What you should know about the 2018 National+ Deck Competition.

BUILDERS. MANUFACTURERS. SALES REPRESENTATIVES. LUMBERYARDS & DEALERS. THIS IS FOR YOU. 

The National+ Deck Competition has evolved over the years. As the association board of directors thought about the 9th annual Deck Competition, they reviewed the competition categories & with consideration to all membership categories, developed a few NEW project categories for members. Here is what you should know: 

DEADLINE TO ENTER: SEPTEMBER 10T, 2018 11:59PM EDT

EARLY BIRD RATE: ENDS AUGUST 27, 2018 11:59PM EDT

MANUFACTURERS: Must be a current member of NADRA

Manufacturer Category: Manufacturer members of wood and alternative decking materials, railing, fasteners, lighting, accessories, etc. The manufacturer member must enter the competition, not the builder. The builder must be a current member of NADRA. Projects may include residential or commercial projects. No price limit.

Associated fees: $150 before 8/28/18   /  $200 after 8/27/18

*Become a Sponsor of the 2018 National+ Deck Competition before September 1st. Learn more here

DEALERS / LUMBERYARDS: Must be a current member of NADRA

The Greatest Showroom: The Greatest Showroom is intended for lumberyards and dealers. This is an opportunity to showcase your over and under 3,000 sqft showroom displaying outdoor living products. Must include materials in the outdoor living industry, including decking or docks.

Associated fees: $100 before 8/28/18 / $150 after 8/27/18

BUILDERS / ARCHITECTS:  Must be a current member of NADRA

  • Wood Deck Under $25k: includes: Pressure Treated, Cedar, Redwood, Southern Pine, Ipe, Hardwoods, etc.
  • Alternative Deck Under $25k: includes: includes: cap-stock, composite, PVC, plastic, aluminum, vinyl, etc
  • Limitless Creation Under $25k: Any outdoor living project. Open to all materials. *If you have a spectacular project that has outstanding qualities that includes multiple categories, consider entering it into this category.
  • Wood Deck $25k – $50k
  • Alternative Deck $25k – $50k
  • Limitless Creation $25k – $50k
  • Wood Deck $50k – $100k
  • Alternative Deck $50k – $100k
  • Limitless Creation $50k – $100k
  • Wood Deck Over $100k
  • Alternative Deck Over $100k
  • Limitless Creation Over $100k
  • Open Porch: An open room attached to the outside of a house / building.
  • Closed Porch: An enclosed room attached to the outside of a house / building.
  • Dock: A structure extending alongshore or out from the shore into a body of water. Unique Feature: includes: fire pit, fireplace, pergola, pavilion, freestanding structure, underdecking, outdoor kitchen / bar, water feature, outdoor shower, etc.
  • Illumination: Projects that show the use of outdoor illumination of private gardens and public landscapes; for the enhancement and purposes of safety, nighttime aesthetics, accessibility, security, recreation and more.
  • Commercial Outdoor Living Project, to include a deck: Must be a commercial address such as a restaurant, boardwalk, Doctor’s Office, etc. * For builders only, not a category for Manufacturers.
  • Refurbished / Refinished Deck: Most of the existing framing, and the basic layout must be retained Staining of existing boards or new decking Before photo must be included as one of the photos uploaded

Associated fees: $75 before 8/28/18 / $125 after 8/27/18

NEW FOR 2018 – PROJECT PARTNERS: 

  • The idea behind this new category is to build camaraderie & support between all levels in the industry. If the “partners” agree to enter the project with you, they will pay their entry fee separately, and if it’s a winning project, during the awards ceremony – the entire team can walk up and each receive an award and recognition alongside you. 
  • A partner is defined as any NADRA member that was instrumental in a project entered into the 2018 National Deck Competition. 
  • A partner may be: 
    • A Manufacturer of: lighting, screws, framing, railing, footings, decking, underdecking, etc. 
    • Sales Representative
    • Dealer, Lumberyard
    • Architect / Builder / Designer
  • Upon entering the competition, a partner will select the “Partner Registration” category. 
  • The Builder must enter the National Deck Competition and provide partners with their “Project Name”. 
  • Upon entering the competition, a partner will include the “Project Name” that they are associated with. The entrant will be responsible for providing partners with their project name. This is a critical component of your entry. This is how NADRA HQ will identify your team. 
  • If the project wins a national award, the partners who entered alongside the entrant may walk up to receive their award and recognition during the awards dinner. 
  • All official partners will be recognized in NADRA news, blog, website, social media and various industry print and digital publications.

