How ShelfGenie Franchise Stands Out in $210 Billion Remodeling Industry
Glide-Out shelving franchise delivers accessibility and organization to homeowners of all ages
In 2000, Andrew Kerwin took over the corner of his parents’ garage and began building what would become what Entrepreneur magazine has called one of the top home improvement franchise opportunities in America. The products he designed are found today in millions of cabinets, pantries, kitchens and bathrooms across America, and ShelfGenie’s products are among the most sought-after in the home remodeling industry.
ShelfGenie franchise owners deliver a vital service to the 87% of seniors who, according to AARP, desire to remain in their homes and communities as they age. ShelfGenie’s high-quality, American-made shelving systems appeal to American homeowners who want to add functionality and value to their investment, and our remodeling franchise stands out to savvy entrepreneurs who want to add value to their bottom line.
“There are many advantages to being a ShelfGenie franchisee,” says company CEO Allan Young, who notes that Entrepreneur included ShelfGenie on its Franchise 500 for the sixth straight year — this in an era where franchisee satisfaction is at an all-time high. “Since our franchisees have ranked us in the Top 50 Franchise Satisfaction Awards for the past three years, I believe they would agree.”
As the baby boomer generation ages, they’re looking for ways to make their homes more accessible and functional. Now is a great time to join ShelfGenie, and here are just a few reasons why.
ShelfGenie franchises have generated more than $200 million in retail sales
Consecutive years of double-digit sales growth have propelled ShelfGenie to more than $200 million in retail sales, positioning us as the industry leader in Glide-Out shelving franchise companies. With a business support center to assist in handling client interaction and satisfaction, scheduling and billing, and a peerless commitment to technology and training, we are far out in front of the franchising industry.
Franchisees get the backing and knowledge of a proven franchise system and a brand that’s recognized across the United States and Canada. Whether it’s with design support or through our national 800 number, each franchise has the tools to maximize sales and increase revenues.
“The top three advantages are our scalable business model, which incurs minimal overhead costs, our WishPortal system that helps franchisees manage their business from anywhere, and our business support center — the front office for every single franchise,” Allan says. From top to bottom, the ShelfGenie franchise system is built for success.
ShelfGenie culture drives momentum
Entrepreneurs considering franchise opportunities look for certain traits in a potential franchise partner. Attentiveness, a unique product and brand identity are just a few of myriad qualities individuals consider when taking stock of potential businesses.
At ShelfGenie, a healthy bottom line is driven by more than just raw sales. Choosing the right people plays a key role in the company’s momentum, according to Chief Operating Officer Gillian Harper. Not everyone makes a great ShelfGenie franchisee.
“We are protective of our culture,” Gillian says. “We are very intentional about our choice of franchisees.”
Part of the formula is an individual who knows how to run a business, rather than someone who expects a business to run them. ShelfGenie boasts a great work-life balance, and maintaining this balance is built into the system, from training through support, with an ultimate goal of empowering each franchise owner to fulfill our mission.
Our home improvement franchise is built on a mission
According to the University of Vermont, the use of walking aids such as canes, wheelchairs and scooters has increased by more than 50% in the past decade. As 76 million baby boomers age, accessibility options are becoming more and more important. After all, more than 70% of individuals between the ages of 50 and 64 want to age in place.
ShelfGenie provides a vital service to those individuals, making their homes safer and more enjoyable to use as they age. Whether it’s maximizing storage space in a bathroom or making a kitchen more accessible to home chefs who maybe don’t get around as well as they used to, ShelfGenie’s products deliver peace of mind to homeowners.
ShelfGenie franchise owners can rest well at the end of the day knowing they’re growing a business that has the unique ability to turn frustration and pain into enjoyment and love. There has never been a better time to join ShelfGenie.
Learn more about ShelfGenie
With 50 franchise locations and 160 territories in the U.S. and a low startup cost beginning at $45,000, ShelfGenie is poised for explosive growth. Territories are available across the country, and we’re actively seeking entrepreneurs who are ready to take up our mission.