Today, many homes are being built with an emphasis on open-concept designs. This means open floor plans, high ceilings, and of course, a lot of glass window frontage. This style has boomed in popularity recently, and nowadays more contractors are accommodating customer requests for window-heavy homes as new construction methods allow for lower costs and ease of installation.

 

Before window tinting installation gained ground in the industry, the open and airy aesthetic offered by window-heavy frontage came at great cost to the homeowner. In exchange for a stylish home with a wonderful view, homeowners were forced to deal with energy inefficiency, glare, and harmful UV rays that could affect their family members' skin just as easily as it would fade furniture. Fortunately, advances in the window film industry now let homeowners have their cake and eat it to, as the old expression goes. For over 20 years, Window Genie experts have been offering a lot more to their customers than squeaky-clean windows. Window Genie window film installation has been a tremendously popular service, with its high-demand and customer satisfaction helping Window Genie secure its place in Entrepreneur magazine's Fastest-Growing Franchises rankings.

 

Despite the quality and cost-effectiveness of Window Genie window film installations, many fiercely independent homeowners opt to try their hand at their own home installation. Many Window Genie customers have shared their home-installation horror stories, recounting the unexpected difficulty of window film handling and setting. Here is what to expect if you insist on trying a home install on your own:

 

     Window film is very difficult to handle, and can be as much an art as it is a science. This very thin material creases and folds very easily, which spoils the application attempt. Furthermore, any dust or excessive dryness must be avoided during your install, and when it comes to single pane windows, the outdoor temperature must be appropriate, being no colder than 0°C.

    You will need to mix your own slip solution in order to apply the film properly, as it will not adhere properly to a dry window, or one that is improperly wetted with water alone. Your slip solution should contain an appropriate mix of water and washing solution, but the exact ratio cannot be universally prescribed, since potencies vary among name brands. Mixing an appropriate slip solution is very important, and is something that many would-be DIYers struggle to do correctly.

    You will need to clean your window thoroughly before you start your installation. This calls for more than a simple soapy scrub-down; you will need to take a window scraper to any paint or dirt-specks to ensure that the surface is smooth and clean. You will then need to give your window a traditional wash, and a professional-grade squeegee to finish. Your window film installation needs a strong foundation, which means a clean, smooth, and slip-sprayed surface.

 

It is plain to see why many homeowners struggle to achieve the window film installation they want when trying to handle it on their own. The preparation phase alone requires a great deal of practical knowledge and experience. Any missteps along the way can easily cause creases and folds which will ultimately ruin the look and longevity of your window film. The worst part is that window film installation mistakes are highly visible and cannot be tucked away in the same way that a DIY dry-walling job can be covered up.

 

Because of the difficult and high-stakes visibility of an installation, it is always in the homeowner's best interest to invest in a professional-grade window film installation, and Window Genie offers one of the best in the business. Window Genie has been cleaning and tinting windows for over 20 years and the public response to their high-quality work and commitment to customer care has spurred serious company growth. Window Genie lets home owners enjoy the modern, open-concept look of full window frontage without having to deal with the associated heat-loss and UV-exposure. Have your cake and eat it to – just call Window Genie today for the best window film installation around!

For many different reasons, most home owners do not bother cleaning their windows. There is never a shortage of chores when it comes to home maintenance, and window cleaning is often set aside for more pressing issues such as water leakage, if not simply lost in the shuffle of routine seasonal work like raking, shoveling, and gutter-cleaning. Many home owners feel overwhelmed by the endless to-do lists, and feel that there is simply not enough time to deal with cosmetic concerns and curb-appeal.

 

Some home owners are intimidated by window cleaning chores. This is an understandable concern. Most window cleaning jobs have some element of danger and risk-taking attached to them. Consider how many of your windows are located in relatively inaccessible spots, requiring you to brave heights, angles and stretches you may not be comfortable with as you reach for windows hanging multiples stories high.

 

Worst of all, some home owners avoid window cleaning simply because they assume it is too expensive. This is not the case. Window Genie experts are especially high-valued due to their customer loyalty discounts, 3-step cleaning processs, and Streak Free Guarantee. For those who are considering having a window clean to improve curb appeal, natural light penetration, and interior view, Window Genie experts have compiled a list of considerations to help you when seeking a window cleaning quote. Read on to learn about factors that affect window cleaning prices, and to learn how Window Genie provides their patrons will the best possible value.

