Screenmobile Innovates to Help Home Owners

January 4, 2011 at 11:25 PMMonty Walker

Blake and Cindy McGrath own Screenmobile of Delmarva, a screen repair and replacement business, have announced their new screen retention approach for seaside decks.

Their high-tension method is perfect for spindles within railings and they can install the system without getting in the way of beautiful waterfront or golf course views.

The McGraths recognized a need when they began seeing neighbors and seaside property owners replacing spindles with glass and fighting against Mother Nature in an effort to keep the glass clean.  McGrath’s experience with the many versatile uses of screening materials inspired him to develop a new method that incorporates high-tension couplings and heavy-duty screens to serve the needs of residents, but he can do it at a much lower price point. The system requires only a few minutes to maintain because and cleaning it only requires the occasional rinsing with a hose.

“Blake has always explored new uses for screening materials,” said Cindy McGrath. “People think of screen in the traditional sense and with the development of a new generation of products, the retaining system seemed like a perfect blend of form and function.”

“It pains me every time I see someone with rag and soapy water cleaning deck glass, especially since I know that there is a less expensive, more practical way,” said Blake. “No one wants, or should have, to work that hard in the laid-back seaside communities we serve.”

Another product offered in perfect harmony with the seaside lifestyle is a motorized garage door screen. This product utilizes the same heavy-duty screening material. “Motion Screens installed on a garage door is ideal for crab feasts, creating a workout area or even an occasional cigar,” said Blake. “With the push of a button, an additional screened-in room creates an area perfect for entertaining.”

Blake purchased a Screenmobile franchise and set up his mobile screening repair and replacement company based in Ocean City and Selbyville. As an entrepreneur, he saw that Screenmobile’s on-site services focus on customer satisfaction and they were desperately needed in the area. His company takes its Screenmobile trucks and fully self-contained trailers equipped with generators and on-board chop saws to a customer’s location and complete most jobs the same day.

To learn more visit Screenmobile of Ocean-City or call 410-520-0025.

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Garage Door Screens

November 18, 2010 at 11:28 PMMonty Walker

For many of us, our garages are nothing more than storage rooms in our house. But for the select few who keep your garages clean or use them as a separate room, we have a treat.

A garage screen door will allows a constant flow of fresh air without bothersome insects.

If you’re looking for a way to make your garage a more usable room, look no further than a retractable garage door screen from your #1 garage screen source. Our screen doors let the natural sunlight in, but keep the mosquitoes, flies, and gnats out with our unique garage screen door design.

When you aren’t using  your garage door, the retractable screen rolls up neatly and hides inconspicuously into a customized cover that still allows you to use your garage door opener. Form and function, attractive and useful, all in one design. This is why more people choose Screenmobile to install their garage screen doors than any other company.

Screen solutions for garages come in standard colors as well as many  custom colors to match your home. If you are going to have a screen for your garage, you should have the option to make it match your décor as it opens up your lifestyle to new options.

If you need more information on garage screens, please contact your local Screenmobile by going to our Contact Us page or finding them via the Zipcode Finder.


federal tax credit – now available!

November 5, 2010 at 11:35 PMMonty Walker

Good News! Screenmobile’s sun control materials now come with a manufacturer’s certification statement for compliance with the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).

What this really means is that homeowners that purchase and install the energy efficient solar screens are eligible for a Federal Tax Credit of thirty percent, up to a total of $1500.00. To be eligible, homeowners must simply live in zones 1-3 of the United States as defined by Department of Energy. To see if your house qualifies, you can download a full-sized PDF of the zone map HERE.

Materials for the Solar screens, available through Screenmobile franchises, are capable of blocking up to ninety percent of the sun’s radiant heat. This results in the lowering of your utility bills. The energy efficient tax credit certification is a designation that the manufacturers of solar screens have sought for several years.

A home’s most vulnerable area for solar heat gain comes in the form of sunlight radiating through unprotected glass” said Andrew Caldwell, Corporate Market Manager – Sun Control Products for Phifer Incorporated. “Controlling solar heat gain, especially in the warm climates that span the southern United States, is extremely important in energy conservation. Since our sun control materials are designed to reduce solar heat gain, they can help lower a homeowner’s energy costs.”

In a separate initiative, Congress has allocated $5 billion for the Obama administration’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). This initiative seeks to retrofit the homes of low-income families with products to make them more energy efficient.

While the tax credit for solar screens, which lasts through December 2010, applies to those homes located in zones 1-3, the materials do offer a lower priced alternative to more expensive energy efficient glass in all regions of the country.

