COMMENTARY: April 2015

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NADRA is Your Voice in the Deck and Railing Industry


The North American Decking & Railing Association (NADRA) is made up of builders, manufacturers, dealers/distributors, lumberyards, wholesalers, retailers, industry representatives, inspectors and service providers to the deck and railing industry. By working together, we are one voice for the industry and deliver a clear message to the consumer and the code development bodies. NADRA serves as a non-profit trade association with emphasis on safe building practices and deck safety.

We are growing and need more members like you to join committees and represent your segment of the value chain.

NADRA has accomplished many great achievements in ten short years, and we have much work to do in the years ahead. We need your continued support to help us reach our goals.

One of our most recent accomplishments was representing all facets of the industry at the ICC code hearings. NADRA prevented 14 new codes from going to effect that would have had an adverse impact on the deck building industry. How did we do this? We hired professional code officials who understood the new codes being proposed and they represented the association at the hearings. They served as a voice of reason, representing NADRA members at the hearings. As I’m sure you can imagine, this takes time and financial resources. This is just one important area that NADRA has helped our outdoor living industry with the help from membership contributions.

If you’re looking for ways to grow your business in 2015, NADRA has a list of valuable benefits that will make an impact on the way you do business, such as:
• Opportunities to upgrade your NADRA membership to a “Premium” level. The packages provide yearlong advertising/marketing in NADRA programs and events throughout the year. Must be a current member to participate.
• Weekly News Brief. Every Wednesday, we send out the most relevant industry news/trends. Sign up for the brief at www.nadra.org. As a member, you can send your press releases and news with a note to [email protected] for inclusion in the brief (at no cost).
• Each member of NADRA receives a login and password to the members’ section of the website.
• Member page within the nadra.org website with a lead generation form.
• Discounts to all NADRA events and education/certification.
• Use of the NADRA logo and Deck Safety Month® Logo.
• Membership certificate to display on your website/marketing.
• Networking, camaraderie, Deck Safety Month®, Check Your Deck® Program, Deck for a Soldier®, chapter/division events, education, annual meeting, Code, CPAC/Fasttrack testing program, social media, NADRA’s Blog, 3rd-party marketing programs/discounts, and more.
• Each member of NADRA receives a login and password to the members’ section of the website.
• Member page within the nadra.org website with a lead generation form.
• Discounts to all NADRA events and education/certification.
• Use of the NADRA logo and Deck Safety Month® Logo.
• Membership certificate to display on your website/marketing.
• Networking, camaraderie, Deck Safety Month®, Check Your Deck® Program, Deck for a Soldier®, chapter/division events, education, annual meeting, Code, CPAC/Fasttrack testing program, social media, NADRA’s Blog, 3rd-party marketing programs/discounts, and more.

Membership dues for deck builders are $350, and dues for LBM dealers start at $500. Premium Memberships, ranging from $7,500 to $37,500, include year-round marketing and advertising on the NADRA homepage, Deck Safety pages, all education events, awards dinner at DeckExpo (250 attendees) to ads in our weekly brief and mentions in social media. Please reach out to us for a one-on-one consultation. Help us to help you by learning about the many NADRA programs from Deck for a Soldier, Deck Safety Month, Check Your Deck, regional seminars and Table Top events, to earning your Master Deck Professional—Code Certification.

Let’s get to know one another. Call: 215.679.4884, or email [email protected] and we will reach out to you. Applications can be found at www.nadra.org.


Michael Beaudry

Michael Beaudry is the executive vice president of the North American Decking and Railing Association.