Common questions about the ShelfGenie franchise
What does ShelfGenie do?
ShelfGenie provides customized cabinet solutions to homeowners. Franchise designers consult with customers in their homes and then provide sketches of designs for their review. Once sketches are approved, the product is ordered, manufactured in our Alabama facility, and then installed by our friendly and efficient installers. Products include Glide-Out shelves for kitchen cabinets, pantries, bathrooms and garages to improve function and efficiency.
We want to provide a better way for customers to experience their homes. We focus on taking away the frustration and pain customers can experience when having to use inefficient and badly designed cabinet areas for their belongings and try to turn that space into something they want to utilize and enjoy over and over.
How much does a ShelfGenie franchise cost?
Total investment for a ShelfGenie ranges from $70,100 to $107,750.
What is the franchise fee?
ShelfGenie’s franchise fee is $45,000.
Do I need prior construction or design experience?
No. Our owners come from a wide variety of backgrounds. Our corporate experts train franchisees in all aspects of the ShelfGenie business. We are looking for people who are passionate about our product and want to help others find the solutions to their home storage needs. We want franchisees who are interested in learning the business and following our systems. We also look for franchisees who can network with people in their communities to grow their client base.
How do I get a copy of the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)?
Interested entrepreneurs should explore our research pages and then fill out the no-obligation form. One of our franchise development experts will be in touch as soon as possible and forward an FDD to qualified buyers.
We provide pro forma financial statements and ShelfGenie’s FDD later in the sales process. We also have prospective owners talk with existing franchisees to get an idea of how much they could make.
How many employees do I need?
Franchisees are trained in all aspects of the ShelfGenie business, from designing and measuring spaces to marketing, sales and best practices for recruiting teams.
Owners may handle the majority of the design appointments as they are recruiting their team. Franchisees typically recruit designers and installers on a contract basis. Many times in the beginning, they may have two to three designers and installers per territory, depending on workload and geographic distances.
What type of training do you provide?
ShelfGenie has a comprehensive, hands-on, eight-day training session for franchisees at our Home Office in Atlanta, where experts teach franchisees about the company’s history, philosophy, core values and expectations. The training also covers technology, marketing, management procedures and all of our business systems.
Once installers are hired, they attend a three-day training session at the Home Office, while designers are trained by our team remotely.
How do you define territories?
A typical ShelfGenie protected territory has about 250,000 households. Some rural areas can have fewer households. An average ShelfGenie franchisee has more than two franchises; the successful business model allows entrepreneurs to run more than one franchise.
What territories are available?
ShelfGenie has franchisees across the United States and Canada, and we still have prime territories open and available. An average ShelfGenie franchisee has more than two franchises; the successful business model allows entrepreneurs to run more than one franchise.
How do I get clients?
ShelfGenie will provide guidance as you create your marketing plans, relying on a combination of multi-media ads, home shows and local networking.
Who manufactures the products?
ShelfGenie manages the supply chain. Franchisees deal with our affiliate G-O Manufacturing, rather than going through the cumbersome process of multi-sourced supply chains. ShelfGenie also manages the logistics of shipping our products to our installers and is able to get economic incentives by leveraging our buying power.
What is the average ticket price a client pays?
On average, a ShelfGenie ticket is $2,800 to $3,000, but prices can range depending on the space and what a client wants.
How do I get additional information?
For more information, fill out the form on this pageto request a copy of our franchise report, or call 1-866-243-7156 and a ShelfGenie representative will get right back to you.