 

How many windows would you like cleaned?

 

This question is more complex than it sounds, giving the customer a considerable amount of control and customization options. First, you must decide whether you would like your exterior, interior, or both cleaned. Opting for both effectively doubles the amount of window surface, and your price will be adjusted as a result. This option provides the best clean, but may not be for those on a strict budget. Window Genie experts are trained to navigate home interiors with the utmost care and are guaranteed to leave furnishing, floors and fixtures in the exact same condition that they were found in. Furthermore, Window Genie uses home-safe cleaning products that are alcohol and ammonia-free to ensure that your fabrics and floors are not subjected to any accidental spillage damage.

           

Also, what is the total number of windows in your home? Are they single or double windows, and do they have tansoms at the tops? Are they storm windows? Obviously, more cleaning effort and equipment will influence the final price of your window cleaning quote. To learn exactly how Window Genie experts count windows in the home, click here. If you’re still unclear, your local Window Genie representative will be happy to answer any questions you have over the phone.

 

How often would you like your windows cleaned?

 

Window cleaning prices are affected by the frequency of the service. Most customers opt for the quarterly cleaning plan to keep their window panes pristine, but if you are on a budget, bi-annual cleaning plans are also accommodated.

 

Why choose Window Genie?

 

Window Genie has some of the lowest window cleaning prices that you will find, and Window Genie services are packed with value. Window Genie uses a unique three-step cleaning process that adds an extra step for the sake of impressive cleans and customer satisfaction. First, Window Genie cleaners rub and scrub down the surface of your windows to release grease, grime, and airborne contaminants that build up over time. Next, they are washed and squeegeed clean to remove up to 99.9% of stainage. Finally, the windows and edges are wiped dry to lock in the shine and keep your windows cleaner for longer. This extra element of care is offered at no extra charge, elevating the Window Genie touch above that of its competitors.

 

Furthermore, Window Genie offers a Steak-Free Guarantee, trusting fully in the abilities of their cleaners so that they can guarantee a job well done every time.

 

Last but certainly not least, Window Genie offers loyal customers the Window Care Program, which lowers the standard price more with more frequent cleanings, knocking off up to 30% of the listed price. Window Genie believes in the power of a clean, healthy, happy home. Customers are rewarded for taking regular care of their biggest investment through discounts based on frequency of service.

 

 

Though prices vary from household to household, the Window Genie value never changes. Why waste your time and effort for a subpar result when Window Genie professionals can guarantee you a consistent high-quality clean year-round?

Pressure washing has quickly become one of the preferred methods of cleaning a variety of surfaces in both residential, commercial, and business locations. From sidewalks and patios to residential home exteriors, pressure washing is suitable in a number of different cleaning contexts. Pressure washing is an excellent way of maintaining or restoring the look of the home, with many realty agents recommending that potential sellers invest in a pressure wash as a way of boosting the curb appeal and listing price of their home. When used to treat concrete sidewalks, pressure washing is a quick, easy, and efficient way of removing all manner of dirt or salt deposits that contribute to surface weathering. If you are worried about having to invest time and energy replacing another stained deck, then pressure washing may be your answer, as it is one of the best ways to boost their longevity. Read on to learn about the many benefits of pressure washing!

Pressure washing is easy for everyone.

Conventional cleaning tasks typically require a lot of time, energy, and elbow grease. With pressure washing, there is no need to scrub and strain to unsettle stubborn debris. Save your back and joints the effort. Pressure washers let you maintain a strong upright posture and direct the force of the water towards unwelcome stains. The set-up required for a pressure washing treatment is also quite simple, involving about as many steps as it would require to find soap, sponges, and fill a bucket. Simply affix a water hose to the pressure washer unit, and either plug it in or add fuel to its power source to begin.

Pressure washing saves serious time.

Compared to regular cleaning methods, pressure-washing is an anti-bacteria blitzkrieg. When you invest in a professional pressure washing, you are cutting out the need to gather materials, prepare a cleaning solution of appropriate strength, and undergo a rigorous half-day or more of scrubbing. Pressure washing eliminates the need for time-consuming ladder work, allowing you to simply point the nozzle towards hard-to-reach areas.