Solar screens can be purchased and installed for about a sixth of the cost of low-e glass,” said Scott Walker, president and CEO of Screenmobile Corporation. “The tax credit available to eligible homeowners and, the use of the materials within the weatherization program, promises to extend energy savings even farther.

The solar screen material’s ability to block much of the sun’s thermal energy from radiating through windows, solar screens are also effective in limiting the sun-bleaching damage often done to furniture, carpet, wall hangings and paint as a result of damaging UV light entering a home.

Talk to your local Screenmobile franchise now about getting the Federal Tax break and new solar screens over your windows, go to The tax credit is only guaranteed if you purchase before December 31 so act now!


Are Your Pets Destroying Your Screens

September 27, 2010 at 11:52 PMMonty Walker

We all love our pets. Unfortunately when they destroy our home or belongings it can be a bit frustrating.

Though we can’t protect your shoes and electrical cables, Screenmobile’s franchisees do know how to help prevent this from happening to your screen door and patio screens. As installers of Phifer Pet Screen brand screen fabric, we know how to keep your screens looking good despite the fact thatyou have pets. Pet Screen is the perfect pet resistant screen for window door and patio screen applications.

Did you know that Pet resistant screen is a full seven times stronger than regular insect screen and constructed of strong vinyl coated polyester. It will resist damage from clawing and scratching from your favorite dogs and cats while providing excellent outward visibility for their human friends.

If you’re interested in a pet door or even pet guards, Screenmobile can install both for you. Pet guards can be mounted on doors and some patio applications as well.

If you are interested in having your patio and doors updated with pet resistant screens, simply contact usand Screenmobile office that is closest to your home will come out to give you a free quote.

If you are interested in owning your own business, consider opening a Screenmobile franchise opportunity in your area.


Screenmobile of Glendale, Arizona – Interview

September 27, 2010 at 11:47 PMMonty Walker

We are always looking for a break from the hot Arizona sun, and if that break can also help save us money, we are all over it! If you need these types of solar screens on your home, or even just a window or door screen replacement, Screenmobile of Glendale can help you out right away. They can cut and fit a screen for your doors and windows on site, and offer excellent solar screens to block out the sun’s rays and reduce energy costs in your home. Screenmobile is owned by Joe Smiga, and has been serving the Phoenix area for 17 years. For more information on this Phoenix small business, view their profile below.

What product or service do you offer?
Screenmobile is a mobile window and door screen repair and replacement service that can custom build screens on-site to fit any size or shape of window or door frame.?Screenmobile offers a variety of products from solar screens which can block up to 90% of the sun’s radiant hit and cut electric bills by up to 50% to insect screens to protect against mosquitoes that carry the West Nile virus. Other products include retractable, sliding and motorized screens for pool, patio and porch enclosures, pet door screens and other weatherization products. Screenmobile’s truck and trailer is fully self-contained with a power generator, chop saw and a work bench, which makes the job convenient for the customer as we are not looking to power or even have to enter the house to do most jobs.

How did your business get started?
While visiting Camarillo, CA near the Screenmobile corporate headquarters in Thousand Palms, I saw a Screenmobile truck and trailer. It looked like an interesting business and so I did some research and found it was the perfect home-based business opportunity for me. Screenmobile is a franchise company with about 100 mom-and-pop locations around the country. Materials can be stored on the truck and trailer and in a garage.

Please describe the perfect user of your product or service.
Screenmobile customers are homeowners who need repairs done or are doing renovations. They want the convenience of having us come to them instead of taking their screens elsewhere and waiting days or trying to do it them selves. Most who attempt to do it them selves find that specific tools are needed and that the process is difficult without the proper workbench. Screenmobile has the tools and our trailer is our workbench. We save these customers a lot of time, frustration and money.
Construction contractors, homebuilders and owners and property managers of multi-unit apartment complexes also take advantage of Screenmobile services.

What goals have you set for your business that you hope to achieve in the next 5 years? 10 years? 20 years?
I thoroughly enjoy what I do, being outdoors, meeting people and giving my customers exceptional service. I want to continue to run my Screenmobile business successfully and be able to slow down in about 15 years.

How have you promoted your business in the past?
Repeat customers and word-of-mouth referrals are my main source of business followed closely by the visibility of my colorful Screenmobile truck and trailer I use as a mobile marketing tool. I enjoy meeting people, have an outgoing personality and a quick wit. I like to lighten moods and entertain my customers. I especially like putting a smile on the face of my elderly customers.

