(Delta, BC) – Regal ideas Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of Aluminum railing systems has sourced and donated 100 microwaves to the Atira Women’s Resource Society in Vancouver, BC.
Atira Women’s Resource Society is dedicated to supporting women and children affected by violence by offering safe and supportive housing by delivering education and advocacy aimed at ending all forms of gendered violence.
“I wish everyone could have seen the relief and peace on women’s faces when we delivered new microwaves that will enable them to heat food in their rooms and gives them the choice to stay home and self-isolate, a choice most of us take for granted.” says Janice Abbott, CEO of Atira Women’s Resource Society. “Thank you Regal Ideas for giving us and the women we support 100 bright moments.”
On hand for the deliveries was 9-year old Feed The Fight ambassador, Mason Sekura. Watch Mason’s video tribute here: https://youtu.be/oft9nJQfJKg
Regal ideas announce the official launch of Feed The Fight Canada and Feed The Fight USA, an initiative to provide meals, personal protective equipment and other necessities to front-line workers and those impacted by COVID-19. The innovative campaign also supports local restaurants and businesses who are feeling the crunch during this difficult time by sourcing meals and products.
Donations to the campaign can be made by visiting feedthefightcanada.com or feedthefightUSA.com, which are managed on the GoFundMe® platform. The long-term goal is to sustain this initiative past the pandemic. “It is an honor for us to be able to help communities on both sides of the border. Everyone has the right to be safe and live a healthy life.” says Andrew Pantelides, Vice President of Marketing for Regal ideas Inc. “We can all help, a little goes a long way in bettering the lives of many. Special thank you to Danby Appliances and Conwest for their recent contributions”.
Regal ideas hopes their efforts will encourage others to follow and help people and businesses in their communities in need.
Plans are already in motion for campaigns starting next week at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle Washington and Grand River Hospital in Kitchener, Ontario. Inquiries for the Feed The Fight campaigns should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information contact: Andrew Pantelides Vice President of Marketing & Business Development Regal ideas Inc. Tel: 905-929-7155 Andrew@regalideas.com
Aluminum Railing Leader is on a mission to help the Nurses and Doctors in the community.
(Delta, BC) – Regal ideas Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of Aluminum railing systems has sourced and is donating masks to frontline healthcare workers at Vancouver’s St Paul’s Hospital.
This is one shipment of many that has been hand delivered to the hospital. Regal ideas reach will expand to other hospitals and provinces in response to the growing need for masks and other personal protective equipment for frontline healthcare professionals combating COVID-19.
“We are awed and inspired by the selfless acts of courage and heroism by God’s earthly Angels as they put their lives on the line every day for all of Humanity… it compels us to act!”, states Ernie Couillard, Executive Vice President for Regal ideas Inc.
The first 200 KN95 masks were hand delivered by 9-year old Regal ideas ambassador, Mason Sekura, to St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver.
Watch Mason’s video tribute to the frontline medical teams here:
Regal ideas hope is that others take a moment and support in any way they can to help protect as many local medical teams as possible during this rapidly evolving pandemic. Regal ideas started its sourcing for personal protective equipment weeks ago and is on a mission to connect with companies and other business owners to take part in this mission. “We all have our connections, so if we all do our part, we can build a better tomorrow, today” comments Mr Couillard.
For more information contact: Andrew Pantelides Vice President of Marketing & Business Development Regal ideas Inc. Tel: 905-929-7155 Andrew@regalideas.com
This year’s International Builder’s Show was again held in Las Vegas, and like always it is almost impossible to absorb it entirely! It’s a very well-run event, but the sheer size and scope of what you are immersed in can be daunting.
Part of what I attempt to do is visit with as many of our NADRA members as possible while walking the show. However, due to the 80-100,000+ people walking the show with me, this means I’m not able to physically talk with our members- as there’s a crowd in their booth ahead of me!
