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Monday, April 1, 2019

Home Sweet Home Shows

Do you attend home shows? Do you exhibit at home shows? For the Screenmobile franchisee, there
are several benefits to attending at a home show.

First, you are able to have face-to-face discussions with past, existing and prospective customers. Not to mention, face-to-face selling generates trust.

Take, for example, Ray Sinopoli of Screenmobile of Gulfport, Mississippi. Just a week ago, Ray attended the home show at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum. While there, Ray met with several interested Screenmobile customers and generated over 160 leads for his business! Click here to get in contact with Screenmobile of Gulfport and have Ray do work at your own home.

Gary and Ray Sinopoli of Screenmobile of Gulfport
Second, business owners have the opportunity to display products and services in front of a "live" audience. A potential customer may not be thinking about their screens or realize how much work they need. By seeing a "live" screening demonstration, you can generate awareness and show that customer just how simple it is for Screenmobile to fix up their screens.

Third, exhibiting in home shows helps increase brand awareness. This will help create a valuable and positive association with Screenmobile. In addition to making sales, home shows can help shape customers' opinions of the Screenmobile brand and generate instant credibility.

Every home show is different, but creativity and customization can go a long way in helping a booth stand out. For example, take a look at Screenmobile of Wilmington's Robie Clifton. Robie took the time to create a custom display area for his recent home show, which garnered a lot of attention and awareness of the Screenmobile brand. 

Robie Clifton of Screenmobile of Wilmington
You can see more of Robie's excellent screen work by visiting here.

Your audience will be taking in a lot of information during the home show. Custom booths are just one way to combat forgetfulness. You can also help your booth stand out with creative touches. Here we have Kirk Boyer of Screenmobile of Utah County's home show. Not only did he decorate his booth in a unique and eye-catching way, but he also helped himself stay memorable with giveaways and drawings. Even something as simple as a candy dish can help you stand out.

If you're in the Utah County area, Kirk can help you stand out above the rest with some new screens. Visit his Screenmobile site here to get his number and give him a call!

Kirk Boyer of Screenmobile of Utah County
Remember, interacting with your audience is a very important part of a successful home show booth. They will have questions about your product, your service and your business that cannot be answered through social media. Always be friendly, approachable and ready-to-engage with your audience (Remember -- they're your potential customers!), and have a little fun yourself.

If you're looking to get screen work done, there's no reason for you to wait to connect with a Screenmobile at a home show...give them a call now!

Visit the Screenmobile website and enter your zip code to see the franchise nearest you.


Friday, February 8, 2019

Insect Takeover

This season has brought about some interesting weather! The East froze
through the polar vortex, while winter storms brought snow and rain to
the West. All of this weather probably brought about some damage to
your screens. But do you know what this weather also means for
springtime? An increase in insects.


As we begin to move into warmer months, we need to think about what
that means for insect populations. The sooner it begins to warm up,
the sooner bugs can start breeding. It doesn’t end there, though.
Soon those bugs will start breeding, and that means insect
populations can thrive throughout the summer and spring. Mix that
with heat and the right humidity levels, and that means a summer
of bugs for you.


What is the solution to keeping these creepy-crawlies from moving
in with you?


Installing Screenmobile’s insect screens, of course! Screenmobile’s roll down
screens are designed to help protect you from insects wandering onto your
porch, patio or outdoor space. These roll down screens allow you to be
protected at just the touch of a button. They roll up and out of the way when
they aren’t need and simply roll down when they are needed. This is the
easiest and most convenient way of keeping insects away during the
warm summer months.


Insect screens are available in a wide variety of options and colors. And the
best part? Your local Screenmobile will take care of all of the heavy-lifting for
you. From measurements to installation, the only thing you’ll have to worry
about is sitting back and enjoying your bug-free summer.


To receive a free estimate visit: https://www.screenmobile.com/Home


Friday, January 18, 2019

Annual Screenmobile Convention is a can't miss event!

It’s been just a week since we’ve returned from our annual Screenmobile
Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana. The convention brought together
over one hundred franchisees from across the nation, and with the
theme of “Limitless,” encouraged all to learn from one another and
reminded each franchisee that the limit to their success is nonexistent.



