It all started in 2008. Chuck and Relina, having 2 young boys at the time (3 boys, now!), fell for every ounce of marketing that Nintendo had put out. It was a gaming system that the boys could use as toddlers. They were sold. Chuck brought the Wii home like it was another child...he was so happy to have another Nintendo!
Chuck started by placing the console in the cabinet with the rest of the components. What he forgot to consider is the sensor bar. Come to find, the cord from the sensor bar to the Wii wasn't long enough to reach into the component cabinet. The TV lived over the fireplace so the Wii became it's nearest neighbor finding it's home on the fireplace mantle.
A few months had passed when Relina finally said that the Wii had to find a new home. Then they noticed that there was more than enough space behind the TV for the little Wii console, so why not put it there? Being avid online shoppers, they took to the internet to find a Wii Wall Mount. No luck. There wasn't one.
Chuck being the DIY guy that he is took off to Home Depot to grab a few things. He walked in 30 minutes later with a blow torch and sheets of plastic. He spent another hour or so in the garage making the first HIDEit Mounts prototype. It was rough, but it worked!
After a few glasses of wine, they discussed his handy-man solution. Then the light bulb went on! They couldn't possibly be the only ones looking for this kind of solution! They began researching local prototype companies. Several prototypes were made. The design seemed so simple but it didn't need to be complicated...it just worked. So, they contracted a local company to build a small run of Wii Wall Mounts.
On another night with a little more wine, Relina threw out the name HIDEit Mounts and it stuck. That was it! From there, Chuck created a rough version of the HIDEit Mounts logo using Microsoft Paint. They took a few pictures, bought the domain name, setup a Microsoft website and waited. It only took a few days before they got their first order! Then there was another. And another. Then potential customers started asking about mounts for other consoles and cable boxes.
From there, HIDEit Mounts grew and grew, and they continue to create new mounts for various devices. It's no longer a side job or hobby run out of their garage. It's their passion. And, they couldn't be more thankful to the thousands of people that have chosen HIDEit Mounts. Because of them, Chuck and Relina are living the American Dream.