FEENEY, INC. TAKES FIRST PLACE IN NADRA DECK COMPETITION

FEENEY, INC. TAKES FIRST PLACE IN NADRA DECK COMPETITION FOR SECOND YEAR IN A ROW

Cable railing provider takes home top honors in manufacturer category

OAKLAND, Calif. – Nov. 21, 2017 – For the second consecutive year, Feeney, Inc. has been awarded first place in the Manufacturer Project category of the 2017 National Deck Competition. Feeney won for its deck railing on a Connecticut home designed to emulate the look of a boat. The awards, which are hosted each year by the North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA), were presented last month at the 2017 Remodeling Show/Deck Expo held in Nashville.

“NADRA is proud to have Feeney as part of its membership roster. The winning project sets the bar high in creativity through the unique and distinctive architectural design, which incorporates multi-level decks throughout the home,” said Mike Beaudry, executive vice president of NADRA.

The “Boat House”, which overlooks the Niantic River in Waterford, Connecticut, utilized Feeney’s DesignRail® aluminum railing with stainless steel CableRail infill for the deck railings, highlighted with Feeney LED Rail Lighting under the top rail. An ipe wood top rail was used to create a more authentic boat look while also matching the decking for a seamless appearance. Feeney worked very closely with the general contractor, Jonathan Laschever of Laschever Building Company LLC, and others to create a railing solution that accentuated the unconventional shape of the home, including the curved bow at the top – one of the standouts of the design.

“The Boat House project was truly a work of art created by the home’s owner and Jonathan Laschever, and Feeney was honored to be involved,” said Andrew Penny, vice president of marketing and advertising, Feeney, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high quality stainless steel and aluminum railing systems. “We regularly receive photos of decks featuring our DesignRail® and CableRail railing products, and it is exciting to see the beautiful and creative spaces in which the railings are used. We are proud to be recognized by NADRA with such an important award.”

Prizes are awarded in a number of different categories, such as Wood Decks under $25,000, Porches, Illumination and Manufacturer Projects, to name a few.

Projects were judged on the following criteria:

Use of Space / Functionality

Creativity / Innovation

Evidence of Craftsmanship / Degree of Difficulty

Overall Visual Appeal

The panel of judges included: Katy Tomasula, “Content Builder”; Andrew Clements of BrightClaim WarrantyLink Solutions; Patrick Adams, publisher of Deck Specialist, Merchant, Building Products Digest and building-products.com; Andrew Wormer, editor of Professional Deck Builder; Victor G. Faggella of Centurion Home Inspections, Inc.; and Corban Quigg of NTA, Inc.

All entries were judged anonymously, and no identifying information could be included in the project photos. The contest was open to current NADRA members, and submitted deck projects had to be completed during 2017.
For more information about Feeney, visit the company’s website at www.feeneyinc.com.

 

About Feeney

Feeney, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of high quality architectural products that enhance the spaces where people live, work and play. Feeney residential and commercial construction products for exterior or interior applications include CableRail stainless steel cable assemblies, Quick-Connect® auto-locking cable fittings, DesignRail® aluminum railing systems with optional LED lighting, Sta-Lok® stainless steel rods, and the Trellis Collection of garden trellises. Since 1948, Oakland, California-based Feeney has been committed to providing construction professionals and DIY homeowners with innovative, easy-touse products and unsurpassed service. For more information or the location of a dealer near you, please visit www.feeneyinc.com.

About NADRA

The North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) is a not-for-profit trade association made up of deck builders, manufacturers, dealers/distributors, wholesalers, retailers, and service providers to the deck and railing industry. NADRA emphasizes safe building practices and deck safety. For information, visit www.NADRA.org.

About Jonathan Laschever

Jonathan Laschever is owner of Laschever Building Company LLC, a custom home builder based in West Simsbury, Connecticut that specializes in designing and building homes on difficult sites. Laschever has more than 39 years of experience in the homebuilding industry, as a carpenter, project manager, new home builder, home improvement contractor and remodeler and restorer of historic homes.

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May Member Spotlight Winner – Andy Penny

Member Name: Andy Penny

Company Name:  Feeney, Inc.

Position: VP Marketing & Advertising

Member Category: Manufacturer

Location: Oakland, CA

 

When did you first get involved with this industry? It’s been about 30 years…ouch!