The three-day event featured inspirational speakers, volunteer opportunities
and educational breakout sessions. The third day of the convention was
dedicated to Screenmobile’s vendors and gave each franchisee an opportunity
to connect with them face-to-face. However, it wasn’t just screen vendors in
attendance. Franchisees also had the chance to meet with top leaders in the
bookkeeping, sales and marketing industries. These learning opportunities will
help each Screenmobile business increase revenue and also continue to
achieve success.


Finally, the convention concluded with the Award Ceremony. The lively event
began with a lighthearted game of Screenmobile Jeopardy, before proceeding
into the awards ceremony, where franchisees and team members were
recognized for their exceptional
performance in 2018.


Just a few noteworthy franchisees that were honored included:
  • David Winters of Charlotte, North Carolina, who received the
    Overall Top Sales for 2018 award
  • Rob Hof of Northern Virginia, who was awarded Rookie of the Year
  • Dave, Lorraine and Ty Canavan of Monterey, California and
  • Garritt Fauria of Reno, Nevada
    These two locations were each recognized for twenty-five years of service and commitment to the Screenmobile industry.




The annual Screenmobile convention is a great way to begin the new year,
inspiring all involved with Screenmobile to keep moving forward, growing and
setting themselves apart with unmatched customer service, top-quality
products and unwavering commitment.


Don’t want to miss out on next year’s Screenmobile convention? Perhaps
you’ll join us as one of our newest franchisees!

To learn more about the process, visit: https://franchise.screenmobile.com/ or call (303) 997-0737.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Beat the Heat with Solar Screens for your Windows and Doors!

Summers bring the heat, in some cases, extreme heat. Not only do we have to sustain the hot weather, if outside, there’s annoying bugs and insects to ward off as well. It’s summer summer, summertime and like DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince say, time to sit back and unwind.

How can we beat the heat, enjoy the weather and not have to deal with unwanted pests? SOLAR SCREENS!

Solar Screens offer sun control and are made to block out the sun, reducing your air conditioning bill. Sun control screens can be installed on the interior or exterior of your home or business. They work by absorbing solar heat and dissipating it before it reaches windows and doors. We can cover practically anything, including skylights. There are various options for your windows, doors, porches, garages, etc. including a motorized solar power option.


The screens block up to 90% of the sun’s heat and glare, improving daytime privacy while still allowing airflow in. They provide both sun control and insect control, making sure that pesky bugs don’t find their way inside your home or office. Our solar screens are custom fabricated and fit for each application. Versatile and durable, exterior sun control fabrics are ideal for door and window screening projects.  

I could bore you with more details on the solar products but, if you are reading this, your main interest is SUN CONTROL. And…. If that’s the case, contact your local Screenmobile to schedule your appointment today! Our trained professionals can answer all of your questions and will be able to inform you what products are available and work best in your area.

So, give us a call, then sit back, relax and let us do our job. 
For more information or to schedule your appointment, visit www.screenmobile.com/locations for your local Screenmobile.

Until next time, keep cool my friends!

Screenmobile Steph
System Support - Project Management
stephanie@screenmobile.com


Friday, August 10, 2018

To Franchise Or Not To Franchise?

Have you browsed the Screenmobile website and thought “Why Screenmobile?” If the thought has ever crossed your mind, I’m here to explain to you, why Screenmobile would be a great investment.

Owning a Screenmobile franchise is a great option for many reasons. With owning a Screenmobile franchise, you are provided with everything you’ll need to get your business going. Here at Screenmobile we believe that it is important to give you all the tools to start a successful business. We provide you with a two week long training which will answer all your questions. By the time you leave Screenmobile University, you’ll be set to start working and start making money. You will know everything from how to answer your business phone to building a brand new screen from scratch.

