SEPTEMBER 2017 
NASHVILLE EDITION                                           
ISSUE NO. 09
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Greetings!

We’re excited about DeckExpo in Nashville; it’s a new city for us, and attendance is looking up! Make sure you’ve reserved your spot at NADRA's Awards Dinner on Thursday, Oct 26th. If you're headed into town early, be sure to join the crowd for a game of golf on Wednesday the 25th. You can sign up for all NADRA happenings by following the links below or taking some time to explore the main events page here.

As we head towards winter, and the traditional slower season for many, it’s important that we keep the energy and focus high- so that we can push our production season as long as possible, and shorten the “winter window” where it’s financially challenging. Getting 1 or 2 more projects fit in before winter, or an additional 1 scheduled for spring could be the difference between having a good year, and having a GREAT year!

Be sure you are utilizing your benefits in membership with NADRA. If you need a refresher on what your benefits are, give us a ring: 215-679-4884 or shoot us an email: Info@NADRA.org and we will make sure you're on the right track.

We look forward to seeing many of you next month in Nashville, TN.
Sincerely,

Your home team here at NADRA and your Board of Directors

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NADRA's Annual Awards Dinner:

Join us for our biggest party of the year! The action-packed night includes an open bar, dinner, industry update, annual awards & line dancing at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville.

This is NADRA's largest fundraising event of the year. Your participation / attendance at these events and efforts in securing sponsorships help support the many great efforts that NADRA provides to the industry we serve.

Registration for this ticketed event can be found right here . Sponsorships available. 
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About Hermitage: 

  • #1 Rated public course in state of TN by Golf Digest
  • Top public course in state on TN as rated by PGA
  • "4.5 star rating" Golf Digest Magazine's highest award in TN
  • ESPN ZAGAT Survey - "America's Top Golf Courses"

We hope you will join us. The NADRA crew had a great time last year, and we hope to grow this fundraiser even more in Nashville! 
NADRA Member Spotlight:
Member Name:   Jason Durante
Company Name: Durante Home Exteriors
Position:  President / Owner
Member Category:  Builder
Location:  Irondale, AL
What inspired you to join NADRA? As a deck builder I stand behind the quality of my work. Our decks aren't just built to code, we exceed industry standards. NADRA represents the same quality and ideals.

When did you first get involved with this industry?  25 years ago

What was the first thing you ever built?  A Dog House! It had siding and a shingled roof.

We want to get to know you, please tell us a little about your business:   Durante Home Exteriors was established in 2001. I had been working in the industry for many years, and wanted to build a company customers would trust and return to for years to come.
Decking, both Composite and Pressure Treated, account for approximately one-tenth of our business and we average 75 decks per year. Durante's specialty is windows and doors, but my first love is decks!

How do you define success?  RESPECT, of my employees, customers and peers.

What advice would you like to share with fellow members that you have learned in your career?   Do it right the first time!

What would you do for a career if you weren’t doing this?   Fisherman

A little more about Tom:    I have two sons, Joshua and Jacob, a daughter, Dominique, all of whom work with me, plus an adorable granddaughter, Serena. I also have a French Bulldog named Titan. When not working I love to play golf, fish and hike.

 
Connect with Durante Home Exteriors:

Website:  www.GoDurante.com


  *A Member Spotlight winner will be chosen each month. For a chance to win, please fill out the questionnaire found  here
Leadership:
Teachable moments at every turn...
Friends, have you ever taken a moment to think about all the lessons that life teaches us before 7AM? Be honest, of course you haven't! That's why you were intrigued to read this article. So since you are here, let's jump right into it!

For those that know me, you know I'm an early riser. To be an early riser one must have some sort of a plan or at least remember to set the alarm clock before turning it in for the evening. In business, how often do we want to begin a project, attack a new market, land an important deal, etc. without a well thought-out executable plan? Yes, we know we want to accomplish a goal, but often we haven't taken much initiative to set the alarm in advance. Or possibly, we have in our minds that it's not our responsibility to set the alarm. Shouldn't the alarm be set by the CEO, the owner, the executive team, the supervisor or "those" people over there? No, it is our personal responsibility to plan for our success. Set the alarm!

For me, when the alarm goes off at 5AM, I have a choice. Snooze and lose or begin and win! I consistently choose to hit the ground running with thanksgiving for another chance to be better than I was yesterday. This sets the tone for my day. A day of excellence, continuous improvement, proper attitude and of course... gratitude. These are all things that are of the utmost importance to my customers, employees, colleagues, family and friends. I know you're probably thinking - wow he's only been up for a few minutes now!
Support our members - visit our Sponsors at the show! 

  • AZEK: #1251
  • Dasso .XTR: #1154
  • Homeland Vinyl Products, Inc.: #640
  • Koppers Performance Chemicals: #1747
  • MoistureShield: #935
  • NTA: 449
  • Royal Building Products: #1313 & #1411
  • Screw Products: #1151
  • UltraLox: #809
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