Homeowners know that repairing holes in window screens can be a tricky task because patches are difficult to install. That’s why Brad Hooks and his daughters, Emma Hooks and Lily Hooks, have created an easy to install, wax soaked patch and repair kit. Will their product earn them a deal on
Shark Tank ScreenMend Update
- Entrepreneurs: Brad Hooks, Emma Hooks, Lily Hooks
- Business: Screen repair kit
- Ask: $30,000 in exchange for 25% equity
- Result: $30,000 in exchange for 50% equity
- Shark: Lori Greiner
Brad, Emma and Lily brought their window screen repair kit to the tank. They came up with their repair technique while fixing their own window screen. When they realized their solution was still going strong a year later, they knew that others would want to try their method, too.
Quick repair: Screenmend is the do-it-yourself solution that lets you fix rips and tears in screen material in less than 60 seconds. Repair anything, anytime, anywhere: Mend rips and tears in window screens, screen doors, tent mesh, pool screens, RV screens, etc.
Brad told the Sharks that they had sold 750 kits for $6.95 per unit, with each kit costing $0.61 to make. People were happy with the kits, but the Hooks had a problem. National retailers Home Depot and Bed Bath & Beyond were interested in their product, but wouldn’t order until packaging was improved. The Hooks needed $30,000 to invest in a packaging overhaul that would make their kits retail-ready.
Daymond John liked the product, but it would be too big a test to help with the packaging, so he went out. Kevin O’Leary went out next due to the large amount of work being needed. Robert Herjavec was the next shark out, because he didn’t think there would be enough of a return on his investment.
Mark Cuban offered the family $30,000 for 25% equity, but confessed he wasn’t sure how to help take the business in the direction it needed to go. He assured the family that he knew people who knew what to do, though, and said he wasn’t going to let the Hooks walk away without a deal. As Brad and his girls breathed a sigh of relief at Mark’s offer, Lori Greiner jumped in with an offer of her own.
Lori offered to take over ScreenMend’s manufacturing and packaging redesign. She said that would help get the product into Bed Bath & Beyond, and even on TV. Lori wanted 50% equity in exchange for $30,000. After some debate, the Hooks decided to accept Lori’s offer!
Now that the they got an offer in the tank, what do you think happened next for their company? Keep reading our ScreenMend update to find out!
Research for our ScreenMend update found that the company is still in business in 2023. With Lori’s help, the product has been sold on QVC as well as on Amazon, at Walmart, and is in all major home improvement stores currently. Their products are also available on the ScreenMend website.
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