I am also environmentally conscious and attend “green” events to promote my sun control screens which block up to 90% of the sun’s radiant heat and can lower electricity bills up to 50%. I take old screens from my jobs and recycle what materials I can.
A lover of rock-n-roll, I also hate to see old vinyl LPs and 45 records filling up our landfills, so I will take those off of customer’s hands and “re-cycle” them. In return I will offer a discount based on the amount of vinyl brought my way.

What is you upcoming product strategy?
As a company, Screenmobile prides itself on our owner’s professionalism, courteous, polite and friendly demeanor, neatness and delivering on our promises. You will not find us showing up late, smelling of smoke with our shirttail out, traipsing mud into your house while we look for power to borrow. That will not happen.
Instead you will find a professional that you can trust to complete the job as scheduled, on budget and who strives to exceed the customer’s expectations. I will continue to do my work in this manner.

What is your marketing strategy?
What Screenmobile does is unique in practically every market we serve. So unique in fact that few people are aware that such a service exists. I am unlike many other contractors who do not like the homeowner or customer looking over their shoulder at what they are doing. In fact I encourage my customers to come out and see how I do what I do. I make the best bug screen in town and you can quote me on that.

I am very good at what I do and the speed and proficiency that I display after 17 years of having done this is fascinating for most people to watch. I encourage them to do so as I work on the street outside their homes for a half-day or even a whole day

I ask the customer what type of music they like to listen to and will dial up the appropriate channel on my Sirius satellite radio enabled boom box. Sometimes I have been known to sing along. Around the time the mail comes in the neighborhood, people will start coming out of their homes and come check out the screening party down the street. Because of my gregarious personality, someone within the Screenmobile family recently gave me the name, “the entertaining screener”. I guess I am. I wont argue.

How do you measure success?
I measure success by the number of smiles per mile I put on people’s faces because of a job well done and by the number of referrals I receive. Based on that – Business is Booming.

If you’d like to get more information on Screenmobile of Glendale, Arizona you can click the link or to contact them for your screen repair or replacement, simply call them at 623-561-6370.

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Let Fresh Air In and Keep The Pollen Out

September 27, 2010 at 11:45 PMMonty Walker

Pollen in the air means only one thing, Spring has finally arrived. We all love flowers on trees, shrubs and groundcover around our homes. They are beautiful to look at, they smell great and with the right mixture of sunlight and water you’ll have them in abundance. Just look outside, they’re popping up everywhere.

Unfortunately, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, as many as 40 million Americans have hay fever or suffer from pollen related allergies. These people suffer from pollen floating in the air. Much of the in your home pollen comes in through open doors and windows. Its Spring time and Summer is quickly approaching so why would we want to have our doors and windows closed? We want to let the warm breezes flow through the house, removing the stale air left behind by old man Winter and his friend Jack Frost.

So you want to open up the house but leave all the pollen outside where it belongs, how do you do this? A simple call to your local Screenmobile franchise can solve that problem. With your permission they will install PollenTec screens which have been independently tested to filter out between 90-100% of airborne pollens. With PollenTech screens from Screenmobile, you will be able to breathe easily in your home again.


An Interview with Dave Hohn, owner of Screenmobile of Oklahoma City

September 27, 2010 at 11:44 PMMonty Walker

When asked to tell us about his business, Dave Hohn, the proud owner of Screenmobile of Oklahoma City had this to say. “As the name implies, Screenmobile is a mobile screen repair and replacement service that arrives at a home or business to build custom screens that fit any shape or size of window, door or enclosure frame.”

His operation is self-contained with a customized trailer that contains all necessary materials, tools and equipment to fabricate, repair and install coverings for any window or door opening.

On most jobs, Hohn can provide an estimate on the spot and finish all screen installations the same day. Larger jobs, such as screened-in porches or pool enclosures, may take longer.

Hohn says that his business focuses on homeowners, but he also enjoys working with realtors, property management companies, general contractors and roofing companies.

“People are usually surprised to learn about the number of different screening products that are available. I carry many different types of screening products. This includes sun control screens, also called solar screens, that cut energy cost by blocking direct sun exposure to windows, insect screens that protect against West Nile virus, and stronger pet resistant screens that don’t fray or tear easily. I can even install screens that are retractable, removable, sliding and motorized.”


Why did you locate in Mustang?

I am a Montana boy and my wife grew up in the southwest Oklahoma City area. After getting married here, we spent a few years living in Southern Colorado.

“Once we had children, we wanted to move here to be closer to her family. We recognized that Mustang had an impressive potential for growth and the proximity to major highways makes travel easy. We wanted our business to be centrally located in this area, and still able to service the entire metro area conveniently.”

What do you think is most unique about your business?

