ShelfGenie Custom Shelving Franchise
Top-rated home improvement franchise opportunity
ShelfGenie is a customized Glide-Out shelving and storage solution franchise that has remodeled millions of cabinets in kitchens, pantries, bathrooms and garages since it began transforming spaces in 2007. Inc. magazine recently praised ShelfGenie’s ability to provide customized solutions to its growing base of clients, listing us as one of America’s fastest-growing companies. Entrepreneur magazine ranked us as one of the top 275 franchise systems in 2016.
With shelving franchise locations spanning North America, ShelfGenie’s rise to become a premier home improvement franchise is directly related to American homeowners’ love of their stuff. Indeed, legendary comedian George Carlin once joked that the only reason to buy a house is to have a place to put our stuff. The blessing of being able to afford so much, however, often comes with the curse of being overwhelmed by what we own.
“ShelfGenie takes away the frustration and pain that comes from living in a home that’s inefficient and poorly designed and transforms that home into a functional space that is made for enjoyment and love,” says Gillian Harper, Chief Operating Officer with ShelfGenie. “That is what we focus on, and we are transforming the lives of our clients every day.”
Half of ShelfGenie’s core clients are baby boomers who desire to age in place, so our ability to provide ease-of-access to the most-used spaces in a home acts as a guard against the realities of the aging process.
A Google search for “How to age in place” brings up countless articles that help exemplify how large the demand is for ShelfGenie franchises. The very first recommendation in an article entitled, “Making the Kitchen Safe for Seniors,” published by Home Care, is “preventing falls that occur simply because things are not easily reachable.”
Not only can ShelfGenie make things “reachable” for seniors again, but our solutions can also make things easier to find, guarding against malnutrition in the case of diseases such as Alzheimer’s. In a nation which, according to AARP, “87 percent of adults age 65+ want to stay in their current home and community as they age. Among people age 50 to 64, 71 percent of people want to age in place,” ShelfGenie franchises are meeting an important demand in the market, while making huge improvements in the day-to-day lives of our customers.
ShelfGenie’s unique ability is also appealing to baby boomers who need their items made accessible to them. The University of Vermont reports that the use of walking aids (canes, wheelchairs and scooters) “has increased by 50 percent in the past decade, according to a new study, and should continue to increase as the number of seniors is expected to double by 2050.” The millions of baby boomers who are preparing to live out the rest of their lives in their existing homes are actively seeking solutions that retain their value, as well as make their homes safer and more enjoyable to use as they age.
Our home improvement franchises bring the family back to the dinner table
That American families are gathering for dinners less and less around the dinner table is a well-known hallmark of sitcoms; however, the reality is laid bare in an article published by the Wall Street Journal in December 2015 entitled “The Slow Death of the Home-Cooked Meal.”
The article states, “Cooking isn’t dead in this country. But it isn’t exactly alive and well either,” and cites a study published by The National Center for Biotechnology Information, which reports, “all Americans, no matter their socioeconomic status, are cooking less than they have in the past.”
With both men and women now in the workplace, lack of time is cited as one of the leading reasons people aren’t cooking at home. The issue of time, though, is easily solved by organization and efficiency. An astonishing article from the Daily Mail reports: “Over the course of our lifetime, we will spend a total of 3,680 hours or 153 days searching for misplaced items. The research found we lose up to nine items every day — or 198,743 in a lifetime.” What results from lack of organization? Stress. The Huffington Post reports, “Eighty-four percent of recently stressed Americans say they worry that their home isn’t clean or organized enough, and within that group, 55% called it out as a source of recent stress.”
Considering that the WSJ reports that the majority of Americans desire to cook more, the more organized and efficient space that ShelfGenie provides will help give them the time and the desire to do exactly that.
Young homeowners are the other half of our client base. The recovering economy has reawakened the home remodeling industry. The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University reports that it has grown consistently since 2013 and is projected to grow well into the future. The center likewise reports that more Americans are choosing to invest in their existing homes; young homeowners choose ShelfGenie because they can get peerless, American-made, customizable solutions at a price that suits their budgets.
“Baby boomers seeking safety upgrades and younger buyers investing in home improvements are our core customers,” Gillian says. “If you look at remodeling options, ShelfGenie provides a low-cost solution that gives maximum impact. With an average project price of approximately $3,100, a ShelfGenie transformation is far less expensive than blinds, kitchen remodeling or other home upgrades, which can cost thousands of dollars.”
Costs and fees
The ShelfGenie premier home improvement franchise offers a low-cost investment opportunity with a potential for high returns. For an initial investment starting at $70,100, franchisees get the backing and knowledge of a proven franchise system with locations spanning the United States and Canada. We still have many attractive territories available, and the time to bring ShelfGenie to your community is now.
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