Breyer Wins First Place in NADRA National Deck Competition

Reading, PA

North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA)Breyer Construction and Landscape, LLC (BC&L), is proud to announce winning first place in the Freestanding Project Over 25k category, and second place award for the Porch Under 26k category at the 2014 NADRA Deck Competition. In addition, Matt Breyer, CGR, MDP, owner of BC&L was also presented with a 2014 Recognition Award for his personal efforts to support the industry.

About NADRA

The North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA), is the voice of the deck and railing industry. NADRA partners with Hanley Wood to hold a Deck Expo every year in the fall, in conjunction with the Remodeling Show. This is the premier tradeshow for Professionals in the Deck, Dock and Railing Industry.

About BC&L

Breyer Construction & Landscape, LLC is a family-owned, residential remodeling company with a focus on designing and building custom decks. As a member of NADRA, and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), BC&L’s goal is to constantly stay at the leading edge of training, certification, and professionalism in order to produce excellence and quality for each of our clients.


Breyer Accepts Super Service Award

Angie's List 2013 Super Service AwardIn July 2014, Breyer Construction and Landscape (BC&L) accepted the 2013 Super Service Award which is the highest annual honor given only to the top 5% of qualifying businesses on Angie's List. As stated by Angie's List Founder Angie Hicks, “It's a mark of consistently great customer service.”

Service ratings on Angie's List are graded on a scale of A through F and the strict eligibility requirements for the Super Service Award include maintaining an overall A rating. These ratings are also updated daily and based on factors like fair pricing, professionalism, and punctuality.

Breyer is pleased to accept this award not only for the prestige of being in the top 5% but for the recognition that outstanding customer service commitments are being met. The entire team here at BC&L has something they can be truly proud of.


Breyer Ranks Third in the Greater Reading Emerging Entrepreneur Awards Program

Reading, PA, May 8, 2014

Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce and IndustryBreyer Construction and Landscape, LLC (BC&L), a Reading, PA-based residential remodeling company, led the list of companies recognized in the Greater Reading Emerging Entrepreneur Awards Program. BC&L was one of 13 companies honored at the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce and Industry's (GRCCI) annual awards dinner, held at the Santander Performing Arts Center on May 8, 2014. The program, sponsored by the Chamber and Herbein + Company, Inc., recognizes the area's top-performing and exceptional sole-proprietors and small business owners in our community.

Among other companies to be honored at the ceremony, in order, were CertaPro Painters of Reading, Dans at Green Hills, Environmental Cleaning Concepts, Rothenberger Insurance Services, Laughing Rock Technology, Suzy Rae Design, Smith Law Group, LLC, Berks Digital Inc., Dave Roche Electric Inc., Moyer - Drabick and Associates, Ltd., The Spine and Wellness Center, and Seth Walizer State Farm Insurance.

For a complete list of successful emerging entrepreneurial companies, visit greaterreadingchamber.org.

Criteria for participation and recognition in the Greater Reading Emerging Entrepreneur Program include that companies have revenues exceeding $250,000 in the most recent fiscal year; have an averaged positive revenue increase over the past three years; have been in operation at least three full years; be a current Chamber member and not qualify for the Top Business Award threshold of $1 million in sales for the past three years.

For more information, contact Breyer Construction.


Matthew Breyer Honored with Big50 Award

Reading, PA; May, 2014

REMODELING Big50Matthew Breyer, CGR, owner of Breyer Construction and Landscape, LLC (BC&L), has been selected by REMODELING magazine to join the REMODELING Big50.

Every year since 1986, the REMODELING Big50 inducts 50 owners of remodeling companies that have set exceptionally high standards for professionalism and integrity through exemplary business practices, craftsmanship, and impact in their community or the industry at large. Big50 remodelers run successful, often growing, companies of various sizes that have taken the lead in raising industry standards.

Following a lengthy evaluation and interview process, the editors selected BC&L to join the Big50 class of individuals who exemplify the best of the industry this year, and who have something to offer other remodelers in proven practices.

