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26 07, 2022

Deck Builders Gather for the 2nd Annual Symposium

By |2022-07-26T08:17:32-05:00July 26th, 2022|Categories: Industry Brief, Industry News, Press Release|Tags: , , , |

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.

1 06, 2021

Are You a Leader or a Boss?

By |2021-08-30T08:34:10-05:00June 1st, 2021|Categories: Ask NADRA, Bobby Parks, Industry Brief, Industry News, Leadership|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

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.

11 03, 2020

A Simple Recipe For Contractors Part Two:

By |2021-08-30T08:34:17-05:00March 11th, 2020|Categories: Ask NADRA, Bobby Parks, Business Practices|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

12 02, 2020

Are You Charging Enough for Deck Features?

By |2021-08-30T08:34:18-05:00February 12th, 2020|Categories: Ask NADRA, Bobby Parks|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

15 01, 2020

If Customers Were Always Right, We Would Go Broke

By |2021-08-30T08:34:18-05:00January 15th, 2020|Categories: Ask NADRA, Bobby Parks, Business Practices|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

21 11, 2019

The North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) Awards Outstanding Successes in the Decking Industry

By |2021-08-30T08:34:39-05:00November 21st, 2019|Categories: Ask NADRA, Industry News, Press Release|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Over 100 Awards Presented to Outdoor Living Professionals Across North America [QUAKERTOWN, PA, November 20, 2019] — The North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) recognizes and promotes excellence in the outdoor living & decking industry. Each year, the national organization honors outstanding deck & dock projects in the industry at [...]

17 06, 2014

TimberTown Austin & Fortress Host Luncheon with Bobby

By |2021-08-30T08:38:48-05:00June 17th, 2014|Categories: Business Practices, Industry Brief, Industry News, Product Highlight|Tags: , , , , , |

TimberTown Austin and Fortress Railing Products Host a Learning Luncheon with Builder Bobby Parks TimberTown Austin is partnering up with Fortress Railing Products on their next learning luncheon. The event will feature speaker Bobby Parks, the owner of Peachtree Decks and Porches of Atlanta, Georgia. Austin, TX  -June 13, 2014 TimberTown [...]

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