If you’ve ever dreamed of building your own home, now is the time. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reports builder confidence increased by 7 points in December, bringing the ranking up to the highest point since July 2005. It is believed that the November election was one of the main causes of this market uptick for newly-built, single-family homes.
After the hustle of the holidays, it’s easy to crave stillness. It’s the start of a new year – a time to reset, to look back and reflect on the unforgettable. To sit in silence and think of all the ways we could be different – better – than we were the past year.
As we take that moment to reflect on 2016, we celebrate both personal and professional milestones because Estes Designs Mailbox and Streetscapes is more than a business, it’s a family. This year was a record-breaking year in many ways for us.
Every year, Estes Design and Manufacturing, the parent company of Estes Designs Mailbox and Streetscapes, throws a Christmas party to celebrate the hard work of its employees, and the true spirit of Christmas. The luncheon is immersed in tradition, and focuses on the spiritual, not the commercial.
The snow is falling, the hot chocolate is simmering, and two billion Christmas cards are making their way across the United States to a mailbox near you.
Along with those troves of holiday greeting cards, the United States Postal Service will process 5,890 pieces of mail every second. That’s a lot of mail. Considering that, it’s no wonder that mailbox location, size, and durability are integral to keeping this process churning. And, especially during the holidays, your local post office relies on those mailbox details to keep your season merry and bright.
Every vehicle needs tires, every table needs chairs, and every house needs a mailbox. And amidst the fluctuating economy, Estes Designs Mailboxes and Streetscapes pays close attention to the local and national housing market to ensure they can meet the customer’s need when it arises. Like many other industries, a strong economy translates positively to the metal-manufacturing industry. Fortunately, the Indianapolis-market data showed a surging demand for new homes in October 2016, which is good news for realtors, home builders and Estes Designs Mailbox and Streetscapes. More homes mean more Estes Designs mailboxes and accessories!
At Estes Designs Mailbox and Streetscapes, mailboxes are at the heart of the mission. While some people may love cars, technology gadgets or video games, the Estes Designs team members love mailboxes. Whether it be mailboxes, posts, plaques or signage, Estes Designs strives to deliver best-in-class products and customer service.
Remember that extra trip you had to make to the post office because a package wouldn’t fit in your mailbox? What about when the thrill of spring weather was dampened when you found your mailbox rusted from the winter snow? How about that pesky red flag that never seems to want to stay up? And don’t get us started on the doors that won’t latch, leaving your precious packages open to the elements.
Estes Designs and Estes Design and Manufacturing are proud to continue their support of Good News Ministries for over 25 years. Good News Ministries provides homeless men in Indianapolis with a place to stay, biblical counseling and resources to find employment or further their education. Good News Ministries refers to themselves as the “working man’s mission”. They believe that if a man staying at their shelter is able to work, he must work.
On Sunday, November 6th, make sure to turn your clocks backwards for Daylight Savings and gain an extra hour in your day. The Estes Designs Mailbox & Streetscapes team wants to help you use this extra hour in your day to save money.