Pressure washing keeps your family safe.

Your home houses more than family. On decks, exterior walls, and sidewalks you will find a number of unique contaminants, varying in severity from dirt to harmful mold. Pressure washing blasts these potentially harmful substances away, keeping your family breathing the purest air possible. Pressure washing away algae or other slippery substances also minimizes your family's risk of slips or falls at home. Furthermore, regular pressure washing treatments are considered part of an overall preventative maintenance effort that can keep your home safe and in-shape. Keeping your home clean hinders the premature decay of your porch, driveway, or deck, improving safety outcomes.

Pressure washing boosts curb appeal.

When realty agents are asked by motivated sellers how they can distinguish their homes from countless other listing competitors, they often reply that increasing curb value is an effort well-invested. Curb appeal allows your home to stand out from other home listings, and will draw in many more interested buyers when it comes time to host a viewing. Many of the actions taken to improve curb appeal can be completed faster and more thoroughly using a pressure washer. Boosting curb appeal is often done by shaping up the condition of the driveway and bordering sidewalks, or by cleaning unattractive mildew off of the home's exterior. Pressure washing can take care of all of these tasks in a breeze, preserving your time and energy for more pressing issues faced when entering in to an unruly realty market!

Pressure washing is easy on the environment.

Heavy-duty cleaning is commonly associated with the application of harmful chemical cleaners. These cleaning solutions can be very effective, but typically enact a heavy toll on the environment. Pressure washing does not introduce any harmful chemicals into the environment. Pressure washers work by blasting water at high velocity, and the power of this water stream is often sufficient to lift stains and mildew without the need for harmful chemicals.

Pressure washers also use less water when compared to the amount used by a garden hose tackling the same kind of job. The amount of force applied by pressure washers means that much less water will be needed overall, with some estimates suggesting that as much as 75% of water is saved using pressure washing. This is because a pressure washer expels water at roughly 50 times the force of a garden hose. This allows the smallest amount of water to be granted the greatest amount of cleaning power. 

If you would like to access the cleaning, cost, and environmentally-friendly benefits of the pressure washing practice, contact your local Window Genie today. With two decades of experience and a lengthy list of happy customers, Window Genie services will enchant you! 

 

Cleaning the gutters is a job that is often left as punishment for unruly teens, or else is procrastinated as long as possible. It isn't hard to imagine why this job is often the last people want assigned to them during chore rotations. Not only is this task going to eat up valuable hours on your days off with tough labor, but there is a very good chance that slimy water-degraded leaf matter is going to adorn your hands, forearms, and clothes by the time the job is done. There are no doubts about it – cleaning the gutters is a dirty job that few people like to do.

Still, it needs to be done. Clogged gutters can wreak havoc on the home. When blocked with moisture-laden leaf matter and other debris, your gutters will begin to corrode. Blocked gutters also mean blocked drainage, which puts your home at serious risk of experiencing water damage. In the drier seasons, gutter blockage becomes a serious fire hazard, as your roof is essentially crowned in a densely-packed ring of tinder. Furthermore, obstructed gutters make the perfect living environment for pests and mosquitoes.

Stop procrastinating! It is time to muster up the courage to clean those gutters. Before you do, though, Window Genie would like to offer you some great gutter cleaning tips to keep you safe and stress-free as you work. And don’t forget, if you need help, your local Genie is just a phone call away!

Practice ladder safety!

You can't clean your gutters without climbing up a ladder, but you should never step foot onto a ladder without a proper understanding of ladder safety.

First, it is important to always inform someone that you will be using a ladder to work on your gutters. This serves a number of safety functions. First, it guarantees that someone is aware of what you are up to, and can look out for you and check in on how you are doing periodically. Secondly, alerting those in the house or nearby will minimize the chances of being knocked off of your ladder by someone carelessly swinging a door open.

Make sure that you have a sturdy ladder that is up to code. It is helpful if you choose a ladder with a small shelf that can support a bucket filled with wet debris. Secure this waste bucket with a lanyard when possible. Wooden ladders are not recommended because of their poorer construction and tendency to wobble. Aluminum ladders are well-suited for longer jobs, where arm fatigue can accumulate, and the constant shifting of a heavy ladder in and out of position can exacerbate the issue.

