|SEASON 5 EPISODE 4|
|Pitch||easy, inexpensire patch for window screen repairs|
|Entrepreneur||Lilly Hooks, Emma Hooks, and Brian Hooks|
|Asked For||$30,000 for 25%|
|Deal||$30,000 for 50%|
What is ScreenMend?
ScreenMend is a simple do-it-yourself repair kit for screens of all kinds. It’s an inexpensive solution to fix small tears that occur in window and door screens, tent mesh, pool screens, and more.
The ScreenMend patches adhere to surfaces using wax and heat from a hairdryer. In just a few seconds, your old screen will be as good as new. The ScreenMend patches are designed to be a long-term, weather resistant solution.
Who Owns ScreenMend?
Born out of necessity, ScreenMend founder Brad Hooks was inspired to create the product while repairing his screen. When the adhesive patches he had were not sticking to the screen, Hooks’ daughter Lily suggested using candle wax.
And just like that, the genius idea was born. Today, Lily Hooks and her sister Emma Hooks, are still working hard as the co-founders of ScreenMend. Lily is now a graduate of The University of Alabama where she studied communication and sales.
The invention of ScreenMend wasn’t quite the “ah-ha” moment that it appears. In fact, they spent most of that first day testing different ways to make the wax stick.
According to an Interview on sharktankblog.com, Lily admits the idea to start a business didn’t come until about a year later when they noticed the patch was still holding strong.
What Happened to ScreenMend After Shark Tank Update
Is ScreenMend Still in Business?
Before Shark Tank, ScreenMend was only available on Amazon. You could also place orders on the company’s website, which Emma put together on Weebly.
Today, with the help of Shark Tank’s Lori Greiner, ScreenMend is available in stores like Lowes, Home Depot, Bed Bath & Beyond, Canadian Tire, and ACE Hardware.
There’s been almost no news of the private company and its current status since 2016. Although there are a variety of screen mending kits in the market, none utilize the heated wax method of adhering to surfaces like ScreenMend.