Become a Sponsor of the 2018 National+ Deck Competition before September 1st. Learn more here

To learn more about the competition, please download the Official Handbook 

NADRA, 2016 Main Event – Huge Success!

Contact: Heather Marchand, National Programs & Marketing, NADRA: 215-317-2018, Heather@NADRA.org

 

NADRA, 2016 Main Event – Huge Success! NADRA Announces National Award Winners at The Hard Rock Café, Baltimore, MD

NADRA hosted their Annual Awards Dinner & Sixth Annual National Deck Competition at The Hard Rock Café on Thursday, October 6th, 2016. Attendees included NADRA members and guests, NADRA’s National Board of Directors, Deck Competition Participants, spouses and crews, as well as, NADRA Sponsors. Thank you Gold Sponsors: Wolmanized Outdoor Wood, Fiberon, The Deck Store, and Koppers Performance Chemicals, Silver Sponsors: Spacemaker & Deckorators,  Bronze Sponsors: Westech, MoistureShield, Parksite, Dasso. XTR, Decks & More, Screw Products, Inc. , BrightClaim, Compton Sales, South Eastern Underdeck, Phoenix Manufacturing, Inc., and Partner Sponsors: Verblaauw & Sons, LLC , and UltraLox; along with many other industry professionals that joined us for the event.

To kick-off our big week in Baltimore, NADRA members and guests joined us at Mountain Branch Golf Course for a day on the greens. Blue skies and a great group! We couldn’t have asked for a better day! “Here we are the week after one of my favorite gatherings of industry professionals. It started with the NADRA golf event where I was fortunate to play with John Witt and Mark Passmore from Canada! It was such a fun and relaxing day!” NADRA Vice President, Bob Lett, Wolf Home Products

2016 NADRA Golf Tournament Results:

1st Place: 62

  • Martin Donahoe
  • Mark Boschert
  • John Manzari
Longest Drive:
  • #1: Anthony Casey
  • #2: Andy Workinger
Closest to the Hole 
  • #9: Steve Jenkins: 6’6″
  • #11: Mike Rawlett: 6’2″

Check out the photo album on NADRA’s Facebook page here.

2016 Annual Golf Tournament

Thank you to everyone who made the Tournament such a successful and fun event, especially our sponsors:

  • Wolmanized Outdoor Wood
  • Wolf Home Products
  • The Deck Store
  • BrightClaim
  • Green Bay Decking
  • MoistureShield Composite Decking
  • Koppers Performance Chemicals
  • Screw Products, Inc.
  • LBM Journal
  • Ultra Fencing – Railing
  • UltraLox
HARD ROCK CAFE, AWARDS CEREMONY
The Hard Rock was nearly sold out with over 200 guests.  Attendees included NADRA Members from as far away as Ontario, Canada, Western Washington and even Australia! “As always, the NADRA Main Event was the place to be Thursday night! It was wonderful to come together, celebrate some jaw-dropping good work, and see some old friends we’ve been missing. The fact that our party could be heard across the bay was pretty cool, too!” Says NADRA Treasurer, Matt Breyer, Breyer Construction.
Kirk Hammond, NADRA’s President opened the awards ceremony for the evening. Michael Beaudry, NADRA’s executive Vice President & Kirk were masters of ceremony for the night. Check out the photo albums on NADRA’s Facebook page here. 
Special recognition and thanks was given to all event sponsors:
  • Wolmanized Outdoor Wood
  • The Deck Store
  • Fiberon
  • Koppers Performance Chemicals
  • Spacemaker
  • Deckorators
  • South Eastern UnderDeck Systems
  • Parksite
  • Compton Sales
  • BrightClaim
  • Dasso. XTR
  • MoistureShield
  • Westech
  • Decks & more
  • Screw Products, Inc.
  • Phoenix
  • Verblaauw & Sons, LLC
  • UltraLox
Thank you, Sponsors!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR INDUSTRY’S 2016 NATIONAL AWARD WINNERS!