So, how does owning a Screenmobile franchise sound? Are you still a little hesitant? Do you want to know the difference it would make to start your own business from the beginning? Lets see, starting your own business afresh could be a good idea too. The difference is that you won’t have anyone to guide you. You’ll start your business and if you have questions who will you ask? Starting up a new business is hard labor. It’s not an easy task. According to the article Franchise vs. Start-up: Which One Works for You? on entrepreneur.com, an advantage to owning a franchise is "Higher Success Rate: A franchise is a proven system. All franchisees operate under a common system and they are only responsible from their day to day operations. Also, they get trained about the product line, marketing, how to deal with staff and other aspects of their daily activities. Basically, they get an ongoing support for their businesses which brings them success."

Screenmobile will give you all the tools you need to be successful. If you need help along the line there will always be someone on the other end ready to answer your questions. Ask any of our franchisee’s and they will tell you what a great investment Screenmobile is. Screens are going to be needed anywhere you go. There will always be families in different cities wanting screens to protect their homes from the pesky bugs or the hot hot sun. So, give our business a shot. Make the first move and call us today to get you started on your Screenmobile road.



If you want to learn more about owning your own Screenmobile franchise, reach out to our Sales Team at franchiseinfo@screenmobile.com or call them at 303-997-0737. 

Friday, June 29, 2018

Screenmobile Offers Security Screens For Your Safety

Everyone wants to feel safe in their own home. Anywhere and everywhere you go the last thing you want to worry about is someone breaking into your house. There are many great alarm systems out there, but what about protection for when you just want to let the nice breeze into your home?

Most of us don’t think about protecting our home with security screens. But the truth is that if someone wants to break into your home while you’re there and you have your sliding glass door open and only a screen door closed, someone can easily tear that material apart if they really want to. You should have the ability to have your sliding glass door open and not worry that someone can easily break into your home through your screen door.

Here at Screenmobile we give you peace of mind. We offer a variety of security screen doors and windows. We can help secure your home and give you the peace of mind that you need. Whether you need a sliding security door or swinging security door, or even a security window screen, Screenmobile has it all. Security windows are great for those nice days where all you want is to let in the breeze. Having the ability to leave your windows open and not have to worry about anyone or anything coming into your home is great. Breeze in, bugs and burglars out.

These screens are a great way of protecting your home. This would also be a good option if you have pets, as they would be unable to damage these screens. Our swinging security doors are also available with an optional design to add to the aesthetic. Screenmobile has a variety of designs and colors to choose from, click here to view.


Features & Benefits of Security Screens:
        Provide Protection and Ventilation with Unobstructed Clear Vision Views
        Perfect Replacement of Old Style Steel Bar Type Security Doors
        Incorporates Specially Designed Multi-Point Lock Systems
        High Resistance to Forced Entry
        Exclusively Made with Certified 316 Marine Grade High-Tensile Stainless Steel Black Powder Coated Security Mesh
        Nine Standard Aluminum Frame Colors



Contact your local Screenmobile location - www.screenmobile.com/locations for more information and a Free Estimate. You Call. We Screen.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Screenmobile University

All franchise systems offer new franchisees some sort of training before they are allowed to officially be open for business. The length of the training differs with each franchise, some lasting anywhere from a week to a month depending on the intricacies of the business. The franchisor needs to guarantee the franchisee is capable of producing a level of work that is expected to help strengthen the brand. It would be unacceptable to order your favorite Big Mac at a brand new McDonalds for it to taste like something you've never had before. The point of staying loyal to a brand is because you already know what to expect from them, regardless of where they are located or how long they've been in business.

Screenmobile offers our new franchisees two weeks of training at Screenmobile University, held at our Corporate Office in Thousand Palms, CA.  Franchisees are exposed to classroom training to learn about the brand, marketing and operating system, then spend the remaining time learning production in our custom built Training House. During the ten days, the franchisees will work with different trainers as well as some guest vendors. Screenmobile takes pride in offering a well-balanced training schedule to ensure a great start for our franchisees.

On the final day of training, we take our franchisees out to a celebratory lunch where the Walker Family (Scott, Monty L., Dillon and Trevor) share advice, stories and a meal before heading back to the Corporate Office to graduate. Each franchise is awarded a certificate of completion and is welcomed to continue working on anything they have questions on or if ready, leave Screenmobile University to head home.

