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Fourth Annual Great Garage Giveaway

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

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In 2007, Jim Melchert founded Garage Store to help Chicago area residents reclaim their garages.  Now celebrating the 10th anniversary, and hundreds of satisfied customers, Garage Store is again partnering with The Daily Herald to bring order out of chaos for yet another family.  This is the fourth year that Jim has been participating in this contest to find the ugliest garage and turning it into an inviting, clean, and functional space.

Jim has seen a lot of changes in the last 10 years.  When he started, most people bought garage storage items a la carte. Today, up to 80% of his clients opt for a total makeover.  They understand that not only does an organized garage offer a warm place to park their vehicles, but also reclaims living space. When workbenches, overhead storage units, cabinets and shelves are added to a garage, floor space is reclaimed. Adding a heater and refrigerator can give homeowners a large and beautiful entertaining space. In fact, there are so many storage units and accessories available that the garage can be the most versatile “room” in the house, used for almost any purpose a homeowner can imagine.  An organized and functional garage not only makes the lives of homeowners better, but also adds value to the home.

The Daily Herald and Garage Store are again offering a lucky family the opportunity to realize the full potential of their garages. Entries are being accepted through April 16, 2017.  Homeowners with disorganized (but not garbage-filled) garages are invited to ENTER HERE to win.  Twenty-five semifinalists will be asked to submit a photo of their garage.  Designers from Garage Store will then choose a winner of the $5,000 makeover.  This includes coating the floor, painting the walls, and installing an organization system.  Two runners-up will win an overhead storage rack installed by Garage Store.

Jim Melchert gives an example of the people, who he would like to see enter the Giveaway: “We are looking for people who love their garages like other people love their basements or kitchens.”

For more information about Garage Store, call (847) 428-8862 or visit www.garage-store.com.

2016 Chicago Auto Show Garage Makeover Contest

Friday, February 12th, 2016

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Get your garage space organized!  Make it another room of the house with help from us.

Enter to win a Garage Makeover – February 13, 2016 to March 13, 2016

Register only through the link above and tell us how a Garage Makeover would change your life.

GRAND PRIZE:

  • Flooring System
  • Wall & Cabinet System
  • Overhead Storage
  • $5,000 Value

 

TWO RUNNERS UP

  • 4’ x 8 ‘ Overhead Storage Rack
  • $450 Value

Prizes include design and installation by Garage Store.


 

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Daily Herald Article: Garages overflow from lack of organization

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Garage-Store was featured in a Daily Herald article on April 8, 2013:

In many homes, the garage has become a dumping ground for seasonal items, sports equipment, gardening supplies and much more, to the point where many families cannot even park a car in their garage anymore.

“Your garage is a room of your house. You need to embrace it and make the best possible use of that space,” said Jim Melchert, owner of Garage Store, based in East Dundee…See the Full Article