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Contractors Support Program
Since 1978 Custom Environments,
the parent company of Decks USA, has been making money in the construction business,
which includes preparing designs and plans for both public sale and
commercial and residential applications through our contractors
nationwide. We cover every aspect of running a successful deck company.
Let our experience help you grow with our proven
techniques and solid building system. Whether you're a seasoned pro
or just starting out, Custom Environments offers valuable solutions for
helping you become number one in the decking business or keeping you on
Specialty Computer Software for the Deck Industry Professionals ...
Custom Environments has
developed 3-D deck designing and structuring, pricing and takeoff software systems for
some of America's largest Deck Builders, including America's largest Deck
Builder Franchise company, Archadeck TM. We have pioneered, designed and developed
the industry leading deck designing and structuring 3-D software; DECKWARE
Your deck projects will be designed and structured using the
latest, and exclusive, updated version of this State-Of-The-Art technology.
Not only showing your project rendered in 3-D views, but with the
ability to actually see, in 3-D, every structural piece required to
build your project. Fantastic for Multi-Level decks and complex
projects. Impressing your customers while at the same time,
helping your construction crew, easily identify problematic situations
with the use of the 3-D structure drawings.
Learn the deck business from the ground up, or
compliment your current company profile, and control the
secret to building quality decks, fast and efficient, with a higher than average
profit margin using the exclusive Decks USA complete building system. Advertising,
Marketing, Sales, Designing, and Construction. We're the silent partner
who's there when you need us. Ready to provide the individual
services and/or knowledge you require.
Let us go to work
for you by joining our program and profit more from every dollar you earn!
Start by mastering the art of outselling the competition.
Discover why America and their deck builders, both large and small, trust thousands
of deck projects
yearly to Custom Environments and the Decks USA Contractors Team.
|No Franchise or Start Up fees to ever pay|
|No royalty fees to ever pay|
|Learn how to sell successfully against major
competitors like Archadeck TM|
|No finder's fees for our customer referrals issued
|Pay only for the services you require - No
obligations to fulfill|
|Building system backed by complete construction drawings and details|
|Cutting edge Interactive software for sales, pricing and
|Custom Deck Design services|
|Project 3-D Drawing, Structuring, and Material Takeoff services|
|Contractor Referral listing on
our State by State referral page|
Questions to Consider
- Is your sales contract binding? Does it contain the necessary
clauses covering State and Federal regulations?
- Do you have a strong sub-contractor agreement covering no compete,
warranty calls and lien waivers?
- Are your sub-contractors really sub-contractors or employees? Tax
laws are strict in this area.
- Are your sales people actually employees or sub-contractors? Do you
have signed contracts with them?
- Are your building projects consistent in their look and feel?
- Are you spending more than 10 minutes estimating a project?
- Are your estimates accurate?
- Are you spending more than 20 minutes figuring material takeoffs?
- Are your takeoffs accurate within 3% or are you short or heavy on
- Are you profiting at least 30% on each project built?
If you answered no to any of the above questions or don't know some of the
answers then maybe we can help.
Join our Contractors Support Program and choose the services and products
that best fit your needs. We'll work with you to design a package that
will meet your budget requirements and level of attention.
Contractor Support Program
Complete Deck Construction Detail Book containing exacting details
for Decks, Gazebos, Screened Porches, Trellises, Benches, Planters, Skirting,
Buffets, and many Special Applications like Spa Supports and Double Loaded
Columns. Our Post and Beam construction minimizes the amount of footing
locations; reducing your material and labor costs while yielding a more
attractive overall appearance. Our consistent look and feel will become
your trade mark for exceptional quality construction, easily recognized at
first glance. Your customers will notice the differences immediately
when comparison shopping.
Included in Contractor
Referral web page
with high ranking and Certification Seal
Decks USA Registered
Contractors Carry This Seal
Our Deck Plan, Custom Deck Design, and Deck Plan Modification customers
Decks USA Registered Contractors
more frequently over any other contractors. Because you will have
complete access to all of our Deck Construction Details; We only refer our
when asked for a recommendation in any specific regional area. Our
Third Party recommendation and referral becomes an automatic sales tool
To date, We have distributed over 3 million deck
designs, making us the world's largest Deck Plan company. Our decks
are in practically every neighborhood in America. Over 30% of our
sales are by referral from satisfied customers who tell friends, family
and their neighbors. Join in our collective strength with instant
name brand recognition. In itself... Your first referral will pay
for this program.