“No two jobs are the same so it keeps everything fresh and exciting. Screenmobile is unique in that the service saves the customer time and effort by not requiring them to take their screens off themselves, then drive them to a repair shop and wait a few days to get them back.”

“We carry higher quality materials than anyone else in the area and can customize each project to fit each customer’s specific needs. Whether they need pet resistant screens in certain locations, sun control or a new sliding screen door that actually slides well, we perform the repairs that they need.”

“Most screen fitting and work is done on location, so it is absolutely guaranteed to fit right. Unlike my competitors, I offer a money back guarantee on all of my sliding screen doors.”

“Many homeowners have already tried the “one size fits all” screen door before they call me to make it all fit correctly. The sliding door I build seems quite expensive when compared to the box store, and that’s why I offer to buy the door back if they are not happy. The look on their faces when they first try my newly fashioned door is priceless. In 11 years, I have not had to buy back one door.”

What is the best advice you ever received?

“That would have come from my father, Vince Hohn. He told me, ‘God gave you two ears and one mouth, because you should listen twice as much as you talk.’”

What made you want to get into this profession?

“After college I worked as a project manager for a heavy, highway and industrial construction contractor. Most of my work involved travel and living away from home near project sites.”

“After our daughter was born, the travel got harder. You might get to come home every other weekend and see the family before you had to leave again on Sunday night, so there was limited opportunity to bond with my new baby. My wife and I then decided it was time to move closer to her family who lived here.”

“I invested more than 10 years with one company and I had no desire to start over with another construction company. Instead we decided to look for other types of business opportunities. I found the Screenmobile Corporation and have owned my own business for over 10 years now. I really enjoy working for myself, meeting new people every day, and solving their screening issues.”

What do you want your customers to remember most about you?

“That the experience they had with Screenmobile was first-rate all the way. I want them to remember everything from the high quality screening product and workmanship to my professionalism, appearance, and that the job was performed on time and as promised.”

“The best compliment I can possibly receive is the referral that a client gives to their friend, neighbor or family member.”

You can contact Dave Hohn at (405) 376-6200, visit his screen repair website or visit his Facebook page.

Screenmobile of Placer and Nevada Counties

September 27, 2010 at 11:40 PMMonty Walker

Interview with Bill and Lori Rech of Screenmobile of Placer and Nevada Counties.

What goods or services do you offer?
We are a mobile window and door screening service that comes to your home or office and fabricates quality screens on-site.

We offer a full line of top quality swinging, sliding, retractable and security screen doors. Our sun control products can help reduce energy costs by installing sunscreens on your windows that block up to 90 percent of the damaging ultraviolet rays and can reduce radiant heat in your home by as much as 10 to 18 degrees.

We also carry pet doors and pet-resistant fabric to reduce damage from your animals.

What makes you different from other screening services?
All of our products are of the highest quality and are made exactly to your specifications.

Our doors are made of extruded framework that will provide years of worry-free service. Our slider doors are made on-site and will fit your opening exactly; no wobbling slider doors that fall off the track and no plastic wheels that break.

What’s new?
We are the only local screening company that is part of a nationwide franchise. Each franchise is independently owned and operated and must meet strict quality standards.

What do you love about your work?
We love the one-on-one contact we have with our customers. We take pride in knowing that our customers’ screening needs will be completed in an excellent manner.

We offer the flexibility to the homeowner of choosing from a wide range of products.

What do you find most challenging about your work?
Because we are a seasonal business, most of our customers call during spring and summer, so scheduling a high volume of orders during these peak times is challenging.

But we have always been able to meet our customers needs in a timely manner.

What is your background?
We both graduated from California State University, Northridge; Bill has his degree in computer science and Lori received a degree in business. We both worked in our respective fields until 1997 when we decided we needed a less-hectic lifestyle.

We bought the Placer and Nevada County Screenmobile franchise. After extensive hands-on training at Screenmobile Corp., we launched our franchise in July 1998.

We love living and working in the Sierra Nevada foothills and sharing this lifestyle with our four married daughters and seven grandchildren.

You can contact Bill & Lori Rech, owners of Screenmobile of Placer County and Nevada County at (530) 878-0784.

Screenmobile of Placer, Nevada and Sierra Counties provides services in EL DORADO, NEVADA, PLACER, SIERRA, SUTTER and YUBA COUNTIES in the following areas:

  • ALTA

The original article was posted at The Union.


Screenmobile of Sarasota

September 27, 2010 at 11:38 PMMonty Walker

The screen repair business isn’t where Jack Kelly ever imagined himself being.

