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21 07, 2022

Homeowner Left with Unfinished Deck After Giving Contractor $16k

By |2022-07-21T09:55:38-05:00July 21st, 2022|Categories: Deck Safety, Industry Brief, Industry News|Tags: , , |

After giving an unlicensed residential contractor more than $16,000 to build a new deck with a covered porch, a metro Atlanta homeowner has been left with a small pile of lumber, a messy demolition site, and four raised beams that are propped up and barely secured.

30 04, 2021

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

By |2021-08-30T08:34:11-05:00April 30th, 2021|Categories: Industry Brief, Industry News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Over 170 NADRA Awards presented at the two-day event at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater Beach, FL.The North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) recognizes and promotes excellence in the outdoor living & decking industry. Each year, the organization honors outstanding deck & dock projects in the industry at a prestigious awards presentation & celebration. This year, the 11th annual awards were held on April 22nd, 2021 at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater Beach, FL. 

1 12, 2020

How Much of a Deposit Should You Ask For? Cash Flow: Deposits & Progress Payments

By |2021-08-30T08:34:13-05:00December 1st, 2020|Categories: Bobby Parks, Industry Brief, Industry News, NADRA News|Tags: , , , , , |

How much of a deposit should you get when writing up a contract? Is 10%, enough? Is 50% too much? Having a payment process that’s fair and minimizes risk for both the customer and contractor simplifies things. 

8 05, 2017

Choosing the correct wood for your outdoor project

By |2021-08-30T08:35:34-05:00May 8th, 2017|Categories: Business Practices, Deck Safety, Industry News, Product Highlight|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Choosing the correct wood for your outdoor project, by: Lonza Wood Protection This past year the wood preserving industry took a bold stance on quality when the American Wood Protection Association (AWPA) voted to require higher amounts of preservative for wood used in many applications. The AWPA, an organization comprised of [...]

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