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1 06, 2021

Are You a Leader or a Boss?

By |2021-06-02T11:18:37-05:00June 1st, 2021|Categories: Ask NADRA, Bobby Parks, Industry Brief, Industry News, Leadership|Tags: , , |

Culture, Management & Leadership Styles Someone told me a long time again that if you want to understand what a company is about, look at who’s at the top. If you like what you see there, you’ll probably like what you see throughout the company.  Look at the top and you’ll [...]

12 05, 2021

2024 International Pool and Spa Code Development

By |2021-06-01T11:44:40-05:00May 12th, 2021|Categories: Ask NADRA, Building Codes, Deck Safety, Industry Brief, Industry News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

On April 29th, 2021 NADRA code representative, Glenn Mathewson, participated in the International Code Council Committee Action Hearings for the development of the 2024 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code. 

6 04, 2021

Operating During and Beyond Unprecedented Times – Once the Dust Settles

By |2021-04-07T16:15:48-05:00April 6th, 2021|Categories: Bobby Parks, Business Practices, Industry Brief, Industry News, Tips & Tricks, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

As people become more comfortable that Covid is under control, staycation rates may drop, reducing the spending from these funds that are also at an all-time high. Reduction in material cost should help stabilize the industry and remove the “not spend now” concerns but the “staycation” side of the equation may factor in as people begin to venture out again.  When this occurs and people aren’t knocking down your doors with demand for work, or referrals slow down, where you are positioned as a contractor will again affect just how busy and profitable you are.

10 03, 2021

As a Business Owner, How Many Hats Do You Wear?

By |2021-03-10T15:25:11-05:00March 10th, 2021|Categories: Bobby Parks, Business Practices, Industry Brief, Industry News, Tips & Tricks|Tags: , , |

Bobby Parks talks about life as a contractor and how many hats we wear each day, and how easy it is to drop or neglect things when you try to carry too much of a load. Here are some examples of ways to begin to reduce the hat count and buy back more productive time for you. 

1 12, 2020

How Much of a Deposit Should You Ask For? Cash Flow: Deposits & Progress Payments

By |2020-12-01T19:47:33-05:00December 1st, 2020|Categories: Bobby Parks, Industry Brief, Industry News, NADRA News|Tags: , , , , , |

How much of a deposit should you get when writing up a contract? Is 10%, enough? Is 50% too much? Having a payment process that’s fair and minimizes risk for both the customer and contractor simplifies things. 

22 10, 2020

2021 Deck Code Highlights

By |2020-10-22T12:43:20-05:00October 22nd, 2020|Categories: Ask NADRA, Building Codes, Industry Brief, Industry News|Tags: , , , , , |

The 2021 edition of the International Residential Code is officially complete and ready for printing. Here’s a look at its main provisions.

13 10, 2020

Barrette Outdoor Living Generates Massive Power with Newly Installed Solar Panels

By |2020-10-22T10:48:41-05:00October 13th, 2020|Categories: Ask NADRA, Industry Brief, Industry News, Press Release|

Barrette Outdoor Living has completed the installation of a rooftop solar array on their 200,000 square foot aluminum fence and railing manufacturing facility in Brooksville, FL.

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