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July, 2010Special Edition
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The National Aquarium, Baltimore -  Location of NADRA's Cocktail Reception, Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner - all happening the evening of: Wednesday, September 15, 2010
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Quakertown - July 27, 2010 |The North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA), now in its 6th year, has decided it's time to launch the First Annual NADRA National Deck Competition. The contest will award builders for their work in various traditional categories: Pressure Treated Deck, Western Red Cedar Deck, Redwood Deck, Alternative Deck less than 500 square feet, Alternative Deck more than 500 square feet, Exotic Wood Deck less than 5oo square feet, and Exotic Wood Deck more than 500 square feet. And for builders who spend time on some of those special projects, there are categories such as Best Illumination and Best Unique Feature. And of course, the Best Overall Deck Project takes it all!
NADRA's New Jersey Chapter has been very successful in orchestrating annual deck competitions at the state chapter level. With very little marketing effort, the first two events went off without a hitch, and were served to inspire the national competition. See what winner Gary Daley, NADRA member & owner of America's Deck Builder has to say about what NADRA's deck competitions & awards do for his business:
"Now, more than 16 months later (and after winning another award at the 2010 NJ NADRA Deck Awards), people are still calling and telling me they read the article about me and my deck awards, and asking when I might be available to meet with them to talk about their deck projects. These folks, for the most part, aren't calling anyone else. They're calling me because (in addition to my striking good looks) I have been credentialed by NADRA. And the newspaper article made it all the more credible. 'I know this is a good company,' one eventual happy deck owner told me at our contract-signing meeting, "because it's right here in the newspaper." He made this proclamation while jabbing his index finger down into the award-announcing-article sitting in front of him. Over the last 16 months, I can directly attribute more than $150,000 in new business to that deck award, and the resulting publicity. That's one hundred and fifty thousand dollars in business that went to me, and not to Harry Handyman. That's .15 million dollars of business that I can thank NADRA for. That's the power of bona fide credentials.....That's the power of NADRA."  More
Hints & Tips for Deck Competition
 The following links will take you to the Deck Competitions main website. Take a look around prior to registering.
FAQ - Click here to get the answers to all the questions rolling around in your head!
A word from NADRA Deck Builder & Director, Gary Daley:
Hey there fellow deck experts.

If you're anything like me--and I think you probably are, since you're reading this---then you are likely spending much of your time these days wondering how to make more money; How to increase your business' bottom line; How to elevate yourself and your business above the hordes of handymen presenting themselves, to potential clients, as your equal; How to get your phone ringing, and ringing, and ringing.
I found the answer. And my phone is ringing, and ringing, and ringing.

I am, honestly, busier this year than I've ever been.
And I am going to here and now, as a proud and beneficent NADRA Director, share the answer with you.
It's simple: All you need are some credentials that your competitors don't have. And you need to present those credentials in a credible manner.

"But how," you ask, "can I get these. . . these. . . 'credentials?' And how do they become 'credible.'"
Again, It's simple: You can earn these credentials from your association-- the North American Deck and Railing Association--NADRA. And they are "credible" because they are presented by the industry's guiding association: NADRA.
That's right. NADRA can set you apart from Harry Handyman. Active membership in NADRA can give you the credentials that will elevate you from, and well above, the rest of the pack.
"But I am already a member."
Yep. That's right. You're already a member. But that's not the end of it. There's more involved.
Alas, you've invited my story.... More 
Click Below to Enter NADRAs National Deck Competition & to Register for The Awards Dinner
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Education! Deck Technical Classes at DeckExpo 2010
NADRA members continue to raise the bar for the deck industry across North America with the development of educational programs for professional deck builders. This year, the NADRA education committee with the help of our partners at Hanley Wood, are proud to introduce four new NADRA Member Certification classes for the Deck, Dock and Railing professional.

These programs provide the professional deck builder with the education to keep you up to date on top business practices in the industry. As a NADRA Member, you are able to build professional credentials that will help set you apart.
Tuesday, September 14
2:15pm - 3:30pm
(T15) - Bobby Parks
Wednesday, September 15
8:00am - 9:15am 
(WO4)- Bobby Parks
Thursday, September 16
4:00pm - 5:15pm
(H12) - Glenn Mathewson
Friday, September 17
9:45am - 11:00am
(FO8) - Glenn Mathewson
 Register Now
NADRA's Official Hotel at DeckExpo 2010 - The Hyatt
BaltimoreHotel Overview
Treat yourself to life along the waterway when you stay at our AAA Four Diamond Inner Harbor hotel. Glance out the expansive windows of our vaulted atrium lobby and it's easy to understand how Baltimore obtained the nickname "Charm City". Our urban contemporary Baltimore harbor hotel offers a luxury gateway to this enchanting waterfront town. Catch an Orioles' game at Camden Yards, crack crabs in the Inner Harbor, or explore the wonders of the sea at the National Aquarium.
Discover a new favorite from the unique menu items offered at Bistro 300. Maintain your regular routine in our 24/7 StayFitTM gym. Play tennis, lounge by the pool or shoot hoops on our skyline deck during the warmer months. Stylish guestrooms, inspired cuisine including Kosher catering, and legendary Hyatt service make this the preferred choice among Baltimore Maryland Inner Harbor hotels.
Book Your Hotel Now! Stay with NADRA at The Hyatt!  
Participate in the NADRA Silent Auction at DeckExpo
NADRA Booth #6312 will again be full of extraordinary auction items for you to bid on. Last year's winners walked away with great values on NADRA member products and other items. Funds raised through the Silent Auction will go to support NADRA's programs as the association grows. Make sure to visit the NADRA booth and sign up for your bidding number early! If you wish to donate an item, please click here to do so. Thank you!
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Hints & Tips for NADRA Ntl Deck Competition
Enter NADRA's Deck Competition
Deck Technical Classes @ DeckExpo
NADRA's Official Hotel @ DeckExpo
NADRA Silent Auction @ DeckExpo
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First-Ever Wood Pavilion @ DeckExpo
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Wood Pavilion 
Celebrate wood and build new partnerships at the First-Ever Wood Pavilion at this year's DeckExpo.

From an early age, real wood has a special place in our lives. Now, it has a special place at DeckExpo as well. It's called the Wood Pavilion and it is everything wood. From wood decking manufacturers to the companies that make the tools that harness the natural beauty of wood, you'll find them all here. Want to be part of the Wood Pavilion? Please contact Margarett Watt: or give her a call direct at: 972.536.6406. 
July 26, Dallas TX - DeckExpo 2010 introduces a new feature area in the Exhibit Hall - the Wood Pavilion.  The 2010 DeckExpo is scheduled for September 15-17 (classes begin September 14) at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland and is held again in conjunction with Remodeling Show.  Owned and produced by Hanley Wood Exhibitions, DeckExpo is officially sponsored by North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) and Professional Deck Builder magazine.
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