ShelfGenie Celebrates Record Year for Franchise Development in 2018
Nation’s Leading Custom Shelving and Home Improvement Solutions Franchise?Plans to Enter Four More New States, Add 65-70 More Territories in 2019
January 16, 2019 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA, Ga. - ShelfGenie®, the nation’s leading custom shelving and home improvement solutions franchise, more than tripled the number of new franchise territories sold in 2018 over 2017 - setting a new record for territories awarded. The company plans to award twice as many territories as that record setting number, while also entering four new states, in 2019.
Andy Pittman, ShelfGenie’s CEO, credits his franchise development team for implementing an effective and targeted game plan in 2018.
“Our franchise development team, led by Wes Barefoot, was laser focused on sparking new relationships with ambitious, entrepreneurial minds in high upside markets from coast to coast,” said Pittman. “Simultaneously, we worked diligently to improve what aspiring business owners find out about us online during their self-paced due diligence process with engaging content that highlights the benefits of our “designed to scale” business model. We’re thankful so many phenomenal people joined the ShelfGenie franchise family in 2018 and we look forward to building on that momentum in 2019.”
ShelfGenie added eight new franchise partners and sold 31 new franchise territories in 2018, representing a 210% increase from 2017. There were also three transfers of ownership, which resulted in three new franchise partners joining the ShelfGenie franchise family. All in all, the brand increased its overall total of franchise partners to 50 and franchise territories to 160.
ShelfGenie also reported that most of its franchise partners experienced strong individual year-over-year growth and the franchise system saw increased system-wide sales in 2018.
In 2019, ShelfGenie expects to award 65-70 new franchise territories and add 25 new franchise partners. As part of that goal, ShelfGenie expects to expand to four states where they don’t currently have a presence, such as Colorado, South Dakota, Utah and Wisconsin.
ShelfGenie’s Director of Franchise Development, Wes Barefoot, says 2019 is the perfect time for ShelfGenie to pursue these ambitious franchise development goals.
“We are one of the fastest-growing home services franchises because we offer low start-up investment costs for forward thinking franchise partners expecting to grow quickly,” said Barefoot. “Thankfully, our business model is designed to scale and there is a high demand for our services. More seniors are choosing to age in place, and more homeowners are deciding against costly new construction in favor of remodeling their current homes to fit their needs. It’s a perfect storm for our franchise partners…and the time is now to join the ShelfGenie franchise family!”
For more information about ShelfGenie, please visit www.ShelfGenie.com.
ShelfGenie® is the nation’s leading custom shelving and home improvement solutions franchise, Founded in Richmond, Virginia in 2000, ShelfGenie has grown to 160 territories in the U.S. and Canada. ShelfGenie is the first and only franchise offering high impact shelving and home improvement solutions with a purpose: to transform clients lives by designing and implementing custom home solutions that put everything within reach.
ShelfGenie designs, builds, and installs Glide-Out™ Shelving Systems. Our innovative shelving is custom-built to retrofit existing cabinets, resulting in perfectly placed shelves that glide in and out with just the touch of your fingers. With our system, cabinets are organized; storage is accessible, efficient and clutter-free. Glide-Out Shelving works in virtually every cabinet and pantry in the home and is beautiful and highly durable. From the kitchen to the bathroom to the garage, ShelfGenie does it all.
ShelfGenie is a home-based business model providing a niche product within a mature industry. We have highly effective tools and resources in place that allow franchisees to focus on scaling their business. Our franchise model allows the owner to focus on marketing and sales while leveraging designers, installers, and our centralized Business Support Center to handle most day-to-day activities of the business.