The veteran of IBM, 30 years, already retired from his career in the computer industry, leaving he and his wife to a quiet existence in Sarasota. But in 2004, as the housing market boomed, Kelly said he began itching to get back to work — and the construction business was certainly a lucrative field to consider.

“A friend of mine had done some screens, and it seemed like interesting work,” Kelly said. “Then one night I was looking at some Web sites and stumbled across Screenmobile. The rest, as they say, is history.”

Screenmobile, a family owned mobile screening company based in Thousand Palms, California, has nearly 100 franchises across the country, most of them out West. The Screenmobile concept is simple: all necessary screening gear packs into a “mobile screen-store” trailer that is driven to the job location. It’s a shop on wheels. Before us, Screenmobile never had a franchise in Florida. Kelly would start the first in October 2004.

I thought if I’m going to do something completely outside my comfort zone, a franchise is probably a good idea,” he said. As it turned out, the folks at Screenmobile would learn almost as much from Kelly as he did from them when it came to what Floridians needed in their screens. Suffice it to say, the dry coastal climate of California is a different world from Florida’s own west coast. “Much of what we do here in Florida was completely foreign to them when we originally started talking,” Kelly said. “I asked how they do pool cages and they gave me this funny look and asked, ‘What’s a pool cage?’”

Five years later, the housing boom has now long since ended and the downturn has meant disaster for many businesses tied to construction. But Kelly said he is still booked at a two-week backlog, partly because people unable to sell their homes are increasingly looking to keep up the ones they have. Housing essentials, like doors and windows usually involve screens get lots of attention from homeowners.

Kelly has no office overhead to pay for because his mobile office is parked in his driveway. “Everything is on the trailer,” he said. “It does make it easier.”

Being mobile also has other advantages when it comes to customer service, which is a vital factor in getting customers in a down market, he said. “Homeowners enjoy the instant gratification I provide for them when I pull up to the door and I can do everything they need, right there on the spot,” Kelly said. “I don’t need to take their sliding screen door to the shop in order to fix it, I do it right there in front of them. They can see the quality of the repairs that we do.” The fact that when Kelly is driving around town in his truck, the Screenmobile trailer itself essentially acts as a huge rolling billboard for his business also doesn’t hurt.

“It’s amazing how many times my wife and I will be sitting at a traffic light, and we’ll look to the car next to us and see them look at the trailer. They almost always have a curious look on their faces and they’ll take out a cell phone to call us,” Kelly joked. “Then suddenly our phone rings. I’ll pick it up and the guy will say ‘I’m driving around and am right next to one of your trucks, I thought I’d call’ — so we’ll just roll the window down and say ‘Hi there, how are you?’. It’s such a thrill.”

Certain types of screens are proving popular these days, especially so-called “sun control” or “solar” screens, which reduce glare and increase energy efficiency. In climates like Florida’s, the energy savings can be quite noticeable during the summer, and these days every penny counts. Though Kelly said most of his customers who purchase sun control screens enjoy the benefits of glare and heat reduction most of all.

“Many clients simply see the energy savings as an additional benefit,” he said. “What they’re looking to do is knock down that glaring early morning or afternoon sun, so they can better enjoy the section of their home that’s basically being cooked.”

Contact Jack Kelly and his screen repair team at (941) 377-3894. And if you see him driving in Parrish, Ellenton, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota, Venice, Northport or Englewood, roll down your window and say “Hi!”

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Screenmobile Of Napa’s Unexpected Bag Of Tricks

September 27, 2010 at 12:24 AMMonty Walker

Timmy D’Antonio can fix a broken window screen — and in a pinch, a whole lot more.

D’Antonio recently opened Screenmobile of Napa, a mobile screen repair and replacement business. With his truck and supplies, D’Antonio arrives at a customer’s home with the tools of his trade ready to make repairs large or small.

But D’Antonio has another bag of tricks that he can pull out when necessary. D’Antonio is also a licensed Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). He carries emergency supplies with him while he travels around Napa, Yolo and Solano counties in his Screenmobile trailer.

D’Antonio said he’d always wanted to be a firefighter. But with state and city budget cuts, he’s been unable to find work as a firefighter. “I had to find an alternate job,” D’Antonio said.

The 26-year-old didn’t have to look very far. His aunt and uncle own a successful Screenmobile franchise covering the Sacramento and Lake Tahoe areas. His brother’s Screenmobile franchise services Sonoma and Marin counties.

“I saw the success by my family and it was a no-brainer for me,” D’Antonio said.

Originally from the San Fernando Valley, D’Antonio moved to Napa in December to open the local Screenmobile franchise. “We can make anything with a screen,” including window screens, door screens, retractable screen doors, and porch and patio screens, he said.

