Thank you, Deck for a Soldier® Participants in MN

 

 

 

Dear NADRA Members and Supporters: 

I am extremely pleased to let everyone know that the recent Deck for a Soldier® project for the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans, went very smoothly and was completed in just a few days after obtaining the permit.  Several NADRA builders and suppliers all got together to create this beautiful curved deck on the home.

MVAC’s program director and administrators were extremely thankful and really could not believe that a program like ours exists.  They were overwhelmed when they thought about how many veterans will use this great outdoor space.

I would like to thank, from the bottom of my heart, everyone involved in this project for their time and or materials.  A special thank you goes out to Pat Noonan from Deck and Basement Co. for taking on the responsibilities of leading this project and Rick Wooton from Crossroads Remodeling for his contributions to the NADRA National Deck For A Soldier® committee.  Many gave so freely to this project that it was inspiring to all.   We certainly could not have gotten this project without the support of the best teams in the decking industry.  NADRA Rocks!!

Respectfully,

Bruce Verblaauw

NADRA National Deck For A Soldier® Committee – Chairman

Listed below are all of the companies and individuals who donated their time and materials:

Material Donations:

Goliath Tech – Helical Footings – Craig Weubben, Craig Elsesser

The Deck Store – Framing Lumber – Bob Heidenreich

Wolf Home Products – Decking – Bob Lett, Mark Fisher

UltraLox – Railing – Wade Burgess, Tom Allen, Tony DeRocha

Simpson Strong-Tie – Hardware & Fasteners – Nick Varien

 

Labor Donations:

Deck and Basement Co.

            Pat Noonan

            Jon Ranzau

            Eric Geister

             Joe Dillon

Crossroads Remodeling

             Rick Wooton

             Joe Gullo

Dustan Petron

AJ Warner

Ray Stugart

Mike Carson

Karter Holthusen

Jigsaw Builders

             Dave Kasper

Jake Theusch

Infinite Decks

              Mark King

              Chris Bordonaro

Pro Deck Supply

              Andrew Schmitt

Ed Messimore

To read the entire MN D4S project blog post (before and after photos, quotes from members, etc) please click here.

 

If you are interested in being involved in a D4S project, NADRA’s Deck for a Soldier® Committee is currently working on a build in NJ. You can learn more by following this link.

AZEK® Building Products Announces Acquisition of WES, LLC

Leading manufacturer of premium residential decking acquires parent company of UltraLox Technologies and Harmony Railing

KOKIE, Ill.Dec. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — AZEK Building Products, No. 1 in premium decking and a leading manufacturer of high performance, low-maintenance outdoor building materials under the AZEK® and TimberTech® brands, announced today an agreement to acquire WES, LLC.  A leader in the aluminum railing industry, WES, LLC sells engineered railing systems and assembly machines under UltraLox, Harmony and other brands. The transaction is expected to close before Dec. 31, 2017.

 “We are very excited to make this announcement and about what this transaction represents for both AZEK Building Products and UltraLox,” said Jesse Singh, CEO of CPG International, AZEK Building Products’ parent company.  “While UltraLox will continue to operate as a separate company with its existing management team, we are bringing additional resources to support the growth of the company through enhanced service levels to its customers and ongoing product and market development.  In addition, we expect to leverage the expertise of the UltraLox team in aluminum railing design and engineering to further develop the AZEK and TimberTech railing products.”

The partnership will benefit consumers by offering a wider selection in railing products at various price points. Both companies will now also be able to leverage a combined knowledge of best practices in research, design and safety.”I know I speak for the entire UltraLox team when I say that we are proud to be joining forces with AZEK Building Products,” said Edward Peterson, SVP of Sales and Marketing for UltraLox. “For our customers, we will be in an even stronger position to help support their growth and business. And, for our employees, this opens up a range of potential future career growth opportunities.”

Headquartered in Skokie, Illinois, just outside of Chicago, AZEK Building Products develops and manufactures advanced building materials engineered to be superior alternatives to wood and other traditional materials.

WES, LLC headquartered in Eagan, Minnesota is a leader in the development of aluminum railing, porch and patio products for the residential and commercial markets.  In addition to finished rail systems sold under the Harmony and other brand names, the company developed and markets the UltraLox Interlocking™ machine that allows customers to assemble standard and custom aluminum railing for a wide array of applications.

About AZEK® Building Products:  

AZEK Building Products is a leader in the development of premium, low maintenance exterior building products. Available to a worldwide audience, our product lines span AZEK Trim, Decking, Railing, Moulding, Porch, Pavers and Adhesives, as well as capped wood composite Decking and Railing under the TimberTech brand. Both brands, synonymous with quality and innovation and made in America, lead their market areas by continually reinventing product lines and redefining entire product categories. For more information about AZEK, visit www.azek.com. For more information on TimberTech, visit www.timbertech.com.

SOURCE AZEK Building Products

NADRA’s 2016 Southeast Regional Golf Tournament

NADRA’s 2016 Southeast Regional Golf Tournament Brings Industry Pros Together

What a turnout! NADRA had a successful golf tournament on Monday, May 9th at the Brookfield Country Club in Roswell, Georgia. NADRA members showed their support despite the busy time of year. It was quite the competitive event!

