January 12, 2023
Why Should You Join NADRA?
by Bobby Parks

Home Builders have NAHB and Remodelers have NARI. We, as Outdoor Living Builders, have NADRA.

As a deck builder that builds decks full time or a remodeler or landscape company that does a few a year, why should you join NADRA? Whether you’re a member or not, you're the beneficiary of some of NADRA’s efforts without realizing it.

Since 2004, NADRA has helped shape, organize, improve, and grow the Outdoor Living Industry.

A better question might be why wouldn’t you invest in and support the organization that provides a voice for your industry? 
NADRA has assisted in providing representation at ICC code hearings which directly impacts the cost of how and what we build. You may think that code requirements have become complex but it would be even more complicated if NADRA had not been supporting efforts here. NADRA provides educational and deck safety programs as well as the Deck for a Soldier campaign which provides a way to give back to those who have served. The NADRA National+ Deck Competition and Awards Ceremony provides motivation for many builders to become more creative...READ MORE

Join NADRA Today to Receive: 
  • Member Pricing for Education: including NADRA's Deck Evaluation/Inspection Program which is now approved for 4 ASHI CEU's and .40 ICC Credits
  • Tools: FREE deck safety marketing materials in the member's section
  • Access to NADRA’s Deck Evaluation / Inspection mobile APP/FORM upon passing the Deck Evaluation/Inspection Certification 
  • Networking opportunities, referral programs, and more
  • Click HERE for NADRA Member Benefits
LDX - The Legacy Day Experience 
by Chris & Amy Breen

This past March in Clearwater, at the NADRA National+ Deck Awards, we had the opportunity to introduce you to the Legacy Decks Academy. 

We're excited to announce that our Legacy Deck Academy Team will return in March of 2023 with registration opening soon!

The Academy is a game-changing organization that is dedicated to helping professionals in the deck building industry succeed. At the Academy their philosophy is that business doesn’t get easier, you get BETTER. They have a proven system to help build a predictable, profitable, and scalable business. They believe that the fastest path to success is to first focus on building the "BUSINESSMAN/WOMAN before the business PLAN," by helping to develop the personal skills and characteristics necessary to build a successful business...Read More
Reserve Your Rooms!

Join us for NADRA's 2023 Summit at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort on March 29th - 31st, 2023! Registration Opening Soon!

Schedule of Events:

Wednesday, March 29th, 2023: Welcome Party on the Beach!

Thursday, March 30th, 2023:

  • Industry Education - Morning session - (TBA)
  • Cocktails by the pool
  • 13th Annual Awards Gala (Music, Dinner, Awards, Dancing!)

Friday, March 31st, 2023:

  • Additional Event (TBA)
  • Annual Beach Olympics & Farewell Luncheon

Summit Tickets will be available soon!
2022-2023 Deck for a Soldier® Update - Registration Open

Happy New Year!

NADRA's Deck For A Soldier® recipient in NJ is Frederick Redline.

Frederick is a U.S. Navy Veteran of the Korean War. Frederick served on the aircraft carrier USS Oriskany .

Frederick is 91 years old and due to a recent fall at home, he can no longer manage the stairs at the entrance to his home and is in desperate need of a handicap ramp.

NADRA Deck for a Soldier® supporters will build this access ramp for Mr. Redline.

We have the design, permits and approvals and are ready to get started on this project.

All we need is your help and support!

To make a monetary pledge, volunteer time or contribute material, please click HERE.

Please call or email with any questions.

Your help is truly appreciated!

NADRA National Deck for a Soldier® Committee Chairman,
Greg Hartmann
315 350-1832
Grow Your Business with Outdoor Living Solutions Software from Simpson Strong-Tie

Simpson Strong-Tie® Deck Planner Software™, Pergola Planner Software™ and Fence Planner Software™ make it easy for you to design strong, safe structures in minutes. Just select dimensions and hardware, then you can print a full materials list, provide a customer quote, review permit submittal pages, and select a local dealer...Click Here to learn more or call (800) 999-5099.
NADRA's Decks Done Right Class Two Day Live Webinar

Part 1:  Friday, February 03, 2023 from 9am-2pm EST - Live Webinar

Part II: Friday, February 10, 2023 from 9am-2pm EST - Live Webinar

10 hour, two-part series (each day 5 hours) via LIVE zoom webinar presented by Jim Mailey
NADRA's Deck Evaluation / Inspection Certification Class

Thursday, March 02, 2023 from 9am - 1pm EST - Live Webinar

The industry’s best resource for learning how to safely evaluate a deck. Includes a 48-page manual, and certification,

ICC approved for .40 Credits. AIBD, ASHI, and InterNACHI approved for 4 CEU's.
How to Build a Free Standing Deck 

Learn how to properly design, frame, and build a code-compliant freestanding deck. Take these skills onsite from start to finished product with expert builder and craftsman Mike Guertin.
NADRA Exterior Wood Restoration Courses

Select from two exterior wood restoration courses presented by Everett Abrams, The Wizard of Wood, the leading expert in the United States and beyond. 
Master Deck Professional CODE Certification

Earn your Master Deck Professional – CODE Certification with NADRA – fees apply for certification. A Four-Part Series, provided by Building Code College

Protect your deck with Mitsubishi Chemical America’s Nichigo G-Tape. Our hand-tearable, repositionable, acrylic flashing tape will add years to your deck protecting against moisture. Learn More! Learn More
Simpson Strong-Tie News: Simpsons Strong-Tie released its annual Year-in-Review List, highlighting major new product launches, structural engineering solutions, and other industry innovations introduced over the past twelve months...Read More

CAMO News: National Nail’s CAMO® brand of tools and fasteners for deck building and beyond was honored in Architectural Products magazine’s 2022 Product Innovation Awards (PIA) for its innovative ClipDRIVE™ stand-up fastening tool...Read More
Dickies News: Dickies, the world’s No. 1 work apparel manufacturer founded in Fort Worth, is moving its new global headquarters into The Tower complex in downtown after decades of operations on West Vickery Boulevard...Read More
What's In Store for Construction in 2023?

For the U.S. construction industry, 2022 brought skyrocketing inflation and interest rates, but contractors remained optimistic despite rocky economic conditions.
Inflation climbed to a 40-year high in June, fueled by ongoing supply chain issues resulting from a variety of factors, including pandemic fallout and Russia's invasion of Ukraine. In response, prices rose...Read More
5 Business Changes Pool and Spa Pros are Making in 2023—And Why
by Gary Thill 

Labor, supply chain and inflation remain key concerns, not to mention a potential economic slowdown, as pool and spa pros head into 2023. But what changes are pros making in the new year to combat—and even benefit from—these industrywide concerns?  
Here’s a look at five ways pros are changing their business practices in 2023 along...Read More
Succession Planning — Not as Difficult as You Think

Leadership succession planning is critical to balance your company’s objectives and future growth. As leadership expectations continue to change, so must our approach to succession planning. Done well, succession planning will help you move away from the “fog the mirror” style of building your team and allow you to invest the time and resources to develop strong leaders. As we continue to deal with the labor shortage...Read More
5 Tips For Building a Strong Leadership Team
by Vincent Tricarico

Laying the foundation for a powerful 
leadership team starts with a business assessment and a self-assessment. What does the business need to achieve, and how can our leadership teams get us there?
I tend to look at things globally, but while I can see things in a micro way to determine the next steps, I like to lean on my teams to dig down into the details as they come up with a knock-out marketing and sales...Read More
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