NADRA Announces New President

NADRA Announces Newly Elected Executive Committee and Board Members

For Immediate Release:
Media Inquiries:
Michael Beaudry

Quakertown, PA., January 10th, 2018 – The North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) announced the new Board of Directors, including members to the Executive Committee.

Matt Breyer, Breyer Construction & Landscape, LLC  was appointed as NADRA’s President & will serve for two years. Matt is an experienced remodeler and entrepreneur, Breyer has more than 15 years in the industry.

Heath Bowman, Southeastern Underdeck Systems, LLC & Haven, was appointed as NADRA’s Vice President. Heath will also serve for 2 years.

Bruce Verblaauw, C. Verblaauw and Sons, LLC, was elected Treasurer & will also serve two years on the Executive Committee. Kirk Hammond, Lonza, now serves as NADRA’s Immediate Past President and will remain in this position for 2 years.

Continuing on the board is:  John Burkhart, JECS Demand

NADRA also welcomed three new members-at-large to its Board of Directors. Joining for a three year term are: John Keller, Sequoia Supply Co., Inc. , Gary Converse, Koppers Performance Chemicals & Vincent Carrubba, Admiral Composite Technologies, Inc.

Serving as the Associations International Ambassador is: Barry John Davis
NADRA also thanks Board members whose terms have concluded: Rick Schumacher, LBM Journal, Bob Lett, Wolf Home Products & Bill Ross, Fiberon

NADRA Announces Third Annual Nat’l Deck Competition Award Winners


Contact: Michael Beaudry,, 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, , 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, , NJ
  • 2nd Place: Sean McAleer, , NJ
  • 3rd Place: Louis Pagnutti, Decks Unique, Inc., NY

Best Deck of 2012: Barry Street, Rolling Ridge Deck Co Inc, CO