Estes Designs Mailbox and Streetscapes Updates Search by Community Tool

Whether you’re moving into a new neighborhood and are unsure of the mailbox specifications, or your current neighborhood is adding mailbox specifications, Estes Designs Mailbox and Streetscapes is here to help. We want to make finding neighborhood mailbox specifications easy and stress-free. To create a more streamlined process for finding specifications, we have compiled individual information for each neighborhood partner our mailboxes are featured in.  This tool, called search by community, is free to use and featured right on the homepage of our website.

Searching for your specific community is easy to do by utilizing the search box feature. Once you find your community and the specific listing, you can browse and purchase the specified mailbox products and accessories on our website.  If you don’t see your neighborhood on the site, no problem! Simply give us a call at 317-899-5556, and we will add your community’s specifications.

Estes Designs Mailbox and Streetscapes works closely with communities around the Indianapolis area to ensure all products featured are up-to-date and detailed with next steps for our customers. For each community, we include all pricing options for installation costs and costs associated with just mailboxes or posts.

We have recently added 22 new communities to our community finder tool. Visit our search by community tool to order your new mailbox today!

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Estes Designs Dedicated to Serving the Community

Estes Designs Mailbox and Streetscapes strives to serve its customer and community with the utmost integrity. From the people hired to the organizations partnered with, dedication and honesty are threads that can be felt through every aspect of the business. Estes Designs is a partner with Good News Ministries and is the preferred mailbox provider for the Rock initiative established by the Eastern Star Church.

For over 25 years Estes Design and Manufacturing, has had an established partnership with Good News Ministries.Good News Ministries operates a homeless shelter in Indianapolis that prides itself on offering more than just food and shelter to men in Indianapolis, but a place that encourages individuals to make changes that lead their life down a path of better decision-making. Good News Ministries is known as the “working man’s mission”. This means that if a man staying at the shelter is able, he must work. For the Estes Designs Mailboxes and Streetscapes division, Good News Ministries supports the business by assembling all of our mailbox posts. Watch this video to learn more about the partnership.

The mission of the Rock initiative is to improve the quality of life for those living in the 46218 community. 38% of the population is living at or below the poverty line. The main goals are to create community, enhance education, grow financial security and improve housing options for the residents. Being a neighboring community business, Estes Designs is honored to play a small part in this transformational project. The ability to showcase the quality of Estes Designs products while making a difference in the community aligns strongly with the mission of Estes Designs.

Estes Designs’ customers can believe in the mission behind the company knowing that the purchase of their high-quality mailbox supports important partnerships in the Indianapolis community. To learn more about how you can also help support Good News Ministries, the Rock Initiative or to purchase a mailbox, call Estes Designs at (317) 899-5556.

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How To Adjust A Mailbox Door

Are you struggling to open or close your mailbox? Estes Designs Mailbox and Streetscapes has created a video to help visualize how to easily and carefully fix a mailbox door that is too loose or too tight.  The only tool you need to fix your mailbox door is one pair of needle nose pliers:

In addition to this video on quick fixes, Estes Designs also offers other videon installation of mounting brackets and trimmer guards for your mailbox.

To watch other installation videos on Estes Designs accessories or read helpful guides, be sure to visit our resources page. To purchase a product, shop online or request a quote. For more information, contact us at (317) 899-5556.

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Community Spotlight: Sand Creek Knoll

Estes Designs Mailbox and Streetscapes partners with communities, homeowner associations and property managers to give neighborhoods a fresh look. Multiple times a year, Estes Designs is revamping mailboxes, check out our before and after projects on Houzz.

Sand Creek Knoll, a large estate neighborhood located in Martinsville, Indiana, is a recent example of a neighborhood desiring an updated appearance. Prior to working with Estes Designs Mailbox and Streetscapes, Sand Creek Knoll had been exclusively using 4-gang mailbox units, see below:

After consulting with Estes Designs Mailbox and Streetscapes staff and a local developer, Sandy Creek Knoll was able to pick stand-alone mailboxes to express the individuality of each home, featuring trimmer guards to protect the new mailboxes:

Whether you are redesigning your community or your own home, Estes Designs is here to make your next mailbox project hassle-free. Check out all of our mailboxes today.

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Estes Designs Now On Nextdoor!

Could your mailbox use an upgrade to provide more curb appeal?