Before you climb onto your ladder, inspect it thoroughly, and be sure that all of the extension-hinge arms are in proper position under full extension.

Get the right tools for the job!

One of the most valuable tools for a gutter-cleaning job is a gutter scoop. These plastic scooping implements can be purchased at almost any hardware store. The few dollars you invest in this tool will save you a lot of effort. These tools use a thin plastic scooping edge that conforms to the mold of the gutter, allowing you to scrape up even the most stubborn of rain-washed debris. Conversely, metal scooping tools should be avoided where possible. These can potentially damage your gutters, scratching or bending the pliable metal frames under heavy elbow-grease action. Any scratches will soon rust over, increasing the wear and tear on your gutters.

You should also consider getting a high-power garden hose for hard-to-reach areas, or if you are struggling with the physical demands of the job. A garden hose strapped with a pistol-grip trigger spray nozzle can do some serious damage to water-logged debris, without putting your gutters or joints at risk.

This job will require a proper set of work gloves as well. These will keep your hands clear of dirt and bacteria-laden debris, while also protecting you from cuts anywhere the thin metal gutter frame has acquired a sharp edge. Thick suede gloves are recommended because they will not be at risk of absorbing bacteria-filled water like cotton, or tearing like rubber.

The final piece of safety equipment required for this job is a good pair of eye protection. This becomes especially important when you have to apply a bit of extra muscle to get the job done, and the bits and pieces of debris start flying. More than a tissue damage hazard, this debris is often contaminated with pest feces that can cause serious eye infections to occur. Exercise caution and equip yourself with a good pair of safety glasses.

What a hassle! 

Gutter cleaning really is one of the more unsavory chore options that a home-owner can get stuck with. Gutter cleaning is a time-consuming, energy-demanding, damp-and-dirty job that can be dangerous if rushed through without the proper tools. Fortunately, Window Genie is standing by to grant all of your chore-trimming wishes, and can have your gutters sparkling in no time! Contact us today to save yourself the time and trouble of a tough gutter cleaning task.

 

There are thousands of window cleaning, tinting, and pressure washing companies sprinkled throughout the United States. There is likely very little incentive for industry newcomers to pursue a career in window cleaning service simply because of the market’s current saturation. With so many competitors active out there, many prospective clients may be wondering exactly how industry leaders have been able to distinguish themselves from the crowd. This question is further complicated by the perceived similarity of the services offered by the numerous window cleaners out there. If they are all simply cleaning windows, how can one be better than the other? Competitors are lugging the same pressure-washers in their trucks, and wielding the same squeegees after all. So what makes Window Genie a nationally-ranked window cleaning company?

1.      Innovative mobile marketing strategy to help leave a lasting impression.

The Window Genie brand has distinguished itself from competitors in a number of ways. Beyond their provision of high-quality cleaning, tinting, and pressure-washing home maintenance, Window Genie has gone the extra mile with the creation of the “GenieMobiles,” a mobile-marketing approach that has allowed the brand to nestle into the hearts and minds of mothers and children across the country.

A “GenieMobile” is a logo-wrapped vehicle. These GenieMobiles can be any make or model of vehicle, as different wrap styles and sizes exist to suit different automotive shapes. Rik Nonelle, the founder and CEO of Window Genie, highlights how the GenieMobiles allowed the company to evolve past a static, one-dimensional advertising style, so that a fun and dynamic approach could be used to draw attention and benefit franchisees with ample customer interest.

The GenieMobile logo was illustrated by a former Disney illustrator. The animated genie character is featured in three different action poses to give him a sense of life, vibrancy, and movement. This cartoon genie appeals instantly to children, an effect that was entirely intentional as Window Genie owners found that over 90% of their customer base was comprised of stay-at-home mothers. Appealing to their children allowed Window Genie franchises to resonate with mothers who had yet to realize the quality of service being offered.

The logic behind the creation of a fleet of GenieMobiles is rock-solid. Window Genie is a premier provider of window cleaning, pressure washing, and window tinting services, but even top-tier services can be forgotten or lost in the shuffle. With the GenieMobile approach, Nonelle has ensured that franchisees are given the best chance to make a lasting impression. Consider the impact of an unmarked pick-up driving through a neighborhood, and compare that to the impact a rich purple vehicle emblazoned with lightning streaks and a whimsical Genie will have.

