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The Deck Expo in Las Vegas, NV., kicks off this morning. Chuck Casey and I are at the show in booth 4341 to greet visitors, as well as live stream @deckspecialistmagazine as the excitement unfolds at the show.

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The Deck Expo in Las Vegas, NV., kicks off this morning. Chuck Casey and I are at the show in booth 4341 to greet visitors, as well as live stream @deckspecialistmagazine as the excitement unfolds at the show.

For our readers at the show, we will have the first copies of the just-printed November/December edition of Deck Specialist for you to pick up at our booth, or in the publication bins outside the showroom floor.

At 4 pm, we will be in booth 4729 to moderate a Decking Power Panel discussion between Andy Henley, Hen-House Decks; Brendan Casey, Casey Fence & Deck; John Lea, DeckSouth; and Mike Mitchell, Mitchell Construction, as they share their industry expertise on how to build an award-winning deck business.

In addition to the Decking Power Panel discussion, the show has a packed schedule of must-see decking events taking place across the show floor. Here’s a list of what is happening today:

Decks Done Right: Corrosion & Pressure Treated Wood, Booth 4941, 11 am – 12 pm, Eddy Longshore, Culpeper Wood Preservers

DeckXTalk: Maximizing Social Media Impact, W317, 11:30 am-12:30 pm, Chris Breen, Legacy Decks Academy; Gordon South, Wood Bully; Sean Collinsgru, Premier Outdoor Living; and Catherine Lippincott, Premier Outdoor Living

Decks Done Right: Footings, Post Bases, and Beams, Booth 4941, 12:15 -1:15 pm, Billy Viars, Education and Training Manager, Simpson Strong-Tie

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

Decks Done Right: Dr. Decks, Booth 4941, 1:30 – 2:30 pm, Jason Russell, Dr. Decks

DeckXTalk: Sealing the Deal: Leveraging Design to Boost Sales, W317, 1:30 -2:30 pm, Chris Breen, Legacy Decks Academy; John Lea, DeckSouth & DeckSouth Designs; Robert Hodichak, DeckSouth

Decks Done Right: Ledgers, Booth 4941; 3 – 4 pm; Scott Fischer, Senior R&D, Simpson Strong-Tie

DeckXTalk: Boost Your Bottom Line: Tech-Driven Estimations & Project ManagementW317; 3 – 4 pm; Chris Breen, Legacy Decks Academy; Eric Fortenberry, JobTread; Jeff Wraley, Groundwork

Decks Done Right: Lateral Connections, Joists, Joist Hangers, Booth 4941; 4 – 5 pm; Rachel Holland, Engineering Supervisor, Simpson Strong-Tie

Tomorrow, Deck Specialist will be back in Booth 4729 to moderate a discussion between Henley, Webb, Mitchell, Lea and Brendan Casey on “Designing Award-Winning Decks.”

And if you are planning out your day tomorrow, don’t forget to check out these decking educational events:

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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