Are you having trouble locating certified design professionals in your neighborhood area? Estes Designs Mailbox and Streetscapes has helped many neighborhoods reinvent their outdoor space with mailbox improvements, and now Estes Designs Mailbox and Streetscapes is featured on Nextdoor, a private social network for neighborhoods across the country. With Nextdoor, neighbors can share information pertaining to safety and recommended services from trusted providers. For valued customers, we ask that you please log on to our personal Nextdoor page and recommend us so that we can continue to serve existing neighborhoods and expand into new ones.

Estes Designs Mailbox and Streetscapes is personally committed to delivering high quality products and exceptional customer service across the nation. Along with dedication to the highest of standards in products and customer service, comes our philosophy, which puts a priority on always exceeding customer expectations of products.

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How To Use Mounting Brackets to Secure Your Mailbox

To help you better visualize how to install our products, Estes Designs Mailbox and Streetscapes has created a line of helpful how-to videos for our mailbox accessories and products. These videos assist you by providing easy to follow step-by-step instructions to ensure that installation of any product is stress-free, regardless of how experienced you are with tools.

One of our most popular accessories is our mounting bracket. These brackets are easy to install and prevent rot or rust like other mailbox mounting solutions. With pre-drilled holes in the brackets, installation is easily completed by attaching the bracket to the post. Watch this video:

To watch other installation videos on Estes Designs accessories or read helpful guides, be sure to visit our resources page. To purchase a product, shop online or request a quote. For more information, contact us at (317) 899-5556.

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Call 811 Dig

In preparing for a custom Estes Designs’ mailbox installation, our team will Call 811 two to three days prior to the installation team’s arrival to ensure we protect our customers.

Every six minutes nationwide a utility is damaged because someone decided to dig without first calling 811, according to data collected by the Common Ground Alliance. Without calling, the risk for serious injury or property damage is much higher for your family, property, and community. Estes Designs’ top priority is delivering the highest quality products and best-in-class customer service. By making the call to dig for our customers, our hope is to allow our customers to sit back and relax without the worry of damage. Safety is key and the Estes Designs’ installation team is trained to abide by the utility marks.

Although Estes Designs calls 811 prior to any mailbox installation, customers need to call for other small projects such as planting flower beds or shrubs. Utility lines can be buried only a few inches under the ground, so it is important to Call 811 for any size digging project. In Indiana, the standard notice needed is two days and the markings are valid for up to 20 days. The team is available 24 hours, seven days a week.

If you have any hesitations or concerns, please contact us and Estes Designs will be happy to assist you with any questions.

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Thank You to Estes Designs Seasonal Staff

Estes Designs is always working hard to satisfy our customers, but the summer time ramps up business as customers focus on house projects. To ensure we maintain the Estes Designs difference by providing the best service possible, we hire additional staff to meet our increased demand from customers.

Estes Designs greatly appreciates the hard work from all of our seasonal staff: Josh Dalby, Ben Mancroni, Kristen Mancroni, Drew Shaffer, Sam Vorris. The effort and attention to detail this summer was exceptional and allowed Estes Design to continue support their mission to provide our customers with the highest quality mailboxes while treating them with the best service.

If you are interested in future opportunities, please contact us for more information and sign up for our eNews to stay up-to-date on the latest industry-related news.

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Trimmer Guard Easy Installation Video Now Available!

Estes Designs now has helpful how-to videos for various mailbox accessories including trimmer guards, mounting brackets, and how to fix your mailbox door. In the videos, you will find the items you need to complete the job, step-by-step detailed instructions, and guiding visuals that you can follow while installing your product. The videos are designed to ensure anyone can install our products, regardless of how experienced you are with tools.

The accessory featured on this week’s mailbox blog is the trimmer guard. Trimmer guards are incredibly helpful in prolonging the life of your mailbox and protecting the base of the post from weed eaters and other lawncare quipment. The guard is made of .50 aluminum and is guaranteed not to rust. The trimmer guards comes in three different sizes that will fit any mailbox post.

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With Rising Costs, Try an Estes Alternative

This June, the Commerce Department imposed an anti-dumping duty on Canadian Lumber imports on top of an already high tariff announced earlier in the year. In total, both taxes sum up to a 27% price increase on imported Canadian lumber.

Although this tariff is causing homebuilders to feel uneasy, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is working on a few solutions that will mitigate the effects. First, the NAHB is urging US lumber companies to increase production as well as contacting other countries for new supplies. This will allow lumber to be bought at a much lower cost. Second, the organization is promoting free trade, which will enable a steady stream of lumber without the impulsive price hikes.

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