Deck Pricing Software
Deck Designs CD-ROM
Photo Book™ Software
Sales Training Book (read
a testimonial about increased sales)
Joist Calculator Software
Auto calculates joist runs on 12, 16 or 24 O.C.
Stair Calculator Software
Auto calculates treads with riser height
Professional Stair Guide chart. Never get your riser height wrong
Sales Contract between you and your customers
Sub-Contractors Agreement between you and your Sub-Contractors
Times have in fact changed, and with the easy to find
instant information offered by the Internet, customers are more knowledgeable
than ever before. Your competition is growing and staying on top of this
expanding and explosive industry is an absolute must if you not only want to
survive but ultimately thrive. Picking up just one single construction
technique that reduces your labor cost and/or material cost, or implementing a
critical system component, such as a sales tip or philosophy, will pay for the
cost of this package many times over, job after job, year after year.
Learning how to design, sell and build a quality screened porch will add tens
of thousands of dollars to your annual sales and create referral work at the
same time. These rooms are the latest craze. One of our Ohio deck
builders is turning his entire business to just these types of outdoor
projects. The profit margin can be incredible once you possess the know-how.
He's projecting another annual sales volume in excess of one million
dollars. He's successfully finished over one million in sales for
several years in the past.
Membership in our Contractors Support Program will help build your T.O.M.A., Top
Of Mind Awareness, and increase Referral
work which will lower your advertising costs. Word of mouth is still the
most trusted advertising and Third Party
Credibility is a very powerful sales
Many of the Contractors who have purchased our system go on to ask us if we
would sell them the exclusive rights to a specific territory just so their closest
competitors couldn't gain access to this information. Unfortunately but
fortunately, as stated above, we don't offer Franchises and we don't collect any Fees
or Royalties that would offer any such exclusivity.
However, we tell them don't worry because statistically most carpenters are hard headed
and know everything and couldn't imagine ever paying for something they
already know all about. This is where a carpenter who's also a businessman,
or well on his way to becoming a successful one, gains the edge and gets the
upper hand. He realizes the importance of proven techniques and powerful
information specifically geared for his industry and looks for a reliable
source to obtain it whenever possible. Decks USA assists in the
construction of thousands upon thousands upon thousands of outdoor projects
each and every year. We don't know of any other company that is directly
responsible for more. As a matter of fact, the closest outlet, America's
Largest Deck Builder, has turned
to us over the years for exclusive 3-D design software, construction
techniques, carpenter training and assistance, sales approaches, customer
awareness and satisfaction, and general advise on our ingredients to the
formula for success.
We offer valuable information that's concise and easy to understand and adapt
into your business in a short time period. All at a price that's
extremely affordable. Decks USA is not staffed with a heavy upper management and we don't employ countless vice
presidents with fancy titles. We're real
people that typically carry a large degree of construction experience,
inclusive of design, sales, and actual hammer swinging. We approach
virtually everything we do through the eyes of a carpenter first. Our
Staff, System, Software and Company Methodology all reflect this vast experience
and combined with our massive sales volume enables us to keep the cost
reasonable and available to everyone that expresses an interest. We feel
this opportunity should be obtainable without applying for a loan, qualifying
for financing or buying a Franchise.
We know through experience that once you're
introduced to our products, system and services you'll return and use us when and
for what you need. Other National Franchising companies sell this
type of program for an initial Franchise Fee from $25,000.00
- $40,000.00 then go on to collect a 7%
- 10% royalty payment on every dollar you
collect for as long as you're in business! They have a Minimum Royalty
Clause in their Contract that makes you financially responsible to them for the difference if
you fail to meet the minimum dollar amount they set! Plus, if you leave their
system you can't compete, for several years, in the same industry. So
don't be fooled and think that paying such an incredible fee guarantees you
success. It doesn't and they boldly say so in their fine print.
The Franchise Agreement and Circular they present to you can be over 100 pages
and you're required to have an Attorney review it. We feel the secret to
success in a deck building business should not be this expensive, risky and so
It's not surprising that some franchise companies have shown a significant failure rate
and certain studies have revealed their enrollment numbers are falling off.
Maybe because their Franchises don't have enough money left to advertise or
survive while they're growing their business after paying for their Franchise
and Start Up Fees? Maybe the company selling
the Franchises is more interested in the initial money they collect from you then the long haul
providing you with the necessary support in all areas of operations once
you're on your own? Who really knows?
We certainly don't claim to know, but it occasionally strikes our curiosity. Some former
Deck Franchise owners have purchased
our system and are alive and well and doing better than ever. Maybe
because, for one reason or another, they have more of their hard earned money in their pockets at
the end of the day?
