Husband and wife team Jared and Karina Rabin manufacture a picture hanging tool, the Hang-O-Matic
Have you ever put a misplaced hole in your wall trying to hang a picture?
That’s what Jared and Karen thought and want to tell you that you are not alone. Luckily, the days of clumsily measuring and re-measuring are behind you with the creation of the Hang-O-Matic; an all in one decor hanging tool that takes the guess work out of hanging everything! Learn more in this interview with co-founder Karen Rabin.
Welcome to Mompreneur Media! Tell us a little about yourself:
My name is Karina, I’m a mom of 2 boys. I have a 4-year-old boy and 6-month-old boy. I do sales, marketing, public relations, shipping, social media and more of a picture hanging tool we manufacture called Hang-O-Matic. This is my husband’s inventions that we sell into retail stores called the Hang-O-Matic. We are self-funded small family business and have been selling into retail stores since 2014. We had to sell our dream home and move away from family in order to keep growing.Husband and wife team of Jared and Karina Rabin invent a picture hanging tool, the Hang-O-Matic.Click To Tweet
Where did the inspiration for the Hang-O-Matic come from?
My husband invented it about 17 years ago. And when we met, I was living alone trying to hang my own wall decor. The shortly after moved in together we were decorating our new apartment and after we hung a shelf, we watched a snowglobe fall and crash in front of us. That’s when my husband dusted off the prototype which worked amazing and I decided to start this business.
What kind of approximate start-up costs were involved in getting the Hang-O-Matic from concept to launch mode?
We have spent way over 300k by now.
Who is your the Hang-O-Matic for and how does it benefit them?
It is an all-in-one picture hanging tool, that measures, levels and marks the wall at the same time so you know where the nails go. Hang the picture straight the first time.
1 thing you do for yourself to unwind from it all?
Wine! lol I spend time with my 2 kids and workout.
Share a favorite book:
Fifty shades of grey
Karina and her husband manufacture an all-in-one picture hanging tool that measures, levels and marks the wall at the same time, finally a husband is not required! http://www.hangomatic.com