Deckorators® Announces Tampa, Florida, as Site of 2020 Pro Summit

Trip to recognize top Certified Pros in Deckorators partnership and rewards program for deck builders

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., July 18, 2019 – Deckorators®, a leading brand of Universal Forest Products, Inc. (Nasdaq: UFPI), has announced that Tampa, Florida, will be the location of the third annual Deckorators Pro Summit. The all-inclusive trip for the top 10 point-earning members of the Deckorators Certified Pro program — a leading deck contractor partnership and rewards program — will take place Feb. 25 through Feb. 28, 2020, at Tampa Marriott Westshore.


Deckorators Certified Pros accumulate reward points by making qualified Deckorators purchases between Jan. 1 and Nov. 30, 2019. Those who earn the top 10 spots will enjoy a three-day, three-night trip to Tampa, including lodging, airfare, transportation and meals courtesy of Deckorators. The trip comprises 50 percent leisure time and 50 percent education and collaboration with the Deckorators team.


“We’re excited to announce Tampa as the site of our 2020 Deckorators Pro Summit,” said Chris Camfferman, managing director, marketing for Deckorators. “In addition to thanking and rewarding our Certified Pros for their partnership, the Pro Summit offers an opportunity for us to gain further insight into their product needs and business challenges. We use this knowledge in the development process for products and programs so we can best meet their needs in the future.”


The Pro Summit is part of the Deckorators Certified Pro program, a deck contractor loyalty program designed to increase contractors’ professional business opportunities and drive deck sales and installation services. The program provides resources for contractors to become trained as specialists for Deckorators products.


Upon obtaining the Deckorators Certified Pro designation, contractors receive benefits to build and promote their business, including a preferred contractor listing on, product and promotion knowledge prior to launch, and resources to expertly sell and install Deckorators products. An additional benefit available to Certified Pros is the Deckorators apprenticeship program, which connects Certified Pros with vetted and trained local apprentices.


Additional enhancements to the Deckorators Certified Pro program will be unveiled later in 2019.


For more information about the Deckorators Certified Pro contractor program, visit or call (800) 332-5724. To sign up to become a Certified Pro, visit



About Deckorators

Deckorators, the first name in decking, railing and accessories and the originator of the round aluminum baluster, is a brand of Universal Consumer Products, Inc., a subsidiary of Universal Forest Products, Inc. Deckorators started the low-maintenance aluminum balusters category with the Classic Series and has since led the industry with many new and innovative decking and railing products. Its approach to developing exciting and distinctive products allows both DIYers and builders to bring the personal creativity of interior design to outdoor living.


To learn more about Deckorators decking and railing accessories, visit or call 800-332-5724.

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Universal Forest Products, Inc. is a holding company that provides capital, management and administrative resources to subsidiaries that supply wood, wood composite and other products to three robust markets: retail, construction and industrial. Founded in 1955, the Company is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich., with affiliates throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. For more about Universal Forest Products, go to