2.      A sincere care for our customers.

Window Genie experts have confidence in their skills and cleaning abilities. There is no doubt in our minds that the customer will be left satisfied after a day’s work. Part of the reason that Window Genie experts make such an investment in their skill development is that they care about customer satisfaction. Being a Window Genie franchisee is about showing love for the customer. Just like the company’s branding, marketing, and GenieMobiles set them apart from the competition, their approach to customers is similarly designed to boost customer satisfaction.

Window Genie franchise owners do everything in their power to satisfy the customer within reason. Even if the customer may be mistaken, Window Genie experts will not stop until they are satisfied. The motivation behind this approach is twofold; first, we hold hard work and positive customer experiences up as two of our most valued core ethics, and second, because a satisfied customer is more likely to repeat business! Every tier of our franchisee system from hiring to training is calibrated to encourage the development of these qualities.

3.      The best training and hiring practices out there.

Window Genie training has produced some of the best window cleaning, pressure washing, and window tinting service providers in the market today. The quality of work they have delivered has been instrumental in the spread of the Window Genie reputation, and their candidacy as a nationally-ranked company. Because of their confidence in the training process, Window Genie hires are chosen primarily based on their attitudes. Skills can be taught, but a winning personality is a highly valued commodity among service providers!

Window Genie also goes the extra mile during hiring to protect customer safety. Window Genie is a rare professional window cleaning company that does background checks on all employees. Window Genie also mandates that all employees wear photo ID, which can be cross-referenced with a picture of the service provider e-mailed to the customer upon booking for extra security.

 

If you are in need of window cleaning, window tinting, pressure washing, or gutter cleaning, why not contact one of the nation’s premier providers? Window Genie experts are standing by today to grant you your cleaning wishes. 

Nowadays, more and more people are beginning to understand and appreciate the value of a quality window tint. Window tint offers a number of benefits to the property owner, contributing to energy savings, more stable home temperatures, and the increased longevity of furniture, carpeting, and wood exposed to sunlight. With so many people taking interest in window tinting, manufacturers and installation experts have been enjoying a steady increase in business, and the industry’s vibrancy has encouraged a number of new faces to open up shop to take part. Aside from the Window Genie tinting experts, there are many window tint installers in business today. Some customers may feel overwhelmed by the variety they have to choose from, or be unfamiliar with how best to distinguish the good from the bad. No matter how good your materials may be, finding a qualified installer is one of the most important steps needed for a high-quality tint job. We at Window Genie are committed to customer satisfaction, and would like to offer some industry-insider advice on the matter. Read on to learn four important considerations that you may want to make when seeking a professional window tinting installation service provider.

1.      How long have they been active in the area? What other locations do they have?

One surefire way to identify a quality tint installation is to locate a business that has been thriving in a certain location for a number of years despite the presence of quality competition. A tint installer of the requisite quality will have been able to sustain their business amongst stiff competition because of their provision of high-quality service at affordable prices. Window Genie experts have had over 20 years of high-level experience in the tint installation industry, and represent an ideal service provider in this scenario. Pricing should be a secondary concern over the quality of service provided, though you certainly shouldn’t settle when you feel you are being overcharged. Still, the message here is that you should not dismiss a window tint installation expert if they are priced slightly higher than newer competitors. Weigh the company’s history against their pricing to learn the true value of the service. Furthermore, companies that have been around longer will probably still be in business in a few years should you ever need to follow up on the warranties.

It is also very important to get an idea of how many other locations exist under the same name. By trusting a larger national or even global brand with multiple locations, you eliminate the risk of having to deal with a fly-by-night operator or other low-quality service provider. Window Genie has locations across America, and an archive of position reviews that you can access online to diminish any doubts.

2.      What kinds of different products do they use? Do they offer a warranty?

Industry-leading tint installers will typically deal with a number of different window tint suppliers, and will therefore be working with a full range of products and films. A quality tint installer will have access to a number of different films in a variety of colors and styles. If the service provider is pushing one or two particular kinds of film, it is likely that they are trying to unload old, cheap, or defective stock onto you, or are a new and inexperienced company.

