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6 04, 2021

Operating During and Beyond Unprecedented Times – Once the Dust Settles

By |2021-08-30T08:34:12-05:00April 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 |2021-08-30T08:34:12-05:00March 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. 

28 04, 2020

National Nail Launches Versatile CAMO® LEVER™ Tool for Fast, Easy Deck Board Bending

By |2021-08-30T08:34:16-05:00April 28th, 2020|Categories: Ask NADRA, Industry Brief, Industry News, Press Release, Tips & Tricks|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Grand Rapids, MI-- At CAMO, we know that you don’t have time to wrestle with deck boards –time is precious during installation and crews are getting smaller. Not to mention the strain on the body and potential board damage. As part of the CAMO experience that delivers ease, efficiency and profitability, [...]

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 [...]

6 04, 2020

Why Nichigo G-Tape on Decks?

By |2021-08-30T08:34:17-05:00April 6th, 2020|Categories: Ask NADRA, Industry Brief, Industry News, Product Highlight, Tips & Tricks|Tags: , , |

As originally published on Nichigo G-Tape’s website HERE Water finds a way.  In the construction industry, it is always important to keep that in mind. Water ALWAYS finds a way. This is especially true when it comes to deck building.  All things being equal, wood rot is one of the first [...]

1 05, 2019

NADRA Provides Deck Safety Marketing Resources to Help the Industry Boost Business this Spring

By |2021-08-30T08:34:41-05:00May 1st, 2019|Categories: Ask NADRA, Deck Safety, Industry Brief, Industry News, Press Release, Tips & Tricks|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Contact: Michael BeaudryPhone: 215-679-4884Email: Info@NADRA.org In honor of Deck Safety Month®, the North American Decking and Railing Association reminds professionals to take advantage of exclusive Deck Safety Marketing Resources along with press release templates, graphics, ads, social media content, flyers, and more. Quakertown, PA  (May 1st, 2019) - With more than [...]

21 11, 2017

NADRA Member Spotlight

By |2021-08-30T08:35:24-05:00November 21st, 2017|Categories: Ask NADRA, Business Practices, Industry Brief, Industry News, Tips & Tricks|Tags: , , , , |

Company Name: Holloway Company Member Name:   Ted Tidmore Company Name: Holloway Company Position:  Owner Member Category:  Builder Location:  Sterling, VA What inspired you to join NADRA? We have a passion for designing and creating unique decks and integrating them into an overall outdoor oasis. We are well-known in our area for custom projects. When did you first get [...]

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