As a trained and certified EMT, D’Antonio is compelled to stop and render assistance at any accident he comes upon until an ambulance arrives. “I keep a basic medical bag with some bandages, dressings, and the basics in case there is something I can do at an accident.” He’s already stopped at a few such incidents. In Suisun City, he encountered a crash scene involving a truck and sedan. When D’Antonio pulled over he found two girls from the sedan lying on the sidewalk. He assisted until an ambulance arrived, he said. At a local climbing gym he helped a climber who’d fallen and snapped her ankle. “I took over until the paramedics got there,” by elevating and icing the injury.

While D’Antonio doesn’t have his dream job —yet—he does have the on-the job freedom that he seems to prefer. “I still get to drive around and do the same kind of gig. It’s just different work at the destination.”

D’Antonio and Screenmobile of Napa can be reached at 707-320-9339.

The original article was posted on the Napa Valley Register.


Replacing Window Screens on University Hill

September 27, 2010 at 12:22 AMMonty Walker

For Screenmobile of Boulder, a local window screen repair company, warmer months and open windows mean a bustling business season. During winter months, windows are clamped shut to keep out the cold. But as weather warms up, many Boulder renters reopen their sunny portals to find damaged, torn or missing screens — and then ask landlords to repair the mesh in order to keep windows open.

“It’s a great time for business,” said Rick Kancir, the “pop” in the mom-and-pop ownership of the local Screenmobile company, along with his wife, Sue.

Summer is also opportunity for Boulder landlords to seize on a decrease in students living on University Hill starting in May and June to repair the screens — amplifying the summer boom in business for the local Screenmobile of Boulder.

Paul Freese, maintenance supervisor for Property Resources Inc., said screen repairs are a constant summer battle. Property Resources manages about 300 rental properties in Boulder, including about half of which are student rental properties on the Hill.

“Every year that is one of the main things I have to deal with — replacing screens,” said Freese, adding that it’s common to have multiple screen repairs on the same house every year, as new renters bend them or throw them away.

Freese estimates that Property Resources spends $2,000 to $3,000 each year for screen repairs alone. Property Resources has contracted Screenmobile for the past seven years.

“We see the same properties over and over,” said Rick Kancir, who single-handedly repairs, measure, fits and replaces screens directly to customer orders with tools on-hand and loaded on the 17-foot trailer. Rick Kancir said the Hill is Screenmobile’s “bread and butter,” as “destructive college kids” and renters destroy screens and then landlords seek to fix them. During peak season, from June through mid-September, Boulder’s Screenmobile may visit 12 to 15 residences per day. “College kids are the dumbest kids for four years,” he said.

You can go to the Screenmobile of Boulder webpage or contact Rick Kancir at 303-470-6100.

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Prevent Golf Balls From Breaking Your Windows

September 25, 2010 at 12:09 PMMonty Walker

Living on a golf course is a luxury that many enjoy. There are many benefits to it including always having a well manicured back yard, having a very large back yard, and being close to your favorite golf course. Unfortunately, this luxury can be a costly one when golfers accidentally hit their golf balls into your windows.

Golf Ball protection can be a fixed frame or heavy duty fabric using roll down mechanism. Constructed of extruded aluminum and covered by a strong vinyl coated polyester screen, Golf Ball protection was never so easy. Screens can be mounted on your existing window frames, patio structure or even be free standing away from your windows and doors. Finally, you’ve found Screenmobile, the company that can reduce the damage to your home. As there are many varitations in home construction and features, there is not one perfect application for all the golf ball protection needs. One of our trained technicians can come to your home and advise you on what option and installation will work for your home.

Golf Ball Protection is just one excellent reason to call your local Screenmobile franchise for a free quote. They can also give you a quote on window screen repair or sun shades.

A Winter Trip to the Beach Changed Their Lives

September 25, 2010 at 2:11 AMMonty Walker

Larry said they went to a restaurant on a cold day and he was amazed at how comfortable the screened outdoor proch was where they ate. “I went home and did some research and found Screenmobile,” he said.

Screenmobile provides an on-site mobile screen service and drop-off repair service.

After retiring as an engineer, Larry was interested in finding something different to do and the franchise Screenmobile seemed to be just what he was looking for.

Larry started working from his home in 2002 and his wife Libby was working as an accountant elsewhere. “My office was the front seat of my truck,” Larry said. His dog went with him and Larry traveled the Triangle area building and installing screens.

It didn’t take long for the business to expand and by the third year, Larry had a second mobile trailer and Libby had quit her job to run the office for Screenmobile.

