NADRA Atlanta Chapter Meeting Re-Cap
Thanks to all those who attended the meeting last night at the Ivy in Buckhead. We had 41 in attendance with a good representation from builders, distributors and manufacturers.
We opened the meeting with a reminder of the anti-trust statement and then Mike Reasons read the minutes from the August meeting. We then held our “official” vote for the upcoming board members. Please join me in congratulating our board for 2014-2015: James Gunning – President, Mike Reasons – Vice President, Ginny Tibbetts – Secretary, and Greg Mizerak – Treasurer. We reviewed Deck Expo and talked about NADRA’s new partnership with Principia (check the web site for more details), We talked about the great work from Glen Mathewson on code changes and the positive impact that has for our group and finally we shared the great turn out from our chapter and the fact that Atlanta Builders won 11 out of 25 National Deck competition Awards. Award winners included; Tailor Decks, Mosaic Group, Peachtree Decks, Decks and More and we also have the Best Overall Project award that went to Rick Goldstein of the Mosaic Group. Thanks to all who submitted – Atlanta Builders certainly make our chapter proud.
We mentioned the code meeting that PMC held in September and note that you can get copies of the code changes from Larry or Greg at PMC. Steve Matrangos gave an update from the code committee, and Mike Reasons gave an update on financials. Scott McCawley then spoke about Deck for A Solider. We are having a One Day build on November the 8th so please sign up. Scott will be sending a follow up email on what is left for materials that are needed and David Tibbetts will be coordinating the crews. Scott told us about the Solider and his family and I encourage all of you to please consider being a part of this great event. Special thanks to Bill Sullivan/ AZEK for sponsoring this month’s meeting. Bill gave us an update on Azek and Timbertech and shared their new product offering and direction. Our guest speaker was Dennis Connelly, Kurlan & Associates. Dennis gave a great talk on focusing our sales efforts from the perspective of the Deck and Railing business. Special thanks to Dennis for agreeing to be with us this month. Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday –December the 10th at Rays on the River. Our sponsor for the meeting is Universal Forest products and our guest speaker will be Dale Cardwell of Trust Dale. This is a celebration event for the year so please plan on bringing your significant other, guests, etc. we want to pack the room!