Entrepreneur Magazine Features Screenmobile Franchise Owner, Chuck Reyes
With over 22 years in insurance sales, Chuck Reyes was looking for a change. Chuck had the drive to become an entrepreneur but was not sure how to transition from his successful career into a new business. He knew his passion was home repair but was wary of making the leap. Chuck decided that the best way to make this transition was through franchising. After researching numerous home repair concepts Chuck found Screenmobile and saw the potential to go from suits to screens!
With his sales background, love of working with his hands and outdoors, Screenmobile was ideal for Chuck. He was hesitant about making this change at first, but it was ultimately after meeting the CEO, Scott Walker, and learning about the culture surrounding Screenmobile that he was convinced this was the opportunity for him.
“As positive as I felt about what I had researched and my gut instinct, I still had serious apprehensions because it was such a big step for me. As soon as my wife and I met the Walkers, we felt at ease. Then I learned there were entire families in their franchise system, and that made me realize that they were trustworthy.”
Screenmobile allowed Chuck to take control of his future and grow with a company that was already comfortable positioned in the industry. Today Chuck’s business has grown so much that he is looking to hire full-time employees, and he expects to double his revenue this year.
To learn more about Screenmobile Franchise Opportunites please follow this link. For over 35 years, Screenmobile has been the nation’s largest mobile screening company. We specialize in residential and commercial screen manufacturing, repair, and solar shading products for windows, doors, porches, and patios. With over 100 successful franchise locations and a 99% renewal rate year after year, we provide the perfect franchise opportunity for family-focused individuals or couples who are looking for the perfect work/life balance.
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Viswanath Pillutla, Owner of Triumphant Institute of Management Education (T.I.M.E), has navigated through the tunnels of education business at a time when this sector hadn’t seen the light of digital ways of the world.
An IIM and IIT graduate, Pillutla has been at the forefront in planning and implementation of the expansion of T.I.M.E and T.I.M.E Kids across the country through a large network of franchisees. Today, T.I.M.E is a formidable brand in the field of test preparation with the 236 offices in 112 cities across the country and 250 centers of T.I.M.E. Kids. Pillutla is actively spearheading the inclusion of digital education in the brand’s portfolio. In an exclusive interview with Entrepreneur, Pillutla shares his perspective on the importance of building and sustaining strong franchise partnerships for a brand.
What’s the secret to maintaining a strong franchise relationships?
The franchisors and franchisees must understand that it is a mutually beneficial relationship. However, it’s a bigger responsibility for the franchisor. Most people who seek to take franchise of an established brand would be aspiring to do something on their own without too much of knowledge or involvement in business. It’s the responsibility of the franchisor to ensure that there is a certain amount of responsibility into this relationship. In case of any dispute between the two parties, the franchisor needs to take charge of the situation to maintain a life-long business partnerships.
How should a franchisor treat his franchisees?
It becomes really important for the franchisor to realize that the franchisee is not an employee; he is also an entrepreneur like the franchisor. This sort of regard and respect should exist in such partnerships. The stronger the brand grows, the gap between the two parties could also become large. As the organization grows bigger, deal negotiations with the franchisees are done by people who are lower down at his organization. So the franchisor should also ensure that their executives deal with the franchisees in the same manner.
What are the qualities your brand hunts for in a prospective franchisee?
The company tries and understands the intention and quality of the people who are involved and are coming together to take a franchise of my brand. In our industry which is primarily people-based, it is the service that matters. The kind of people, the focus they have, the amount of care they would take of the students coming to our classes – these qualities take top most priority. Our executives take negotiations forward on these lines.
When is the right time for a brand to opt for franchising?
There are at least three to four levels of interactions that take place before we take a franchise relationship forward. There are three things that a business owner should check before he opts for franchising — having a good product or service in place, get a decent brand name and be fairly ready with your system and processes so that one can explain the business model to another person.
What have been your key learnings as an entrepreneur so far?
It’s very important for an entrepreneur to get an outsider’s perspective about his business model. At some stage, entrepreneurs should get external mentors or financial advisors to analyze their business process. Today a lot of people start ventures purely from a valuation point of view, the focus drifts away from the product somehow. Focus on product, service and valuations will eventually follow.
Today, when T.I.M.E has pioneered the brick and mortar domain of the education sector, the brand is trying to upgrade their skills in the digital front of the business. T.I.M.E as a brand believes that even though digital education can be used to supplement classroom coaching, India is not digitally strong to replace classroom education anytime soon.
It’s Time to Invest in The Home Improvement Industry
The home improvement industry is a multi-billion dollar per year economic powerhouse, with windows and doors making up about one-third of the projects.
Historically stable and consistent, it has unsurpassed potential, and is not subject to the rise and fall of economic trends.
In the past year alone, this industry has been projected to surpass prior consumer spending records. Due to the home improvement industry’s success, home improvement franchises have been on the rise.
Now is the right time to join the award-winning team at Screenmobile, and invest in a Screenmobile franchise of your own.
For more information about Screenmobile franchising opportunities, please follow this link.
What is ScreenMobile Franchise?
Screenmobile is the nation’s largest mobile screen repair company, with almost 100 franchise owners, and growing. We specialize in window, door and patio porch screen and solar shading products. For over 30 years, with no national competitors, our franchise owners have enjoyed years of growth and success, as we continue to pioneer this industry.
What We Do
Screenmobile is a mobile franchise business, ideal for people looking for a family-friendly, repair franchise, and/or home improvement franchise. We are a husband and wife team, perfect for a business owner who wants to join an outdoor living organization. Screenmobile specializes in window, door and patio porch screen and solar shading products.
Screenmobile falls within the service sector of the home improvement industry. The home improvement industry is a multi-billion dollar per year economic powerhouse.
Historically stable and consistent, the home improvement industry has unsurpassed potential, not subject to the rise and fall of economic trends.
Training & Support
Our Initial Training takes place at SMU – Screenmobile University, and is designed especially for you! Initial Training Costs are included in the Franchise License Fee and will prepare any new franchisee for their new Screenmobile experience. We continue our support and commitment to your success with regional meetings and our annual convention.
Screenmobile Values and Philosophy
Our company philosophy is to be an example to our Screenmobile affiliates of what it takes to be integrity based, God-honoring businessmen. Our values are rooted in faith, to do everything in excellence, and to do everything with integrity and honesty. Screenmobile Franchise Owners continue to demonstrate how success and strong moral values go hand-in-hand.
- Fun & Friendly
- Decision Maker, Leader
- Sales savvy
- Family team or individual
- Likes working outdoors
- Wants to be a business owner without the risks
For more information about Screenmobile franchising opportunities, please follow this link.
Interested In An Industry That Allows You To Enjoy the Benefits of Working Outside?
Screenmobile is the nation’s leading mobile franchise, ideal for people looking for a family-friendly, home improvement franchise. Screenmobile specializes in window, door and patio porch screen and solar shading products. In a field of installing screens, it is very common for the average owner/operator or employee to spend a good amount of time outside during their work day. What are the benefits of working outside?
There are many different benefits of working out of the office and getting outside is good for you not only physically but also mentally! Here are the top 3 reasons why you should consider a career that is based outdoors, such as Screenmobile:
- Nature increases brain function and concentration.
- Nature activates your imagination.
If you are looking to start a business in an industry that enables you to work outside, please follow this link for more information about Screenmobile franchising opportunities.