Bobby Parks joins IG Railing as Business Development Specialist effective November 1st. Bobby will focus on educating contractors and dealers about the benefits of frameless glass railing as a direct employee with Illuminated Glass Railing Company.
As a deck builder that builds decks full time or a remodeler or landscape company that does a few a year, why should you join NADRA? Whether you’re a member or not, you're the beneficiary of some of NADRA’s efforts without realizing it. Since 2004, NADRA has helped shape, organize, improve, and grow the Outdoor Living Industry.
The second annual Deck Specialist Symposium was a success as deck builders and outdoor living professionals around the country rallied together in a virtual setting to hear from industry leaders and product experts.
Not just another business expense, a second phone might be the best money you’ll spend, and may possibly save your family life.
Culture, Management & Leadership Styles Someone told me a long time again that if you want to understand what a company is about, look at who’s at the top. If you like what you see there, you’ll probably like what you see throughout the company. Look at the top and you’ll [...]
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.
Know your own bone. NADRA Member explains why winning a National Awards has doubled his decking business.
Referrals, Websites, and Social Media, By: Bobby Parks In part one of “A Recipe For Contractors” I shared views on the importance of a contractor’s building philosophy, choice of project deliveries, and messaging. In this second segment, I’ll share my thoughts on additional ingredients with referrals, websites, and social media. It’s a combination [...]
By Bobby Parks Today’s Outdoor Living Contractors In today’s deck building market, radiuses, borders, inlays, outdoor lighting, and mitered stair tread details have become the trend. I have friends that deliver amazing award-winning creations utilizing some or all these elements and most have figured out not only an efficient way to [...]
By: Bobby Parks “The customer’s always right”. It’s a common saying that some may believe, but fortunately it’s not true or we would all go broke. We would throw in the towel whenever a customer claimed something was wrong, make fixes that had nothing to do with us for free, or [...]