2013 North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) Awards

    • Best Wood Deck (Winner) Under 500 sq ft (Verbrugge Project)
    • Best Wood Deck (Winner) Over 500 sq ft (Lewis Project)
    • 2nd Place Illumination
    • 2nd Place Unique Feature
    • 3rd Place Unique Feature (2nd entry)

2011 Long-Sullivan Award

      • Outstanding Use of Products Winner

Southern Pine Council write-up- “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 our products. This year, a committee of six SPC members reviewed five very strong nominations: submissions from a custom homebuilder, three architects and a custom deck builder. After careful consideration, the 2011 recipient is John Paulin, owner of Tailor Decks in Statham, Georgia.

His designs feature a custom-milled decking product called ‘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, he includes a relief cut to further reduce checking and cupping. John brings these same innovations to his porch flooring material, railing posts and rail caps.

“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.”