The Big50 selection process has become increasingly rigorous in recent years, and the result, REMODELING editors believe, is one of the strongest classes to date. “Uniting the 2014 inductees are high standards and a determination to rebound following the recession — taking the opportunity to retool systems and processes— ensuring that they are poised to meet their sales, production, and customer-service goals and continue to thrive,” according to REMODELING.

“We are honored to have been considered for this distinction, and humbled to have made the list” says Matthew Breyer, President of BC&L. “The award recognizes excellence and leadership, and we are privileged to be named to this select group of remodelers.”

Breyer Construction & Landscape, LLC is a residential remodeling company with a focus on designing and building custom decks. As a member of the North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA), and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), BC&L's goal is to constantly stay at the leading edge of training, certification, and professionalism in order to produce excellence and quality to each of their individual clients.

For more, visit: REMODELING 2014 Big50 and 2014 Big50 Breyer Construction pages.


Breyer Construction & Landscape Receives Best of Houzz 2014 Award

Annual Survey and Analysis of 16 Million Monthly Users Reveals Top-Rated Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals

Reading, PA, February 4, 2014

Best of Houzz 2014Breyer Construction & Landscape, LLC of Reading, Pennsylvania, has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. This custom deck and landscaping specialist was chosen by the more than 16 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community.

The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Customer Satisfaction and Design.

Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2013. Design award winners work was the most popular among the more than 16 million monthly users on Houzz, known as “Houzzers,” who saved more than 230 million professional images of home interiors and exteriors to their personal ideabooks via the Houzz site, iPad/iPhone app and Android app. Winners will receive a “Best Of Houzz 2014” badge on their profiles, showing the Houzz community their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

Breyer Construction & Landscape is a family owned business with an emphasis in designing and building custom decks.

“Houzz provides homeowners with the most comprehensive view of home building, remodeling and design professionals, empowering them to find and hire the right professional to execute their vision,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of community for Houzz. “We're delighted to recognize Breyer Construction & Landscape, LLC among our “Best Of” professionals for customer satisfaction as judged by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts who are actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”

With Houzz, homeowners can identify not only the top-rated professionals like Breyer Construction & Landscape, but also those whose work matches their own aspirations for their home. Homeowners can also evaluate professionals by contacting them directly on the Houzz platform, asking questions about their work and reviewing their responses to questions from others in the Houzz community..

Follow Breyer Construction & Landscape on Houzz

About Breyer Construction & Landscape LLC

If you just think of us as your complete home living space improvement solution, that pretty well describes what we can do for you. Basically, we make your home more enjoyable both inside and outdoors. Our interior home improvement services create an indoor living space you will admire every day; and your outdoor living space, especially decks and landscaping, are our specialty.

About Houzz

Houzz is a leading resource for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish. From decorating a room to building a custom home, Houzz connects homeowners, home design enthusiasts, and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community powered by social tools, Houzz is the easiest way for people to get the design inspiration, project advice, product information and professional reviews they need to help turn ideas into reality. For more information, visit houzz.com


Matthew Breyer Earns Certified Graduate Remodeler Educational Designation

Reading, PA, November 7, 2012

NAHB - National Association of Home Builders Certified Graduate RemodelerMatthew Breyer, President of Breyer Construction & Landscape, LLC in Reading, Pennsylvania, has earned the Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR) designation from the National Association of Home Builders.

The CGR designation recognizes those remodelers who demonstrate exceptional business integrity, technical competence and a solid track record of customer satisfaction. To earn the CGR, a remodeler must complete a series of industry-specific education courses, provide letters of recommendation, submit proof of licensing and insurance if required by the local jurisdiction and adhere to a strict Code of Ethics. The CGR designation stands for professionalism, experience and a commitment to quality.

Breyer Construction & Landscape is a family owned business with an emphasis in the design and build of custom decks.

“I am proud to have achieved the CGR designation,” said Breyer. “The coursework and training that's part of the CGR educational process will enable me to better serve our clients here in Southeast Pennsylvania.”

For additional information about the CGR designation, visit nahb.org.