It’s been encouraging to see the growth and development with our members- and with the industry segment at large at this show. At the moment they haven’t sectioned us off into our own “wing”, but there is no doubt that the “outdoor living” category is well represented at IBS. Something else I attempt to do at this show is simply walk through as much of it as possible, looking for design inspiration, subtle market trends, and clues for where consumer preferences are headed. Rest assured, if there’s a kitchen cabinet feature consumers want inside, at some point that’s a detail they will be asking about outside with the grilling station, and I’d like to be informed enough to have that conversation!
Something else I’ve grown to love about shows like this, is the excuse for some “reflection time” away from the “daily grind” back at home/office. Vegas isn’t exactly known for it’s “quiet spaces”, but the dramatically different environment does provide an opportunity to disrupt daily routines, and some personal reflection- and that (at least for me) is extremely rejuvenating!
It looks like we’re headed into another strong year. There’s good pent-up consumer demand, a great overall economy, and we’ve got some of the best materials available to use as we seek to exceed our client’s expectations yet again. Here’s to an AWESOME 2020!
We hope to see you throughout the year at various NADRA events and shows. Please stay in touch! If you’d like to send us photos and a brief recap from your experience at the International Builder’s Show, please send images, links and comments to Info@NADRA.org. We will keep the blog updated with posts from our members!
At your service, Matt Breyer
We invite you to scroll through the photos & comments from NADRA members that participated & exhibited at the International Builder’s Show last week in Las Vegas:
Screw Products, Inc.:
We had a wonderful time at the International Builders Show this year in Las Vegas. The people who came to our booth were from a good mixture of states, a wide variety of visitors from lumberyards to designers, to contractors, and all were very interested in our new and improved line of Gen II fasteners. We had quality time to explain our Horizon Curve Head and its slight curvature of the head that make for for elegant, professional results. The Finish Ring underneath the head that provides a better finish by cutting the top fibers in the wood for an extra step in countersinking, our Turbine Ribs that cut quickly into the wood, leaving a professional, clean finish with maximum wood contact, our Twin Blade Knurls that cuts fast to dramatically reduce friction and heat on the shank, while reducing load on the drill and we talked about our Fast Start Tip sharp threads all the way to the tip and how the fastener has an immediate grip for a fast start. The inset thread cut drastically reduces splitting effect and minimizes the driving torque needed to engage the wood.
We introduced our new lines at the show that included AXIS™ Structural Wood Screws, EPIC™ Trim Head Screws, PICO™ Finish Head Screws, AURA™ for Cabinetry & More, NOVA™ Structural Lag Screws, YUKON™ Hex Structural Lags and ROCO™.
We were also able to show our new Planograms available to the retail lumberyard, home center and hardware store. Learn more at ScrewProducts.com.
The 2020 IBS AZEK TimberTech booth was a labor of love with the joint efforts of Minnesota Platinum Contractors Phi Decks and Deck and Basement partnering on the deck build. The 50×80 deck featured all of the colors in the Legacy and Vintage collections as well as the four colors in the new Reserve Collection. Learn more at: TimberTech.com
NADRA Members, AGS Stainless:
At IBS this year, AGS Stainless released its newest stainless steel railing system, Cascadia Rail.
Cascadia Rail was designed to provide deck builders with a visually-stunning and cost-effective stainless alternative to aluminum railing systems.
Made from 316 marine-grade stainless steel and fabricated to AGS Stainless’ exacting standards, the lineal foot cost of Cascadia is similar to aluminum rail.
Cascadia is easy to install, ships within 48-hours and is is currently the only ICC-ES approved metal railing system with a horizontal infill. This means Cascadia can be installed quickly, anywhere in the US and Canada, by just about anyone – and without the need for the engineering calculations typically required by local permitting authorities for custom stainless rails.
For additional info or to order Cascadia for your next project, go to: AGSStainless.com
NADRA Members, Versatex:
IBS 2020 in Las Vegas was an incredible time. We had a blast showcasing our products at IBS with new color offerings with our Canvas Series. The best part about the show was conversing with industry professionals all week and learning about their work. This is definitely a show that should not be missed! Plenty of innovative products come up each year and we are lucky to have such great support from the industry. Learn more at Versatex.com
NADRA Members, Armadillo:
Avon Plastics was at the International Builders’ Show (IBS) last week, showing builders how to cut deck installation time by up to 60% just by using TurboClip Hidden Deck fasteners. That’s precious time you can spend elsewhere.
