Chicago, IL (PressExposure) June 28, 2011 -- ShelfGenie, a franchised company that designs, builds and installs customized Glide-Out® shelving systems for existing cabinets, recently bestowed two franchisees with prestigious awards at the company's 2011 national convention in Atlanta, Ga. on June 11. Seattle, Wash.-based franchisee Alan Regala was named Rookie of the Year, which is presented to an owner involved in the company less than a year, while Boston, Mass.-based franchisees Jeff Cohen and Raffi Iskenderian were recipients of the highest honor of Franchisee of the Year. Both awards are reserved for owners who show exceptional performance, contribution to the system and active community involvement.
"I am extremely honored to receive the Rookie of the Year award, especially amongst other deserving new owners this year," said Regala. "ShelfGenie has provided me with the opportunity of a lifetime, allowing me to combine my passion for innovative ideas with my dreams of owning my own business. I hope to continue making positive contributions to the company."
After receiving the award, Cohen said, "Building a business that is able to help so many people has been a tremendous experience. We are so thrilled to have received this award." Iskenderian added, "We are passionate about serving our communities and helping our customers. We are honored to have been recognized for what we love to do."
Marietta, Ga.-based ShelfGenie is a franchise concept that designs, builds and installs Glide-OutTM shelving systems that are custom-built to fit into existing cabinets throughout the home, resulting in durable, affordable and customized shelves that glide in and out with the touch of a finger. ShelfGenie is the nation's only franchised provider of custom-built shelving solutions and is well positioned for growth and to become the predominant brand in its industry, which is highly fragmented and comprised of many "mom and pop" competitors and online retailers. The company has over 120 locations and expects to grow to 150 to 175 franchises by the end of 2011 by targeting major markets throughout the Northeast, Florida, Ohio and California. For more information, visit http://www.shelfgenie.com.