We've had four locations graduate from Screenmobile University last week. They all graduated on Friday and are now back home preparing to open their Screenmobile locations. Pictured below (from left to right):


Evan Grissom and his business partner, Jaime Mejia, co-owners of two locations - Screenmobile of Glendale/Burbank, CA and Screenmobile of La Canada Flintridge, CA. Brett Brumbaugh with the Screenmobile of West Palm Beach, FL and David Pawek, newest owner of the Screenmobile of Marin & Sonoma Counties, CA



Training does not end there... Right after SMU graduation, new franchisees begin an intense thirteen week Fast Start Program which consists of weekly support calls. In addition, the Screenmobile Corporate Team is available by phone or Facetime for those tricky installations, and continued learning at regional meetings and annual conventions.

If you want to learn more about owning your own Screenmobile franchise, reach out to our Sales Team at franchiseinfo@screenmobile.com or call them at 303-997-0737. 

Perhaps you'll be our next Screenmobile University graduate!







Screenmobile Steph
System Support - Project Management
stephanie@screenmobile.com

Friday, April 27, 2018

Dogs and Cats - Members of the Family or Screen Destructors?


Most of us have pets and we love and care for them like they are members of the family.   But what do you do when they repeatedly tear up your window and door screens?

Sometimes it feels like a bit of a contradiction but with Screenmobile's pet products such as pet doors, screens, and guards, you can feel comfortable loving both your screens and your pets again.
We offer pet products to make your home more pet friendly and your screens pet resistant. 

Screenmobile sells premier pet product items, such as quality heavy duty dog doors and cat doors, animal resistant screens and screen guards that are a barrier between your pets and your screens.
Are you looking for a new screen door with a pet door already installed? Would you like a pet door put in your existing screen door? We can do it. Looking for a patio pet door? We've got it. Do you like your current door but want to make it more pet resistant? We carry pet resistant screens which provide excellent scratch protection.
                                                                      
We carry 3 different types of screens that are pet resistant. 
Pet Screens, Tuff Screens and Super Screens. The size of your pet and the damage that he or she does will determine which screen would best suit your needs. For enhanced screen and door protection, we also carry pet guards for screen doors. Pet guards are attractive metal grates that block your pet from scratching at the screens.

Beyond our beloved pets damaging our screens, screens also help keep our pets in the house and pests out. May is National Pet Month and in conjunction with that, the Fort Bend Star released an article about how the Screenmobile of Katy-Sugarland is doing their part to help keep pets safe. Here's a link to the article: https://bit.ly/2HRQWeK

Contact your local Screenmobile location - www.screenmobile.com/locations for more information and a Free Estimate. You Call. We Screen.










Screenmobile Steph
System Support - Project Management
stephanie@screenmobile.com

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Discovery Day? What's that?


Before I started working in the world of franchising, I had never heard the term – Discovery Day.   It almost sounded like an outing planned for preschool children.  When you Google the term you get search results stating that Discovery Day in the Bahamas is a public holiday celebrating the of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the new world; or, colleges have Discovery Days to allow a peek inside to see what life is like on campus; or an event set up at a science center to get kids excited about math, science and technology.  These are not the Discovery Days I am writing about here.

The term I am referring to has to do with franchising.  The International Franchise Association, courtesy of The Educated Franchisee’s Glossary of Franchise Terms defines Discovery Day as:

An event set up by the franchisor so that potential franchisees may learn more about becoming a franchisee. A discovery day typically takes place at the franchisors headquarters and is often the final step in the due diligence process. It provides the opportunity to meet the management team, support team, and trainers face‐to‐face. Occasionally called “Meet The Team Day” or “Open House.”

At Screenmobile, our Discovery Day consists of a tour of our building, meeting the key corporate staff that will be providing training and support, the history of the company and lots and lots of questions – both from the corporate team and the prospective franchisee, lunch out with the staff, a field visit to learn how you will make money and more opportunities to ask questions.  Time permitting, we even teach you how to make a window screen.

Our Discovery Day is scheduled at the end of our Education Process and after the prospects have time to validate with our franchisees.  When the prospective franchisee arrives, they usually find that there is a lot more to the screening world than they realized.  


