Tailored-Wood™ Awarded Best Wood Vendor

NadraNADRA (North American Deck and Railing Association) recently awarded Tailored-Wood as the best wood vendor for 2014. The 2014 NADRA award ceremony was held at the National Aquarium in Baltimore. 18 top awards were presented which included national deck projects of certain sizes as well as vendors. The Best Deck Vendor Award was based on a deck project using Tailored-Wood in Georgia.

deck award wood“We’re very happy to receive this award”, said John Paulin, owner of Tailored-Wood. “It recognizes the years of hard work and improvement made to our Tailored-Wood product line. We look further to helping homeowners and contractors and getting this wood on to many decks.”

While this was the 10th anniversary year of the NADRA awards, this was the inaugural year for this particular award.


Tailored-Wood™ Wins Long-Sullivan Award

Southern Pine Council Award

Press release by the Southern Pine Council-
“Since 2005, the Southern Pine Council (SPC) has presented its Long-Sullivan Award, recognizing a building or design professional who has demonstrated outstanding use of their products. This award is named for two early 20th century marketing pioneers of the Southern Pine lumber industry – Robert A. Long and W.H. Sullivan.

In 2011, a committee of six SPC members reviewed five very strong nominations: submissions from a Deck award winnercustom homebuilder, three architects, and a custom deck builder. After careful consideration, the 2011 recipient was John Paulin, owner of Tailor Decks in Statham, Georgia.

John’s designs featured a custom-milled decking product he calls Tailored-Wood™, with a top surface crowned slightly to shed water and help prevent cupping. Both sides are beveled, too, allowing water and debris to pass freely between deck boards. On the underside of each piece, a relief cut is included to further reduce checking and cupping. John brings these same innovations to his porch flooring material, railing posts and rail caps.

Best deck wood award 1Since 1994, John has been one of the Atlanta and Athens, Georgia’s premier deck and porch builders. This year, one of his projects was recognized as the Best Treated Wood Deck by the North American Deck & Railing Association (NADRA).

“At a time when many upscale deck contractors have gone to tropical hardwoods and composites, John continues to emphasize the beauty, versatility, and strength of real wood,” comments Huck DeVenzio of Arch Treatment Technologies, who submitted John’s nomination. SPC Chairman Kerlin Drake of Anthony Forest Products (right) presented the award to John August 9 during the Southern Pine Council’s annual meeting in Atlanta.”


Click for pics of finished decks and porches using Tailored-Wood



Awards from the North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA)


Top deck wood

Best deck wood award winner
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  • 2014 Best Wood Vendor

Note that all national awards below were won using the Tailored-Wood™ line of products-

  • 2013 Best Wood Deck Over 500 sq ft
  • 2013 Best Wood Deck Under 500 sq ft
  • 2012 Best Wood Deck Under 500 sq ft
  • 2011 Best Deck Over 500 sq ft
  • 2011 Best Overall Project
  • 2010 Best Pressure Treated Deck