There are THREE new vendor categories this year in NADRA’s National Deck Competition. Each year we receive phone calls at NADRA Headquarters from manufacturers asking about which categories they can enter. Our answer each year has been “Sorry, the competition is only for builder members, maybe we can add it in the future.” Well, that time is upon us. We would like to encourage all vendor members to take a look at the three new categories below and enter the competition this year.
New Vendor Categories:
Vendor Wood Deck Project
Vendor Wood Project Category Rules: For Distributor, Retailer or Manufacturer members of Wood Decking: Pressure Treated, Cedar, Redwood, Southern Pine, Ipe, Hardwoods, etc… The vendor member must enter the competition, not the builder. Projects may include residential or commercial projects. No price limit.
Vendor Alternative Deck Project
Vendor Alternative Project Category Rules: For Distributor, Retailer or Manufacturer members of Alternative Decking: Cap-Stock, Composite, PVC, Plastic, Aluminum, Vinyl, etc. The vendor member must enter the competition, not the builder. Projects may include residential or commercial projects. No price limit.
Vendor Accessory Project
Vendor Accessory Project Category Rules: For Distributor, Retailer or Manufacturer members of Outdoor Living Accessories: Railing, Lighting, Screws, Outdoor Furniture products, etc can enter their best photos. Category Rules: The vendor member must enter the competition, not the builder. Projects may include residential or commercial projects. No price limit.
There are ruled governing the deck competition. Here they are:
- You must be a NADRA member to continue. If you are not a member, you may enter the competition and join NADRA during the online registration process. You will see this option at the onset of entering. You may also call us and we will expedite the membership process for you. Direct: 215.679.4884
- Decks must have been completed in 2013 and 2014
- All submitted photos become property of NADRA and may be used in future promotions, website, marketing, etc
- Image file names and actual photos cannot include your name or business name. NADRA HQ cannot rename for you. Images that are uploaded with your name or name of business will be disqualified.
- Image file size cannot exceed 10MB
- Image file must be a jpg
- Please review Disclaimer / Terms & Conditions page. By continuing on with the submittal process you have agreed to these terms and conditions
- There is a $25.00 fee per entry
- Each category must receive a minimum of 3 projects from different companies entered in total. If a category does not receive 3 entries, the category will be removed from this year’s competition and you will be refunded your entry fee for that category.
- All projects submitted must be residential, with exception to the one commercial deck category and the category for vendors
- Projects previously submitted in the National 2013 Deck Competition do not qualify
- Projects previously submitted in the local New Jersey Deck Competition are permitted
- Deadline to enter: Thursday, October 5th, 2014 at 11:59pm EST. There will be no extensions.
- The online registration system WILL time out after 60 minutes. Time-outs are easy to avoid. Follow the tips on the registration page to see how to avoid time-outs. *Time-outs, legally, must be used on any system requiring online payments.
NADRA Atlanta Chapter Meeting Re-Cap
Thanks to all those who attended the meeting last night at the Ivy in Buckhead. We had 41 in attendance with a good representation from builders, distributors and manufacturers.
We opened the meeting with a reminder of the anti-trust statement and then Mike Reasons read the minutes from the August meeting. We then held our “official” vote for the upcoming board members. Please join me in congratulating our board for 2014-2015: James Gunning – President, Mike Reasons – Vice President, Ginny Tibbetts – Secretary, and Greg Mizerak – Treasurer. We reviewed Deck Expo and talked about NADRA’s new partnership with Principia (check the web site for more details), We talked about the great work from Glen Mathewson on code changes and the positive impact that has for our group and finally we shared the great turn out from our chapter and the fact that Atlanta Builders won 11 out of 25 National Deck competition Awards. Award winners included; Tailor Decks, Mosaic Group, Peachtree Decks, Decks and More and we also have the Best Overall Project award that went to Rick Goldstein of the Mosaic Group. Thanks to all who submitted – Atlanta Builders certainly make our chapter proud.
