Local contractors compete in national deck competition

| 15 Feb 2012 | 09:42

    SPARTA — Deck designer and builder, DeckRemodelers.com will send a group to the National deck competition held in Chicago, IL this month. The competition is sponsored by N.A.D.R.A. the North American Deck and Railing Association. The event showcases the finest examples of deck design, craftsmanship and construction from around the United States. The completion will be held in conjunction with the annual DeckExpo and Remodeling conference held this year from Oct. 12 through 15. DeckRemodelers.com will attend in support of their numerous locally built entries. DeckRemodelers.com has completed projects in Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Somerset, Morris and Sussex Counties. They will compete in categories that determine the best design and craftsmanship on a national level. The entries are constructed in natural hardwoods as well as maintenance free synthetic materials from Timbertech, Trex or Azek. Some feature a unique element, for example, a full service lighted outdoor kitchen that is also wired for sound, or a custom engineered rail system designed to provide a secure but unobstructed view. Winners will be selected in eight categories. The announcement will be made on today. The awards ceremony “A Night at The Museum” will take place at The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. Sean McAleer, the owner of DeckRemodelers.com is a third generation finish carpenter and son of Irish immigrants. He has been designing and building decks exclusively since launching DeckRemodelers.com in 2004. Sean is a graduate of Farleigh Dickenson University. His work was selected Best Exotic Wood Construction 2010 at last year’s National level completion of deck design and craftsmanship. DeckRemodelers.com is also the recipient of 2010 Best Natural Deck under 500 square feet in NJ and the top NJ award on the state level, Deck of the Year 2010, both received in April of that year. Sean has been awarded the Wolman Wood care Contractor of the Year and has been a Wolman contractor Board Member since 2001. McAleer is an active member of NADRA. More information about NADRA can be found at www.NADRA.org.