What inspired you to join NADRA? Our company had been working with contractors, carpenters and deck builders for years providing our CableRail products, so when NADRA approached us we thought it’d be a great way to support the industry and keep informed. We were one of the charter members of NADRA.

What was the first thing you ever built? I built this really cool coaster with a 2×4 frame, rope steering, and thin ball-bearing wheels held on to 1/2″ rod axles with cotter pins. Completely dangerous but totally fun. I’ve never built a deck, but I’d like to.

We want to get to know you, please tell us a little about your business: Feeney’s been around since 1948. They started as a small, family owned wire, rope, and rigging supply company serving the San Francisco Bay Area maritime and industrial communities. In the late 1980’s I joined the team to manage the marketing of a new line of stainless steel cable assemblies that was soon to become our CableRail product. Since then, the company has grown exponentially, and while we still do some industrial rigging, our main business is architectural products. We obviously still have CableRail going strong, but we also have our DesignRail aluminum railings, stainless steel structural & decorative rods, as well as a line of rod & cable garden trellises. We distribute throughout the USA and beyond and have worked on thousands of deck and railing projects spanning commercial, institutional, and residential applications. I still head up the marketing and advertising, and it continues to be busy, crazy, fun (and sometimes not-so-fun) and rewarding.

How do you define success? Personally, I’d say happiness is my primary measure of success. Professionally, building a profitable company/business while treating people (employees, customers, vendors) honestly and respectfully.

What advice would you like to share with fellow members that you have learned in your career? A lot of people don’t know what they’re talking about but pretend otherwise, so as my wise old Nicaraguan media director boss used to tell me, “follow your gut, man; follow your gut.”

Why do you support NADRA’s Deck Safety Initiative? Given the nature of our deck and railing products, Feeney, Inc. has always been committed to deck safety, and we’re proud to partner with NADRA during May’s Deck Safety Month.  Deck safety hits close to home with our Feeney family, especially when the safety of a deck and railing can depend on how we develop and explain our products.  We strive to ensure that all of our products, when installed properly, exceed code safety standards, and we proudly support an organization like NADRA that shares our standards and values.  This month we’re supporting the cause with social media promotions as well, utilizing our Facebook and Twitter feeds to share information about NADRA and our industry’s Deck Safety Month efforts.

What would you do for a career if you weren’t doing this? Good question. You, know, it’d have to be something outdoors. I could see being a carpenter or contractor, and then I could also see being a river raft or backpacker guide somewhere. Hmmm… now you got me thinking.

A little more about Andy:  Born and raised in Oakland and still not a Raiders fan. No pets, married with one 14 year old daughter who is the love of my life even though she drives me crazy sometimes. I enjoy biking, both road and mountain, skiing, golfing, kayaking, building/repairing stuff around the house, BBQing, and drinking beer.

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Feeney, Inc. – International Builders Show

 

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 CABLERAIL STAINLESS STEEL CABLE ASSEMBLIES IDEAL FOR RAIL APPLICATIONS WITH A VIEW

Distinctive weather-tough railing infill alternative favored by architects,

builders, homeowners and commercial property owners

 

LAS VEGAS (January 22, 2013) – Today at the International Builders Show, Feeney, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high quality stainless steel and aluminum railing systems, features its inventive CableRail line including a wide selection of both standard and custom fabricated stainless steel cable assemblies. Made of beautiful, weatherproof 316-grade stainless steel with over 70 percent recycled content, these cables and components are suited to any railing application and offer a low maintenance, environmentally friendly, and visually unobtrusive alternative to commonly used wooden or metal picket infill.

 

Now celebrating 65 years in business, the company first introduced CableRail stainless steel cable assemblies in 1988 in response to a growing interest by architects and builders for modern, discreet railing infill products. The product line caught on quickly and expanded significantly. In fact, cable rail was named one of the 15 products that architects can’t live without in the May/June 2012 issue of Residential Architect magazine.  According to Taal Safdie of San Diego-based Safdie Rabines Architects, “Cable rail creates a delicate, transparent guard rail that doesn’t rust. It’s ideal for use with nice views, because it virtually disappears and is more affordable than glass. All the houses we did around our canyon have it, and we even plan to use cable rail in our own new home.”