2012 MoistureShield This Deck Rocks winning photoBreyer Construction Wins “This Deck Rocks” Contest

Breyer Construction is the winner of the 2012 MoistureShield This Deck Rocks photo contest! Thank you to everyone who voted to help us wins this honor.

See the MoistureShield Facebook page for more...


Matt Breyer Accepted to NADRA Board of Directors

North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA)Over the years, Breyer Construction has maintained active memberships in leading trade organizations. Not only the company, but the individuals within the company have personal memberships and certifications. One of the key organizations we belong to and participate with in professional training opportunities is the North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA).

In September 2012, Matt Breyer, president of Breyer Construction & Landscape LLC, was accepted for a position on the National Board of Directors. Matt still serves in full capacity here at Breyer Construction to assure our motto “Excellence in Everything” continues, but now he has been recognized by NADRA as someone committed to the principles their organization brings to the deck construction industry.


Breyer Construction & Landscape Featured in Professional Deck Builder Magazine

Since being featured earlier in 2012, Matt Breyer has a third article in the November 2012 Professional Deck Builder magazine:

Custom Railings

Being a trade magazine, the content here is sharing with other deck building professionals, but what you can easily glean from the article is that Matt is always seeking ways to improve the enjoyment you get from your deck with solutions other deck builders are not prepared to offer. Even if you don't understand all the terms used, you can still find Matt's Custom Railings article very inspiring.

Matt Breyer was originally featured not just once, but twice in the July/August 2012 issue of Professional Deck Builder trade magazine:

Freestanding Decks

Although this article is somewhat technical in parts of the content because it is for a trade magazine, you will find it very enlightening, especially if you are planning a deck project and want to be sure you are covering all the important considerations. See Matt's Freestanding Decks article here...

Combining Hardscape With a Deck

Matt also had this helpful article published that demonstrates how backyard issues can be creatively resolved and provide an enjoyable outdoor living space.


Breyer Construction & Landscape, LLC Wins GuildQuality's 2012 Guildmaster with Distinction Award

Reading, PA, May 10, 2012

As a quality-focused contractor, Breyer Construction & Landscape, LLC relies on GuildQuality's customer satisfaction surveying to help them deliver an exceptional customer experience.Breyer Construction & Landscape, LLC, a leading deck design/build company in Reading, PA, announced today that the company has been awarded a 2012 Guildmaster With Distinction Award for exceptional customer satisfaction. Breyer Construction was one of 120 home builders, remodelers, developers and contractors throughout North America recognized for their superlative performance.

“We are honored and humbled to have received this distinction again.” –Matt Breyer, President, Breyer Construction & Landscape, LLC.

Geoff Graham, founder and president of GuildQuality, added, “The passionate feedback we received from clients of Breyer Construction & Landscape made it very clear that Matt's team is skilled, caring, and accomplished. We're very pleased to be able to recognize them with a GuildQuality Guildmaster Award.”

About Breyer Construction & Landscape, LLC.

Serving the Greater Southeastern PA market, Breyer Construction & Landscape specializes in designing and building custom decks using the latest composite and PVC decking products from companies like TimberTech, Trex, Azek, and Fiberon.

For more information, visit other pages of this site or contact Stacey at 610.376.8086.

About GuildQuality

North America's best builders, remodelers, contractors and real estate developers rely on GuildQuality's customer satisfaction surveying to help them monitor and improve the quality of their service.

About the Guildmaster Awards

Once a year, GuildQuality recognizes exceptional customer service with the Guildmaster Awards. Visit the Guildmaster section of the GuildQuality web site to see information about all 2011 Award Winners and read about the award qualifications.

For more information, visit guildquality.com or contact marketing@guildquality.com


Breyer Construction Featured in TimberTech's Contractor Spotlight

Matt and Breyer Construction are featured in the TimberTech Contractor Spotlight as an April 2012 winner for the East Region. We are indeed honored to be chosen by TimberTech for this feature!


