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I am a higher-end GC in Tennessee/NC. Business is/will be very slow. I recently did a nice screen porch for a previous customer, and it turned out very nice. I used Mason products. I am wondering if anyone is doing these type things as a primary product line, and with what success. In my area there is only Champion (think vinyl) and Archadeck (think very expensive.) I believe my primary market would be mid - to -higher end homes that want something better than vinyl. I find nobody to be really marketing these products locally. Any insight appreciated.

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Mason has a manufacturing facility in Birmingham. I have gotten a few things from them in the past but never see their product in the areas I work in. Homes in my geography run 300K to multimillion dollars so I am at a loss as to why their is so little of it around. Most clients want wood or stucco/stone.
 

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My uncle is a builder in springhill TN, he sells or sold when i lived their mason porches like hot cakes. but this was 2 years ago. if you would like to contact him message me and i can help you out.
 

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I"m currently doing a screen porch. Wood frames made with a Kreg Jigg. Customer picked heavy duty screening... "Pet Screen". Done a couple of Screen Porches, not sure the market in my area, would be large enough to make it a main line for someone.
Funny though, I"d much rather do a porch, than a deck. Being New England, porches are much more traditional. Many of them around here, are falling off the older houses... hmmm, maybe I should try advertising as a porch specialist...:blink:
 

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Thanks for the replies. I was really surprised how nice the Mason product turned out to be. I was worried it would be "cheap" and not look appropriate on a high-value home. I did it in conjunction with a stained concrete treatment to the patio it encloses. As it turned out, it was very complementary to the existing home, and the owners are happy. Pretty straightforward installation, also.

I am not sure why nobody is pushing this type of product around here. I'm hoping somebody will post with other similar experiences or product lines.

Tom
 
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