2016 EBSCO Research Best Pick

Garage Store

3rd year as a Best Pick

  • A-Rated
  • Verified General Liability
  • Verified Workers' Comp

"Beautiful and long-lasting floors are the trademark of Garage Store, but we do much, much more, from organizational systems to a variety of garage accessories and appliances. Our experienced and professional staff will work with you, striving to make your experience effortless, stress-free, and completely customized."

Jim Melchert | Founder & CEO

Areas Served:

Northern Chicago, North Shore, Northwest Chicago Suburbs, Southwest Chicago Suburbs, Western Chicago Suburbs

  • Services Offered
    Garage Store provides a wide range of services and products for turning garages and basements into fully functional spaces. The company installs concrete floor coatings, overhead storage, wall and cabinet organizational systems, and garage accessories such as lighting, bike storage, and vehicle lifts.
  • Specializations
    Garage Store specializes in decorative and durable epoxy, polyurea, and polyaspartic concrete coating systems for garages, basements, patios, and commercial applications. Garage Store also specializes in performing concrete restoration and repair prior to coating.
  • Awards & Certifications
    The company is an authorized dealer of Gladiator and SafeRacks products.
  • Company History
    Garage Store was founded in 2007 by Jim Melchert, a chemist and former US Marine.
  • Employee Information
    All employees are professionally trained in various floor coating applications.

Select Quotes from Customer Interviews

A selection of 185 homeowner reviews:


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I'm thrilled with the results. Garage Store did everything they said they would do in an orderly fashion and time—the target time from start to finish. The owner came out and helped me design some things I wasn't quite sure about. It was all great. They were doing my garage. They did the floor, the flooring, and also cabinets and the wall. They basically did the whole garage, painted, and turned it into an actual useable area instead of the pig sty it was. I was getting my quotes from this, that and the other one. I don't remember where he came in with his quote particularly, but I liked him personally. I felt confident that he would get the job done. It was reasonable. It was just a great experience all around. I'd give them an A. I have no complaints whatsoever.
Garage Store did a lot of work for me. I'll give them an A. They're excellent to work with.
I think Garage Store did a fantastic job.
Garage Store came out here to the house and was on time. He was able to show me everything they had. They finished the job when they said they were going to. Even when I called back afterward to ask questions, the lady I talked to on the phone at the office really knew what she was talking about. They put an epoxy floor in our garage. I'd give them an A+.
Garage Store did a garage floor for me. They were prompt and did the work in a timely manner. Their customer service was great. I'd give them an A+.
Garage Store was putting in a new garage floor for us. I liked everything about them. They were neat. They were quick. They were consistent. I found out about them through a neighbor. I'd give them an A.
They did some work for me. They did a great job. They were refinishing my garage floor at my house. A friend of mine had it done and that's how I heard about them. Their customer service was great. I'd give them an A.
I'd give Garage Store an A.
They did some work for me a while back. They were great. They put in a floor for me in the garage. I liked that they were prompt. They showed up on time. The guys worked hard. They came over—I was asking them to squeeze in a job during some bad weather between closing on my house and when I moved in. They squeezed me into their schedule and came over the weekend. They didn't get the job done quite on time, but it wasn't for lack of effort, so I don't fault them for it. The work was good. I'd give them an A.
Garage Store did a garage floor coating for me.

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