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New Legacy Collection from TimberTech

Learn more about the Legacy Collection, with its earthy hardwood looks and rich undulating grains.

 


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Are you wondering what this Deck Safety Ambassador Initiative is all about?
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Becoming a 2015 Official Deck Safety Ambassador is as easy as signing up online and securing your level. All ambassadors must be a current NADRA member and will receive marketing benefits and the use of the brand new Ambassador logo. Ambassadors will use NADRA marketing tools on their websites, social media platforms and other various forms of communications to help spread the word about Deck Safety Month. You can learn more or sign up here.



We would like to thank our Official 2015 Ambassadors to date:



It's not too late to sign up. Click here to learn more.
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Save the Date! NADRA Atlanta Golf Outing: June 15
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The NADRA Atlanta crew will be getting together on June 15 at the Brookfield Country Club in Roswell, Georgia, for a fun-filled day of golf, networking and fun! Shotgun start at 1 p.m. More details to be announced soon!
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NADRA's New Jersey Deck Competition is open for entries
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The NJ Deck Comp is officially re-open for entries. The deadline to enter is Wednesday, May 20 at 11:59 p.m. There are 18 categories total. The "Best Deck" will be chosen from highest score. The winners will be announced on Thursday, June 4 at the Bridgewater Manor in Bridgewater, New Jersey. Click here to learn more and to enter the Deck Competition. Click here to learn more and to register for dinner.
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NADRA Atlanta Meeting: Tuesday April 21
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Thank you Tailored Wood for your sponsorship. We look forward to learning about your company! We are also excited about April's Keynote speaker, Elyse Jordan from Houzz. As we all know, Houzz is a huge influencer on design and techniques in our industry.

Join us to learn how Houzz can help you and your business by attending our second meeting of the year. We look forward to seeing everyone!

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LATEST NEWS


Fiberon announces new 5-year limited labor warranty
PRWeb
Homeowners and professional builders have another great reason to work with Fiberon: A new five-year limited labor warranty. Available only through FiberPRO Select and Premier contractors, this exclusive residential warranty ensures protection above and beyond Fiberon’s industry-leading product warranties.
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MoistureShield Composite Decking featured on NBC's 'Today' show
PRWeb via Virtual-Strategy Magazine
NBC’s “Today” show, one of the most popular shows in daytime television, included a do-it-yourself project built with MoistureShield composite decking.
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Builders FirstSource to acquire ProBuild
GlobeNewswire via CNNMoney
Builders FirstSource, Inc., a leading supplier and manufacturer of structural and related building products for residential new construction in the United States, announced that it has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire ProBuild, one of the nation's largest professional building materials suppliers, in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $1.63 billion.
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NEWS YOU CAN USE


Homeowners are getting ready for outdoor entertaining
By Archita Datta Majumdar
Spring is in the air, and summer is knocking on the door. As one season blends into another, Americans are motivated to give their outdoor spaces a good bit of spring cleaning and maybe a makeover. With plans being made for outdoor entertaining, stores like Lowe's and Home Depot are witnessing a healthy rise in sales. Along with intensive cleaning, tidying and decluttering to make the outdoor space an attractive one, there is also a surge in demand for garden furniture and other garden-design items. All in all, a busy season ahead for homeowners and outdoor retailers alike.
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Give your landscaping a no-maintenance makeover
Marshfield News-Herald
Low and no-maintenance features top the list when making over outdoor living spaces because less time maintaining means more time enjoying. Low-maintenance landscaping outranks native plantings, water features and food/vegetable gardens according to an American Society of Landscape Architects survey.
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Ideas for pool perimeter landscaping
Sun Journal
With the rise of the "staycation," more and more homeowners are turning their backyards into their own private oases. The centerpiece of many such retreats is a refreshing and inviting pool.
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Lighting sets the stage for outdoor fun
SurfKY News
The arrival of warmer weather renews homeowners' vigor for various home improvement projects, and many have grand plans for interior and exterior renovations as they prep their living spaces for comfort, beauty and entertaining opportunities.
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Spring landscaping ideas that pay off
Investopedia
The season for spring landscaping is here, and it’s time to look at what you can do to increase the appeal of your home’s exterior. It’s important to make calculated decisions about your landscaping so that you don’t spend too much, but still make improvements to your lawn.
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Give your backyard a makeover
La Jolla Light
It might seem like summer if still a ways off, but now is the time to start planning if you want to add a stunning new deck or patio that is the talk of the neighborhood. To ensure that you have the go-to spot for backyard BBQs and summer get-togethers, here are nine helpful tips and design ideas to give your backyard a makeover.
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LEADERSHIP


Forget campaigns: Build your marketing stack
By Randall Craig
Most marketers think of themselves as builders. Their work grows the organization, grows market share, grows the portfolio of products and services. A bit more tactically, the marketer builds page views, conversions and social engagement. Underlying all of these activities, the marketer builds relationships. But is there merit in growing marketing itself? Not the ad spend or departmental head count, but the number of simultaneous marketing initiatives that the organization can successfully run?
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The importance of responsiveness
Inc.
Let's say you open a retail store. You choose to ignore the majority of people that walk into your store and ask a question. You rarely answer the phone. When employees ask you for direction on a task, you ignore them completely or delay your response for several days. How long do you think you would stay in business? Not very long.
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