The festivities began with handing out custom NADRA coolers to all attendees and a shot gun start at 11am.

Teams took to the greens to play their best and stopped to see what sponsors had put together at each hole.
NADRA National Board Member, Heath Bowman said, “This year’s NADRA golf tournament brought a lot of familiar faces together for a beautiful day to connect and have a good time together. Even more exciting was seeing a handful of new faces, which were a great reminder why we do this: building our community, sharing resources, and ultimately succeeding in business together.”
Thank You, Sponsors:
  • Compton Sales
  • Fiberon
  • Southeastern Underdeck Systems
  • BMC / Stock Building Supply
  • Atlanta Home Show- Cobb Galleria
  • Higginbotham Steel
  • TimberTown Atlanta
  • UltraLox
  • Trex
  • Ultra Aluminum

 

Thank you to all of our friends listed here,  we could not have pulled off such a fun and well-attended event without all of your support.

Thank you to NADRA members and the Southeast Regional team leaders, Mike Reasons, Kevin Waters, Joel Mooneyham and Joey Matthews.

Thank you Andy Clements for taking photos throughout the day!

A special shout out to Heath Bowman for taking care of beverages & all of your help setting up. You’re by far awarded MVP of the day!

We finished the day with a wonderful awards ceremony.

Two teams finished with a close score:

  • First place came in at 55: Team Outback Deck
  • Second place came in at 58: Team Stewart! 
The Closest to the Pin was awarded to Steve Hopson and Longest Drive was awarded by Chris Szemprich!
Another well attended, successful tournament in the books! We hope to add more sponsors next year and really raise some money for NADRA programs. We loved seeing new faces and hope to see the tournament continue to grow year after year! If you couldn’t make the event in GA, we hope you will join us in Baltimore on October 4th. You can learn all of the details, sponsor and register right HERE.
Until then, happy building season!

At your service,

Your team at NADRA Headquarters

Join us on October 4th in Baltimore! Register HERE.

Atlanta Golf Outing Brings Over 60 Industry Pros Together

NADRA’s 2015 Atlanta Golf Outing Brings Over 60 Industry Pros Together

From James Gunning, NADRA Atlanta Chapter President:

I am trilled to recap on Atlanta’s first NADRA golf outing that we had on Monday, June 15th at the Brookfield Country Club in Roswell Georgia. NADRA members showed their support despite the brutal 95-degree temperatures with 100% humidity, on a Monday during the busiest time of year…we still Had 60+ golfers attend what turned out to be a pretty competitive golfing journey.

Festivities began with a shot gun start at 1:00 in the afternoon (peak heat) – so what is the solution to proper hydration supply for the finest NADRA golfers?  20 cases of water and Powerade backed up with plenty of beer and booze of course! I want to give thanks our beverage cart sponsors PMC and Wolmanized Outdoor Wood, as well as all of our official golf outing sponsors:

  • Wolmanized Outdoor Wood
  • PMC Building Supply
  • Boise Cascade
  • Stock Building Supply
  • Screw Products, Inc.
  • Rainaway
  • FastenMaster
  • Trex
  • Fiberon
  • CoolScreens
  • ProWood
  • Metro Building Products
  • Compton Sales
  • MultiView
  • Southeastern Underdeck Systems
  • Decksouth
  • Simpson Strong Tie
  • YellaWood
  • Guardian Building Products
  • UltraLox

Without the support of all our sponsors, local chapter members and the help from NADRA HQ – the Beaudry’s, we could not have pulled off such a fun and well-attended event.

NADRA National Board Member, and active Atlanta member, Heath Bowman said, “The golf outing was great. A lot of us don’t get to see each other outside of chapter meetings. It’s fun to catch up in a different setting and have a good time with friends in the industry. It also helps create awareness. NADRA does a lot for the industry, and many of the guests who played, got a chance to see the benefits of being involved with a group like ours. Obviously, networking is a huge part of it, and all of us work hard to stand out in a very competitive industry. But even more important are the friendships beyond the word. At the end of the day, the work we do is to add enjoyment in the lives of the people we work for. Events like the golf outings are a great reminder that we can have fun while we work hard.”

We finished the evening with a wonderful southern style buffet and awards ceremony.

The blistering weather apparently helped the golf scores heat up. Two teams finished with a score of 55:

  • Team Trex
  • Team Outback 

After a scorecard playoff, Team Outback was given the winners trophy with Team Trex as runners up.

  • On Hole # 3 the closest to the pin award was given to Lamar Lea of Decksouth – 20” from the hole
  • On Hole #15 the closest to the pin award was given to Blake Buckler of PMC – 42” from the hole
  • On Hole #18 the long drive award was given to Ty Nowell of Universal Forest Products   – 348 yds ( ouch! )

Several attendees told me that this golf outing was one of the best they have ever participated in; others (even the country club) could not believe that this was our first tournament.  I was so pleased to hear that the common opinion was that the event was ran extremely well and I’ve got to say, we could not have done that without the help of John Lea and Mike reasons of Decksouth. John, thanks for letting us attend your club. It was fun and I am looking forward to the next one!

See you all August 18th at the Ivy in Bulkhead meeting start at 6:00!

James Gunning and the NADRA Atlanta Chapter Board