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Alan Regala

ShelfGenie Owner Since 2010

Question Number of employees:
Answer 14
Question What did you do prior to owning your business?
Answer I was in engineering and product development consulting.
Question Why franchise ownership?
Answer I wanted to have a business to grow. I wanted a partner, but still retain ownership.
Question Most rewarding part of franchise ownership:
Answer Having a great business with great support. Our franchise community is truly collaborative and supportive of each other. I really enjoy creating amazing solutions for our clients, as well as training my team to do the same.
Question Advice for aspiring franchise owners:
Answer Identify your financial and life goals and make sure the values of the company and brand leadership align with yours.
Question What are you most excited about for the future of Neighborly?
Answer Collaboration among the other Neighborly® brands and the lead referrals.
Question My must read:
Answer Atomic Habits by James Clear

Alan’s Story

Alan Regala wanted to be a business owner, but he wanted an established model to provide the processes and support necessary to succeed. After talking with a franchise consultant, he learned about all the benefits of ownership with ShelfGenie®. In 2010, he decided to self-fund his next career move and launched ShelfGenie of Seattle.

Alan says the ShelfGenie franchise system and support have benefitted him greatly, allowing him to grow the business while giving him the flexibility to spend time on the things he loves, which most definitely includes his wife Angelyn and two daughters, Pia and Mira. “The kids actually help in the business by cleaning the office,” Alan explains, “and making thank you gifts for our clients.”

Alan Regala

ShelfGenie Owner Since 2010

Question Number of employees:
Answer 14
Question What did you do prior to owning your business?
Answer I was in engineering and product development consulting.
Question Why franchise ownership?
Answer I wanted to have a business to grow. I wanted a partner, but still retain ownership.
Question Most rewarding part of franchise ownership:
Answer Having a great business with great support. Our franchise community is truly collaborative and supportive of each other. I really enjoy creating amazing solutions for our clients, as well as training my team to do the same.
Question Advice for aspiring franchise owners:
Answer Identify your financial and life goals and make sure the values of the company and brand leadership align with yours.
Question What are you most excited about for the future of Neighborly?
Answer Collaboration among the other Neighborly® brands and the lead referrals.
Question My must read:
Answer Atomic Habits by James Clear
I resonated with the purpose of the company and the people at corporate. I also liked the business model.
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