innovative and unique products.

“We are excited to be working with California Cascade Industries because of their reputation of providing outstanding service, building lasting relationships and their unmatched commitment to their retailers,” said Ian Hill, General Manager of OZCO Building Products.

California Cascade Industries will distribute all product lines of OZCO Building Products out of their Sacramento, Woodland and Fontana locations.  OZCO Building Products’ offerings range from post anchors to error-proof wood stain for fences.  Its newest product line, Ornamental Wood Ties (OWT Hardware), has revolutionized the task of attaching timbers, posts, joists and beams with its ultra heavy but beautifully finished construction, which eliminates the need to conceal connection points.

“We anticipate much success joining forces with OZCO Building Products to bring quality and unique products that are not only huge improvements in a functional sense, but also enhance the overall look of projects” said Brian DeClusin, Product Manager of California Cascade Industries.

California Cascade can be reached at 1-800-339-6480 for inquiries regarding obtaining OZCO Building Products in the California, Nevada and Arizona market.


About OZCO Building Products

OZCO Building Products (, manufacturer of innovative building products for Pergolas, Pavilions, Fences, Decks, and other building projects.  The product line is filled with nifty features; fresh designs and great engineering they appropriately call Building Breakthroughs.  OZCO continues to add new products reacting to its customers’ needs and feedback.  Their catalog and website are filled with great ideas and inspiration and are constantly changing and growing.  Their Building Breakthroughs video library is entertaining and provides a quick insight into many of the most notable products in the product line.



For more information, please visit or contact our customer service team via email at or via phone at 866-422-0751.

NADRA Atlanta Chapter Meeting Recap

NADRA Atlanta Chapter Meeting Recap                                                                                              February 2014

We opened up the New Year with our initial meeting held at the Ivy in Buckhead last Wednesday February 26th.  It was a great turnout; we had 39 attendees sign in and it was a very strong showing of our Deck Builder members. I want to thank Jon Bailey (Vice President) and Bill Nugent (Director) with Wahoo Decks ( ) for sponsoring the meeting and for their presentation on wahoo’s offerings with a focus on the Dry Joist and Wahoo Rail, with a presentation that showed local jobs and various install applications.  Our Guest speakers for the evening were Debbie Fitzgerald; President of Fitzgerald PR Inc. (, and Sandy Barth; President of High Profile Group LLC. ( They did a great job in presenting an overview of how public relations and marketing go hand in hand.  It was very good information and our members will benefit from what we learned as we move through the year.

We started off the evening calling the meeting to order and Mike Reasons read our anti-trust statement. Ginny Tibbets then read the previous meeting minutes and we had a vote. Then we officially announced the 2014 Atlanta Chapter Committee’s:

Membership includes Ginny Tibbets, Greg Mizerak, and Dave Raught

Deck for Solider includes Scott McCawley and Dave Tibbets

Deck Safety/Code includes Mike Reasons, Steve Matrangos, and Kent Fairchild

Marketing includes James Gunning, Bryan Miller, and John Gwaltney

We look forward to our committee’s input and involvement throughout the year.  I also had an opportunity to present the 2014 board members for the upcoming year;

Greg Mizerak -Treasurer

Ginny Tibbets- Secretary

Mike Reason- Vice President

James Gunning- President.

There is a lot of work to be done and I appreciate these members taking a lead role in our chapter for 2014.

Our next meeting will be held on April the 15th.  I will be sending more details on this in the coming weeks.  Thanks again for being a part of our Chapter and each and every one of you make us successful.


Respectfully Submitted,

James Gunning, Atlanta Chapter President

NADRA NJ 5th Annual Deck Competition Winners Announced

Hello All,

I want to thank everyone who attended the awards dinner and helped to make it a total success.  It was great seeing all of our members and reps having a great time.  So that being said, this is a perfect time to dig out that card from a sponsoring material rep or distributors’ rep gave you and reach out to them and make a connection.  After all that’s what it’s all about; helping one another to reach our fullest potential.  If you can help a supplier, distributor or manufacturer that supports NADRA they will see the benefit and continue to support us. Thank you to our $2,500 sponsors: Fiberon & Trex & to our $500 Sponsors: AZEK, TimberTech, Mid-State Lumber, RDI, FastenMaster & Fortress Railing Products.

I would also like to thank the sponsor members who used their complimentary tickets to invite new members to the event.  I hope they had a blast and want to stay involved with NADRA and continue to contribute.  This organization is our competitive advantage in the industry.  The more we support the sponsoring members the stronger it will be.

Lastly, thanks to all the event sponsors and to the NJ BOD, Jennifer Sheridan from Phoenix, Lainie Sleppin from Lainie’s LBM and NADRA HQ for all the hard work making this event happen!

I wish you the best of luck in the upcoming building season and pray it stops snowing soon. 


Dan Miles

NADRA NJ Chapter President

Congratulations to the 5th Annual NADRA NJ Deck Competition Winners! View winning projects HERE on NADRA’s Facebook fan page.

Deck Competition Categories: 

  • Best Wood Deck under 500 sq ft
  • Best Wood Deck over 500 sq ft
  • Best Alternative Deck under 500 sq ft
  • Best Alternative Deck over 500 sq ft
  • Best Covered Structure
  • Best Unique Feature
  • Best Illumination
  • Best Commercial Deck
  • People’s Choice
  • Best Overall Deck

 Judging Criteria: 

  • Use of Space / Functionality
  • Creativity / Innovation
  • Evidence of Craftsmanship / Degree of Difficulty
  • Overall Visual Appeal

Our Judges: 

  • Jeff Fleisher, Jeff Fleisher Architects
  • Glenn Matthewson, NADRA Code Instructor
  • Bobby Parks, Peachtree Decks, Atlanta, GA
  • Eugina Smith, n2 publishing
  • Amy Weis, House & Home Magazine
5th Annual NADRA NJ Deck Competition Winners: 
  • Best Wood Deck under 500sf: Decks by Kiefer- Bob Kiefer
  • Best Wood Deck over 500sf: Decks by Kiefer- Bob Kiefer
  • Best Alternative Deck under 500sf: My Deck, LLC Robert Lascelle
  • Best Alternative Deck over 500sf: Deck – Sean McAleer
  • Best Covered Structure: Legends Home Improvements, Bill Lecorchick
  • Best Unique Feature: Decks by Kiefer- Bob Kiefer
  • Best Illumination: Legends Home Improvements, Bill Lecorchick
  • Best Commercial: C. Verblaauw & Sons, LLC – Judy & Bruce Verblaauw
  • People’s Choice: America’s Deck Builder, LLC – Gary Daley
  • Best Overall Deck: Decks by Kiefer- Bob Kiefer

Vote! For NADRA NJ’s People’s Choice Award Best Deck

 Have you heard? For the first time ever, NADRA unveiled a portal via Facebook to view all entries from the Annual NADRA New Jersey Deck Competition. Here is your chance to vote for New Jersey’s BEST DECK! Check out the showcase of projects entered into the local NJ deck competition. Vote, like & share! The “People’s Choice” award winner will be announced on Friday, February 7th during the awards dinner. There’s still time to register for dinner, all you have to do is click HERE.

A very special thank you to our NADRA NJ awards dinner sponsors: