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The Screenmobile

2014 Franchise 500
#496
At a Glance

Products & Services: Mobile window and door screening

Number of Locations: 87

Total Investment: $74.9K - $112.7K

Founded: 1982

Began Franchising: 1984

About The Screenmobile

In the early 1980's, Monty M. Walker and his sons Scott and Monty L. Walker bought a used tent trailer and converted it into the first Screenmobile. In 1984 they began franchising. Franchisees repair and replace window, door, porch and patio screens, as well as pet doors and pet guards.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 86 0 0 1
2013 86 0 0 1
2012 85 0 0 1
2011 85 0 0 1
2010 94 0 0 1
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $74,900 - $112,700
Franchise Fee: $35,500
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 7%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: $2,500 off franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $100,000
Liquid Cash Available: $50,000
Operations
Franchise can be run from home. 30% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 1. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 10 days. Ongoing
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations
Marketing Support: Ad slicks,
Other marketing support: TV ads, direct mail fliers, door hangers

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #496 (2014), #435 (2013), #438 (2012), #388 (2011), #274 (2010),
Top Home-Based: #80 (2010),

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