Upcoming events

    • September 01, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • February 01, 2021
    • 11:59 PM (EST)
    Register

    REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! 

    Participate in the Stairbuilders and Manufacturers Association's 2021 StairCraft Awards competition. These awards recognize the individual achievements of our SMA members while elevating the industry standards of aesthetic value, stair safety, quality of workmanship and technical achievement. 


    DOWNLOAD RULES AND FORMS BELOW 

    2021 PARTICIPANT GUIDE

    2021 STAIRCRAFT AWARD ENTRY FORM

    2021 "CHALLENGER AWARD" ENTRY FORM


    DUE DATES & FEES


    REGISTRATION & SUBMISSION DATES

    February 1 - Registration Due

    February 28 - Photos and Forms Due

    ENTRY FEES

    $100 per entry for the first three entries

    $300 maximum fee for unlimited entries

    FREE "Challenger Award" entry


    MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN!

    Participants and recipients will be announced and the official presentation will take place during the SMA Annual Conference Awards Banquet.  The Annual Conference will be held in Denver, Colorado at the Embassy Suites, April 28 - May 1, 2021. A company delegate must be present at the official presentation ceremony to accept the award.  Failure to attend will result in disqualification.  Please do not enter if you cannot send a delegate to the conference. 

    • October 29, 2020
    • 8:15 PM - 9:15 PM (EDT)
    • Online

    Chat with your fellow SMA members at our Social Hour on Thursday, October 29th at 8:15 PM ET.  This event is for SMA Members only and will be hosted by SMA Board President Micah Jerome.  Enjoy this fun night of story-telling, conversation, and laughter. 

    • November 04, 2020
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)
    • Online

    The pandemic has changed the way SMA members are doing business.  Learn about the different video conferencing platforms that are available and discover which will work best for you as you communicate with your clients. 

    • November 18, 2020
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)
    • Online

    Discover how you can maximize your AutoCAD skills with Jonathan Webster and the team from JD Stairs.  Learn how to speed up your drawing processes by writing custom lisps for CAD.  Change those tedious processes into automatic commands saving you time and money.
    • April 29, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • May 01, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Embassy Suites - Downtown Denver, Colorado
    Register



    The conference will kick off on Thursday, April 29th, with the annual SMA Golf event, a fun day for golfers of all levels. For the non-gofers a self directed tour of the U.S. Mint in Downtown Denver is available. 

    The Welcome Reception with SMA exhibitors will take place on Thursday evening, and the SMA Auction will be Friday night.  The fun will continue on Saturday evening with the StairCraft Awards Reception and Banquet, where this year's winners will be announced!

    This year's learning opportunities are sure to elevate your stair designs.  Our keynote presentation by Andrew DiGiammo will inspire you as he discusses the fundamentals of stair design.  MSU, our testing and research partners, will give a general session presentation on the design value testing project and discuss how the project results will be utilized.  Our breakout sessions will focus on the stair design process, creating impactful designs and shop talk.  These great opportunities are sure to increase your knowledge to help you take your business to the next level. 

    Conference attendees will be wowed by the artisans of our shop tours as we have the privilege of visiting high end architectural woodwork and metal design companies.  Watson Mills and Living Design Studios will provide tours while sharing their successes with you.  The conference program also includes committee meetings and the SMA's Annual Business Meeting.

    The conference program is packed full of networking and learning opportunities that will undoubtedly elevate your stair designs. 

    The SMA Annual Conference in majestic Denver, Colorado is sure to be a conference you do NOT want to miss!

    • April 29, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM (MDT)
    • Denver, Colorado
    Register

    Thursday, April 29th, 2021

    8:00 am - 3:00 pm

    at the 



    4999 Vrain St  |  Denver, CO 80212

    Enjoy this causal, fun day of golf with fellow stair industry professionals (not golf professionals). 

    Participants will enjoy this prestigious event full of laughter, camaraderie and bragging rights.  Golfers will compete in our unique stair part challenges such as the newel post driving competition and the baluster putting competition.   

    Everyone is guaranteed a FUN experience and welcome to participate regardless of player skill level.  Our scramble format equalizes play and makes the event enjoyable for all players. 

    The cost for this year’s event is just $175 per player.  Players can rent clubs for an additional cost of just $25 per set. 

    Requests to be paired with other players will be accommodated as much as possible.


    All participants must be registered for the SMA Annual Conference or be an attendee's guest.