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NADRA announces 2015 NJ Deck Competition Winners
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
NADRA West Coast Membership Drive/Golf Tournament — Saturday, June 27
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!
NADRA: Dedicated to your deck safety
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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Many decks 'accidents waiting to happen,' construction expert warns
House value jumping? Save your home improvement receipts
The New York Times
A tax time bomb is ticking for an increasing number of people who have been lucky enough to see big gains in the values of their homes.
This is especially true in and around cities like New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston and San Diego, where home prices have increased smartly over the last decade or two.
How to maintain the safety of your deck
NADRA via Daily Press
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.
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Gas? Charcoal? Smoker? Wok? Finding the path to grilling nirvana
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.
17 stunning decks to inspire your backyard transformation
This Old House
Think outside the standard wood platform with smart design ideas for a range of settings and budgets.
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Solutions: Plan your outdoor space for maximum effect
The Detroit News
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.
Deck out your outdoor space with shopping bags
With summer steadily approaching, several homeowners may be gearing up to tackle an outdoor deck project just in time to enjoy the warm weather and fire up the barbecue. For those of you who are considering your options, now you can make an eco-friendly one — with recycled plastics.
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.
Why flexible workers might be your best employees yet
Flexible working is secretly feared among many managers. The main reason is because the last experience we often have of "flexible working" was during our education, where flexible/self-study implied "optional", which itself meant "unnecessary."
Your gut is the best decision-making tool for your small business
Small Business Trends
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.
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