Breyer Construction Participated in Berks County Extreme Home Makeover

Breyer Construction & Landscape is excited to have been part of serving a family in need during the Berks County Extreme Home Makeover. For more information about the Berks County Extreme Home Makeover project, click on the banner below.


Matt and John Breyer Featured in The Reading Eagle

In April 2014, Matt Breyer is again featured in Sue Wilson's Check deck for maintenance issues now article outlining the importance of deck safety and a spring inspection.

In May 2011, Matt Breyer is quoted and featured in The Reading Eagle article: Get your deck ready for Memorial Day weekend by Sue Wilson. This article offers some useful tips on inspecting, maintaining, and preparing your deck for the summer.

Sue also interviewed Matt for her May 2010 article, Refund Remodeling. The feature and pictures of the bedroom included in the article are the work of Breyer Construction.

Matt Breyer and John Breyer were also featured in the Business Edge at a Young Age article by Tony Lucia.


NADRA Pennsylvania Chapter Build Deck for a Soldier

Harrisburg, PA, August 23, 2010

Mike Wolgammuth, his wife Melissa their children Allison and Logan were the recipients of a Deck for a Solider® (D4S) build sponsored by the local Pennsylvania Chapter of NADRA.

Melissa had submitted a D4S application to The North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) and to her amazement they were chosen! Mike an E-4 Specialist of the 25 Bravo Co., of the 628th Aviation Brigade located in York, PA was so excited, “this is amazing and now I know what it feels like to receive something I've always wanted,” said the overwhelmed solider. Mike is obviously no stranger to giving as he has been active in the Armed Forces since 2001 giving his time and dedication serving overseas in many key military operations serving to our freedom back here in the USA.

The build took a short amount of time thanks to the volunteer force of key deck building contractors and suppliers involved from the NADRA Pennsylvania Chapter. Spearheading the build was Norm Boel; Knock on Wood Decks of Nazareth, PA along with Mike Beaudry, NADRA Executive VP, Matt Breyer of Breyer Construction, NADRA PA Chapter President, Mike Ebner of Back to Nature Decks, NADRA PA Chapter VP, Bob Lett of Wolf Distribution, NADRA National VP. Decking material donations were made by NADRA Members, Erin Barker of Simpson Strong Tie, John May of Fiberon, John Keller of Sequoia Supply and Erik Flick of Fortress Iron Railing & Fence Systems.

Beaudry said, “Norm was always in touch with me letting me know when he was going to have all the permits in order and so forth, I can't give enough thanks to everyone who is here, it was built so quickly and makes the home look beautiful.” The deck build took approximately three days with a bar be que on the last day to kick off the festivities of the new outdoor living space. With their children laughing, the grill smoking and the conversations ongoing, the Wolgamouth's will now have something to enjoy and reflect on for the rest of the summer and many others to come.

To see pictures of the build, check out the NADRA Blog.

About NADRA:

Deck builders and product manufacturer's alike raised concerns at the 2004 Deck Expo over the compatibility of new generation wood treatments and fasteners. As a result, many realized the need for a unified industry voice. NADRA is that voice. The association is now in its fourth year as a 501(c)6 not-for-profit corporation.

About Deck for a Soldier:

NADRA launched its Deck for a Soldier program in 2007 when an inquiry came across the NADRA web site. Sergeant Thomas placed an inquiry to NADRA member, Sawdust, Ltd. of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma through NADRA.org, in anticipation of scheduling a deck build when she returned home. Here, the idea of building a “Deck for a Soldier” was born. This is a community effort that expresses our appreciation for the service and dedication of the men and women of our armed forces.

NADRA Mission Statement:

The mission of the North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) is to provide a unified source for the professional development, promotion, growth, and sustenance of the Deck and Railing building industry in North America so that members can exceed the expectations of their customers.

NADRA Members:

NADRA is made up of deck builders, manufacturers, dealers/distributors, wholesalers, retailers, and service providers to the deck and railing industry. By working together we can be one voice for the industry and deliver a clear message to the consumer and the code development bodies. NADRA serves as a trade association with emphasis on safe building practices, and deck safety.