Boxpert Blog

How to Build B2B Trust Through Process

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, May 23, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

When customers take the plunge with a new vender, they send a silent prayer to the universe, “Please, no hiccups.” There’s a domino effect in B2B.  The promises you make to your customers will impact the promises they’ve made to their own customers. Trust is key, especially since B2B sales often focus on a relatively small number of high value accounts. We asked ourselves what makes us confident in the venders we count on, and how can pass more confidence to our own customers? After much discussion a key factor emerged: clear process.

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Tags: About Falcon Structures

How to Make New Year’s Resolutions for Company Culture that Stick

Posted by Paige Welsh on Fri, Jan 05, 2018 @ 09:30 AM

It’s that time of year for making New Year’s resolutions. We hope everyone is successful in their 2018 goals, but according to a write-in study, less than 10% of people who made resolutions felt they had achieved them by the end of 2017. What’s going wrong? One reason is that making changes becomes overwhelming when those changes don’t yield results overnight. To keep resolutions manageable, we suggest reimagining change. Stop thinking about change as an on and off switch. Instead, anticipate a long path with lots of small, but achievable, stepping stones. Case in point: building a cohesive company culture around core values is a laudable resolution that will call for small, steady renewals for years to come.

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Tags: About Falcon Structures

New Boxpert Investigates the Art of Modifying Shipping Containers

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, Aug 09, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Just past the Falcon Structures’ office, the sound of construction hangs in the air. While construction is offsite for the future recipients of our containers, it’s very onsite for us. As a recently hired writer and boxpert in training, I wanted to investigate where the grinding and the fireworks smell was coming from to figure out what exactly I would be writing about for Falcon. So, I shadowed Falcon Structures’ senior welder, Aaron Ramirez, as he split a 20-foot shipping container in half.

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Tags: Falcon News, About Falcon Structures

A Lesson for Businesses in Shipping Container Coolness

Posted by Krista Short on Wed, Jun 21, 2017 @ 11:30 AM

Blank stares. Blank stares are usually what I receive when I tell people I’m the Director of Marketing for a company that builds functional spaces using shipping containers. I can see the wheels turning. I watch them search their brains, trying to figure out what I do. Some will be polite, nod, and pretend they understand. Some will jump to “Oh! You make those tiny homes!” While others ask a myriad of questions in order to figure out if what I do is “cool.”

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Tags: About Falcon Structures

You Had Me at ISO: Who Says Shipping Containers Aren’t Romantic?

Posted by Krista Short on Wed, Apr 05, 2017 @ 09:32 AM

At Falcon Structures, we use a host of different adjectives to describe modified shipping containers. “Romantic” was not on the list – until recently. That’s when a lovely couple from Austin, Teel and Jason, contacted us to see if we would allow them to use shipping containers at Falcon’s Manor, Texas, headquarters as a backdrop for their engagement photos.

After hearing the story of how the couple met, we couldn’t say no. You see, conex shipping containers were a constant presence in the place where Teel and Jason met, fell in love and became engaged - Bagram Air Base in Bagram, Afghanistan.

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Eating Your Own Dog Food: What It’s Like to Work in a Container Office

Posted by John McAlonan on Tue, Mar 21, 2017 @ 08:45 AM

Prior to joining Falcon Structures, much of my career experience focused on high tech, specifically, software development. In the high-tech world, the phrase “Eating your own dog food” commonly refers to a business using the same software or technology it develops for its customers.

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Tags: About Falcon Structures, Container-Based Buildings