July 23, 2015 // Franchising.com // THOUSAND PALMS, Calif. - With student debt mounting to a national average of $29,000 this year, young Americans are faced with considering alternatives to the high price of higher education. What many may not realize is that a college degree, while beneficial, isn’t a requirement to a successful business career. Screenmobile, the nation’s largest mobile screening franchise in the U.S., is offering franchise opportunities for those desiring a non-traditional path towards owning a business.
For nearly 35 years, Screenmobile has offered the highest quality installation services for window, porch, patio and retractable screens. By providing an unmatched convenience for its customers, the brand has become the most established mobile screening franchise in the country, growing to 91 locations in 25 states. While Screenmobile repairs, measures, manufactures and installs screens all in one day at the customer’s home or business, it’s what they offer their franchisees that has opened a unique window of opportunity.
“We want to change our franchisees’ lives, and we want to change their families’ lives. Just as in any type of skilled trade, the fruits of your labor are based on your efforts. Those that are motivated by hands-on work can enjoy a rewarding and profitable lifestyle with our company,” said Scott Walker, CEO of Screenmobile. “There’s an incredibly high demand for mobile screening services in regions all across the country. We take great pride in supporting our franchisees with a proven system so that they can establish their business and find success in this industry. Screenmobile is a business based on strong values and we want like-minded people to join our family.”
The father and sons team of Monty M., Monty L., and Scott D. Walker started Screenmobile in their Glendora, California family garage in 1980. Even Monty’s wife Sharleen helped get the business off the ground by answering calls and paying the company bills. The Walkers had a dream of creating the largest and best screening business the world has ever known and after 35 years of hard work, the company shows no signs of slowing down. To keep up with the high demands across the country, Screenmobile is looking to add 12 more franchisees to join the family by the end of this year.
While not limited to the following markets, Screenmobile is has its eye particularly on San Antonio, Houston, Lubbock, Waco, New Orleans, Columbus, Atlanta, Baltimore, Richmond, Myrtle Beach, Little Rock and Salt Lake City. Ideal franchise candidates are healthy for working outdoors, mechanically inclined, driven to grow a business, able to execute a business model and personable with customers. The total cost of investing in the Screenmobile franchise opportunity is $83,600-$119,200, which includes the franchise investment, exclusive territory rights, truck, trailer, inventory and all other items to launch the business.
“There’s been a consistently increasing demand for screen repair and installation in our area. Last year, we reached more than $350,000 is customer sales, and this year we’re on pace to top $500,000. As a young entrepreneur, it’s rare to have this kind of income, and the icing on the cake is that I get to earn it outdoors rather than behind a desk,” said Drew DeSantis, co-owner of Screenmobile in Orange County. “My partner Ryan O’Hare and I invested in our business when we were 28 years old. Screenmobile gave us the tools to guide our business in the right direction, and the network of other franchise owners have helped us grow even further.”
To support new franchisees, Screenmobile educates and provides all the necessary tools through an initial two-week training course known as Screenmobile University or S.M.U. Franchisees, or other employees of Screenmobile, can learn everything they need to know about running a business. Courses include basic business education, buying and selling products, customer communication and production, manufacturing and installation of screens. Follow up courses are also offered for existing franchisees through regional meetings, conventions, Go-To Meetings and personal visits from the corporate team.
For more information about Screenmobile franchise opportunities visit www.franchise.screenmobile.com or for information on Screenmobile products visit www.screenmobile.com.
Founded in 1980, Screenmobile has established itself as one of the nation’s largest mobile screen repair companies. The mobile franchise business specializes in the repair, replacement and installation of window, door, porch and patio screens, retractable screens and much more. Currently, there are 91 Screenmobile locations open and operating in 25 states. For more information, please visit www.screenmobile.com.
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