NADRA Industry Update
Jun. 10, 2015

NADRA Atlanta Fundraiser! Golf with us for a good cause! Monday, June 15
NADRA
Join us on Monday, June 15 for our annual fundraiser event. We have a GREAT turnout so far, and expect even more players signing up in the next few days. This is a fun event you don't want to miss!



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NADRA announces 2015 NJ Deck Competition Winners
NADRA
The NADRA NJ Chapter celebrated their annual Deck Competition on Thursday, June 4th, 2015. What a great night with friends and colleagues of all levels of the value chain in the deck and railing industry.

2015 NADRA NJ Deck Competition Winners:

  • Illumination: Joe Kalnas– Somerville Aluminum
  • Unique Feature: Gustavo de la Cruz – Barrett Outdoors Deck and Patio Design Center
  • Limitless Creation: Bill Lecorchick, Legends Home Improvement, LLC
  • Alternative Deck Under $20k: Robert Lascelle, My Deck, LLC
  • Porch Over $26k: Sean McAleer – Deck Remodelers .com, LLC
  • Alternative Deck $21k – $50k: Robert Lascelle, My Deck, LLC
  • Alternative Deck Over $51k: Gustavo de la Cruz – Barrett Outdoors Deck and Patio Design Center
  • People’s Choice Award – 2nd Place: Bill Lecorchick, Legends Home Improvement, LLC
  • People’s Choice Award – 1st Place: Gary Daley, America’s Deck Builder
  • 2015 Best Deck – 2nd place: Gary Daley, America’s Deck Builder
  • 2015 Best Deck – 1st place Winner: Robert Lascelle, My Deck, LLC
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    NADRA West Coast Membership Drive/Golf Tournament — Saturday, June 27
    NADRA
    Comprised of some of the deck and railing industries leading contractors and manufacturers; NADRA has a long history of providing training, education and support to its member organizations. This inaugural event is the perfect opportunity for your team to learn more about NADRA and to check out firsthand what’s new and great in deck and railing products. At this event you will make new contacts, strengthen existing relationships and lay the groundwork for new strategic partnerships. You will enjoy great golf, mouth-watering cuisine and luxurious spa services ... and all of this taking place at an award-winning waterfront resort! Work just doesn’t get any better than this. Join us on June 26 and 27!

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    NADRA: Dedicated to your deck safety
    NADRA
    The North American Deck and Railing Association is dedicated to increasing public awareness of the necessity for regular inspection and maintenance of existing decks and proper installation of new decks. A key element of enjoying your deck for years to come is making sure it is safe and code compliant. NADRA’s 10-Point Consumer Safety Checklist is an efficient way to take a good look at the different parts of your deck, with an eye to what might need maintenance, repair or replacement. Safety first, fun second — make sure your deck is safe to enjoy. Learn more here.

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    How to maintain the safety of your deck
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    Your deck is the perfect place to enjoy warm weather with friends and loved ones. However, a poorly maintained or unsafe deck could possibly collapse, causing serious injuries to you and your guests.More

    BBQ & Contractor Demo Day in our media yard
    Tague Lumber
    Join Tague Lumber at their media location for free delicious barbecue and tool demos from some of our top selling product brands. Take advantage of special pricing and discounts, plus a lot of prizes and giveaways.More

    Gas? Charcoal? Smoker? Wok? Finding the path to grilling nirvana
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    Lou Groccia writes: For years I have only used charcoal grills. I was a briquette snob. I snubbed my nose at those who went the way of the propane tank. But as the years rolled by and I kept burning through my big steel boxes, I grew increasingly put off by the process. I found I was grilling less often than I used to. Sure, I still got the charcoal burning for company a few times each summer.More

    17 stunning decks to inspire your backyard transformation
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    Think outside the standard wood platform with smart design ideas for a range of settings and budgets.More

    Solutions: Plan your outdoor space for maximum effect
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    After a few false starts toward the warmth of the season, we finally have the right conditions to step outside and stay for a while. Here are some tips from a recent event called The Great Outdoors at Michigan Design Center in Troy that featured a presentation by Pat Seibel, who designs, plants and maintains the display garden at Four Star Greenhouse Inc. in Carleton, Michigan, and an outdoor room by Paul Feiten, interior designer and owner of Paul Feiten Design in Bloomfield Hills.More

    Deck out your outdoor space with shopping bags
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    How to get paid without alienating your customers
    By Yasmine Bachir
    For any business, getting paid on time is essential. If you have cash going out regularly but can't ensure you're being paid on time, a cash-flow gap will develop that could result in bankruptcy if left unresolved. The key is to do everything possible to get paid on time and ensure positive cash flow, especially for small businesses. But this can alienate your customers if they feel you're putting pressure on them or being unfair in your demands, which can also damage your business.More

    Why flexible workers might be your best employees yet
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    Your gut is the best decision-making tool for your small business
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    If you’re like most people, you probably think that emotions should leave the room when key decisions need to be made. But, sometimes your gut instinct pokes and prods at your reasoning until you either listen to it — or do a good enough job pouring over reams of data to justify ignoring it.More