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Small Business Snapshot: HIDEitMounts

Small Business Snapshot: HIDEitMounts Credit: HIDEit Mounts

Our Small Business Snapshot series features photos that represent, in just one image, what the small businesses we feature are all about. Relina Shirley, co-founder and CEO of HIDEit Mounts, explains how this image represents her business.

When you wall mount your TV, what do you do with your cable box and other devices? Why not wall mount those, too? At HIDEit Mounts, we offer a total solution to vertically wall mount your electronic components including cable boxes, media players, computers and video game consoles. 

This photo shows off several Gaming Mounts and is a great example of how to use HIDEit Mounts to create a fun wall display. You can still easily HIDE your electronic components behind your TV to create a clean setup.

My husband Chuck and I started the business in 2009. After purchasing a Nintendo Wii, we quickly found that the sensor bar cord wasn't long enough to reach from the media cabinet to the wall-mounted TV. The Wii lived on the fireplace mantle for months. Fed up with dangling cords and the Wii clashing with our mantle decor, I said that the Wii had to move.

We then noticed that there was plenty of space behind their TV to mount the Wii, so we searched the web for a Wii wall mount. No luck; the Wii Wall Mount didn't exist ... yet.

Chuck, being a DIY guy, decided to make his own. With a blowtorch and a little ingenuity, he made the first HIDEit Mount. The light bulb went on: We couldn't possibly be the only ones looking for this kind of solution!

We have grown and offer a wide range of wall mount solutions that are loved by thousands across the globe. Manufactured in America, we can even be found in offices, hospitals, and hotels.

Creating an entirely new market from scratch has been an exciting challenge. We leverage social media to introduce the concept to potential customers and increase brand awareness. So, we spend a lot of time saying, "Yes, your cable box remote will still work when hidden behind your TV."

Edited for length and clarity by Sammi Caramela.