Window Genie is excited to announce our partnership with 3M… maybe you’ve heard of them? Post it notes? Scotch tape? The INVENTORS of window film… yeah, them. They’re the $30 BILLION company specializing and dominating in the manufactured goods world – they produce over 55,000 different products… 3M is the brand “you’re never more than three meters from.”
Since receiving the first patent for window film in 1966, 3M has continued to develop newer, better films to out-perform all film on the market today… consumers trust the quality of 3M products! THAT is why over two years ago Window Genie approached 3M to propose the idea of a national partnership; we wanted 3M to provide us with a line of window film for our growing network of franchise partners to sell to residential customers… over 125,000 customers to be… almost exact.
Seeing the potential to quickly and effectively penetrate the residential market by partnering with a well-established home service business such as Window Genie, 3M agreed to partner with our franchise system, developing the EnvisionTM line of window film that includes Clear View, Glare Control, Sun Block and Shade. The film options range from 70%-40% for total solar energy rejection, a quality which stands to save homeowners significantly on their utility bills. By fall we hope to offer a wider variety of films including privacy/security film and decorative window film by 3M.
Even Franchise Times got in on the excitement, announcing our partnership with 3M in a wonderful article on their website.
Window Genie started in Cincinnati in 1994 as a small local window cleaning business. With franchise operations beginning in 1998 and window film sales taking off starting around the year 2000, Window Genie’s place in the residential window world has been well established. Our customers know us and they trust us. We’ve been growing like crazy over the past 3 years, providing a variety of services including window cleaning, window tinting, pressure washing, gutter cleaning and more. To our customers, our brand represents a professional team they can trust to improve the look and value of their homes. We realized long ago that having our customers trust our quality and professionalism was the lifeblood of the business; we thrive and grow through having customers repeat with us year round and by referring us to a friend! We’re in it for the long haul with our loyal customers, so ultimately that’s why we pursued 3M – so we could continue providing only the BEST in quality and service to the customers that keep our doors open. The partnership stands to benefit Window Genie franchisees every bit as it will benefit customers. Ken Fisk, VP of Operations for Window Genie said, “We look forward to improved training and support by providing one brand of film to our franchise partners. We believe it will help streamline systems and enable growth with a more successful method of coaching throughout the entire Window Genie system.”
Also, we won’t forget to mention that 3M was recently named the 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company® for the second time by Ethisphere Institute… so we’re in good company with a good company!
To learn more about the benefits of residential window film, check out this informational post!