When inquiring about warranties, be polite but press firmly until you have a complete understanding of all of the terms and conditions. Window Genie offers a lifetime warranty on residential installations and a 10-year warranty on commercial installations, protecting against bubbling, delaminating, peeling, or any instances of cracking. A quality tint installer will offer you a warranty, and those who don’t are indicating that they have low confidence in their work and ability.

3.      Are there samples of their work available to me?

A great salesperson is capable of talking a customer into almost anything. Don’t let the company’s pitch sell you on their service. Instead, inquire about where you can find some samples, reviews, or testimonials from satisfied customers. A company with a number of years in business despite stiff competition, a wide array of products offered, a strong warranty, and a number of thriving locations will undoubtedly have access to some samples, testimonials, or reviews. Good service gets people talking, and no buzz means there’s nothing to buzz about!

Window Genie passes the test.

Window Genie is a nationally-ranked service provider, with decades of experience and an archive of glowing testimonials. If you are concerned about the reputation of your current window tint, pressure washing, or gutter cleaning service provider, visit the Window Genie website today to acquire a quote! 

 

Over the years, window tinting has been perceived in pop culture and by the general public as a purely aesthetic feature that offers little to buyer beyond style points. Window tints are commonly thought of in conjunction only with cars, and have developed an association with Mafioso members, high-security escorts, and prolific emcees. Many would be surprised to learn that window tint film also has a place in residential and commercial buildings, and that it provides a number of important practical benefits to the user. Most modern residential homes features more glass paneling than ever, with home-buyers falling in love with the notion of warm, sun-filled rooms and sparkling seasonal frontage. Window tint offer a number of worthwhile benefits to home-owners. Read on to learn 7 important benefits of home window tinting!

1.      Increase your energy savings. Tinting your windows can be much more about substance than style. One of the most important and talked-about benefits of window tinting is its potential to noticeably lower your energy bill. When treated to a high-quality professional tint, windows will bleed out less heat and AC. This means that heat will be conserved through the winter, and repelled during the summer, giving your HVAC systems a rest and saving you money on fuel and electricity costs. Without ever needing to commit to an expensive and time-consuming window replacement process, you can increase both your energy savings and comfort in windowed rooms.

2.      Safeguard your precious furniture. Finding the right piece of furniture that complements the size and style of your home can be a difficult process. Excessive sun exposure can fade and damage your precious furniture findings, but window tinting can help! You can save your favorite furniture without needing to be the only house on the block that insists on keeping the curtains tightly closed. Window film offers UV protection that will minimize the fading damage doled out by the sun's rays. This means that your carpets, rugs, artwork, wood flooring, and furniture pieces will all be granted a life extension. Tinting allows you to keep your interior decor in shape while still being able to enjoy the sun's rays. 

3.      Guard against the sun's damaging UV rays. It is quite rare to see a family applying sun lotion for a day spent in their home's sun room. Most families are lucky enough to remember to apply sun protection when spending a day at the beach! As laughable as the notion of requiring indoor sun protection may seem, it is actually a reality. The sun's harmful UV rays can still affect people inside their homes. Fortunately, most window film products reduce harmful UV rays by over 90%, enabling families across the world to enjoy the warmth and vitamin D of the sun's rays without any of the worry. 

4.      Minimize damages during window breaks. Whether in a residential or commercial building, window panes are always seemingly at risk of breaking under the force of an errant softball. Window tinting adds an extra layer of protection so that your building windows break in a fashion similar to that seen with car windows. This film eliminates the risk of shattering, preventing cutting glass shards from spraying into the home and potentially injuring family members. Window film also strengthens glass panes in general, minimizing the risks of breaks even in the event of violent storms or attempted vandalism.

5.      Eliminate bothersome glare. Most people enjoy the feel and aesthetic of sunlight pooling in their living spaces, but too much sun can cause disruptive glare, hampering recreational television watching and lowering office productivity. Window film eliminates this troublesome glare, giving the resident the best of both worlds with a warm, bright interior that is free of distracting reflections. 

6.      Increase your privacy. Window film really does provide the home owner the best of both worlds. Window tint will still let beautiful light into your home, while obscuring your home's interior to sidewalk audiences. This makes window tinting an excellent choice for rooms requiring extra privacy, such as bathrooms, bedrooms, and offices that happen to face the street. 