 

CableRail Standard Assemblies are Feeney’s most popular cable product. They feature special field-installed Quick-Connect® cable fittings with patented automatic-locking jaws that make installations very fast and easy. These standard assemblies are available in pre-cut lengths from 5 feet to 70 feet for easy ordering and come in three cable sizes. The pre-cut lengths help save time by eliminating the need to take precise railing measurements. Installers simply select assemblies that are longer than needed and trim any excess in the field during construction.

 

“Simplicity of design, clean lines, ease of installation, and low maintenance set our distinctive CableRail infill cable system apart,” said Del Leutbecher, Director of Business Development at Feeney.  “Perfect for almost any exterior or interior application in residential or commercial settings, CableRail offers an innovative railing solution that creates an appealing design aesthetic wherever it is used.”

 

CableRail assemblies are perfect for applications where the view is all-important. The clean, finished look of these strong but slender cables is enhanced by special end fittings that are easily concealed into wood or metal posts. The result is a railing infill that is not only durable and attractive but also virtually invisible, creating an unimpaired view.  Feeney provides a 10-year warranty on CableRail cable and hardware. An experienced staff can provide assistance with product selection and technical support.

 

If you are attending the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas on January 22 – 24, 2013, please be sure to stop by the Feeney Booth #N1331 and see the CableRail line of standard and custom fabricated stainless steel cable assemblies and other Feeney products.

 

About Feeney

Feeney, Inc., is a leading manufacturer of high quality stainless steel and aluminum railing systems.  Their products for exterior, interior, residential and commercial applications include CableRail stainless steel railing assemblies, Quick-Connect® self-locking cable fittings, and DesignRail® aluminum railing systems, as well as Sta-Lok® stainless steel rods and Lightline® door canopies.  For 65 years, the Oakland, Calif.-based company has been committed to building innovative, high quality, easy-to-use products that offer simplified solutions. To find a dealer near you or for more information, please visit www.feeneyinc.com.

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Feeney Offers Expansive Line of Quick-Connect®

FEENEY OFFERS EXPANSIVE LINE OF QUICK-CONNECT® FITTINGS FOR

CABLERAIL STAINLESS STEEL CUSTOM CABLE 

Saves Time, Adds Flexibility in the Field for Cable Railing Installations

 

OAKLAND, CA (January 2013) – Feeney Inc., a leading manufacturer of high quality stainless steel and aluminum railing systems, is featuring an expanded line of Quick-Connect® fittings designed to simplify CableRail custom cable assembly and satisfy virtually any installation condition.  CableRail stainless steel railing assemblies offer a low maintenance, environmentally friendly, and visually unobtrusive alternative to commonly wooden or metal picket infill in any residential or commercial application where maintaining a view is essential.

 

Quick-Connect® fittings feature a patented automatic-locking jaw design combined with a variety of cable end fittings, including a new swiveling turnbuckle style, as well as fixed jaw ends, jaw turnbuckle, threaded terminals, and tension adjustment fittings. Used with CableRail cable, the result is a clean, simple design favored by architects, designers, homeowners and property owners.  Fittings are made from high-quality 316-grade stainless steel with a tumbled satin finish for weather-tough durability, low maintenance, and lasting beauty, and they are easily concealed into wood or metal posts.

 

“Contractors and installers who are working on CableRail custom assemblies in the field demand fast, easy and flexible options for installation. Feeney offers an extensive line of Quick-Connect fittings to meet their needs, and we are continuously expanding the options available,” said Andrew Penny, Vice President of Marketing and Advertising. “All fittings feature the gripping power of Quick-Connect® jaws for quick, easy installation. No crimping tools or time-consuming wedge-type compression fittings are required, and there’s no need to wait for factory-made assemblies.”

 

CableRail cables and components are suited to any exterior or interior railing application.  Feeney provides a 10-year warranty on CableRail cable and hardware. The company’s experienced staff can provide assistance with product selection and technical support

 

About Feeney

Feeney, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of high quality stainless steel and aluminum railing systems.  Their products for exterior, interior, residential and commercial applications include CableRail stainless steel railing assemblies, Quick-Connect® self-locking cable fittings, and DesignRail® aluminum railing systems, as well as Sta-Lok® stainless steel rods and Lightline® door canopies.  For 65 years, the Oakland, California-based company has been committed to building innovative, high quality, easy-to-use products that offer simplified solutions. To find a dealer near you or for more information, please visit www.feeneyinc.com.