Pro Deck Builder Mike Guertin and Simpson Strong-Tie to Host Decks Done Right Workshops at the 2018 DeckExpo and Remodeling Show

Pleasanton, Calif. – Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, will be joined by professional builder and remodeler Mike Guertin for two days of workshops on building safer, stronger decks during the 2018 DeckExpo and Remodeling Show to be held October 9-11 at the Baltimore Convention Center on the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, MD.

The “Decks Done Right” live workshops will provide real solutions for contractors seeking to build safer, stronger decks, and will include tutorials and live demos at the Simpson Strong-Tie booth (#2211) led by Guertin, a recognized expert in deck construction and home remodeling and a frequent author and popular presenter at both DeckExpo and JLC LIVE.

“I’m psyched to join the Simpson Strong-Tie team at DeckExpo and share practical advice on how deck pros and remodelers can incorporate high-performance construction techniques for safer, stronger decks,” said Guertin. “We’re looking to provide a lot of takeaways along with hands-on demos for enhancing and improving deck systems from the footers to the rails.”

Guertin will be joined by Simpson Strong-Tie training director Jim Mailey for the two-day series of workshops offered to DeckExpo and Remodeling Show attendees. Simpson Strong-Tie senior research and development engineer Scott Fischer will also present several of the Decks Done Right workshop topics.

“We’re incredibly fortunate to have both Mike and Scott leading conference attendees through these first-ever live construction workshops at DeckExpo,” said Mailey. “The event is the perfect opportunity for Simpson Strong-Tie to share best practices and new innovations with our professional deck builder and remodeling customers, and we’re excited to kick off this new educational series in tandem with the conference in Baltimore.”

Workshops available in the Decks Done Right series will include the following:

  • Footings, Posts and Post-to-Beam Connections
  • Installing Ledgers Right: Fastening and Flashing
  • Lateral Load Options and Joist Connections
  • Guards: Posts, Rails and Balusters
  • Stair Solutions

In addition to co-hosting the Decks Done Right workshops, Simpson Strong-Tie showcase a full range of structural, deck and Quik Drive® fastening products, their complete line of Outdoor Accents® decorative structural hardware, and their patent-pending MPBZ moment post base at the DeckExpo event.

Simpson Strong-Tie is a recognized leader in construction systems and solutions designed to make building decks easier and safer. For more information, visit

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For over 60 years, Simpson Strong-Tie has focused on creating structural products that help people build safer and stronger homes and buildings. Considered a leader in structural systems research, testing and innovation, Simpson Strong-Tie is one of the largest suppliers of structural building products in the world.