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Innovation: The Estes Way

At Estes Designs Mailbox and Streetscapes, we are always looking to create innovative products. Our parent company, Estes Design and Manufacturing, recognizes creative, innovative thinking as a core pillar of its business philosophy, and we have made innovation part of our core values as well. We understand innovation is proven through new product releases and design improvements, which is why we are pleased to share a few of the items in our product development pipeline:

·       New copper, pre-bent Trimmer Guards

·       Mailbox posts that are made out of 100% recycled goods

·       New top quality Estes T3 custom mailbox

All of these innovative, new Estes Designs products are coming soon!

Elegance and durability meet in our all new copper trimmer guards

At Estes Designs, we understand that details make the difference. Our new copper trimmer guards are designed for those customers who want their mailbox to be another elegant detail contributing to their beautiful home. Our current trimmer guards are made out of aluminum and are functional for ensuring your mailbox post stays damage free. That said, we are raising the bar and delivering both functionality and elegance with our new copper trimmer guards. We plan on helping our customers set their mailbox apart with a new, chic and aesthetically pleasing design. You can expect to learn more about this product on our website in fall 2019!

Go green with our all new mailbox posts made of 100% recycled material

Recycling and environmental consciousness is important to us at Estes Designs, so we said, “why not take trash and make a long lasting mailbox post?” This gave way to the new Estes Designs mailbox post made of 100% recycled material. With one post, you get a product that lasts longer than traditional cedar posts (no cracking or chipping) and the same look that you love. You also get the “feel good” factor knowing that your mailbox post is made of 100% recycled materials. We are glad to do our part in being environmentally-conscious by finding a unique way to reuse products that would otherwise be filling up landfills. We are currently testing this product with the hope of launching it in 2020!

Custom Mailbox: The T3

In addition to the copper trimmer guards and 100% recycled material mailbox post, we are releasing our new, USPS-approved, custom mailbox model, the Estes T3!  In addition to all of the current benefits offered with our mailboxes – the magnetic door latch, a heavy-duty aluminum material, and the powder coated exterior – we have made improvements to ensure ease of use for all of our customers. Our previous designs employed brushed nickel knobs, which have now been replaced with a more traditional aluminum pull handle for easy access. In addition, while the Estes T3 still has a piano hinge in place, it now has a stop feature to keep the door from swinging too far down. You can look to learn more about this product in future blogs, and it will be available to purchase on our website and Amazon in October. In the meantime check out all of Estes Designs other products available to purchase now.


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Cluster Box Units: The Mailbox of the Future

Boldly going where no mailbox has gone before!

In the title sequence of the original 1966 Star Trek television show, Captain Kirk proudly declares, “To boldly go where no man has gone before”. While Estes Design and Streetscapes is in no ways breaking the barriers of the galactic frontier like Captain Kirk and his crew aboard the USS Enterprise, we are, however, making waves of our own within the mailbox industry. How you ask?

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Estes Designs’ check list on how to master the bus stop

Kick back to school to the curb

The first day of school is here for the majority of Indiana and if you are a parent, you are likely relieved to know that your children will be clocking in more study time and less Fortnite drops this fall. School might mean more freedom for parents during the day but, it also means that your curb is going to receive a lot more traffic from you, your children, and the big yellow bus. So, what should you look out for as you and your children stand patiently at the bus stop?

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Are you an Estes Designs customer? Our new CSR tool, Jobber, might benefit you!

Why Jobber and how does it empower you?

At Estes, our highest priority is customer service, especially when mailbox installation is one of our key differentiators in the central Indiana region. Changing our processes and implementing new technology is one way we are reaching that goal. As a B2C business, it is our job to make mailbox orders and installation scheduling accessible at the push-of-a-button for today’s virtually active consumers. One of the ways we are making this happen is by replacing our outdated Customer Social Responsibility (CSR) platform with Jobber, a platform that has already improved all areas of our customer’s experience.

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Hickory Meadow’s Project: 2 weeks, 163 Mailboxes, 63 Posts. Oh My!

When is the last time you replaced your mailbox?

This is the question that Hickory Meadows had to answer for 163 of its residents this summer. Faced with a dilemma of this magnitude, they knew they weren’t just buying mailboxes. Rather, they had to find a partner that would have the capability and integrity to get the project done and not cut any corners. So when they approached our Indianapolis based mailbox business, we jumped at the challenge to spearhead the project.

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Estes Products, meet Amazon’s Choice

Estes Designs Trimmer Guards and Brackets recognized as Amazon Choice products

Estes Designs is excited to announce that we have finally reached a milestone with the eCommerce portion of our business as of May, 2019. Not only were we excited to have our best month yet in sales on Amazon but, five of our products were listed as Amazon’s Choice for the first time since we started leveraging the platform to reach more customers. The five products we were excited to see listed are:

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The Indianapolis Red Line: Is the short-term pain worth the long-term gain?

How homeowners, small business owners, and commuters might come out on top in the end

The Indianapolis Red Line has been a hotly debated topic in local news for the past few months, and a dividing topic amongst Indianapolis residents. Driving down downtown streets, you’ll find many yards sporting “IM ON BOARD for better transit” signs, showing their favor for a transit system that is more ecofriendly and accessible for Indianapolis residents. But, on the other side, you’ll find many are grumbling about slow morning commutes due to construction and mentions of the Red Line being a “glorified public bus”.

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Housing Market Update: Millennial Edition

How 2019’s millennials are beating stereotypes and buying in the least likely places

Most of 2018 was a hot year for the housing market, but as we approached the later months, the housing market began to cool off. Why is that? Well, as we addressed in our previous housing market blog update back in January, much of 2017 and 2018 was red hot for homeowners looking to sell their homes. This was due to high demand from buyers and little competition. But like all imbalanced markets, market forces began to shift in the later months of 2018, slowing the two year explosive growth sellers had been experiencing. Consequently, the housing market began to show signs of balance again as many buyers opted to wait patiently for an inevitable shift in tides. While 2019 continues to favor sellers, many existing buyers looking to upgrade to a larger home are seeing favorable prices decreases. That being said, what is the fate for first time home buyers? This segment has been priced out over the past two years, and has witnessed starter home price hikes averaging 57%. Is there hope for them in 2019?

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Community Spotlight: Salem Creek

Long-term project for lasting neighborhood improvements

This past week, Estes Designs completed year three of a five year project with Salem Creek HOA, a single family community located on the west side of Indianapolis. The project was referred to us by Association Management, Inc. in 2016 and we jumped at the prospect of a long-term relationship, since the majority of the projects we tackle are require short-term solutions. The property manager knew we had the resources, patience, and attention-to-detail that would be needed to get the long term, large scale project completed on time and at a fair price.

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10% Off of Mailbox Brackets and Trimmer Guards

Spring into Savings: 10% Off All Estes Designs Mailbox Accessories!

Mailbox trimmer guards, mailbox brackets, and mailbox posts all made in the USA

With warm weather here to stay, it’s time to start paying attention to your mailbox again. To help with that, Estes Designs is offering 10% off of all mailbox accessories, including all brackets and trimmer guards. Enter promo code “springsaves” during check out and you’ll automatically receive 10% off. This code is good until April 22, 2019!

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