Good morning! I hope this email finds you in great health and spirits this Easter season. He is Risen!
This is our first update of 2019 with many more to come.. we've spent the first part of this year outfitting a small shop to produce multiple prototypes (and test some production procedures) and are happy to show off our first set that we've installed in the Houston, Texas area.
Check out this video!!
As with any thing that's a brand new design, we were incredibly excited to see Melissa, with absolutely no experience with this system, pick the panels up out of the box and snap them onto her garage door. First time was indeed a "snap" and with just a slight bit of adjustment, the system performed flawlessly. They were incredibly happy with the final appearance and were already starting to show it off to their neighbors when we pulled away.
She and her husband are current investors in GarageSkins, Inc. Check out this testimonial from him about the process of deciding to invest in what was at that time just a concept:
Where are we at currently? Several conversations have opened around bringing in partners that can fund the $750,000 it will take to move into full production. To continue these conversations and continue to create others we are doing the following:
Installing systems in Houston TX, Cincinnati OH, Portland OR, Boston MA, and potentially one in the greater LA area. We have partners lined up for all of these cities except Los Angeles.. if you are a current investor in GarageSkins, Inc. and have a very nice, photogenic home that could use a set of "skins" please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and please include a photo of the home. We are carefully selecting our sites based on site orientation of the home for maximum SW sun exposure, overall appearance of the home (upscale where our skins could bring the garage door to the level of the home's architecture) and location for potential large-scale investors to see the product first-hand.
Concurrent with this we are preparing a blitz campaign targeting high-net-worth individuals that have shown an interest in start-up investing. We are using a professional marketing firm to do this so that the messaging is very clear and highly targeted.
As you can imagine, we are busy. We'll get our 2018 financials posted both here and on our website www.startengine.com in the next week and send out notification so you can see how the money's being spent.
Thank you again for your trust, it may seem that this is taking a very long time but you are watching a process that normally occurs behind closed doors. Most companies do not make a product public until it's market-ready, and of course it then becomes an "overnight sensation" but in reality it's taken 5-7 years and millions of dollars in product development to get to that phase.
I appreciate your trust and look forward to a GREAT 2019! Happy Easter!
-Rick Medlen, CEO