The two main categories of buyers for our shelving and organizing franchise might surprise you
As the size of the senior population increases, people are seeking more solutions to customize their homes in ways that make sense for the physical realities of growing older. ShelfGenie provides solutions to those consumers in the form of customized shelving for cabinets in kitchens, bathrooms and garages. Since the company started franchising in 2007, we’ve racked up more than $200 million in retail sales.
So, who’s the ideal buyer for our shelving and organizing franchise? They mainly fall into two categories.
Why we’re great for entrepreneurial executives
Entrepreneur magazine released its annual Franchise 500 listing early this year, and for the seventh consecutive year, ShelfGenie made the list. We offer our franchisees low entry costs, low overhead and the ability to easily scale.
In fact, most of our franchisees control more than two ShelfGenie franchises, because we offer assigned, protected territories comprised of 250,000 households each. Our experienced franchising team offers administrative, marketing and other business support, along with training for each franchisee’s team of designers and installers. Our business model is focused on scalability, flexibility and ease of management. That gives our franchisees the freedom to focus on growing the business.
“They’ve brought ShelfGenie to a point where it’s a very good brand, with a great design, and it’s working,” says Chirag Patel, who along with his wife, Nisha Patel, took over a Chicago-area ShelfGenie franchise early this year. “Then, when we visited the office, you could see they had ideas about the future. There’s a lot of potential for ShelfGenie to grow.”
Why we’re great for passionate organizers
ShelfGenie is more than just a shelving and organizing franchise.
“To be successful in this business, you have to be that person who wants to help change lives,” says Cynthia Comito, who owns two territories in the San Diego area. “You’re not selling a Glide-Out. You’re selling solutions to improve people’s experiences in their homes. And that’s true top-down and bottom-up, throughout the company.”
Our organizational systems for clients, such as the Glide-Out shelving that puts everything they need within arm’s reach, can be life-changing for aging Boomers who don’t want to leave their homes. According to AARP, over 70% of people 50-64 — and 87% of people 65 and older — want to age in place. Being able to turn to a professional organization like ShelfGenie can be life-changing for our clients, and that provides our franchisees with a great sense of purpose.
“Everyone in the system can tell you warm and fuzzy stories about every client,” says Comito. “The typical business doesn’t care about that stuff. We do. That is what sets us apart.”
Learn more about ShelfGenie
ShelfGenie has more than 50 franchisees in the U.S. and Canada, and we still have prime territories available for qualified buyers. Please fill out the no-obligation form on this page to start a conversation with one of our friendly franchise representatives. Meanwhile, we invite you to explore more about our shelving and organizing franchise on our research pages.