The Ultimate Deck Podcast

Helping you keep your finger firmly pressed on the decking industry, the people in it, and the information you need to master the backyard. Hosted by Shane Chapman.

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One of the biggest challenges of running a business in the decking industry, or literally any industry ever, is finding good people.  As a business grows beyond the founder doing everything, it's pivo...
January 19, 2020
It's not often that contractors are so in tune with the backend of their business, but Michael Scott of Simcoe Decks has a passion for the numbers.  In spite of being in the very early stages of his c...
January 10, 2020
Goodbye 2019, Hello 2020!  At this time of year, the gyms are full and burger joints see a slump in sales as we all make resolutions that we hold for at least 72 hours.  But what about your business? ...
January 3, 2020
What a year it's been!  In late 2018, we decided to start a podcast.  We had an idea in mind and knew what we wanted to do, but no concrete plan.  Well, as it turned out, 2019 was a great year for the...
December 31, 2019
On today's podcast, Shane and Justin chat it up with Vinyl Guys owner, Ryan Leslie.  Operating out of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, Vinyl Guys is a fence and deck company that focuses on high quali...
December 20, 2019
As Christmas draws near, we list off 12 items that any deck builder should love to find under the tree, to make their work lives easier, more efficient, and more enjoyable.  Merry Christmas!   Find mo...
December 14, 2019
The NADRA Deck Award dinner happened in Louisville, Kentucky during Deck Expo 2019.  Winners from 24 categories were announced, and the hardware was handed out.  One today's episode, we discuss the aw...
December 7, 2019
When the snow falls, the phone stops ringing.  But for homeowners, the winter can be an ideal time to invest in a deck.  Here are 6 reasons why a winter build make good sense! BONUS:  At the end of th...
December 2, 2019
Live from the Deckorators booth in Louisville, Kentucky at Deck Expo 2019...for the FINAL time.  We chat with Greg Groenhout, Product Manager at Camo Fasteners about their new Camo Edge system.  We al...
November 23, 2019
Live from the Deckorators booth in Louisville, Kentucky at Deck Expo 2019.  We sat down with some of the best in the industry, Deckorators Certified Pros: Sean from Premier Outdoor Living, Joe from Al...
November 16, 2019

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