In This Issue:
A letter from the President
Online Photo Gallery
Sponsored Content: AZEK
Deck Safety Month ® Update
Upcoming Events
Welcome New NADRA Members
Leadership: Kevin Jackson
Newsletter Archive
Greetings!

May is in full swing, and summer is right around the corner.

For most of us, the crews are all busy and working long hours, while fighting some “spring showers” that have hampered our schedule. Generally, many of us are doing the last-minute planning and business preparation work, while trying to secure proper projects. However, right now there is very little time to think “on” the business, while almost every hour must be devoted “in” the business! 

Often in the middle of the busy season it helps to pull back our focus from thinking “big picture” and instead focus on doing the right things on a more moment-to-moment basis; getting the right things going this week, today, this morning, right now! Don’t worry about the long-range ideals as much, just focus on keeping pointed in the right direction, and doing the next thing on your list. Oh, and don’t forget that as you’re working, you can’t ignore your health, mental well-being, or your family! It’s the middle of a 3-ring circus, and right now it’s your act.
 
The good news is that “crazy season” will not last forever! Before we know it, it's Fall - just a few short months away, and with that often comes the opportunity to pull back, reflect, and refresh. This is your heads-up that DeckExpo will be held in the great city of Baltimore again this year! We here at NADRA are hard at work to help make this a truly memorable event, that you will not want to miss out on. Another heads up - we are working hard on setting up the 2018 National Deck Competition (but more on that next month!)
 
So go ahead and put your toolbelt back on and get to work- but remember, this is only a season, and it’ll soon be past.
At your service,
Matt Breyer 
President, North American Deck and Railing Association
484-256-2773
Membership Benefit:
NADRA's Online Photo Gallery :
Did you know that current members of NADRA can post branded project images to the public photo gallery?

Categories range from ground level decks to vinyl, cable railings, pool and spas, waterproof decks, wood, composites and so much more! Check it out here .
*SPONSORED CONTENT*
It isn’t every day that Steven and Brucie Schneider, of San Rafael, California-based construction company Schneider Construction, are asked to build a deck on TOP of a building. Fortunately, when that does happen, which seems to be a new trend in the San Francisco area and beyond, they are more than up to the task. . READ MORE
NADRA's 2018 Deck Safety Initiative Resources:
Deck Safety Marketing Resources are Available to Help Outdoor Living Industry Professionals:

May is Deck Safety Month®, and NADRA would like to remind you to take advantage of exclusive deck safety marketing resources along with press release templates, graphics, ads, social media content, flyers, and more:

  • Dedicated Deck Safety Page
  • 10-point consumer checklist
  • Deck Evaluation Form: A step-by-step guide to evaluating the integrity of the deck structure, stairs, surface, and railings. A downloadable form and online form (BETA) are available to members and non-members.
  • Certified inspector program: NADRA is working diligently with ASHI, The American Society of Home Inspectors, as well as, AIBD, The American Institute of Building Design. The associations are working towards educating and certifying thousands of industry professionals to meet the need for inspecting the millions of decks that are past their useful life. Classes are available for scheduling.
  • Deck Safety Ambassadors: Help spread the word about deck safety by becoming a Deck Safety Ambassador. Sponsors gain access to an exclusive Ambassador logo and marketing benefits to further promote their businesses.
  • Homeowner resources: Builders can download the 10-Point Deck Safety Consumer Checklist to pass along to customers. Though not a replacement for a professional deck inspection, the checklist can assist homeowners and provide reference during other times of the year.

Communicating safe decking standards remains a top priority for NADRA. We continue to focus our efforts on educating both pros and consumers on proper deck installation practices as well as on consistent deck inspections. At the same time, we know that deck safety offers professionals in the industry a great opportunity to market their business, so we’ve provided all of the tools to help you do just that. If you have any questions, please reach out. You can contact the team at NADRA by calling: 215-679-4884 or sending an email to: Info@NADRA.org.
Just a small sampling of the many deck safety marketing resources available in the members section of NADRA.org: 
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NADRA News: Upcoming Event
Join us for a networking event TONIGHT!

  • Connections
  • Conversations
  • Cocktails (and dinner)
  • Meet top industry professionals from all segments of the outdoor living industry
  • Make lasting relationships
When: Tuesday, May 15th 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Sponsor: Haven Underdeck
What: Network, hear from Haven Underdeck & if you were involved in the recent Deck for a Soldier® build in New Jersey, receive your official Deck for a Soldier® participation certificate!
Where: The Chimney Rock Inn, 800 North Thompson Avenue, Bound Brook, NJ 08805  

*If this is your first time attending a NADRA event, please call 215-679-4884 for a PROMO CODE for FREE entry. 

Learn more and Register HERE
New NADRA Members: (from April 2018)
Manufacturers:
Regal Ideas, Inc. - Andrew Pantelides
eGlass Railing - Jeremiah Culp

Distributors:
Marvic Supply - Michael Heisey

Builders:
Simply Decks and Stuff, Inc. - Timothy Ryan
Atlanta Porch & Patio - Sol Elisha
Renovo Remodeling, LLC - Jonathan Hocklander

Associate:
Hanley Wood - Rick Strachan

ASHI Branch Inspectors:
OK1 Home Inspection, LLC - Ray Allen
Right Way Home Inspection Plus - Frank Sirianni
Leadership: Have haters? You're on to something!

Every great idea, and those who will implement them, will be faced with cynics, skeptics, doubters and critics. We have all heard those famous words, “That will never work” or “I don’t know why they are trying that?” This comes with the territory of change management, promoting a different way of thinking, challenging the norm and just being excellent in your field or craft. READ MORE.
*Have you missed previous issues of our monthly eNewsletter?

Looking to reach your target audience? Check out the 2018 Media Kit .
Email Info@NADRA.org to get started today.
NADRA Headquarters
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