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Deck For a Soldier –

 

Giving back to the Community

Deck For a Soldier® is a program in which DeckRemodelers.com of Sparta, NJ is very proud to support. The New Jersey Chapter of the North American Deck and Railing Association N.A.D.R.A. recently announced the official plans for this their latest project. Sergeant O’ Connor and family of Brick, NJ will be the recipients of the 2013 Deck for a Soldier. The NJ Chapter will be building the O’Connor’s deck this fall. This nonprofit organization pair’s private builders and vendors who want to make a difference, in gratitude, to our military families. Local N.A.D.R.A. member volunteers will complete construction, and member vendors will provide the materials and products all free of charge to the recipient. A ribbon cutting ceremony and celebration will be held when the project is completed.

Member Sean McAleer of DeckRemodelers.com will be sending his senior build crew led by John Lintott. John will travel to Brick along with Tom Burke and Craig Nee. These employees from DeckRemodelers.com will happily join in the effort. Many have roots in the shore area and this effort is seen as a way to give back. Sergeant Sean O’ Connor from Brick NJ has served our country for 20 years in the Marines and Army National Guard. Sergeant O’Connor completed 3 combat tours. He served in Desert Storm and retired as a decorated Sergeant First Class. He also served as an instructor at Fort Dix.

The committee chair this year is Gustavo DelaCruz of Barrett Outdoors in Millstone Township, NJ. The deck will be built with the help of Committee members Bruce Verblaauw, Robert Lascelle, Jennifer Sheridan and Mike Schwartz. All members represent construction companies and vendors here in NJ.

The annual Deck For a Soldier® event was founded by the North American Deck and Railing Association N.A.D.R.A in 2007, and is a community effort that expresses appreciation for the service and dedication of the men and women of our armed forces. More information about Deck for a Soldier® can be found atwww.NADRA.org.

Sparta NJ Multilevel Wolf PVC Deck Kicks Off.

After handling the tedious variance process for our client, we are finally under way.  Framing has been completed and the decking in the field is starting to go down. It won’t be long before the custom fabricated rails are installed and the first party on the new deck will be underway. The fall scenery makes the perfect backdrop.

Deck builders typically do not handle all the details of a project and I do not know any at all that handle the variance process for their clients. There are a lot of details. Dozens of certified letters, multiple copies of construction drawings, zoning calculations for impervious coverage and lot coverage, even a notice published in newspaper. It’s complicated but it’s something we handle for our clients everyday so we are good at it.

We are a full service deck design / build firm. We handle the entire project from concept to completion and when required, for a very reasonable fee, we will take care of the entire zoning variance application process including support by being present on the meeting date.