Website Sponsor:

Deck Workshop

Lead Sponsor


To meet homeowners' expectations and code officials' demands, decks need to be more than just beautiful.

Decks must be constructed safe and long lasting. Mike Guertin brings new deck construction demonstrations to this year's show covering a wide range of topics where novice workers can learn deck-building basics and seasoned builders can up their knowledge and construction techniques.

When you attend this clinic, you will:

  • See how to secure guardrail posts to meet the new 2021 IRC requirements 
  • Learn how to make a job site jig to automatically adjusts baluster spacing on site-built guardrails
  • Find out how to fasten a deck ledger to a house using generic and proprietary fasteners and the important installation details often overlooked

Tuesday, November 15:  

Wednesday, November 16:  

Deck Workshops
Contributing Sponsors

Thursday, November 17:  

Railing Showcase Sponsors

Presenter: Mike Guertin

The only thing Mike Guertin likes better than building new homes is remodeling old ones.

After 35 years tackling every facet of residential construction from excavation and foundations to interior finish work and tile setting, he’s still challenged every day to find more-efficient ways to build things better. Mike has led hands-on building clinics and classroom presentations at:

  • Remodeling Show 
  • Deck Expo
  • International Builders Show
  • International Roofing Expo 
  • and other construction trade shows and events across North America 
...for the past 23 years on topics from roofing, siding, framing and deck construction, to kitchen remodeling, and high performance building. 

He's written 3 books, over 180 magazine articles for the Journal of Light Construction, Fine Homebuilding, Professional Deck Builder and Tools of the Trade, and appears in dozens of videos.  Mike works hard and plays hard so don't be surprised if you bump into him above 10,000 ft. hiking through a mountain meadow; kayaking coastal bays or swift water rivers; or backcountry skiing in a remote forest.