Busy Holidays and your Screen Doors

December 13, 2011 at 2:31 PMVanessa

Will you be home for the holidays? Will you have any friends, family, and grandchildren over? Are you afraid of your grandchildren running through your screen door? Well fear no more Screen mobile to the rescue. With about 100 locations across the United States.  Screenmobile will fix just about anything that has to do with screening.  So, before your grandchild runs through your sliding screen door give us a call and get a custom made Heavy Duty Slider, it will be made to fit perfectly onto your home, that’s what we like to call our “ Screenmobile Guaranteed fit.” Little John will no longer go through and

                                       

wreck your slider instead see little John bounce off the slider causing no damage to either little John nor the slider. Our Heavy Duty Sliders are constructed of 2  ½” x ½” extruded Aluminum with extruded corners so it is guaranteed to be tough. The top and bottom wheels are constructed of steel, with high quality ball bearings to ensure smooth gliding. This Screen Door will last you many years and not only that, it will look great too! Heavy Duty doors come in different colors: White, Bronze, Silver, Tan, and Black. Don’t waste anymore time, call your local Screenmobile by simply going to our website www.screenmobile.com enter your zip code in the zip code finder and you’re all set. “You Call We Screen.”

 

Save your screens from your pets

April 20, 2011 at 11:09 PMMonty Walker

Let’s face it. Our pets are like our children. They might do things we don’t like—they chew on things, break things, throw up on things, pee on things, scratch things, etc.—but that doesn’t mean we don’t like them personally. They’re our little babies!

In the same way you can baby-proof your house, you can also pet-proof your house. With sharp claws and curious personalities, your dogs and cats sometimes ruin things, like window screens, which can be costly to repair.

Cats will use screens to climb up or to try to sharpen their claws. Dogs tear at screens because they see something outside that they’re trying to get to. Both cats and dogs have sharp claws that can destroy your screens, even with trimmed nails. Why not replace it once and not have to worry about the screens again?

Screenmobile has a great selection of pet-durable screens to help pet-proof your home. Installing a pet-resistant screen can be more effective than trying to teach the animal not to tear at your existing screens.

It can be difficult to try to catch your pet destroying your screens so why not take preventative measures? We love to cuddle up with our animals and have fun with them. We don’t want to constantly discipline them. If you install a pet-durable screen from Screenmobile, you can spend more time cuddling with your pet than disciplining it since there won’t be any need for scolding.

Screenmobile’s pet-resistant screens are made of tougher materials so they do not tear as easily when they face the claws of your little buddy. A screen guard placed on the window screen or door can protect the screen even more. There are also options for installing a pet door in your screen door to further protect your screens. When your dog or cat wants to go outside, they will usually claw at the door.

Now you can have your door open with a screen door that keeps insects out and let a breeze in, all while allowing your pet easy in and out access. Stop worrying about your screens and spend more time with your favorite four-legged creature.

 

Screenmobile of Stockton and Manteca

March 7, 2011 at 11:20 PMMonty Walker

Screenmobile welcomes its newest owners, Jose and Felicia Montes, to the Stockton and Manteca areas. The husband and wife team owned a screen repair business for 5 years before deciding to purchase the local franchise. The decision came into place after talking to the previous owner and seeing the system Screenmobile had in place.

Have screens

that are worn out or in need of repair? Want to install sun screens to reduce your energy costs from running the air conditioning all day? Screenmobile of Stockton and Manteca is the best choice for all your screening needs.

Under the leadership of Jose and Felicia Montes, Screenmobile of Stockton and Manteca offers custom installation, fabrication and repair of window and door screening products. The mobile “Screen Store” trucks and trailers that come to your home or business, combined with professional expertise, give you the best screening experience.

With summer right around the corner, now is the time to put in that retractable screen door or sun control panel you’ve wanted to install. Screenmobile of Stockton and Manteca specialize in retractable screens and doors, as well as sun control panels and screens. Call the Montes team to discuss how you keep the summer heat out of your cool house and save on your energy bill!

Jose has lived in the area for 16 years and enjoys coaching soccer locally. The Montes pair takes pride in the local community and aspire to offer it the best customer service possible. No matter what your screening needs are, Jose and Felicia are here to help. The Montes duo can answer any of your screening questions so call them today at 209-825-6955. Se habla español.

 

Mobile Window and Door Screening Company, Now Open In Chattanooga

January 10, 2011 at 11:22 PMMonty Walker

Screenmobile is a mobile screen repair and replacement franchise and they recently announced that its newest franchise operation will serve Chattanooga and surrounding areas. David and Kelly LeCroy, both lifelong residents of Chattanooga, are now the happy owners of the latest franchise.

Screenmobile of Chattanooga serves Bradley, Hamilton and Catoosa counties including the areas of Apison, Chattanooga, Cleveland, McDonald, Ooltewah and Ringgold.

David spent 18 years serving the community as a police officer with the city of East Ridge. After that he made his living by driving trucks for 16 years and he was ready for a change. “I was ready to take the lessons I learned working for others and put them to use in running my own business,” he said.

When trying to decide what type of business to launch, LeCroy looked to his personal experience. Years ago when he hired a company to fix his screens, they removed the screens and frames from the windows, and sent them all off for repair. When his screens were returned, none of them fit the windows properly so his windows remained screenless. Therefore, LeCroy not only had first hand knowledge of how Chattanooga needed a quality screening service, he also knew that a mobile service would be the key to success. This is what led him to Screenmobile.

LeCroy’s conversations with Screenmobile’s CEO, Scott Walker, sealed the deal. “I found the Screenmobile franchise system to be a stable company with a big family feeling,” said LeCroy. “Feeling like one big family is exactly how I want my customers to feel – personal attention from me, the company owner, rather than sales person.”

“The LeCroys’ work experience will be an asset to their new business, and their professionalism and customer service standards match the Screenmobile philosophy and core beliefs,” said Mr. Walker. “We are pleased to welcome David and Kelly LeCroy to the Screenmobile family.”

David’s wife, Kelly, a bookkeeper for a local school district, will be assisting with the business. As a mobile business, they say they look forward to screening doors and windows of Chattanooga.

For more information about Screenmobile of Chattanooga, call (706) 965-7178 or (423) 752-5250.

The original article can be found at The Chattanoogan.

 

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.

Original article is located at capegazette.com.

 

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 http://screenmobile.com/Contact-Us.aspx. The tax credit is only guaranteed if you purchase before December 31 so act now!

 

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.

You can find the original article at Examiner.com.

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.

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 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.

 

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 http://www.screenmobile.com/San-Bernardino/Default.aspx