Avon Plastics booth featured all of our building material brands from Armadillo Composite Decking, Grid Axcents Decorative Lattice, TurboClip Universal Hidden Deck Clip and Quix Tile.
We think our Builder Rebate Program is the best in the industry! We had a great response by getting people signed up for the builder rebate program right at the show when they visited our booth. When you use our brands, we’ll rebate you 3% of your material cost on all Armadillo, TurboClip, and Grid Axcents products. Plus, our Armadillo and TurboClip builders will receive two 192ct boxes of Narrow Gap TurboClip fasteners (enough to install 200sf) simply for signing up! Sign up today at pro.avonplastics.com. All in all, it was an awesome show!
NADRA Members, MoistureShield:
MoistureShield® made a huge splash with its new booth at the 2020 IBS Show, right on the heels of winning “Marketer of Year” –the highest honor in Hanley-Wood’s Brand Builder Awards. The winning campaign was highlighted in the booth, with captivating images of underwater scenes on their extremely moisture-resistant composite decking. MoistureShield was also submerged in an actual water fountain and pool, something no other decking would dare to promote!
MoistureShield’s Elevate™ capped wood composite decking, initially offered in select locations in 2019, has now launched nationally at the International Builders Show in Las Vegas. Contractor and lumber dealer interest in Elevate is growing rapidly, as they recognize the need for an attractive capped decking product at an entry-level price point. Elevate decking features a strong, protective cap which shields each board from impact, corrosion and harsh weather.
In addition, Elevate was Finalist in the NAHB’s Most Innovative Products in the Best of the IBS Awards. MoistureShield also hosted designer and former HGTV host Chip Wade, as he explored the brand’s Solid Core Difference which makes all MoistureShield decking products moisture-resistant enough to be submersible in water. He also did the “Feel the Difference” comparison the CoolDeck technology, in which you can actually feel the surface temperature difference in CoolDeck compared to other decking brands. And, Chip did a Facebook Live on how seamlessly MoistureShield complements Belgard® Pavers, firepit and outdoor kitchen for a complete backyard experience. Learn more about Elevate HERE
NADRA Members, Regal ideas:
Award winning deck builder, Dr Decks, and co-host of the Vanilla Ice Project Wes Kain joined us in the Regal Ideas booth at the International Builder’s Show. It was great meeting so many new contractors. Regal ideas products raise the bar when it comes to safety and durability. Our products are made from high strength 100% pure aluminum alloys and engineered to resist the tests of time and weather and proven to outperform vinyl, composite, wood and steel materials.
We showcased our TELESTEPS, a must have item for every contractor, builder and renovator! Here is a special offer to our fellow NADRA members! Use code TELE10 on telestepsworldwide.com for 10% off the entire store plus FREE shipping!
It was a great show! We look forward to seeing you soon! Check out our DeckStars site to see where we will be on tour next!
NADRA Members, CAMO® Deck Fastening Systems:
The CAMO booth had an excellent turnout with quality conversations with both new and familiar faces. Every 15 minutes, attendees watched product demos, learning more about CAMO® DRIVE™, EdgeClips and EdgeXClips. Builders were able to try out the products themselves and hundreds entered to win a DRIVE while 15 walked away with a new tool!
The CAMO DRIVE™ Stand-Up Tool features three end guides to fasten CAMO Edge Screws, CAMO EdgeClips or traditional face screws—all using your own drill! CAMO DRIVE is a collated stand-up deck fastening tool designed to save contractors time, get them off their knees, and save their backs. Using the CAMO DRIVE tool can result in a deck installation that is 5X faster than other methods. And, CAMO® EdgeClip® and EdgeXClip® revolutionize installation of grooved boards, either using CAMO DRIVE or their Never Miss Guide™ for hand-held fastening. Stay tuned for more innovation as warm weather approaches!
