The dog just ran through your screen door. You could go to the hardware store and pick up a screen patching kit, but that just makes the screen look like it needs another, more professional repair.
Wouldn’t it be great if there was a mobile screen repair person in town you could call or visit to get this fixed? What do you mean there’s no such thing where you live – it could be you! That’s right. Imagine starting your own mobile screen repair business.
It doesn’t even have to have a storefront which means you can get started at minimal cost with a few of the basics. Suppose you start by using your pick up truck with a canopy on the back to cover and protect your supplies.
You’ll need a miter saw, screen rollers, a variety of screen materials and screen replacement parts. You could even get business referrals from partnerships you can form with the local hardware store you’ll be picking up supplies from, and companies that would require regular screen repairs or replacements. These sources can include residential and commerce property management firms, government agencies and community recreation associations.
Make contact with local real estate companies to get your foot in the door with property management contacts and connect with school boards to access those opportunities. Also advertise your services wherever you can in your market including local and online classified advertising, community bulletin boards and wherever else you can in order to reach the clientele you are looking for. Use your business cards and hand them out whenever possible in and around your neighborhood and community.
The mobile screen repair/replacement business is a unique fit for someone who is semi-retired or already retired but looking for an inexpensive way to provide a service that has a demand due to little competition.
The best part is that once you have your basic tools, screening material is not expensive to purchase so keeping a fair amount in inventory would not cut into profits as the rate you can charge for your services can range from five to eight times as much as what it costs to produce the screens in the first place.
Depending on how much work you get and the actual number of screen repairs a well established mobile screen replacement service can produce sales upwards of $100,000 annually. Not bad for a semi-retired, part-time job on the side for something to do to keep you out of trouble and productive.
A starter kit of material packaged by a company called Metro Screen Works is full of the essential items one would need to start up such a business and costs under $1,000.00 or you can search for their how-to videos posted on YouTube to learn more about screen repairs and maybe they will inspire you even more. In addition, you can find out more about them and possibly gain some valuable knowledge by visiting their website at MetroScreenWorks.com.
If you don’t want to spend as much to get started, visit your local hardware store and tell them what you plan to do and they will be able to get you loaded up with the gear you’ll need at a price that may be closer to your start up budget. They may also have access to additional useful information. When in doubt, visit the internet for all the answers to your questions. To get a better feel for repair rates and other ideas that may assist you with your new venture use ‘mobile screen repair business’ in your favorite search engine for countless options to explore.