By the fall of 2008, business had increased so much, it was necessary for the company to move to a bigger space.

“When we saw that this space (on Broad Street) was available, we knew it was perfect,” Larry said. The company took first place in sales for 2003-2008 in the Screenmobile franchise. “When things slowed down (with the economy) we had enough of a customer base that we could hold our own,” Larry said. Their customers include builders and contractors as well as home owners. Screenmobile provides screen porch panels, weatherization porch panels, custom solar screens, slidding, swinging and retractable doors, new window screens and pet screen products.

All of their work is custom made either on site or at their workshop. “We make it as convenient as we can for the customer,” Larry said.

People bring screens for repair to the shop, and if they can’t bring them, A Screenmobile unit will pick them up. They offer a two-year warranty on all products, including labor.

The Screenmobile showroom, located at 603 E. Broad Street, Fuquay-Varina, is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You can call then at 919-552-0090.

Originally posted by The Apex Herald.

When Larry and Libby Weathers, owners of Screenmobile of Raleigh, took a winter trip to the beach they had no idea it would change the direction of their lives. Eight years later they have a successful business and a storefront on Broad Street in open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You can call then at 919-552-0090.

Originally posted by The Apex Herald.


Using Solar Screens to Block the Sun’s Rays

September 25, 2010 at 12:40 AMMonty Walker

In a effort to keep houses and businesses cool, the window shading movement is certainly expanding. Screenmobile offers custom shading products for homes and businesses from more than 100 franchise locations nationwide. As the name suggests, these are mobile franchises that come right to customers’ doors to discuss and install products for windows, doors and patios.

Seven-year Screenmobile customer Vikki Clayton has lived through 10 steamy desert summers in her Phoenix, Arizona, home. After three years of living in the west-facing concrete-block house—two features that turn any building into a sun sponge—she’d grown tired of quick fixes like ceiling fans, window-tinting films and costly A/C units. She turned to Screenmobile for their solar screens, which block 80% to 90% of the sun’s rays. The screens are installed on the outside of the window and, unlike tinting films, they are completely removable.

Today, with several solar screens in place, her electricity bills have dropped from about $378 per month to $200 per month. In addition, her A/C usage has dropped by about 40%. Citing additional savings related to the protection of her carpets, furniture and art work, Clayton says, “If you live in this region, it’s not really possible to live in a house and not have them.”

Looking forward, new technological advancements will allow us to harness the sun’s energy any way we see fit, right on the surface of our windows. Until then, bushes, trees and high-tech screens, retractable or otherwise, will have to suffice.

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Screenmobile Employee Becomes Franchise Owner

September 25, 2010 at 12:38 AMMonty Walker

Mario Julian is a new owner of a Screenmobile franchise. He has been working for Loren Wullschleger, the previous Screenmobile owner, for approximately 10 years.

As a Screenmobile franchisee, Mario Travels from city to city installing sliding and retractable screen doors, fixing window screens and installing patio screens for customers at their homes.

As the two men became closer friends, Wullschleger taught Julian a lot about the business including how to do the job and run the business right, He also taught Mr. Julian that being an owner is quite different from being the owner, a lesson that Julian is happy to have learned because it really is true. It requires a completely different mindset.

Before Loren Wullschleger became ill, he also owned a separate Screenmobile franchise in Yucaipa that he was forced to sell. Now Julian is currently trying to purchase that franchise.

When asked about the secret to his success, he said that he is selling new products that Wullschleger didn’t sell and having a booth at local home shows. He is currently selling lots of sliding and retractable screen doors and he attributes most of that to the home shows that he has been attending as a vendor.

His former employer donated both time and product for Crestline’s yearly “Christmas in April” program and Julian says that he will continue to do so in the honor of Loren Wullschleger. Keeping the tradition alive and giving back to the community are things that Mr. Julian says he will continue as long as the business can support it.

You can meet Mario Julian at the High Desert Home Show – Home Improvement & Remodeling Expo at the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds in Victorville CA. The event will take place Saturday and Sunday July 17 & 18 2010.

To contact Mario Julian, you can call him at 909-338-1048 or visit his webpage at


What is a Rescreen?

September 25, 2010 at 12:36 AMMonty Walker

Today we’ll be talking about Rescreens, what they are, what the advantages are, and how they benefit you the home owner.

Are you

aware that you can have your window and door screens replaced without the expense of new screen hardware? This is called a rescreen and it is simply the process of changing out your old screens for new, more advantageous screens. Rescreens can be performed on your doors and windows, as well as patios and porches.