We believe that Success is a direct result from hard work and the ability to
gather and harness the knowledge of how to succeed. We can show you
our techniques and practices and help you along the way with guidance and
support, but you still have to do it...
On behalf of our entire staff at Custom Environments and Decks USA, we wish
you continued success and look forward to assisting you in any way we possibly
can. Thank you for your time and we would greatly appreciate your consideration.
Hard Headed Carpenter)
Developer of the DECKWARE (
3-D Design Software
CEO/Founder Custom Environments-Decks
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The Contractor Support Program is now
available at a special promotional price of only $299.00
... you SAVE $150.00!
USA reserves the right to discontinue this special discount offer at
anytime and without prior notice.
This special offer is limited so Hurry
and Order Today!
Order Today and Receive The Following Extra Items:
ADDITIONAL BONUS PACKAGE To
This Promotional Offer Only:
Choose any Complete Deck Plan Construction Package from our
Deck Designs CD-ROM or Web
Site for FREE,
including 1-SET Additional Identical Prints and no charge for PRIORITY Shipping
and Handling. Excellent for your Sales Presentation. A $52.95
Value absolutely FREE.
What You Receive
Although there's never any obligation that you
purchase plans from us, until the end of time, you pay only $24.95 for any Complete
Deck Plan Construction Package from our Deck Designs
CD-ROM or Web Site. You Save over $50.00.
No Limit on the number of plans at this discounted price. Includes
any new designs that are developed in the future. Currently, we
are generating fifty (50) new plans that will initially be available
only to our Contractor Support members.
You will receive a 20%
each and every time you use our Custom Deck
Design, Deck Plan Modification
and/or Structuring Services. If your plan is set in stone and doesn't require multiple drawing
revisions, we'll produce a Complete
Deck Plan Construction Package for you. Please contact us for a deck
To view what our Complete Deck Plan
Packages include please click-> What You Receive
Many builders send us a
job already in existence that they have built. We then create a Complete
Deck Plan Package for them of the
project. This enables the Contractor to show potential
customers their completed work from plans to pictures.
Detailed 3-D CAD prints are impressive, and coupled with photographs of
the final product, will demonstrate your serious
Advertising slicks, with your personalized Company
Name and Telephone Number, for Newspaper and Yellow pages. If you desire
we'll use your logo, please submit it to us by email in a .bmp, .ipg, .tif, or
.gif file format, or snail-mail it to us for reproduction.
You'll receive a copy of our Comprehensive Written Warranty. Use it as is
or tailor it to your individual specifications. Show potential customers
that you not only build a high quality product but that you also are proud to state
it in writing with a Warranty. This simple technique alone will knock out
about 85% of your competitors. A fantastic Leave Behind
after your first meeting. Knowing how to word a warranty that's effective,
but at the same time gives you the builder some protection, is tricky. But
don't worry, we've already done it for you. Plus, in the event you return
for warranty work we'll provide you with a warranty sign-off form for
reproduction. The legal fees you'll save by not having an Attorney produce
a written warranty, sales contract and sub-contractor agreement for you will
easily pay for this package, not to mention possibly stopping any potential litigation
you may of faced in the future by not using the proper protective documentation.
Software Upgrades: Next available major Quick
Quote Software Version 2.5 for FREE.
Plus, we'll ship your Contractor Support Program package
in a FedEx 2-Day box for the price of REGULAR shipping, saving you another $17.00.
Just select the REGULAR Shipping Method when ordering and we'll take care of
FedEx 2-Day Upgrade at delivery time.
Thank You for your time and consideration and We look forward to working with you!
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secure checkout, at
The Decks USA
are normally processed, printed, packaged, and shipped by
from our complex, within
one (1) to two (2) business days after we receive them. Please allow
one (1) to two (2) business days, plus (2) business days for delivery.
FedEx DOES NOT deliver
to P.O. Boxes so please use a street address. For your convenience, We sign the
release so you don't have to be there at delivery time.
Due to the Industry Trade Secrets
contained in the Contractor Support Program it is not returnable or exchangeable.
All Sales are Final.
Decks USA carries and adheres to a very strict
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Youngstown, OH 44512-5827
Decks USA reserves
the right to decline membership or elect to not accept any company
application for our Contractors Support Program. In the event of
decline: Decks USA will immediately inform you of our decision and, in a timely fashion and manner, Refund the
Full Amount of the original purchase
services, contents, and pricing of our Contractors
Support Program product offer are subject to change at any time and without any
prior or advance notice. (the lawyers made us say that)
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