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.