We award a franchise, only if the entire corporate team agrees that the prospective franchisee will be a good fit.  Would you be a good fit for Screenmobile?  Find out - You can fill out a contact form to get more information from our sales team here.  http://franchise.screenmobile.com/get-started-2/

We've hosted two Discovery Days in the past two weeks, and are proud to announce that both resulted in the addition of new franchisees. Here they are during their Discovery Days:


Evan Grissom and Jaime Mejia


Brett Brumbaugh

Hopefully we will be seeing YOU at a Discovery Day soon!








Screenmobile Steph
System Support - Project Management
stephanie@screenmobile.com

Monday, April 23, 2018

Screenmobile Steadily Grows Number of Franchises


When we were children, we were read the story of “The Tortoise and the Hare” by Aesop. If you remember, the hare speeding to win the race while the tortoise took his time. But in the end, the slow and steady tortoise won the race.

Now I’m sure you’re wondering what that has to do with franchising and more importantly, Screenmobile. Well, Screenmobile is like the tortoise. Having been in franchising for over 30 years, our Corporate Team has learned how to move at a pace that will ensure success for everyone involved.

Our education process can last a couple of months all the way up to a year depending on many different factors. We do our absolute best to ensure that not only is our potential franchisee a perfect fit for Screenmobile but, that Screenmobile is a perfect fit for them as well, after all, we are agreeing to a 10 year relationship.

With that being said, the process has been streamlined and we’ve had a tremendous growth over the last few years adding 40 franchise locations (new and resales) to our system since 2015. In 2018 alone we’ve added 5 new locations:






 2 resale locations:



With a list of others still in the pike.

When you go through the Screenmobile Education Process and have a chance to validate (call to ask questions) with our franchisees, you’ll notice that they are just like you. Hardworking individuals trying to provide a good life for them and their families while not having to sacrifice dinner at home, soccer games or dance recitals because they control their schedule. I’ve spoken with new franchisees attending their first annual Screenmobile Convention and they mentioned how nervous they were to meet everyone but, once they got in the room and started chatting, they quickly realized that they were truly among their peers and the conversations flowed naturally.

Becoming a Screenmobile franchisee is so much more than having the financial ability to purchase a franchise. It’s this attention to detail, our carefully thought out Education Process, that may make Screenmobile a tortoise but, with a 99% franchisee renewal rate and franchisees that have been with us for over 30 years, I’d say we are winning the race.

If you’re considering a career change or more so a change in your life, financial independence and the support of an amazing franchise system, I urge you to start your Screenmobile Education Process by contacting our Franchise Development Team today – franchiseinfo@screenmobile.com. I promise you won’t be disappointed. Let us guide you to the finish line!








Screenmobile Steph
System Support - Project Management
stephanie@screenmobile.com

Thursday, April 12, 2018

What to consider when deciding between a Sliding Screen Door and a Retractable Screen Door


Living in Southern California, screens on our windows and doors are a must. But, honestly, for anyone wanting to enjoy a cool breeze or even just listening out for your children as they play in the backyard with the door open and don’t want any debris or pesky bugs coming in the house, screens are the way to go.

For the most part, houses are being purchased with screens on them as they are an added value in a sale (we receive calls from realtors all of the time). Standard Sliding Screen Doors are typically what is on a home but, retractable screen doors are becoming more popular.

With retractable screen doors growing in popularity and sliding screen doors commonly found on a home, how do we decide which works best for us and our home?

While the standard sliding screen door is long lasting, durable and cheap(er) to repair, retractable screen doors are easier to maintain, can retract when not in use and are affordable.

Sliding Screen Doors would be recommended in heavier traffic areas or homes with pets as a pet guard or pet door can be added.


Retractable Screen Doors are recommended for front doors (less of an eyesore, retracts into housing when not in use), tight spaces such as a small garage door, French doors, and when trying to preserve a view. Retractables are considered safer for the reason that if someone trips into one, the screen is designed to push out of the housing instead of knocking out the entire screen door.


Although both are available in a variety of colors, retractable screen doors can be made in custom wood grain colors to match your existing door.

