When Michelle Lewis’s kids showed her TikTok videos touting amazing garage makeovers, she asked her husband about doing their own.
“We were tired of our garage always being a mess,” says Lewis, who lives in western Arvada.
A co-worker connected her with Travis Sagrillo in May 2022, who had launched his company, Hello Garage, with his wife, Lee Strickler, in December of 2021.
“Travis came and gave us a no-pressure bid, and we decided to have him do the work right then and there,” says Lewis.
After Lewis and her family purged junk in their garage and stored the rest of their things in a neighbor’s enclosed trailer, Sagrillo and his Hello Garage team got to work installing a polyaspartic floor coating, which treats and protects the concrete floor in addition to making it look clean and fresh.
“When I first saw it, I didn’t want to park any cars on it,” says Lewis. “My husband loves that he can just squeegee out the snow.”
Often clients start with getting their floor redone, then decide it’s time for a new storage system for all of their gear and tools.
“Not only are we showing up at someone's home to provide a service, but I help them find the places to put things — whether it’s the garden tools, the skis, the kayaks,” says Sagrillo, who decided to launch the Broomfield-based franchise after organizing his own garage.
Sagrillo and his team specialize in the polyaspartic flooring, but also offer organization advice and install cabinets, hanging racks, shelving and slat walls. Everything is done in a day or two on average, Sagrillo says.
“The garage is often the first place a person goes before entering their home, but the last place that ever gets thought of,” he says.
Customers are often so grateful for help in a space that becomes a giant catch-all for sports equipment, tools and holiday boxes, he explains.
“They find out that they have more room than they ever had,” says Sagrillo. “They have this energy of ‘I’m going to keep this clean.’”
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