Derrek Burr is a millennial, a police officer and a former United States Marine from Cumberland, Rhode Island who also dabbles in home improvement. Burr has invented the ingenious home product Kwik-Hang, a line of no-drill, no-hole curtain rod brackets. Burr will pitch his business on Shark Tank on October 22. It takes just seconds to hang curtains with Kwik-Hang because you just tap the bracket with a hammer on top of the window molding instead of the wall. And there’s no plaster dust to sweep up because there’s no drilling involved. Burr’s curtains at home are so secure, he lets his two daughters hang from the curtains (see video below). For longtime Shark Tank viewers, the Kwik-Hang is not a product the drywall repair kit Wall Rx (who made a deal with Lori Greiner on Shark Tank) will be happy about!
Burr has designed and manufactured 4 different Kwik-Hang products which are sold on his website: Single Center Support Bracket ($6.96); Double Center Support Bracket ($7.95); Single Rod Brackets ($10.95); and Double Rod Brackets ($15.95). Also: Kwik-Hang offers a 100 percent money back guarantee. The Sharks say they love a product that solves a problem, fills a need. Check. Sharks also love a product that has a big market. Check. (There are over 100 million houses in America alone with more than a billion windows.) The Kwik-Hang is a winner, right? (The competition on Amazon — Instant Curtain Rod Holders for $10 — aren’t as user-friendly.) Here’s Kwik-Hang’s good pitch on Facebook: “Hey fellas, do you have a full day of football in front of you with a lengthy “honey do list” that involves hanging curtains? Well have no fear!!! With#Kwikhang you can hang a set of curtains in seconds leaving the rest of your day to do guy stuff!!” Shark Tank airs Sundays at 9pm on ABC, right after America’s Funniest Home Videos.