So, sliding screen doors or retractable screen doors… there are a few things to consider besides just your personal preference. Remember, if you are unsure, ask your Screenmobile Field Tech for their opinion. Screens are our thing!  








Screenmobile Steph
System Support - Project Management
stephanie@screenmobile.com


Friday, April 6, 2018

When should you replace your screens?


We live in a busy world and our list of things to accomplish each day is long and sometimes unrealistic. So, in our fast paced life, who really has time to stop and even notice that our window screens are worn? But, just like stopping to smell the roses, you should pause to notice your screens.

Window and door screens add value in many ways. Having a screen on your windows and doors help keep out pesky bugs including mosquitoes. As you are aware, the West Nile and Zika Virus are both carried by mosquitoes, and a suggested method of preventing a bite, is screens on your home.

Sun control screens work by absorbing solar heat and dissipating it before it reaches windows and doors, therefore cutting the cost of your electric bill. Security Screens offer safety and security while still allowing airflow. Pet resistant screens are designed to put up with the “ruff” treatment your pet may dish out from time to time.  

Are your windows and/or doors bare? If you answered yes, you should look into screens. But, if you already have screens, do you know when you should get them replaced? 

Regularly maintaining your screens, in direct sunlight should be replaced every 3-5 years otherwise, in a shaded area could be replaced every 5-7 years, some may last longer.

There are times that require you to take action instead of waiting for your screens to age to replace. For example:
  1.  A tear in the screen
  2.  Loose screen, spline coming out
  3.  Screen turning white from brittle fiberglass
  4.  Broken pull tabs
  5.  Bent frame
  6.  Discoloring of the frame

When you’re unsure, you can always contact your local Screenmobile. We offer FREE estimates for our customers. A knowledgeable, professionally trained technician will come to your home and evaluate your screen needs and then provide you with their recommendation. In most cases, all work can be done on-site in the first visit.










Screenmobile Steph
System Support - Project Management
stephanie@screenmobile.com

Monday, March 26, 2018

What's in a Review?


Reviews are a way for you, the customer, to get a glimpse at the business ethic of a company prior to hiring them. Most people today rely heavily on reviews to aid them in their decision making. As a service based company, Screenmobile recognizes this and strives for a great rating. Our franchisees always try to provide a 5 star customer experience.

Today I read an interesting article from the ProRemodeler Magazine titled “What Customers Want” by Executive Editor Sal Alfano. He says that the “buying experience” is as important as or more important to people than the stuff they buy. Alfano looked at the reviews for Zen Windows, a window franchise and noticed that the reviews focused more on simple terms such as “easy,” “simple,” “fast,” “communicated,” and “timely” before “price”. This shows that yes, you want the job done right but a completed job comes after the initial phone call, the quoting process, and installation. You want to be wow’d from the first hello all the way to you say goodbye once the job is completed.

I took a look at some reviews from our franchisee sites, it looks as though as long as Screenmobile is active on a site, our reviews are on par.

See for yourself:  



                Google                 5 Stars         7 reviews

                Facebook             5 Stars          4 reviews

                Yelp                     4.5 Stars       13 reviews


                Google                 5 Stars        3 reviews

                Facebook            5 Stars         5 reviews

                Yelp                     5 Stars        2 reviews


                Google                 5 Stars         6 reviews

                Facebook            No Reviews

                Yelp                     5 Stars        2 reviews


                Google                 No Reviews

                Facebook             No Reviews

                Yelp                     5 Stars         10 reviews


                Google                 5 Stars        1 review

                Facebook             5 Stars        6 reviews

                Yelp                     4.5 Stars     29 reviews  
    
With that, there’s something to be said about the company that receives a negative review and responds. Let’s be honest, no-one can be on their A game 24/7/365, but, for a company to take ownership of their mistake or perhaps correct a miscommunication on a public forum, that should also be considered in your decision making process. We are all human.

So, continue to create reviews (we love them) and read reviews because Screenmobile is doing our part to ensure you’ll hire us for any and all of your screening needs. You call, We screen!








Screenmobile Steph
System Support - Project Management
stephanie@screenmobile.com