A Bit of Local Lore...
A man named Joe Salamida had a dream….to own his own business and make a success of it. In 1945, he started out making wood screens in a neighbor’s basement.
As time went by, the demand for his quality screens grew and grew and the need for an expanded product line became evident. Joe was up to the task of expanding his thriving small business beyond making wood screens and screen doors.
The Screen Shop product line grew to include wood windows, patio doors, aluminum awnings and a complete line of Rylock aluminum window products.
The job had become too great for Joe to handle alone and his two sons, John and Joe Jr., joined in to help. With further assistance from Dollie Salamida Mannina, the shop’s bookkeeper for 42 years, and John’s daughters, JoAnn, Julie, Sue, and son John Jr., and Joe’s son Joey, The Screen Shop, as it came to be known, was so successful, it exceeded all expectations Joe had when he first started out.
A lot of things have changed over the years, but one thing hasn’t… the tradition of fast, personalized, friendly service that first began so many years ago.
To this very day you can still see their sign from Highway 17, and you can still visit the Salamidas by taking Coleman Ave., Newhall Dr. and Chestnut St. to 601 Hamline St.
The Salamidas thank the people of San Jose for helping to make Joe’s dream a reality and they invite you to be a part of the living history that is The Screen Shop.
Circa 1945- Joe V. Salamida & Son John
Circa 1945- Joe V. Salamida & sister Dolly
In Loving Memory
Sadly, John Sr. passed away in December 2012 but his legacy continues under the care of his 4 children.
John Salamida Sr. 1937 – 2012