We mentioned the code meeting that PMC held in September and note that you can get copies of the code changes from Larry or Greg at PMC. Steve Matrangos gave an update from the code committee, and Mike Reasons gave an update on financials. Scott McCawley then spoke about Deck for A Solider. We are having a One Day build on November the 8th so please sign up. Scott will be sending a follow up email on what is left for materials that are needed and David Tibbetts will be coordinating the crews. Scott told us about the Solider and his family and I encourage all of you to please consider being a part of this great event. Special thanks to Bill Sullivan/ AZEK for sponsoring this month’s meeting. Bill gave us an update on Azek and Timbertech and shared their new product offering and direction. Our guest speaker was Dennis Connelly, Kurlan & Associates. Dennis gave a great talk on focusing our sales efforts from the perspective of the Deck and Railing business. Special thanks to Dennis for agreeing to be with us this month. Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday –December the 10th at Rays on the River. Our sponsor for the meeting is Universal Forest products and our guest speaker will be Dale Cardwell of Trust Dale. This is a celebration event for the year so please plan on bringing your significant other, guests, etc. we want to pack the room!
It was another successful meeting for the Atlanta NADRA Chapter on Tuesday, August 20th held at the Ivy in Buckhead. We had 55 in attendance which included several visitors.
We started the meeting with a review of last month’s minutes and also heard a very succinct and perfect report from our Treasurer – Mike Reasons. Scott McCawley spoke about the upcoming Deck For A Solider event and let us know that we will be picking a family very soon and he also asked that you contact him if you are interested in participating (firstname.lastname@example.org). Steve Matrangos gave us an update on codes and we also mentioned that PMC is hosting a Code class on Thursday September 26th from 11;30 am to 4:30 pm. Please contact PMC directly if you are interested. They are holding up to 30 slots for NADRA members and they have already sold out the class. We talked about our upcoming elections for the 2014 and 2015 year(s). The election will be held during the October meeting and the current nominees are; James Gunning/President, Mike Reasons/Vice President, Ginny Tibbetts/Secretary and Greg Mizerak/Treasurer. If you are interested in running for an office please contact myself or Ginny.
Deck Expo and the NADRA national meeting will take place in Chicago Oct 16th-19th. Key dates as follows: NADRA 2013 Awards party – Wed Oct 16th / NADRA 2013 Annual meeting Thursday Oct 17th immediately following exhibit hours / REGISTER for the national Deck Competition by submitting your pictures at NADRA.org / Deck Professional certification classes to be held at various times – check NADRA.org and you can also register at deckexpo.com.
Special thanks to Dixie Plywood for sponsoring this month’s meeting. Dixie highlighted the Fortress Railing line and Craig Smith/Regional Sales Manager was on hand to go through the product line and what it has to offer. Our guest speaker was Danny Bachman, President of Dixie Plywood. Danny gave us an overview of the role of Distribution in our industry with a special emphasis on “service” to the channel. He also updated us on positive economic news and trends for our market. Special thanks to Danny for agreeing to be with us this month. Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday – October the 22nd at the Ivey in Buckhead. Our sponsor for the meeting is AZEK and our guest speaker will be Dennis Connelly – Kurlan & Associates.
Keith Compton / Chapter President
CAMO® Hidden Deck Fastening System Used on Two NADRA®
National Deck Competition Award Winning Decks
GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. – National Nail Corp.’s CAMO Hidden Deck Fasteners were used in the construction of two decks that took first place in NADRA’s Third Annual National Deck Competition in the 2012 Best Dock and the 2012 Best Covered Deck categories.
NADRA hosted their Third Annual National Deck Competition Awards Ceremony on October 10. Attendees included NADRA members and guests, NADRA’s National Board of Directors, local Chapter Directors, along with many other industry professionals. The competition was open to NADRA builder members from across the United States and Canada. Finalists were selected by an elite panel andjudged on creativity, use of space and functionality, use of materials, andoverall visual appeal.
“From reading the descriptions that accompany the entries, it’s clear that these NADRA members put a tremendous amount of planning and thought into each project,” said Rick Schumacher, one of the panel judges and Publisher of LBM Journal. “I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again–there are a lot of Associations that serve the residential construction industry, but few if any can match NADRA’s energy, passion and commitment. It’s a great thing to be a part of.”
