July 02, 2010 // Franchising.com // PHOENIX, AZ – PremierGarage Systems LLC, headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, announced today that it has entered into a strategic alliance with Orange, California-based Tailored Living, LLC (formerly Closet Tailors LLC). The relationship will integrate the North American franchise networks of PremierGarage and Closet Tailors into a new brand, effectively becoming the only franchise network to possess both interior and garage space enhancement expertise.
The new network will provide homeowners the convenience of a one-stop customer experience while maintaining an elite reputation as the design expert for functional personalized spaces for work and leisure.
Tailored Living is a national franchisor specializing in the design and installation of closet, home office, and utility spaces under the Closet Tailors® brand, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Home Franchise Concepts (HFC), also based in Orange, CA. The Closet Tailors franchise network was launched in 2006. HFC also owns the Budget Blinds® franchise, which numbers approximately 800 franchise locations in the U.S. and Canada.
PremierGarage is an industry leader in garage storage, organization, and concrete floor coating systems. Founded in 1999, the PremierGarage network operates across both the U.S. and Canada and brings over 70 existing locations to this new organization. PremierGarage has manufacturing and distribution centers in Phoenix and Atlanta, and will produce a full range of home organization and storage products for the new network based on its innovative and newly-designed modular platform. The adaptive product line-up will include personalized solutions for the small office – home office, closet, bedroom, garage and utility spaces.
"For North American consumers, this alliance will improve access to our design and installation expertise," says PremierGarage's Chief Executive Officer Don Shultz. "For the first time, our customers will have access to a single provider that has the experience, skills, and products to provide functional and personalized solutions for both interior and exterior spaces. The alliance provides both networks the critical-mass required to position itself as the industry leader in the home organization and storage segment."
Dan Tafoya, Senior Vice President of Business Development for Home Franchise Concepts adds, "The synergies between the two companies are remarkably compelling. PremierGarage has a very strong history of innovation, manufacturing and distribution, while we have deep experience in marketing, franchise operations, and franchise development. We believe these complementary skill sets provide a powerful competitive advantage."
The companies will unveil the new company name, branding, and market positioning later this summer.
As the largest garage enhancement company in North America, a member of the prestigious ASID (American Society of Interior Designers), and the number one leader in garage design and remodeling, PremierGarage specializes in creating custom designs that incorporate fine cabinetry, organizers, and innovative garage floor coating systems for solutions that are livable, durable and eye-catching. PremierGarage has recently moved their extensive product offerings indoors, now offering high-quality remodeling options and a new estimating tool called Premier idesign. There are over 70 PremierGarage locations throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Based in Orange, Calif., TAILORED LIVING, LLC (formerly known as CLOSET TAILORS, LLC) was founded in 2006 and is a Home Franchise Concepts brand. The company provides homeowners and businesses in the U.S. and Canada with storage and space design solutions for closets, garages, mud rooms, home offices, pantries, laundry rooms, craft rooms, multi-purpose rooms, flex space, and more. Tailored Living uses proprietary space design software to create three dimensional space plans to solve the storage challenge presented by the customer. The company provides measuring, design services and professional installation. The franchisor has been recognized for excellence by AllBusiness.com, Entrepreneur and Franchise Times.