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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.

6 04, 2021

US Demand for Decking is on the Rise

By |2021-04-06T15:39:26-05:00April 6th, 2021|Categories: Industry Brief, Industry News, Product Highlight, Sponsored Content|Tags: , , |

Lockdowns have instilled a newfound appreciation for even the tiniest of outdoor spaces to call our own, so it’s hardly surprising that Americans are increasingly investing in home renovation and outdoor spaces. As vacations and other plans continue to hang in limbo, the demand for decking solutions will continue to increase [...]

6 04, 2021

Trex Brings Sustainable Sophistication to HGTV Smart Home 2021

By |2021-04-07T08:37:27-05:00April 6th, 2021|Categories: Industry Brief, Industry News, Press Release|Tags: , , , , , |

Trex's Eco-friendly, Low-maintenance Products Elevate Outdoor Living Space

1 04, 2021

Deckorators® MBC Decking Approved for Use as Cladding

By |2021-04-06T15:23:29-05:00April 1st, 2021|Categories: Industry Brief, Industry News, Press Release|Tags: , , , |

Deckorators® MBC Decking Approved for Use as Cladding Mineral-based composite (MBC) technology available for home and commercial exteriors GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 30, 2021 — Already very popular among deck builders, beautiful and durable Deckorators® mineral-based composite (MBC) decking is now approved for use as cladding. Patented EovationsTM MBC technology makes [...]

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. 

22 02, 2021

Grad Concept Inc.: first steps in North America with NADRA

By |2021-02-22T10:34:50-05:00February 22nd, 2021|Categories: Industry Brief, Industry News, Member Spotlight, Press Release, Product Highlight|

After 15 years of success in the European market, Grad® Concept is bringing its patented innovation to North America. This exciting new venture has seen Grad® Concept USA partner with installers, millworkers, and architects alike including, Woodhaven (KS), Thermalwood (Canada), and Thermory (NY). Their approach to innovation and quality makes them [...]

15 12, 2020

VISTA Chosen by Timber Mart as New National Aluminum Railing Supplier

By |2020-12-15T20:53:55-05:00December 15th, 2020|Categories: Industry Brief, Industry News, Press Release|Tags: , , , |

MAPLE RIDGE, BRITISH COLUMBIA, December 14th, 2020 – Vista Railing Systems Inc., the market leader in exterior railing products that offer style and simplicity, has been chosen by TIMBER MART, the largest national member-owned buying group in Canada, as its new national aluminum railing supplier. This relationship represents significant growth potential [...]

2 12, 2020

Uplift Resistance Explained

By |2020-12-02T22:05:33-05:00December 2nd, 2020|Categories: Industry Brief, Industry News, Product Highlight, Sponsored Content|Tags: , |

The uplift resistance of the Diamond Pier system effectively resists frost heave pressures often found in the northern portion of the United States, and movement in expansive soils often found in the southwestern portion of the United States.

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. 

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