Strength in Simplicity: Andrew Peterson’s Approach to Quality Carpentry

Andrew Peterson, owner of Quality Woodworks, specializes in carpentry and operates a fence-building company. Over the years, he’s relied on our Outdoor Accents® black powder-coated hardware to enhance the strength and beauty of his structures. Explore his commitment to providing quality workmanship that satisfies his clients. 

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Meet Deck Dynasty: Custom Deck Builder in North Carolina

Founded by Zachary Spriggs, Deck Dynasty has completed 10–15 big (and small) projects each year since 2015. Originally from Denver, Colorado and now building in Franklin, North Carolina, Deck Dynasty’s projects mainly focus on custom decks as well as staircases, docks, and ramps.  Learn more about Deck Dynasty’s business and advice to the current and future generation of builders. 

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Crafting Connections: Community Engagement at JLC LIVE 2024

Jade Spadoni, Community Manager on the Simpson Strong-Tie social media marketing team, recently attended JLC, her first tradeshow with the company. Over two days, she engaged with influencers, connected with customers and had the opportunity to interact face to face with many individuals she typically engages with online or virtually. 

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What is a Continuous Load Path?

Did you know that the average life expectancy of a wood deck is between 10 and 15 years? Modern design and construction practices use structural connectors to form a continuous load path. This construction method uses connectors and structural screws to create solid connections reinforcing a structure against wind, seismic, and other load forces all the way from the roof down to the foundation. 

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AIMing Higher in Marketing: Celebrating Innovation and Impact at Simpson Strong-Tie

In 2023, the Simpson Strong-Tie Marketing Department introduced its inaugural Award for Impact in Marketing (AIM). This recognition recognizes team members’ exceptional creativity, innovation, and commitment to delivering outstanding results.  

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Looking Back on My 2023–2024 Internship at Simpson Strong-Tie Vietnam

Entering the Business English major at Ton Duc Thang University, Son Chu’s career trajectory took an unexpected turn upon encountering Simpson Strong-Tie Vietnam during his internship search. As a Talent Acquisition Intern, he navigated recruitment tasks, embracing challenges and growth opportunities. Despite initial struggles, Son found support within his team, embodying SST-VN’s ethos of inclusivity and empowerment. This experience not only refined his professional skills but also deepened his connection to the organization’s core values, amplifying his sense of belonging and purpose.

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Driving Sales Despite Stereotypes: Thriving As a Female Salesperson in a Male-Dominated Industry

Meet Jessica Saunders, a newly promoted Territory Sales Manager at Simpson Strong-Tie. For her, success means being proud of her work and having a supportive team that has her back. Learn about how Simpson culture supports her in her current role, the insights she’s gained as a woman in sales, and how they help her strike a satisfactory balance between work and her home life. 

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Employee Spotlight: Steve Zanco, Inside Sales Manager

What does it mean to be an Inside Sales Manager at Simpson Strong-Tie? Steve Zanco, Inside Sales Manager of our Riverside, California location, shares the story of his career and role. His 24-member team is a mix of Inside Sales Reps, Hardware Quote Reps, and Strategic Account Reps. They’re laser-focused on customers while processing orders, requests, and questions throughout the Southwest. 

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Power Lifter: HSKP Expands Our Line of Concealed Beam Hangers for Mass Timber

As mass timber continues to grow in the commercial construction industry, so does the environment for innovation. With many projects increasing in size and complexity, larger structural dimensions result in higher loads. At the same time, developers, architects and occupants want to retain all the remarkable benefits of a mass timber project, including the value of an all-wood aesthetic. New designs call for new products, technology and services to build them.  

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Behind the Scenes: A Shared Vision for A Residential Mass Timber Build

Simpson Strong-Tie proudly features its mass timber products in the innovative residential project by TimberBLDR and Risinger Build. TimberBLDR discusses the selection process that resulted in the Simpson Strong-Tie critical connection hardware being chosen. Gain insights into how our engineering team played a crucial role in designing and overcoming challenges for this groundbreaking mass timber project. 

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