The 2012 Best Dock was submitted by Jon Witt of Witt’s Woods and Greens in Ontario, Canada. The dock was built using CAMO Hidden Fasteners and a variety of materials including Douglas Fir, Hemlock, Cedar and AZEK® PVC decking. The dock curves out from the shoreline in a wave-like pattern, and the deckboards are laid in a beautiful 45-degree angle pattern.
The 2012 Best Covered Deck was submitted by Rick Goldstein of the Mosaic Group, Inc. in Georgia. The project involved removing an existing deck and building a larger deck that includes a screened in porch, outdoor kitchen and living area. This deck was built using CAMO Hidden Fasteners and Gossen® Passport PVC decking.
For more information about NADRA and the National Deck Competition, visit http://www.nadra.org.
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NADRA Atlanta Chapter Meeting Re-Cap October 2012
Thanks to all who attended the NADRA Atlanta Chapter meeting this past Monday evening at the Ivy in Buckhead. We had 60+ attendees and many guests from the Principia Conference. I want to thank Larry Pease with Trex for sponsoring the meeting and for a great presentation. Our guest speaker was Ryan Magnon the Senior Manager, Hospitality and Service Design, Chick-Fil-A. Ryan gave us a great presentation and left us with some new ideas on how to brand our companies and provide superior customer service.
I had the opportunity to review the recent Deck Expo Show and highlighted many of the things that went on at show this year including our recent National meeting. Our own Bobby Parks is the new Vice president of the National Board so please congratulate him next time you see him and He can fill you in on any of the “happenings” with NADRA national. We had four Atlanta members that attended the Master Deck Certification classes; David Tibbetts (Atlanta Decking & Fence), Frank Pologruto (Decks & More), John Lea (DeckSouth), and Craig Jacks (Nyloboard). We also had several members that participated and won some of the National Deck Awards; John Paulin (Tailor Decks) won three awards, Rick Goldstein (Mosaic Group) won two awards, John Lea (DeckSouth) won two awards, and Frank Pologruto (Decks & More) won two awards. Congratulations to all of the winners and thanks to all who participated
Rich Phillips (Decks By Design) spoke to the group about a HomeAid Atlanta project that we are undertaking in the coming weeks in South Atlanta. HomeAid is nonprofit group that is affiliated with the Atlanta Home Builders association and they provide transitional housing for the homeless in Atlanta. We are beginning to coordinate some of our efforts with the Atlanta HBA and this is the second project that we will be working with them on. Please contact Rich or myself if you can help us with materials or labor.
Our next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday– December the 12th. This is our Big Year End Event and we are holding at Maggiano’s – Cumberland Mall location. Arch will be our sponsor and we are still working on our guest speaker. This is our time to look at the year past and to plan for the coming year – we need a big attendance so please put it on your calendars and note that Spouses are encouraged to attend. We will also be putting together a “Toys for Tots” drive at the meeting – details to follow. Thanks again to all the out of town guests that took their time to join us – we loved having you and hope you can join us again anytime you are able.
Respectfully Submitted Keith Compton / Chapter President
Contact: Michael Beaudry, Info@NADRA.org, 215.679.4884
NADRA Announces Third Annual National Deck Competition Award Winners - NADRA Builders recognized in National Deck Competition
NADRA hosted their Third Annual National Deck Competition Awards Ceremony at The American Visionary Art Museum on Wednesday, October 10th, 2012. Attendees included NADRA members & guests, NADRA’s National Board of Directors, local Chapter Directors, along with many other industry professionals.
NADRA Builders from across North America were selected by an elite panel of judges. 2012 judges were:
- Glenn Mathewson, NADRA Technical Advisor
- Rick Schumacher, Publisher of LBM Journal
- Shawn Miller, NADRA’s Immediate Past President
- Steve Van Kouteren, Principia
The entries were judged on: creativity, use of space and functionality, use of materials & overall visual appeal. The competition was open to NADRA Builder members from across the U.S. & Canada.