The International Builders’ Show was a fantastic way to reconnect with our reps, dealers, and contractors. This year we debuted our brand new faux wood grain finish top rails for our DesignRail® aluminum railing system. Even our own reps were fooled into thinking it was wood! Our reps were also excited by our new DesignRail® Express program, cutting shipping down on select options to 5-7 days.
Besides the new products, we connected with editors at LBM Journal and Professional Remodeler magazine, and had delightful visits with Chip Wade and Mike Holmes Jr., and attended the #bestofsocialmedia awards which highlighted some fantastic contractors on social. Learn more at FeeneyInc.com
NADRA Members, FastenMaster:
This year was FastenMaster’s biggest showing ever at the IBS in Las Vegas. New to our booth was an interactive framing corner which showed off the FrameFAST tool and all-new NLB Connector. The FrameFAST system has now expanded from its original configuration which made truss-to-top plate connections easier. It can now create a continuous load path from the truss down to the foundation using the same 6” FrameFAST screw by utilizing different tool heads. The new NLB, or Non Load-Bearing Connector, combines a screw with floating sleeve for attaching partition walls – delivering lateral stability while allowing for truss movement above the wall.
Over the three days of this show, our knowledgeable sales, marketing and technical teams engaged with many Pro customers, giving constant demonstrations and answering a variety of product application questions. For our decking Pros, these demos included our FusionLOC demo deck, showing how to install faster by having collated clips and fasteners in one tool.
Another time-saving product enhancement was our new collated Cortex plugs, allowing the decking contractor to more quickly and precisely align the grain and color of our plugs to match the decking. No doubt that the few thousand attendees who walked through our booth left with new knowledge of our time and money saving products, and a better sense of why FastenMaster remains Pro Driven. Learn more at FastenMaster.com.
NADRA Members, Trex:
Enter the Next Deckade of Outdoor Living with Trex
Trex delivered the total outdoor living package at IBS 2020! The world’s largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing, and leader in high-performance, low-maintenance outdoor living products, reinforced its position as a one-stop resource for decking dealers and contractors with the launch of three new collections and some exciting railing additions:
Serving up something completely fresh for spring, the Trex® Outdoor Kitchens™collection boasts the finest in stainless steel cabinetry from category-leader Danver, including Trex-exclusive door styles and more than 20 luxurious finishes.
Extremely popular across commercial and residential buildings, exterior cladding is all the rage. Using industry-leading Trex Transcend® deck boards, new Trex® Cladding™ offers commercial-grade performance, premium aesthetics and low-maintenance benefits. The easy-to-use, open joint system makes hardwood planks obsolete in modern rainscreen applications.
Heating up the outdoor living category, the Trex® Outdoor Fire & Water™ collection offers stylish and durable outdoor fire features, water elements and decorative planters made of premium grade copper or stainless steel.
Building on the success of the commercially inspired Trex Signature® Rod Rail, Trex expanded the premium end of its aluminum railing line with the addition of Trex Signature Glass and Mesh Railing. Add striking industrial design with the new mesh infill or optimize views with up to 6 feet of invisible glass. Either way, the view from a Trex deck has never looked better!
To help Trex ring in the new deckade, HGTV personality and Trex brand ambassador, Alison Victoria of “Windy City Rehab,” made a special appearance in the Trex booth at IBS to welcome fans, take photos and sign autographs. A long-time user of Trex, Alison regularly specifies Trex products for the outdoor projects she designs. Be sure to check out Season 2 of “Windy City Rehab” later this spring and look for lots of Trex decks.With an ever-expanding and industry-leading portfolio of innovative, eco-friendly products, Trex aims to provide everything a contractor may need for any outdoor space, from foundation to finishing touches. To check out the newest product collections that debuted at the Trex IBS booth, visitwww.trex.com.
NADRA Members, Barrette Professional Solutions:
Barrette Professional Solutions was officially (and successfully!) unveiled at the International Builders Show last week in Las Vegas. Barrette Professional Solutions utilizes the top category brands under the BOL umbrella – ActiveYards Fence, Alumi-Guard Fence, RDI Railing, and DuraLife Decking – to provide innovative and effective solutions for architects, builders, contractors, property managers, multifamily housing and landscape architects. BPS is also supported with a new website that also launched last week – www.barrettepro.com.
