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Screenmobile Franchise Costs & Fees

Date of Incorporation: 1982
Franchising Since: 1984
Headquarters: Thousand Palms, California

Business Description: The Screenmobile Corporation is the franchisor. Screenmobile businesses operate mobile businesses providing window, patio, and door screens, repairs, and other related services.

Franchise Offer: The franchisor offers franchises for the use of our “Screenmobile” trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos for the operation of Screenmobile Businesses.

Financial Assistance: The franchisor does not regularly offer financing to its franchisees. However, in certain situations, it may extend financing for up to $20,000 of the Initial Franchise Fee based on the qualifications of the franchisee and their credit rating. Except as provided, the franchisor does not offer direct or indirect financing to franchisees. Financing for the purchase of equipment for use in the Screenmobile Business may be available from third parties. The franchisor does not guarantee a franchisee’s note, lease, or other obligation.

Training and Assistance: Before they open your Screenmobile Business, franchisees, and if they are an entity or if they are an individual and the franchisor consents in writing to the appointment of a full-time manager to supervise the Screenmobile Business’ day-to-day operations, their Screenmobile designated manager must attend and successfully complete to the franchisor’s satisfaction the initial training program. The initial training program takes place in Thousand Palms, California or another location designated by the franchisor. It consists of approximately 51 hours of classroom training and 29 hours of on-the-job training. From time to time, the franchisor may require that franchisees, designated managers, and other employees attend system-wide refresher or additional training courses. Some of these courses may be optional, while others may be required. In addition, franchisees and/or, if applicable, their Screenmobile designated manager, may be required to attend annual conferences and regional meetings.

Territory: The Franchise Agreement for the Screenmobile Franchise grants franchisees a protected territory based on the geographic area and populations properties within that area and other relevant demographic characteristics. Franchisees will not receive an exclusive territory. The franchisor will use commercially reasonable efforts to grant only 1 license to a franchisee for any area with a population of between approximately 50,000 and 150,000 households in the designated geographical location. The population statistics used in determining the territory will be based on numbers derived from the current U.S. Census report and supplemented with other information available and other population statistical sources of the franchisor’s choosing to determine populations. In certain densely-populated metropolitan areas, a territory may be small if it has a high population density, while franchisees operating in less densely populated urban areas may have significantly larger areas.

Term of Agreement and Renewal: The length of the initial franchise term is 10 years. If they are in good standing and meet other requirements, franchisees may enter into a successor franchise agreement. The renewal term will be 10 years.

Obligations and Restrictions: The Screenmobile Franchise must be managed by franchisees, unless we agree otherwise in writing, or if they are an entity, by one of the owners who is a natural person with at least a 25% ownership interest and voting power in the entity (Managing Owner). Under certain circumstances, and if the franchisor agrees in writing, the franchisor may allow franchisees to appoint a full-time business manager (Designated Manager) to run the day-to-day operations of the Screenmobile Franchise. Franchisees must sell or offer for sale only those services and products authorized by the franchisor and which meets its standards and specifications. Franchisees must follow our policies, procedures, methods, and techniques.

Estimated Number of Units: 95

Investment Tables:
Initial Investment
Name of Fee Low High
Initial Franchise Fee $39,500 $39,500
Initial Territory Fee $7,500 $21,500
Trailer and Equipment Package $19,500 $19,500
Vehicle Signage Package $2,500 $2,500
Stationery Package $1,000 $1,000
Uniform Package $1,000 $1,000
Technology Package $1,500 $1,500
Initial Marketing Package $2,000 $2,000
Inventory and Supplies $5,000 $15,000
Trailer DMV Registration, Taxes, and Freight Costs $1,000 $2,500
Training Expenses $500 $2,000
Local Advertising – 3 months $1,000 $3,000
Vehicle Lease $0 $1,000
Telephone Lines and Wireless Internet $300 $800
Insurance – 3 months $300 $900
Additional Funds – 3 months $1,000 $3,000
Lease, Utility and Security Deposits, Storage $0 $2,500
ESTIMATED TOTAL $83,600 $119,200
Other Fees
Type of Fee Amount
Royalty Greater of $250 per month, or 7% of monthly Gross Sales.
Brand Building Fund Contribution Currently $75 per month, subject to annual increases of up to $20 per month upon written notice to franchisees.
Local Advertising Payment The difference between the amount franchisees spent on local advertising each month and their required local advertising expenditure (minimum of 4% of monthly Gross Sales).
Regional Advertising Cooperatives Established by cooperative members.
Unauthorized Advertising Fee $500 per occurrence.
Territory Reservation Fee $5,000 per territory.
Territory Infringement Fines $1,000, plus invoice amount for services rendered for first violation; $5,000, plus invoice amount for services rendered for second and subsequent violations.
Insurance Franchisees must reimburse the franchisor’s costs, plus a 20% administrative fee.
Training Fee for Additional Persons The then-current training charge (currently $8,000 per person, plus expenses).
Additional Training or Assistance The then-current fee (currently $1,000 per day), plus the franchisor’s personnel’s per diem charges and travel and living expenses.
Telephone Fee $20 per month.
Additional E-mail Account Fee $25 per year per additional account.
Franchise System Website Fees and Maintenance Charges Then-current fees and charges (currently $0)
Convention Fee The then-current fee (currently $149). In addition, franchisees will be required to pay for their personnel’s travel and living expenses.
Non-Attendance Fee $1,500 for annual conventions, and $1,000 for regional meetings.
Non-Compliance Fee $100 per day after notice period.
Operations Manual Replacement $5,000
Customer Issue Resolution Reasonable costs the franchisor incurs for responding to a customer complaint, which varies.
Payment Service Fee Up to 3% of total charge.
Late Payment $50 per occurrence, plus $5 for each day the payment has not been made beyond the due date.
Interest 1.5% per month or highest commercial contract interest rate law allows, whichever is less.
Returned Check or Non-Sufficient Funds Fee $100 per occurrence.
Audit Cost of audit and inspection, any understated amounts, and any related accounting and legal expenses, plus interest (the franchisor estimates this cost to be between $1,000 and $10,000)
Indemnification Will vary under circumstances.
Management Fee $250 per day, plus costs and expenses.
Professional Fees and Expenses Will vary under circumstances.
Successor Franchise Fee $3,000
Transfer Fee $3,000
Transfer Training Fee $8,000
Resale Assistance Fee $15,500

The above information has been taken from the FDD of Screenmobile. Year of FDD: 2015

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