Old 07-19-2009, 11:44 PM
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Are you thinking about adding water features to your long list of services?

Add water features to increase your profit margins.

With a softening homebuilding market, more and more people are putting their money into their existing homes. One of the biggest areas in terms of spending growth has been in the backyard. According to the American Nursery and Landscape Association, Americans spent more than $11 billion in professional landscape services in 2002 (the most recent year of their survey) — a 200 percent over the $3.6 billion spent in 1997.
Perhaps the fastest growing segment of this industry is water features. "The increase in the number of people wanting water features is skyrocketing," says Rick Bartel, a certified master water feature contractor and owner of Autumn Mist Aquatics in Chattanooga, Tenn. He says that recent surveys have shown that both business and residential customers name water features as the number one component they would like to add to their building. "And since only about 3 percent of U.S. homes currently have a water feature, you can see there's huge market potential."
Builder Michael Mendelsohn, owner of Mendelsohn Construction in Scottsdale, Ariz., agrees. "They're very popular right now, and almost every home I do has some sort of water feature." He says that quite often he will install a negative edge pool that runs into some sort of water feature area in the backyard, and stone fountains are becoming the norm. "We put them in the front or back yard, and even inside," he says. "They're great at reducing the street noise."
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If you've never worked with or installed water features before, don't be afraid. ANC Stone Creations builds Rock Column water features that can be installed in just a few hours — at a very nice profit — and all of our Rock Column water features are well within the realm of most homeowners as well as contractor skill sets.

Check us out on the web at www.ancstonecreations.webs.com
Email us at anc_stonecreations@yahoo.com with any questions you may have.

We look forward to helping you increase your profit margins by adding water features.

ANC Stone Creations
Matt Gragg
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