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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 that puts everything within reach.

But we didn’t start out with deep pockets and a long reach. ShelfGenie was started as a custom shelving solutions company by a college dropout with entrepreneurial passion who was looking for that perfect idea. When Andrew Kerwin installed custom glide-in, glide-out shelving in the kitchen cabinets for his parents and their neighbors and saw how excited they were, the light bulb went off.

Two men and a woman stand in a kitchen displying custom shelving

He had the vision for a national franchise and beyond, and he partnered with business consultant Allan Young to help him execute that vision by developing the systems and processes any successful franchise needs to thrive. ShelfGenie was officially launched as a franchise in 2007.

Outstanding franchisee support

Under Young’s leadership, ShelfGenie has grown into a world-class franchise system within the $235 billion home remodeling industry. We have more than 160 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada, and we have developed a successful business model that allows ShelfGenie franchisees to focus solely on growing their business.

Our Business Support Center takes much of the day-to-day administrative responsibility off the shoulders of the franchisee, acting as the front office for every location. The Business Support Center handles such duties as client interaction, scheduling, as well as providing technology support and training.

With our commitment to franchisee support, ShelfGenie is a leader in the industry. Entrepreneur magazine recently named ShelfGenie to its Franchise 500 list for the seventh consecutive year.

A happy client of our home remodeling franchise


Is ShelfGenie right for you?

Owners of one of our home remodeling franchises

Ours is the only nationwide customizable Glide-Out shelving solutions franchise. We manufacture our own custom products at our plant in Alabama, so franchisees don’t need a warehouse or retail office 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 enjoyment and love. We transform disorganized and hard-to-access spaces into functional, beautiful areas that make people’s homes enjoyable again.
ShelfGenie is a low-overhead, home-based business opportunity with an initial investment starting at $70,100. Franchisees can build a team of installers and designers to help them more quickly scale their business, and no special skills or experience are required.

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If you’d like to talk to one of our franchise development experts, we’d love to start a conversation about the ShelfGenie storage solutions franchise opportunity in your community. Meanwhile, you can review more details about our business by requesting our free franchise report or examining our research pages.


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