Geek Wraps University is a 3M Graphics Authorized Training and Testing facility in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. All classes are taught by Kenny Calman and Kathy Calman, both 3M Graphics Authorized Trainers and 3M Graphics Authorized Testers. Kenny Calman is also the sole inventor of the industry standard Geek Wraps Tools.
Our training courses build confidence by allowing students to experience and learn on some of the most complex areas encountered in vehicle wrapping as well as installation of trailer, wall and floor graphics. Additionally, we offer on-site testing for the 3M Preferred Graphics Installer and 3M Endorsed Vehicle Graphics Installer programs, as well as the Geek Wraps Certified Installer designation from Geek Wraps, Inc.
Our classes are small, ensuring all students are given individual attention and extensive hands-on practice. We always recommend putting the newly acquired knowledge and experience to work right away to get the most benefit from this training.
Geek Wraps University Timeline
SOFT EDGE SQUEEGEE IS INTRODUCED FOR SALE
In order to improve wrap vinyl application, a new type of squeegee is created. In 2005 Geek Wraps® Soft Edge hits the market, builds a loyal following, and develops into the preferred squeegee of professional wrap installers worldwide.
GEEK WRAPS OPENS
Geek Wraps opens one of the first retail wrap shops in South Florida, dedicated solely to wraps. The lack of quality tools for the industry immediately becomes obvious and Geek Wraps tool line continues to grow providing the industry with more innovative tool choices.
YOUTUBE CHANNEL IS LAUNCHED
In an effort to demystify wrap installation and provide easily accessible tips and training techniques, our YouTube channel is launched. With over 9,200 subscribers and 2.5M views and counting, our channel currently offers dozens of videos containing valuable knowledge while demonstrating the proper use of our tools. Subscribers are notified of the latest training videos and special tool discounts.
THE ORIGINAL GEEK WRAPS SCHOOL OPENS
As the popularity of wraps grows, so does the need for qualified installers. In order to fill this need, The original Geek Wraps School is created to teach students the principles of wrapping using Geek Wraps tools.
In addition to vehicle wraps, demand for other types of installation increases thanks to new technology and materials available. We expand to Studio Wraps and add textured wall surface stations to instruct students in the proper installation techniques while using the proper tools for the job. Studio Wraps also produced videos for other wrap tool manufacturers and suppliers.
To keep up with the increasing interest in training, we move to a larger facility and add a dedicated HHR vehicle.
GEEK WRAPS UNIVERSITY OPENS
After months of careful planning and construction, our state-of-the-art facility opens in Fort Lauderdale. Built to the highest industry standards, our school prepares students of all skill levels, from beginners with little or no experience, to experienced installers looking to improve their skills and be prepared for testing in the 3M Certified Graphics Installation Company, 3M Preferred Graphics Installer and/or 3M Endorsed Vehicle Graphics Installer programs.
In November 2013, Geek Wraps University becomes a 3M Graphics Authorized Training & Testing Facility.