Innovative Thinking

Estes Designs: A Culture of Continuous Innovation

At Estes Designs, we are dedicated to preserving a culture of continuous improvement and innovation across all areas of our business. Our team refuses to be content with the status quo, and we’ve focused our resources and energy on changing the world one mailbox at a time. That being said, as a manufacturer of consumer products, one of our major sources of creativity and innovation has always been and will continue to be our customers. We listen closely to your feedback and try to provide products that solve your problems.

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Sellers Market

The 2019 Housing Market: Buyers and sellers seeing signs of balance back to the force

Why 2019 might be the first year since 2017 that buyers start to see more favorable prices

2018 was a hot year for the housing market. Characterized by bidding wars and on the spot home buying decisions, it was a whirlwind for sellers and buyers alike. Sellers especially enjoyed 2018, thanks to high demand from buyers, permitting them to stamp high price tags on their homes and reap the rewards inconsequentially. But, as we moved into the later months of 2018, the market began to slow as home prices soared a little too close to the sun, leading buyers to be more patient in hopes that prices would fall in 2019. December 2018 was still considered a good sellers’ market in comparison to past years, but it saw a major pump on the breaks when compared to 2018 as a whole. Now, as we move into 2019 and approach the spring months, here’s what you can expect if you’re looking to buy or sell a home.

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8-Unit Cluster Box

Community spotlight: Estes Designs creates a unique Cluster Box Unit for a property in Indianapolis

Estes Designs provides innovative solutions that benefit communities

Estes Designs recently worked with TWCG Property LLC to design and create a unique mailbox solution for the businesses near the Northwest side of Indianapolis. The owners of the commercial property wanted one centralized mail delivery and pickup location for its tenants. Not only did it need to be convenient, but the Cluster Box Unit (CBU) had to be safe and secure. Estes Designs jumped at the challenge of creating a CBU that best met the tenants’ needs for safety and one-stop access.

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Wall Mount Mailbox

Estes Designs Installs Wall-Mounted Mailboxes in Glendale Village

Earlier this month, the Northern Indianapolis condominium community of Glendale Village was given a mailbox upgrade thanks to Estes Designs. Working closely with Glendale’s property management company, Ardsley Management, Estes Designs was able to replace and install 19 wall-mount mailboxes. Each  new mailbox added to the homes’ traditional and elegant feel. Estes Designs is expected to also install these wall-mounted mailboxes in Central State, another condominium community.

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Show love to your mailbox this February

Roses are red, violets are blue, and your mailbox wants something special this time of year too!

This time of year, your mailbox is often the last thing you’re thinking about. Between purchasing gifts for others and checking dinner reservations, your mailbox takes a backseat. With the warm months fast approaching, now is the best time to think about improving your mailbox, giving it the love and attention it deserves.

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Estes New T3 Mailbox

The new Estes Designs’ T3 mailbox is arriving in summer 2019

Introducing next generation in mailboxes

Does your mailbox screech every time you open it to retrieve your mail? Does the outside of your mailbox look more like the chassis of an unwashed semi-truck? Or, are you just tired of an average mailbox? Getting your mail should be an enjoyable experience. One that excites you and empowers you as you walk down your driveway. It’s your piece of land and you’re proud of everything you’ve built on it from the garden to the house to the perfectly cut grass. Sadly, your mailbox doesn’t meet the expectations you have for everything else on your property.

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Porch Pirates Estes CBU's Mailbox Blog

Estes Designs’ Cluster Box Units: A Porch Pirates Worst Nightmare

Prevent package theft in your community with our high quality, secure CBU’s

Ding! You check your inbox and see that your Amazon package has shipped and will be arriving within a week. Jump forward seven days and you receive another email notifying you that your package has been delivered. You dart downstairs, fling open your front door, only to discover your package is nowhere to be found. Feelings of frustration set in as you contemplate whose sticky fingers nabbed your package.

Was it Martha down the street? That suspicious looking cyclist? Or maybe it was one of the Bumpus’s dogs thinking your package was a chew toy. If only you had a way to protect your packages from being vulnerable.

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Sky Simpson from Sky Mailboxes

The sky’s the limit

Estes Designs partners with Sky Boxes to help realize a young man’s dreams

Down syndrome has excluded Sky Simpson from numerous job opportunities and prevented him from working with others, but this did not discourage he and his father, Steven Simpson from starting their own company, Sky Boxes. The company began two years ago after Sky and Steven noticed the high rates homeowners were being charged for mailbox installations. Sky boxes mission is to fix this problem, and now it repairs and installs mailboxes.

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WHAT TO DO IF YOUR MAILBOX GETS HIT BY A SNOW PLOW

In the battle between snow plows and mailboxes, snow plows always win. So, to better serve you, we answer this question – what do you do if your mailbox gets hit by a snow plow?

While mailboxes need to be far enough off the road that they won’t be hit by cars, they need to be close enough that the mail carriers can reach it without leaving their trucks. Estes Designs Mailbox and Streetscapes is familiar with local postmaster specifications and can ensure that your mailbox is installed correctly. However, sometimes with mailbox collisions, it’s not the placement of the mailbox, but the force of the snow that the plow is tossing. If the snow is wet and heavy, the force of the snow coming off the plow is enough to dent a mailbox or even loosen a post.
Regardless of how the mailbox is hit – whether directly plowed or avalanched by snow – follow these simple steps:

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