In a rescreen, you don’t have to endure the same old screen fabric any longer. You can have your own choice of screen fabric installed and you will benefit by your screens lasting longer, lowering your air conditioning costs, keeping bugs and even pollen out of your home. Putting in pet resistant, sun shade, insect control, and even allergy screens can increase your comfort level while at home. If you have a desire that you think new screens should be able to help with, let us know. We can probably come up with a solution for you.

If you have attractive screen doors or window screen hardware but the screens are torn or frayed, a simple call to your local Screenmobile franchise can quickly and inexpensively improve the curb appeal of your home. If you’re trying to sell your home, new screens are a quick and inexpensive way to improve the outside of your home which will help get potential buyers interested in your home.

A rescreen is the process of replacing your current screens with new ones while using your existing hardware which can save you money. You can change your screen fabric to any of the new variations out there to make your home more comfortable and beautify your home at the same time. Isn’t it time for you contact Screenmobile?


Screeenmobile – Exceeding Our Customer’s Expectations

September 25, 2010 at 12:34 AMMonty Walker

Who is behind the Screenmobile Corporation? Can they really make the screens that they say they can?

This video was created to give you a preview of who Screenmobile is before they come to your house to repair your window screens and screen doors.

Click the Triangle in the image to play the video.

Screenmobile now open for business in Canton, Georgia

September 25, 2010 at 12:30 AMMonty Walker

Scott Raridon is the owner of the new Canton franchise of the Screenmobile Corporation. Screenmobile is a mobile screen repair and replacement company.

The new Screenmobile franchise will provide services in the counties of Cherokee, Cobb, Fulton, and Walton. They will custom build screens onsite to fit any shape or size for homes, businesses, and multi-unit apartment complexes. Its products include window screens, door screens, retractable door screens, porch and patio screens as well as sun control and insect control screening.

Raridon has worked as a commercial drywall contractor for more than 26 years, the last 9 in Canton.

“In the current economic situation, rather than relying on sub-contract work, I wanted to pursue another business venture that utilized my skills,” he said. “Screenmobile is a well-established, family based business, and I liked the mobile business model , which brings custom made screens right to your house.”

Raridon has four boys, and for nine years he has been active in the Canton community as a Hobgood baseball coach. His oldest son recently graduated from basic training in the U.S. Air Force.

You can contact Scott Raridon and Screenmobile of Canton at at his website or via phone at (707) 345-1373.


Is a retractable screen door right for your home?

September 24, 2010 at 12:21 PMMonty Walker

You remember the roll-up blinds of yesterday, but do you know how their technology has been redesigned? Are you aware that this improved technology is now being used on screen doors? It is and home owners absolutely love them.

Enjoy the sounds of nature and breathe clean, fresh air inside your home. A new retractable screen door lets the gentle breezes into your home and also adds beautiful curb appeal. Screens can retract into the slim tube or cassette at the side of your door frame. And if you are the distinguished type that wants perfect functionality and uncompromising beauty, you can even have designer retractable screen doors, made to your specifications. Retractable screen doors are designed to fit almost any household doorway or window opening as well as in-swinging or out-swinging single doorways, and double French doorways. Even sliding patio doorways can easily be fitted for a retractable screen door to provide the perfect contemporary look you are sure to enjoy.

Retractable screen doors utilize similar technology as the old roll-up blinds, but they have been updated and advanced to work vertically or horizontally. The issue of sticking and stopping where you don’t want them to has been solved.

These screen doors have proven themselves to be extremely dependable. You won’t come home to find that your dog has run through it because you can have any type of screen installed in them that you want. Don’t let the fact that you have a dog or cat keep you from having the screen doors that you desire. Install a pet screen in them. If you have a problem with bugs or ticks, which can carry lyme disease, just install the standard screen to keep all of those unwanted insects out of your house. You have many options and any Screenmobile employee would be happy to talk to you about your specific situation.


Do You Want To Be Your Own Boss?

September 24, 2010 at 12:16 PMMonty Walker

Are you a motivated, fun and outgoing individual? Do you have a friendly personality? Do you have the ability to sell? Are you at least some what mechanically inclined? Do you understand the benefits of following a proven system for getting clients and making money?Screenmobile has over 100 screen repairfranchises and we still have more areas of this great nation that need to be covered.This isn’t a get rich quick scam or a multi-level marketing ploy. This is an opportunity to become your own boss and own a legitimate franchise business.

We need to have people running franchises in approximately 15 of our 50 states. Most of the 35 states that have existing franchises can still support more franchises. If you believe that you have what it takes to be a success in business and can follow a proven system, we want to have you on our team.

To get the process started, simply contact us by filling out the form here.