THE SHELFGENIE STORY
OUR STORAGE SOLUTIONS FRANCHISE STARTED IN A GARAGE AND GREW TO A MULTI-NATIONAL BRAND
Our Atlanta-based storage solutions franchise has locations across the U.S. and Canada that strive to improve the lives of our clients by providing customized shelving solutions that puts everything within reach.
ShelfGenie was started as a custom shelving solutions company by a college dropout with entrepreneurial passion who was looking for the perfect idea. In 2000, the founder installed custom glide-in, glide-out shelving in the kitchen cabinets for his parents and their neighbors and saw how excited they were, the lightbulb went off.
He had the vision for a national franchise and beyond. This is how the ShelfGenie story began, and the franchise was officially launched in 2007.
ShelfGenie’s Brand President, Andy Pittman, started as a franchise owner in 2009. He believes that being a franchise owner makes him a better President. He also believes that being “part of a bigger cast of people helps our franchise owners become successful.”
JOINING THE NEIGHBORLY FAMILY
In October 2020, ShelfGenie was acquired by Neighborly®, the world’s largest franchisor of home service brands. “The acquisition of ShelfGenie furthers our strategy to Own the Home™ through Neighborly’s home services,” said Mike Bidwell, president and CEO of Neighborly. “ShelfGenie’s high-quality service offerings and proven commitment to customer service makes it an excellent complement to our existing portfolio, providing an ideal opportunity for continued growth of the ShelfGenie franchise network and the Neighborly organization at-large.”
OUTSTANDING FRANCHISE OWNER SUPPORT
ShelfGenie has grown into a world-class franchise system within the $400+ billion home improvement industry. We have more than 270 locations throughout the United States and Canada, and we have developed a successful business model that allows ShelfGenie franchise owners to focus solely on growing their business.
Our active 3rd party call centers take much of the day-to-day administrative responsibility off the shoulders of the franchise owner, acting as the front office for every location. They handle such duties as client interaction, scheduling, as well as providing technology support and training.
IS SHELFGENIE RIGHT FOR YOU?
A big piece of the ShelfGenie story is the fact that we are the only nationwide customizable Glide-Out shelving solution franchise. We manufacture our own custom products at our plant in Alabama, so franchise owners don’t need a warehouse or retail space. They can build a team of installers and designers so they can focus on growing the business.
ShelfGenie also provides a sense of purpose, since our mission is to turn frustration and pain into ease and happiness. We transform disorganized and hard-to-access spaces into functional, beautiful areas that make people’s homes enjoyable again.
ShelfGenie is a low overhead, highly scalable home-based franchise opportunity. Franchise owners can build a team of installers and designers to help them more quickly scale their business, and no special skills or experience are required to get started.
As our Brand President Andy Pittman puts it: “With ShelfGenie, everything is within reach. It’s amazing how much a little wooden box can change someone’s life.”
TO LEARN MORE
If you’d like to talk to one of our franchise development experts, we’d love to start a conversation about the ShelfGenie storage solution franchise opportunities in your community. Meanwhile, you can review more details about ShelfGenie by requesting our Free Franchise Guide or examining our research pages. Let us help you build your own ShelfGenie story.