Garage Celebrations is a line of reusable, decorative garage door covers that dress up your house for the holidays without the hassle of complicated installations.
Garage Celebrations Before Shark Tank
Lifelong entrepreneur Bill Webster Jr came up with the idea while reminiscing about the joys of decorating his house with his children. Bill shared his idea with his son, Bill Webster III, who had a background in design and recognized its potential. They began by learning everything they could about fabrics and the printing process. They looked at all the products currently on the market and evaluated their shortcomings, mainly the cumbersome installation process that involved attaching bulky clips, cords or hardware to the door.
Their solution is a patent-pending collar and zipper system that firmly holds the cover around the corners of your garage door. The covers do not prevent your door from opening and closing normally. After 5 different prototypes and 2 years or testing, Garage Celebrations was ready for mass production.
Garage Celebrations covers are designed to fit standard single-car and two-car roll-up and canopy (tilt-up) garage doors, in heights of 7,8 or 9 ft. Installation typically takes 5 minutes to 10 minutes, depending on your door’s size and track assembly. Garage Celebrations has installation videos on their website. No tools are required other than a step ladder. The covers can be installed by a single person but it is recommended you get someone to help lift them into place.
The fabric covers can be machine washed in cold water and tumble dried. They are durable and easy to store, so you can use them year after year. Because each cover stretches to fit your garage door, there is no need to worry about the wrinkles or creases. Garage Celebrations use a sublimation printing process which ensures images resist fading when exposed to sunlight for long periods of time.
Choose a design from their extensive collections covering a variety of occasions including Halloween, Christmas, Thanksgiving, birthdays, and more. Garage Celebrations also makes custom covers with personalized designs and in non-standard sizes.
Garage Celebrations in the Shark Tank
|Shark Tank Air Date||12/09/2022|
|Season||Season 14 Episode 9|
|Entrepreneurs||Bill Webster Sr. and Bill Webster Jr.|
|Pitch||$200,000 in exchange for 20% equity|
|On-air Deal*||$200,000 for 30% equity|
Entrepreneurs Bill Webster Sr. and Bill Webster Jr. went into the Shark Tank seeking an investment of $200,000 in exchange for a 20% equity stake in Garage Celebrations. This $1M valuation raised concerns from Barbara Corcoran and Lori Greiner, both of whom dropped out due to reservations about the garage door covers’ design and the proposed equity offering.
As the negotiations progressed, Mark Cuban emerged as a potential investor, expressing interest in aligning Garage Celebrations with the Dallas Mavericks. Mark’s investment offer of $200,000 came at the cost of a 30% equity share, a notably higher stake than initially requested by the entrepreneurs. Despite the increased equity ask, the father-son duo recognized the strategic value of Mark Cuban’s involvement and accepted his offer.