Since launching in 2005, Garage Living, a full-service business offering garage transformations, has grown exponentially.
What began as three college friends eager to start their own business, has turned into a growing enterprise with locations across Canada and the United States.
When Aaron Cash, co-founder of Garage Living, started the company, all installations were done out of one company truck. Since then, the company has grown to more than 35 locations with a fleet of over 60 vehicles.
Each year since the company launched, the number of projects Garage Living completes has increased.
“This year alone, the company is on track to complete 7500 garage transformations,” said Cash. “We are also expecting to increase our franchise footprint by 70 per cent across North America over the next 36 months and double our annual number of projects.”
Included in this expansion are 11 new locations, including Winnipeg, Man. The company currently has Canadian franchises in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.
Each of these new locations contribute to Garage Living surpassing their initial growth projections for 2021.
“At the beginning of the year, we were unsure about what our franchise development would look like, given the economic uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. The interest and demand from many individuals looking for this business opportunity in a growing category has been phenomenal,” said Cash.
With these new showrooms comes an increase in employees. In 2021 alone, the Garage Living team has grown from 75 employees across North America to more than 100.
Garage Living works with every franchise partner to augment their existing skills and experience and provide them with the tools required to build their local business.
“What each of our franchisees have in common, is their passion for the garage space and a commitment to excellent customer service,” said Cash. “They are excited about starting a unique business. Franchise owners understand the Garage Living concept goes beyond painting walls and refinishing floors, we are a full-service solution company that builds relationships with our clients to complete projects that enhance and improve their homes and, by extension, their lifestyle.”