22 04, 2020

The Overuse of the words: “uncertain times”

By |2021-08-30T08:34:17-05:00April 22nd, 2020|Categories: Ask NADRA, Industry Brief, Industry News, Leadership, Tips & Tricks|Tags: , |

By: Heather A. Marchand I use gmail. If I click on my "promotions" tab, I can guarantee that 8 out of 10 promotional emails use the word "uncertain". In fact, just for fun, I searched my email for "uncertain". How many times do you think I found the word?  TWO HUNDRED [...]

14 05, 2018

Leadership: Have haters? You’re on to something!

By |2021-08-30T08:34:46-05:00May 14th, 2018|Categories: Leadership|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

24 04, 2018

Leadership by Kevin Jackson: Proper preparation before presentation

By |2021-08-30T08:34:47-05:00April 24th, 2018|Categories: Leadership|Tags: , , |

Too often in our lives we jump right to the glossy brochure pictures of the finished deck, the degree hanging on the wall or the millionaire business owner who seems to have it all. In this, we miss the very fundamental actions that have transpired to ensure this success.What about grit, [...]

20 03, 2018

When it comes to backyards, he’s in front

By |2021-08-30T08:35:11-05:00March 20th, 2018|Categories: Industry News, Leadership, Member Spotlight|Tags: , |

By DONNA REED, March 19, 2018 PHOTO COURTESY OF BREYER CONSTRUCTION AND LANDSCAPE. A custom Trex deck by Breyer Construction and Landscape has a pergola, spiral steps and lower-level living space. The home, in Lincoln University, Chester County, also has an outdoor gas fireplace. Nearly 17 years ago, a great thing [...]

12 03, 2018

Leadership: Because you can’t use a hammer on a project that requires a screwdriver!

By |2021-08-30T08:35:12-05:00March 12th, 2018|Categories: Leadership|Tags: , |

Because you can't use a hammer on a project that requires a screwdriver! Kevin Jackson Friends, we've all been there! Remember the piece of furniture or kid's toy that had these dreaded words printed on the side of the box - Some Assembly Required? How could we forget!! As we opened [...]

12 02, 2018

One win doesn’t guarantee another, so TWCT (Train, Win, Celebrate, Train)

By |2021-08-30T08:35:13-05:00February 12th, 2018|Categories: Leadership|Tags: , , , , , |

According to Forbes, approximately 543,000 new businesses get started each month, but more employer businesses shut down than start up each month. This statistic may either surprise you or confirm what you already know. Yes, TWCT is something that I just made up, but its overall concept is not uncommon to [...]

23 01, 2018

There is impact in your “I am”

By |2021-08-30T08:35:16-05:00January 23rd, 2018|Categories: Leadership|Tags: , , , |

  In my late twenties, I was the Audit Director for a billion dollar company traveling the world and using the phrase "Tone at the Top" every chance that I could. I even trained my auditors that the organization, its culture and their potential audit findings would most likely be a result [...]

10 01, 2018

NADRA Announces New President

By |2021-08-30T08:35:16-05:00January 10th, 2018|Categories: Industry Brief, Industry News, Leadership, NADRA News, Press Release|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

NADRA Announces Newly Elected Executive Committee and Board Members For Immediate Release: Media Inquiries: Michael Beaudry 215-679-4884 Info@NADRA.org Quakertown, PA., January 10th, 2018 – The North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) announced the new Board of Directors, including members to the Executive Committee. Matt Breyer, Breyer Construction & Landscape, LLC  [...]

12 12, 2017

Pivotal Moments By: Kevin Jackson

By |2021-08-30T08:35:23-05:00December 12th, 2017|Categories: Business Practices, Industry Brief, Industry News, Leadership|Tags: , , |

They happen to you or through you! Have you ever wondered why some leaders go down in history as one of the greats? Better yet, wouldn't it be amazing to be added to the list? As life-learners, we all yearn to be better than we were yesterday. We recognize that the [...]

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