For Immediate Release

NADRA.ORG is proud to announce that John Patrick Kozal, P.E., FASCE with Deckorators, Inc (a subsidiary of UFP Industries, Inc.) has recently been elected as a Fellow of America Society of Civil Engineers.  In recognition of his contributions to the engineering and building industries, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has conferred the grade of ‘Fellow’ upon Mr. Kozal.  This prestigious honor is bestowed upon those who have demonstrated leadership and technical abilities in one or more civil engineering disciplines.

As NADRA’s Code Co-Chair, Mr. Kozal brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the organization which is highly valued. He oversees the development of vital building codes and regulations for the North American deck, dock, and railing industry. He works collaboratively with industry stakeholders, government officials, and other regulatory bodies to ensure public safety and building integrity. Mr. Kozal received his civil engineering degree from Michigan Technological University in 1993 and obtained his professional engineering license in 2001.  Mr. Kozal’s election to the grade of Fellow is a testament to his commitment to excellence and dedication to his profession.


NADRA is made up of deck builders, inspectors, manufacturers, dealers/distributors, lumberyards, wholesalers, retailers, and service providers to the deck and railing industry. By working together we can be one voice for the industry and deliver a clear message to the consumer and the code development bodies. NADRA serves as a trade association with an emphasis on safe building practices, and deck safety.

NADRA connects great ideas and great people to inspire leadership and achievement within the industry.

In its simplest form, NADRA helps all categories and professional levels of the outdoor living industry, with a specific focus on decking; connect and empower each other, by collaborating and working together as one voice to benefit the industry we serve.

About Deckorators

Deckorators® takes the enjoyment of personalizing your outdoor living space to a whole new level. With decking and railing products that excite and inspire, you can accessorize and enhance the world outside your four walls with the newest, on-trend styles from the brand that’s always leading design innovation. Deckorators offers the quality and selection to transform your deck into a reflection of you, your home and your sensibilities. As the first name in outdoor design, we’ve staked our reputation on your satisfaction. In fact, we’re so confident, we stand firmly behind that reputation with some of the best, first-of-their-kind product warranties in the industry.

As a Bronze sponsor of NADRA (North American Deck and Railing Association), we at Deckorators are proud to support an organization that promotes the safety, growth, and sustainability of the decking and outdoor living industry. NADRA provides valuable resources, education, and networking opportunities for industry professionals, ensuring that they are up-to-date with the latest developments and trends in the field. Together, we can continue to elevate the industry and provide homeowners with beautiful and safe outdoor living spaces.