February 22, 2012 | Hello Everyone,

First off, the NADRA NJ Board and I would like to thank everyone for attending the meeting on February 7, 2012 at the Chimney Rock Inn in Bound Brook. We had an excellent turnout for the meeting. Thanks to Robert & Lainie, they put together a fun and informative meeting.

Thank you to Techno Metal Post for sponsoring the NADRA NJ meeting. We couldn’t have done it without your support. Don Delzio gave a very good video and verbal presentation explaining their product, how it is installed and how it can help our builder members. These helical piles are code approved and can be installed in a fraction of the time that it takes to install traditional footings. Techno Metal Post calls for the necessary utility mark-outs. The company reviews plans for the proposed deck and then supplies a sealed and certified engineering report that is submitted with the building permit application. These piles can built on as soon as they have been installed and eliminates the need for footing inspections. With no soil to remove, form tubes to place and concrete to pour, these helical piles seem to be a good alternative and are economical as well.

Our speaker for the evening was Jonathan Gray from Budd, Larner P.C. who explained the differences between, and the importance of, Corporations and LLC’s. He also spoke about the differences in the rate of payroll taxes for a corporation vs. an LLC and about stock options for employees.

We discussed and voted on charging a minimal $20 fee for members to attend meetings and waiving any fees for non-members to attend their first two meetings.

Gary Daley explained the education courses that are being offered in Atlantic City that will be needed to obtain theMaster Deck Builder Certification and stressed the importance of the courses.

Jen Sheridan discussed the ABC show in Atlantic City and asked for help with the NADRA booth at the event.

Remember to try to utilize our sponsors and speakers in our businesses.

Let’s all remember everything that Jen has done for NADRA and everyone of us over the past few years. Let’s all pitch in and see what we can do to help out with the booth in Atlantic City.

We hope to see you all at the next meeting in April!


Judy Verblaauw
NADRA NJ Assistant Secretary