“Just like last year…it was very, very tough. From reading the descriptions that accompany the entries, it’s clear that these NADRA members put a tremendous amount of planning and thought into each project. Very, very impressive! I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. There are a lot of Associations that serve the residential construction industry, but few if any can match NADRA’s energy, passion and commitment. It’s a great thing to be a part of.” ~Rick Schumacher, LBM Journal
There were 8 categories for the 2012 National Deck Competition with the 9th being the overall best deck of 2012. Congratulations to all of the winners.
2012 Best Dock:
- 1st Place: Jon Witt, Witt’s Woods & Greens, Fenlon Falls, Canada
2012 Best Illumination:
- 1st Place: Sean McConnell, Valhalla Custom Decks, NJ
- 2nd Place: Bill Lecorchick, Heritgae Deck Design & Construction, NJ
- 3rd Place (Tie): John Paulin, Tailor Deck, GA & Gustavo de la cruz, Barrett Contracting, NJ
2012 Best Unique Feature:
- 1st Place: Bill Lecorchick, Heritgae Deck Design & Construction, NJ
- 2nd Place: Jamie Turrentine, Southwest Fence & Deck Inc , TX
- 3rd Place: Sean McAleer, DeckRemodelers.com , NJ
2012 Best Covered Deck:
- 1st Place: Rick Goldstein, Mosaic Group, Inc., GA
- 2nd Place: John Paulin, Tailor Decks, GA
- 3rd Place: Rick Goldstein, Mosaic Group, Inc., GA
2012 Best Alternative Deck Under 500sf:
- 1st Place: John Lea – DeckSouth, GA
- 2nd Place: Frank Pologruto, Decks & More, Inc., GA
- 3rd Place: (Tie) Justus Lambros, Signature Decks, LLC, OH & Chris McCabe, NRC Corp, MA
2012 Best Alternative Deck Over 500sf:
- 1st Place: Barry Street, Rolling Ridge Deck Co Inc., CO
- 2nd Place: Ben Shelly, Paradisiac, Ontario
- 3rd Place: (Tie) Gustavo de la Cruz – Barrett Contracting, NJ & Bill Lecorchick – Heritage Deck Design & Construction, NJ
2012 Best Wood Deck Under 500sf:
- 1st Place: John Paulin, Tailor Decks, GA
- 2nd Place: Frank Pologruto, Decks & More, Inc., GA
- 3rd Place (Tie): John Lea – DeckSouth, GA
2012 Best Wood Deck Over 500sf:
- 1st Place: Sean McAleer, DeckRemodelers.com , NJ
- 2nd Place: Sean McAleer, DeckRemodelers.com , NJ
- 3rd Place: Louis Pagnutti, Decks Unique, Inc., NY
Best Deck of 2012: Barry Street, Rolling Ridge Deck Co Inc, CO
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.
Best Alternative Decks Feature Fiberon® Decking
New London, NC – October 14, 2010 | At the North American Decking and Railing Association’s (NADRA) Annual Meeting and National Industry Awards banquet held in Baltimore, MD, on September 15, 2010, six prestigious deck builders were recognized in nine categories of the 2010 NADRA Deck Competition. Barry Streett, of Rolling Ridge Deck Co., Inc., and Jamie Turrentine, of Southwest Fence & Deck, Inc., won Best Alternative Deck Over 500 SF and Best Alternative Deck Under 500 SF, respectively; both of which were built with Fiberon® decking products. A diverse panel of media and industry representatives honored the deck competition winners for skill, craftsmanship, and creativity.
“Fiberon is proud of each deck competition winner, but especially of FiberPROs Mr. Streett and Mr. Turrentine who were recognized for their deck construction and design that features our Horizon and Tropics decking products,” said Chris Beyer, vice president of marketing for Fiberon. “We believe the enduring beauty and durability of these products parallels the talent and originality these Fiberon deck builders put forth to win in their respective categories.”
Article courtesy of Fiberon®. For more information, please visit www.fiberondecking.com.
October 12, 2010 | This week, we bring you highlights from our trip to Baltimore, Maryland for NADRA’s annual meeting and National Industry Awards banquet. We were pleased to see our FiberPROs and Fiberon decks take home many awards for an overall great evening.
Check out videos from the NADRA Awards on Fiberon’s blog.