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Chris Dorris

ShelfGenie Owner Since 2019

Question Number of employees:
Answer 21
Question Why franchise ownership?
Answer I liked that there was an established base with proven processes and procedures that would prevent wasting resources to “reinvent the wheel.”
Question Most rewarding part of franchise ownership:
Answer Having control of my own destiny. It’s hard work, but allows for flexibility in hours and more time with my family.
Question Advice for aspiring franchise owners:
Answer Follow the established process to grow the business and be successful. Hire the right people by focusing on personality fit as much as qualifications.
Question What are you most excited about for the future of your franchise?
Answer The ability to “own the home” and leverage existing homeowner relationships.
Question My must read:
Answer The Go-Giver by Bob Burg and John David Mann

Chris’ Story

Chris Dorris longed for the days when he owned his own business. After learning about opportunities online, he realized his custom homebuilding background and his wife Tresa’s interior design experience made ShelfGenie® a natural fit. In 2019, he purchased an existing franchise — ShelfGenie of the Coastal South, which was located in an area the couple wanted to live — and together they launched a new venture to serve customers in Charleston, SC; Savannah, GA; and Jacksonville and Orlando in Florida.

Chris says the Neighborly expertise and resources available are miles beyond what independent businesses can access. “Having owned non-franchise business in the past allows me to truly appreciate the benefits of a franchise family,” he says.

Chris Dorris

ShelfGenie Owner Since 2019

Question Number of employees:
Answer 21
Question Why franchise ownership?
Answer I liked that there was an established base with proven processes and procedures that would prevent wasting resources to “reinvent the wheel.”
Question Most rewarding part of franchise ownership:
Answer Having control of my own destiny. It’s hard work, but allows for flexibility in hours and more time with my family.
Question Advice for aspiring franchise owners:
Answer Follow the established process to grow the business and be successful. Hire the right people by focusing on personality fit as much as qualifications.
Question What are you most excited about for the future of your franchise?
Answer The ability to “own the home” and leverage existing homeowner relationships.
Question My must read:
Answer The Go-Giver by Bob Burg and John David Mann
Everyone in the system has been overwhelmingly supportive and gone out of their way to answer any questions and offer advice to succeed.
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