Mr. Hammond presented NADRA’s 2016 Recognition Award to Andrew Clements with BrightClaim. Andy commented on his recognition: “For over a decade BrightClaim’s Warranty Services has assisted the exterior building product industry by providing cost effective third-party warranty services. This provides the opportunity to work closely with a wide variety of industry leaders and associations.  NADRA represents an association driven to assist members and the betterment of the industry. It is BrightClaim’s privilege to be a part of the NADRA family.  We are  honored to receive a recognition award to assist the decking industry with the Consumer Product Awareness Charter.  The NADRA CPAC program’s goal is to assist consumers, manufactures, resellers, and installers.  It’s a great honor and privilege to assist NADRA help the decking industry. At BrightClaim our goal is to be your third party warranty services resource partner.” Andrew Clements, National Account Executive, BrightClaim

The 2016 Terry Award was presented to Bill Ross, Fiberon. Bill was unable to make it this year, but James Gunning was present to accept the award on his behalf. “ find it somewhat ironic that the one year (since the inception of DeckEXPO) that I was not able to come to the show or the NADRA Big Event, that this is the year I get the much respected Terry Award.  If I was a little paranoid I might wonder if it’s a payment for not showing up…, but I am not paranoid.  I am honored and humbled and joy-filled. As I said, I don’t wonder if it was a payoff, and if I didn’t wonder about that, I certainly don’t wonder whether or not it was time well invested.  My association with the NADRA has been a fantastic growth experience,  working not just for the company,  Fiberon, in which I earn my living, but  for the greater industry in which I thrive and gain great satisfaction.  It has been a lot of hard work at times and a whole lot of fun almost all the time. One thing that would make it all much better was if my peers stepped up to fill board leadership roles.  The industry needs you! Your time, talent and a little bit of your treasure.  My guess is, that you will get more than you give and have a great time making things better! Thanks again to all members.  Wishing you continued success.  Bill Ross, Fiberon

2016 National Deck Competition Winners: See all of the winning projects, on NADRA’s Facebook page here.

A special thank you to our 2016 National Deck Competition judges. This is a daunting task of scoring hundreds of photos in this years competition. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your time and dedication to the deck competition!

  • Dave and Susue Garcia – DPD Design
  • Bobby Parks – BP Consultants
  • Andrew Wormer – Editor, Professional Deck Builder
Judging Criteria:
  • Use of Space / Functionality
  • Creativity
  • Use of Materials
  • Overall Visual Appeal
The National Deck Competition 3rd place, 2nd place and finally 1st place winners were all announced and presented with awards at The Hard Rock Cafe’s center-stage. Check out the photo albums on NADRA’s Facebook page here.

 

Congratulations to all of the 1st Place Winners:

  • Alternative Deck up to $25K: Dr. Decks, LLC – WA
  • Wood Deck $25K – $50K: DeckRemodelers.com, LLC – NJ
  • Alternative Deck $25K – $50K: TIE: My Deck, LLC – NJ
  • Alternative Deck $25K – $50K: TIE: My Deck, LLC – NJ
  • Alternative Deck Over $50K: Paradisaic Building Group, Inc. – ONT
  • Enclosed Porch: Decks and More, Inc. – GA
  • Open Porch: R.T. Kiefer LLC – dba Decks By Kiefer – NJ
  • Commercial Project: Barrett Outdoors – NJ
  • Illumination: Robco Fence and Deck, LLC – NC
  • Unique Feature: Barrett Outdoors – NJ
  • Limitless Creation: Amazing Decks – PA
  • Manufacturer’s Project: Feeney Inc.
  • People’s Choice Award, Manufacturer: Mbrico
  • People’s Choice Award, Builder: America’s DeckBuilder, LLC, NJ
  • Overall 1st Place Winner: Paradisaic Building Group, Inc. – ONT

“We are so thrilled and humbled to have won FOUR awards at this year’s Annual NADRA (North American Deck and Railing Association) awards ceremony. Including two First place awards!! Paradisaic took home the top award of the year as well!! FIRST PLACE ~ ‘Best Overall 2016’. We couldn’t have accomplished any of this without the entire young, brilliant team here at Paradisaic that makes every job a work of art and an amazing experience for our incredible clients!” Ben Shelly, Paradisaic Building Group, Inc.