7.      Give your home a decorative edge. As mentioned earlier, window tinting is commonly thought of as a stylistic feature. Though window tint is more a matter of substance than style, they do still offer a way of adding a nice aesthetic touch to a building. Decorative window films are usually offered, featuring mural designed or picturesque stock views, while more subtle darkened tints can be used to imitate the look of high-end window panes. The ease of application and removal means that changing the look or upping the curb appeal of your home is as simple as possible.

Upon reviewing these seven points, it is clear that window tinting services offer a number of benefits to the customer beyond appearance alone. Window Genie experts are standing by to give your family access to these great window tint perks, so visit our website today to learn more!

Window Genie is excited to share that we welcomed THREE new franchise owners and their teams this month. Look out Cape May, Myrtle Beach and Fresno… we’re coming for you!

As we continue to add team members we remain committed to our growth strategy which is: We AWARD franchises, we don’t sell them.

The approach we take when working with potential business is owner is a kind of “self control” when it comes to actually bringing on new locations.  Just because someone can afford to purchase a Window Genie franchise or has the desire to own their own business, it doesn’t necessarily mean we feel they fit the system and will be successful with us. This is the essential difference between awarding a franchise and selling one. Our Founder and CEO, Rik Nonelle said it best:  “Our strategy for growth, simple enough, is to turn away the people who do not fit our culture. That sounds too easy but believe me it is not easy. It is very tough when you see a check all ready for you and the person is very eager and qualified financially, to turn that person away.  But I have learned that one person who is not a cultural fit can just rock the entire boat. We have something like a 98% approval rating from our franchisees and that’s not an easy thing to achieve. We achieve it by keeping those who really feel are not a fit,  for whatever reasons, out.”

This is because we are not in the business of simply adding bodies to our system as fast as possible for the sole purpose of collecting royalties and franchise fees. Window Genie has spent 20 years building a very team-oriented culture that focuses on maintaining a cohesive, cooperative relationship between ALL members of Team Genie. Our owners work with the corporate support staff as well as with one another for the betterment of the system; it’s a Window Genie family. We know that if we weren’t selective… we would be setting ourselves up for a TOXIC environment where long-term growth and success would be difficult to achieve. We are FIRM believers in quality over quantity. A team of franchise partners who mesh well, work as a team and are committed to the overall well-being and improvement of the Window Genie brand is SO important to us.

With that being said… These 3 new owners are QUALITY people that we thoroughly screened and evaluated. We are so excited to have these teams on board, know they’re set up for success and can’t wait to see what they’re made of this fall.

MEET THE NEWBIES!

Paul Guglielmi – Cape May, NJ

Before opening his Window Genie franchise, Paul spent over 30 years in corporate America in sales and sales management for a few personal protective equipment companies. “I learned a lot and enjoyed it for many years,” he said. “But my job became increasingly more difficult after losing members of my team because of the economic downturn a few years ago. I knew it was time for a change and began planning my exit strategy.” In the midst of deciding what his next move would be; Paul’s position was eliminated. “Be careful what you wish for,” he said. “I planned to leave in early 2015 anyway, but ultimately the layoff was a blessing since it got me on my path towards business ownership sooner.”

Paul looks forward to helping improve the look and value of homes and small businesses in his community. He said, “I’m excited to get out there and start building relationships with customers. We offer so many different, necessary services that there’s definitely something for every home and budget. My wife JoAnn and I are involved in a lot of community service efforts and I look forward to getting the business involved in giving back to the community as well.”

Check out Window Genie of South Jersey highlighted in their local news – the Press of Atlantic City

 

Paul Guglielmi with his wife JoAnn

 

Tom Washer – Myrtle Beach, SC

Prior to Window Genie business ownership, Tom Washer spent 4 years in the Air Force before a career in sales management for a variety of industries. Working in sales brought him all over the country from Texas to New Mexico to Connecticut to Massachusetts. Tom and his wife Cheryl decided to relocate to Myrtle Beach to open their business because it’s where much of their family now lives. Washer said, “We’re very family oriented and wanted to find an opportunity to move down here. Long-term security along with my vast knowledge of sales and personal service has motivated me to start a business.”

Tom’s wife Cheryl Waterhouse will help run the business, providing administrative and customer support. “We are excited to finally get out there in the community together and meet our customers,” Washer said. “We are motivated to build a strong reputation in the community resulting in a loyal, repeat customer base.”

