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Decking to Take Center Stage at Deck Expo

Deck Expo is bringing decking to the center stage with an exciting lineup of decking-specific educational discussions scheduled across the three-day event.

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Deck Expo is bringing decking to the center stage with an exciting lineup of decking-specific educational discussions scheduled across the three-day event.

Deck Specialist will be participating in a “Decking Power Panel” on Monday from 4-5 pm at Booth 4729. The panel will feature Andy Henley, Hen-House Decks; Brendan Casey, Casey Fence & Deck; John Lea, DeckSouth; and Mike Mitchell, Mitchell Construction. Deck Specialist’s Chuck Casey will be moderating the discussion.

On Tuesday at 10:30 – 11:30 am, Deck Specialist will be back in Booth 4729 to moderate a discussion between Henley, Mitchell, Lea and Brendan Casey on “Designing Award-Winning Decks.”

In addition, top builders will be participating in six DeckXTalks, sponsored by Legacy Decks Academy and the North American Deck and Railing Association, while Dr. Decks, Simpson Strong-Tie and Culpeper Wood Preservers will be heading the “Decks Done Right” discussions. John Lea, DeckSouth, will present his two-part series on “Why Is Outdoor Living Ranked #1 as the Most Valued and Requested Feature of Single-Family Homes?”

Here’s a look at the full lineup of the scheduled decking events:

Monday, November 13

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

Decking Power Panel, Booth 4729, 4 – 5 pm, Andy Henley, Hen-House Decks; Brendan Casey, Casey Fence & Deck; John Lea, DeckSouth & DeckSouth Designs; and Mike Mitchell, Mitchell Construction. Moderator: Chuck Casey, Deck Specialist

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

Tuesday, November 14

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

Designing Award-Winning Decks, Booth 4729, 10:30 – 11:30 am, Andy Henley, Hen-House Decks; Mike Mitchell, Mitchell Construction; Brendan Casey, Casey Fence & Deck; John Lea, DeckSouth & DeckSouth Designs. Moderator: Chuck Casey, Deck Specialist

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

Wednesday, November 15

Decks Done Right: Lateral Connections, Joists, Joist Hangers, Booth 4941, 11 am – 12 pm, Scott Fischer, Senior R&D, Simpson Strong-Tie

Decks Done Right: Railings and Stairs, Booth 4941, 1 – 2 pm, Rachel Holland, Engineering Supervisor, Simpson Strong-Tie

Deck Specialist will be live-streaming to bring our readers highlights of these decking discussions and other exciting happenings as they occur at the show.

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