July 20, 2011 // Franchising.com // THOUSAND PALMS and BELLFLOWER, CA – Screenmobile, the country's leading mobile window and door screen repair and replacement franchise today announced that Dillon Walker has joined his father, Scott and grandfather Monty Sr., in the family business. Dillon purchased Screenmobile #164 in Bellflower to serve the screening needs there and in the surrounding areas of Long Beach, Whittier and Lakewood.
The Screenmobile story began in 1982 when Monty Walker Sr., opened a single location in Glendora, California. The company became Screenmobile Corporation and began franchising in 1984. Since its humble beginnings, the company has grown to nearly 100 franchise locations in 26 states.
"I have always known that I would become involved with Screenmobile in one way or another," said Dillon Walker. "It is a great opportunity and I intend to make the most of it."
The senior Walker turned the corporate reins over to Dillon's father Scott Walker in 1998, who moved the company's headquarters to Thousand Palms in 1999.
"Despite being around the business his entire life, Dillon felt it important to complete his training just like any other franchisee," said Scott Walker, president of Screenmobile Corporation. "The entire Walker family is proud of the commitment, professionalism and enthusiasm Dillon has shown. There is no doubt he will succeed."
A 2009 graduate of Palm Desert High School, Dillon will serve his Screenmobile customers while simultaneously pursuing a degree in business.
"Screenmobile has expanded because of my family's knowledge, hard work and dedication," said Dillon. "My plan is to learn the business from the franchisee's perspective and use that experience to honor my grandfather's legacy. I hope to someday help my father grow the company internationally."
Monty Walker Sr. retired in 2004 but still keeps a close eye on the company he founded.
"Dillon has grown into a fine young man with a great deal of confidence," said the elder Walker. "It would be very pleasing to me to see his children and grandchildren carry on the tradition."
Screenmobile is a mobile screen repair and replacement service that custom builds screens on-site to fit any shape or size of frame for homes, businesses and multi-unit apartment complexes. Screenmobile offers a variety of products from window and door screens, retractable screen doors, porch and patio screens, pool enclosures, sun control, heavy-duty pet door screens and insect screening that protects against mosquitoes that carry the West Nile virus. Screenmobile Corporation is a family-owned franchising company headquartered in Thousand Palms, California. The company requires that all franchise owners possess courteous professionalism and a respect for the customer and their property. Visit www.vimeo.com/14034806 to view a short video illustrating what a customer can expect when hiring Screenmobile. To learn more about Screenmobile visit: www.screenmobile.com or call 800-775-7795.