Check out Window Genie of Myrtle Beach featured in their local news – WMBFnews

 

Tom Washer

 

Greg & Jordan Pyles – Fresno, CA

Before he and Jordan purchased their Window Genie franchise, Greg worked for 30 years in the IT and software development industry, most recently for a trade journal in the music industry. Many years before that, he owned a carpet cleaning business. At 24 years old, Jordan has quickly worked his way up at a local fast food restaurant, most recently serving as General Manager.

Greg’s role will be to focus on building a customer base through networking, community outreach and social media. He said, “I want to be out in the field doing quotes at customers’ homes and educating them on who we are. It’s important to leave a great first impressions on customers and establish genuine relationships if we want to build a loyal, repeat customer base.” Jordan will apply his management skills by focusing on the operations side of the business; managing the field technicians and maintaining equipment and tools to ensure efficiency and quality.

The father/son duo is excited to open for business. Jordan said, “We’re very family oriented so it’s exciting to build something with my dad that will impact both our futures. Also, I have three kids and am looking forward to the work/life balance Window Genie has seemed to provide for other franchise owners.”

Check out Window Genie of Fresno featured in their local news - The Fresno Bee

Jordan Pyles (left) Greg Pyles (right)

By: Rhonda Sanderson, Sanderson & Associates

Both of these Carlsons score goals: One with the Washington Capitals and one with Window Genie

 When Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson scored the first goal for Team USA at the 2014 Sochi Olympics this February, he did so with a blazing slap shot. As proud father Richard Carlson looked on, he knew that scoring goals had truly become a family affair.

Though the arena in which the elder Carlson works lacks the manicured ice, vocal beer vendors, and rowdy fans that populate John’s workplace, his game is one that nevertheless requires the tenacity and drive of a hockey player.

When the former corporate healthcare worker was laid off due to restructuring and budget reductions, Carlson took time to reflect and weigh his options. He had, after all, many of them. With almost ten years of experience in health care, Carlson could have rejoined the system in which he had for so long achieved success. Yet it became apparent to Carlson that it was time to do some restructuring of his own and play a different kind of game.

Ultimately, Carlson decided that it was time to realize a dream he had long held. “I always wanted my own business, so I was determined to see the loss of my job not as a setback, but as an opportunity,” says Carlson. After a thorough search for franchises which met his demands, Carlson came upon Window Genie. “I gravitated towards franchising so I didn’t have to start with a blank page,” Carlson explains. “I looked for a business that was service-related and straightforward. After years of dealing with the complicated rules and regulations in healthcare, I wanted simplicity. Window Genie was the answer.”

In July, 2013, Richard opened a Window Genie location serving Ocean County and Southern Monmouth County in New Jersey and he hasn’t looked back since.

Window Genie is a mobile cleaning services company focused primarily on its “big three” services: window cleaning, window tinting and pressure washing. The company also offers, among many other services, dryer vent cleaning, tile and grout cleaning, chandelier cleaning and gutter cleaning and re-securing. Window Genie services residential customers, small offices and commercial spaces.

As is the case with any NHL team’s arduous 82-game season, Carlson faced challenges as his business grew. Yet just as any good hockey team perseveres from those challenges thanks to veteran teammates providing assistance, Window Genie was able to help Carlson block all the shots he faced. “I needed to learn how to market and advertise,” says Carlson. “Management, hiring, those were things I had experience with, but I had to learn not just how to perform the excellent services we offer, but how to make this business an extension of myself. Window Genie was able to help me with those issues and get the word out about all that we could do.”

Carlson’s primary clients are residential, either dual-income home owners who have neither the time nor the desire to maintain the exterior of their homes, or retirees who are unable to maintain their homes by themselves any longer. Carlson’s Window Genie business has been very well-received by his community. His phone, he says, is ringing constantly and his services are well known throughout the territory he serves.

“In today’s corporate environment people like me are forced out of their jobs quite frequently,” says Carlson. “I decided to take control of my career, and it was the best decision I’ve ever made.” For Carlson, repeat business is the driving force that inspires his work at Window Genie. “Every day we’re committed to providing quality services at reasonable prices so we become customers’ preferred home services provider.”