PremierGarage Systems provides storage and
flooring solutions for the garage. Mark Loberg, founder and CEO, says that the garage may be one of the most neglected rooms in the house.
|Efficient manufacturing and shipping methods have been two keys for success for PremierGarage, says Mark Loberg, founder and CEO.|
“We’ve already had some discussions with Biesse about our next phase of growth that would move us into more automation and into double-sided edgebanding, and would also move us into throughfeed CNC, rather than the traditional platform or table-type CNC,” Loberg says.
Efficient shipping is another of Loberg’s keys to success, he says. Once cabinet components and other products are finished, they are shipped out to the franchises following the company’s Scheduled Route System (SRS) — a plan in which each franchise receives a replenishment of product every three weeks. This allows trucks to visit up to six different franchises in one route, maximizing the company’s shipping time and cost.
“Just like you can depend on the mailman to come to your house every day, our franchisee can depend on the big truck from PremierGarage to show up every three weeks at its location with another load of inventory to be put on the shelves,” Loberg says. “We have other franchises that have grown larger and the size and volume of their orders have grown to the point where we’ll send one truck straight to them.”
So, with the pieces of the puzzle in place, new franchises being added at a furious pace, and new technology helping supply PremierGarage’s growing demand, Loberg’s business model appears to be working to perfection. In fact, the only questions that PremierGarage currently faces are how much to grow, and how soon?
“We always have a lot on our plate, and we obviously have projections for how we expect our network of franchises to grow,” Loberg says. “It’s our job as the franchisor, and manufacturer/distributor, to do what we have to do in terms of facilities, equipment and personnel and all the other support services that we offer to maintain step with the franchisee growth. We’re one place, doing it in step with these 80 entities that are growing and growing all the time.”
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