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

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. 

Regards,

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 Remodelers.com – 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:

 

 

NADRA Launches Annual Industry Deck Competition

August 15, 2012 – Quakertown, PA | The North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA), now in its 8th year, is launching their Third Annual NADRA National Deck Competition. The contest will award builders for their work in 9 categories: Wood Deck Over and Under 500 square feet, Alternative Deck Over and Under 500 square feet, Best Covered Deck which includes porches, gazebos, pergolas or pavilions, Best Dock is new to this years categories as well as a new Commercial Deck category. For builders who spend time on some of those special projects, the final two categories include Best Illumination and Best Unique Feature. Best Overall Deck Project takes it all!

2011 National Deck Competition judge, Glenn Mathewson, states, “From simple elegance to massively elaborate, judging these decks made me wish I was still building them. It was obvious, with no doubt, that these NADRA builders are making dreams come true for their clients.  Amazing work, my friends, amazing!”

NADRA challenges you to enter the competition & upload your best deck projects today. The deadline for entries is Tuesday, September 25th, 2012. If you are a manufacturer, distributor or lumberyard, challenge your builders to enter their decks. The winners will be announced at NADRA’s big night at The American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, Wednesday, October 10th, 2012, during the week of DeckExpo!

Whether you enter the contest or not, you are cordially invited to join NADRA on Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 at 5:30 p.m., for NADRA’s big night. Registration for the event entitles you to a private tour through the museum.  Food and refreshments will be provided. The evening will include NADRA’s annual meeting & awards ceremony announcing the winners of NADRA’s Annual National Deck Competition. It will be an evening you won’t want to miss; an evening where all Industry professionals will be in attendance: From major manufacturers to deck builders, as well as national media contacts, and, of course, your NADRA board of directors.

NADRA is launching a series of contests to give industry professionals a chance to win tickets to the main event at the museum. Stay tuned to NADRA’s FaceBook page and weekly industry brief to learn details about these exciting contests.

The NADRA’s 2012 National Deck Competition is sponsored by NADRA members, Fortress Railing Products & Wolf Distributing. Sponsorship opportunities are still available & needed.

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