The ribbon cutting ceremony went wonderfully. It was quite an emotional time. The Soldier is such a great man and is so very appreciate of this gift that we have given him.
As he said “This is the first time in the past 40 years since I got back from Vietnam that I have felt appreciated”. Most of us who have spent any time on this build have certainly gained a great friend in this Soldier.
The NADRA NJ chapter would like to thank everyone involved for your generous donations of materials and labor for the NADRA “Deck For A Soldier” project in Mine Hill, NJ. Because of the tremendous outpouring of help and materials we began the build on Monday, 12/2/13 and completed it on Thursday, 12/5/13. A large part of why we were done so quickly is due to the number of company representatives and builder members that volunteered generous amounts of time and were all so helpful. As many of us know, this Soldier has been diagnosed with terminal cancer, but is still able to get around and talked with us while we were building. He took great care of us while we were working and always brought back more than enough food with every breakfast and lunch run he made.
He is so very appreciative of everything that we have done for him, it has given everyone who met him a wonderful feeling about the project.
Following is a list of all who donated materials:
Techno Metal Post - Footings
Excelsior Lumber - Framing Lumber, Nails & Last Minute Post Bases
Simpson Strong-Tie - Beam Hangers, Hurricane Ties, Strapping
Wolf Home Products - Decking & Fascia Boards
Hid-Fast - Hidden Fasteners
FastenMaster - LedgerLOKs & Cortex
Screw Products - Color Matched Decking Screws & Galvanized Screws For Framing
Phoenix Manufacturing - Aluminum & Graspable Railing
I-Lighting - Deck Lighting
Huttig Building Products - PVC Lattice
Boise Cascade - PVC Trim Boards
CPG/AZEK/TimberTech - Covered the cost of the Porta-John
Nita Carting, LLC - Garbage Dumpster
Decks Unlimited/Deck2Wall Spacers - Cash Donation – to help cover small parts & hardware
Excelsior Lumber - Bob Kaslander
Deckscapes - Ken Kroog
My Deck - Nick Toth
FastenMaster - Jeff Wilkins
Fibron - Ted Schrieber
Regal Ideas - Dave Ondich
Barrett Outdoors - Gustavo delaCruz
Mid-State Lumber - Lainie Sleppin
Wolf Home Products - Dave Olexson, Paul Kovach & Amber Skymer
UFP - Bob Lett, Jr.
Deck Remodelers - Raphael Donde, Steve Klein & Kevin Klein
Valhalla Custom Decks - Shawn McConnell & Laura Coyne
CPG/AZEK/TimberTech - Alan Bensen
Sure Drive USA - Jay Lattanzio
Phoenix Manufacturing - Jen Sheridan, Jake Kinion & Julian Elias
Williams Architectural Products – Ed Peterson
C. Verblaauw & Sons, LLC - Bruce Verblaauw, Scott Olson, Melissa Olson, Rudy Lopez, Johnny Lopez, Adam Galarza, Angel Galarza, Frank Triano, Tom DeLuise, Jose Torres & Gerard O’Dell
Food Donations Were Received From: Bagels on the Hill, Dunkin Donuts, McDonalds & Joe’s Pizzeria