Day 2 at Deck Expo

Yesterday was an exciting day at Deck Expo. It was amazing to see all the builders and exhibitors packed in Las Vegas Convention Center’s West Hall catching up with each other. Today is shaping up to be another exciting day with the show’s packed schedule of industry experts who will be on hand to share their knowledge with show guests.

Most notably, this morning from 10:30-11:30 am, Deck Specialist will be back in Booth 4729 to moderate a discussion between Andy Henley, Hen-House Decks; Brendan Casey, Casey Fence & Deck; John Lea, DeckSouth; and Mike Mitchell, Mitchell Construction on how to design and build award-winning decks.

If you missed our first panel discussion yesterday on how to build an award-winning business, highlights will be shared online at @deckspecialistmagazine and on

Other exciting must-see educational discussions for today include:

The First Appointment for Backyard Transformation, W204; 8–9 am; Mike Farley, Lead Elite Designer at Farley Pool Designs

2027 ICC Code Hearings — NADRA Leads the Way in Reviewing and Suggesting New Proposals, W225; 9:15–10:15 am; John Kozal, PE, Senior Project Engineer at Deckorators, Inc.; Mark Guthrie, Senior Tech Support at FastenMaster

Decks Done Right: Dr. Decks, Booth 4941; 11 am–12 pm; Jason Russell, Dr. Decks

DeckXTalk: Mastering Marketing & Branding for Outdoor Living, W317; 11:30 am–12:30 pm; Amy Breen, Legacy Decks Academy; April Edwards, Deck Builder Marketers

Why is Outdoor Living Ranked #1 as the Most Valued and Requested Feature of Single-Family Homes? Part II, Booth 4729; 12:30–1:30 pm; John Lea, DeckSouth

Decks Done Right: Corrosion & Pressure Treated Wood, Booth 4941; 1–2 pm; Eddy Longshore, Culpeper Wood Preservers

DeckXTalk: From Chaos to Clarity: Mastering the Model of Scaling Your Business, W317; 1:30–2:30 pm; Chris and Amy Breen, Legacy Decks Academy; Leif Wirtanen, Cascade Fence and Deck; Jason Varney, Dock & Deck

Decks Done Right: Railings and Stairs, Booth 4941; 2–3 pm; Rachel Holland, Engineering Supervisor, Simpson Strong-Tie

Decks Done Right: Footings, Post Bases and Beams, Booth 4941; 3–4 pm; Billy Viars, Education and Training Manager, Simpson Strong-Tie

DeckXTalk: Beyond Wood: The Next Generation of Deck Framing, W317; 3–4 pm; Chris Breen, Legacy Decks Academy; James Gunning, Weardeck; Jason Alloway, Newcastle Steel; Scot Sheffield, Fortress Building Products

Decks Done Right: Ledgers, Booth 4941; 4–5 pm; Scott Fischer, Senior R&D, Simpson Strong-Tie

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