Congratulations to all of the 2nd Place Winners:
  • Alternative Deck up to $25K: Robco Fence and Deck, LLC – NC
  • Wood Deck $25K – $50K: R.T. Kiefer LLC – dba Decks By Kiefer – NJ
  • Alternative Deck $25K – $50K: My Deck, LLC – NJ
  • Alternative Deck Over $50K: DeckRemodelers.com, LLC – NJ
  • Enclosed Porch: Decks and More, GA
  • Open Porch: Amazing Decks – PA
  • Commercial Project: Deck and Basement Company, MN
  • Illumination: DeckRemodelers.com, LLC – NJ
  • Unique Feature: Amazing Decks – PA
  • Limitless Creation: Paradisaic Building Group, Inc. – ONT
  • Manufacturer’s Project: Feeney Inc.
  • Overall 2nd Place Winner: DeckRemodelers.com, LLC – NJ
Congratulations to all of the 3rd Place Winners:
  • Alternative Deck up to $25K: Deckover Construction, AZ
  • Wood Deck $25K – $50K: BHD Construction, LLC, WA
  • Alternative Deck $25K – $50K: Paradisaic Building Group, Inc. – ONT
  • Alternative Deck Over $50K: Amazing Decks – PA
  • Enclosed Porch: Decksouth, GA
  • Open Porch: Amazing Decks – PA
  • Commercial Project: Deck and Basement Company, MN
  • Illumination: America’s DeckBuilder, LLC, NJ
  • Unique Feature: R.T. Kiefer LLC – dba Decks By Kiefer – NJ
  • Limitless Creation: DeckRemodelers.com, LLC – NJ
  • Manufacturer’s Project: Wolf Home Products, PA
  • Overall 3rd Place Winner: Dr. Decks, LLC – WA

10 Years with NADRA

Hats off to everyone involved in our 10-year celebration!

To kick-off our 10th Anniversary Celebration NADRA members and guests joined us at Mountain Branch Golf Course for a day on the greens. Thank you to everyone that made it out! What a gorgeous, warm & sunny day we had!


NADRA hosted their 10-Year Anniversary Celebration at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, MD. The Aquarium theatre was sold out with 250 guests. Attendees included NADRA Members from as far away as Ontario, Canada, Western Washington and even Australia! NADRA’s National Board and local Chapter Directors were in attendance along with National sponsors & of course, NADRA NJ and Atlanta Chapters filled the room with the usual competitive banter that we look forward to each year.

Bill Ross, NADRA’s President opened the awards ceremony for the evening. Michael Beaudry, NADRA’s executive Vice President introduced Shawn Miller, Immediate Past President and were masters of ceremony for the evening. Shawn presented a video testimonial where NADRA members shared their experience with NADRA and why they benefit from being involved. That video can be found HERE. Mike and Shawn presented NADRA’s annual Merit Awards to Bill Ross with Fiberon and Matt Breyer with Breyer Construction & The 2014 Terry Award was presented to David Elenbaum with DECKSTORE SC.

The National Deck Competition 3rd place, 2nd place and finally 1st place winners were all announced and presented with awards! More details and photos of 1st place winners can be found HERE

 

Our Basket Raffle winners were:


We would also like to take a moment to welcome and congratulate our 2014 / 2015 Board of Directors:

  1. Kirk Hammond – Wolmanized Outdoor Wood
  2. Bob Lett –  Wolf Building Products
  3. Matt Breyer – Breyer Construction and Landscape, LLC – Secretary
  4. Bobby Parks – Peachtree Decks & Porches
  5. Rick Schumacher – LBM Journal
  6. John Burkhart – Westech Building Products, Inc.
  7. Heath Bowman – Southeastern Underdeck Systems
  8. Jim Miller – Screw Products, Inc.
  9. Brent Gwatney – AERT
  10. David Elenbaum – Deckstore SC
  11. Gus de la Cruz – Barrett Outdoors
  12. Carter Welch – Humboldt Redwood Company
  13. Bill Ross – Fiberon, Immediate Past President

More details along with 2nd and 3rd place Deck Competition winners will be announced later this week in news from NADRA.