We hope to see you throughout the year at various NADRA events and shows. Please stay in touch! If you’d like to send us photos and a brief recap from your experience at the International Builders Show, please send images, links and comments to Info@NADRA.org. We will keep this blog post updated with posts from our members that exhibited at the show!
Aluminum Railing Leader joins forces with Top Deck Builders at National Deck Competition
For more information contact: Andrew Pantelides Vice President of Marketing & Business Development Regal ideas Inc. Tel: 905-929-7155 email@example.com
(Delta, BC) – Regal ideas Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of Aluminum railing systems joined forces with top builders Dr Decks and Neighborhood Fence and Decks, to create some of the winning entries at the 10th Annual North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) National Deck Competition.
Regal ideas Inc was recognized by a panel of judges with the following awards:
• 1st Place – Limitless Creations in partnership with Dr Decks • 1st Place – Alternative Deck in partnership with Dr Decks • 2nd Place – Manufacturer Product in partnership with Dr Decks • 3rd Place – Illumination in partnership with Dr Decks • 3rd Place – Closed Porch in partnership with Neighborhood Fence and Deck
“This recognition is especially meaningful to us as an organization. Seeing our products being used and showcased by so many builders across the country is a humbling and honorable feeling.” states Andrew Pantelides, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Regal ideas Inc., “We will continue to raise the bar with innovation, safety and ease of use.”
Pantelides was also recognized at the awards gala by NADRA for his commitments and involvement to growing the association.
NADRA held its National Deck Competition in Louisville, KY. “This year marked the 10th anniversary of the National Deck Competition.With members in Canada and the United States, we had a 65% increase in submissions over last year. Our industry has had significant growth over the last few years and from what we are seeing will continue to grow strong in 2020. ” states Heather A. Marchand, Director of National Programs and Marketing at NADRA. NADRA is made up of deck builders, inspectors, manufacturers, dealers/distributors, lumberyards and represents the deck, dock and railing industry.
Along with the NADRA awards, Regal ideas launched their newest program called DeckStars at the DeckExpo. Joe Jacklin, Director of Marketing and Contractor Development was brought on board to lead this new program. “We are developing North America’s largest pro deck builder network, offering the right tools, training and networking to deck builders and contractors.” Jacklin also mentions.
“DeckStars now completes our turn-key merchandising, marketing and go-to-market programs that connects consumers to certified installers and Authorized Dealers. The program is designed to drive business to local Dealers and contractors.”
Deckstars.com officially launches November 25, 2019 with program features, training dates and locations. The consumer sections of DeckStars.com will launch early 2020 featuring local certified DeckStars across North America.
About Regal ideas Inc. Innovation runs deep at Regal ideas. Over 30 years ago, the company opened its doors with one product line, Regal Aluminum Railing. Today, Regal Railing is the largest selling brand of Aluminum railing in North America. With a wide range of innovative products designed to make life easier for homeowners and contractors alike, Regal ideas is an industry leader on both sides of the border and across the globe.
Regal ideas spends a considerable amount of time researching and evolving its product mix adding LED-lit railing systems, frameless glass systems and Aluminum stair stringers, just to name a few, to its portfolio of innovative building materials. Regal ideas is not just building materials! Regal ideas is also the inventor and manufacturer of the most innovative and comprehensive line of engineered climbing products – Telesteps (telestepsworldwide.com). The Telesteps brand provides a full range of automatic telescopic ladders for use around the home as well as professional grade equipment for trades and commercial use.
About NADRA: The North American Decking and Railing Association is the voice of the decking industry, representing the interests of deck builders, inspectors, manufacturers, dealers/distributors, lumberyards, wholesalers, retailers, and service providers alike.
NADRA’s mission is to provide a unified source for the professional development, promotion, growth, and sustenance of the deck and railing building industry in North America so that members can exceed the expectations of their customers.
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.
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