Screenmobile Continues National Expansion Amid COVID-19
Leading Mobile Franchise Celebrates Six Openings and New Business Ownership Announcements Since January
June 15, 2020 // Franchising.com // THOUSAND PALMS, Calif. - Amid the national pandemic that has halted many business operations across various industries, Screenmobile, “America’s Neighborhood Screen Stores,” has remained as strong as ever. The brand recently opened new locations (and announced new ownerships) in several cities across the nation, such as Destin, Florida; Cincinnati; Palmdale and Orange County, California; Boerne, Texas; and Prince William and Fairfax County, Virginia.
After a significant year of growth in 2019, Screenmobile started the new decade off strong. As COVID-19 hit the U.S. in early March, most Screenmobile locations were able to safely continue business operations as essential businesses.
“As the social distancing became a reality, our system adjusted really well to working with no customer contact. I am really proud of our new franchisees staying strong and working through a difficult start up,” said Scott Walker, President and CEO of Screenmobile. “It just confirms they have what it takes to be part of the Screenmobile family.”
The months of March and April also gave a big boost to the brand, with six new franchisees opening up amidst the health crisis. Existing locations continued to see tremendous sales growth (sales numbers varied by location), with select locations seeing as much as a 20% increase in April.
“As schools, beaches, bars, restaurants and other non-essential workplaces in my town and state began to close, I started to worry that my calls would dramatically decrease. But, just two months into business I was getting more and more calls every day,” said Adam Albarado, owner of the new location in Destin. “Thankfully, with the easy, no-contact nature of our business, and with our services being deemed essential, COVID-19 hasn’t impacted our success – in fact, we couldn’t be busier. I was lucky to have chosen Screenmobile as my first business!”
Screenmobile remains a proven, recession-resistant mobile franchise concept. The brand offers low overhead (with a quick ramp-up time) and has a seamless process to measure, manufacture, install and ensure a proper fit of the screens - all in one visit. Screenmobile brings quality, stylish screens and outdoor living concepts at affordable prices to home improvement projects across the country. It also specializes in security screen door installations. The brand’s unmatched commitment to customer satisfaction and convenience is just one way the company makes home improvement projects a breeze.
And, Screenmobile continues to grow. Franchisees opened more than 17 units last year, bringing the brand’s total number to 129 units in communities across the United States.
“We opened our business for the first time on March 16 and a few days later learned of the national reaction to the virus and its potential effects on society as well as businesses. We were fortunate to have Screenmobile’s corporate support, quick response and ongoing weekly meetings to make sure we started strong - and we did,” said Dwain Cheeseman, owner of the Boerne location. “With the corporate staff support, we have grown our sales week by week and don't see any signs of our business slowing down anytime soon.”
Screenmobile’s success is rooted in its commitment to customer satisfaction. In a single visit, a Screenmobile representative arrives in uniform, then measures, manufactures, installs and tests the screens on-site. Afterwards, Screenmobile follows up with proactive communication to ensure the needs of the customer are met.
Founded in Glendora, California in 1980, Screenmobile has successfully become the nation’s leading mobile screen service franchise, with 129 licenses across more than 28 states. Screenmobile has proudly been ranked on the Entrepreneur “Franchise 500” list for the past 15 consecutive years.
Screenmobile specializes in window, door and patio porch screens, as well as solar shading products. The company is dedicated to establishing responsible, lasting partnerships with franchise owners and pledges organizational support through progressive leadership, continual training and company growth.
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