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Real Wood Magnetic Garage Door Overlays

Regulation Crowdfunding
Albany, OR
Consumer Products
Accepting International Investment
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GarageSkins - Welcome Home!

Invest in GarageSkins

In November, we successfully completed a $100,000 raise on StartEngine. That raise was amazing, and now we're seeking to raise an additional $435,000. With the proceeds from this new campaign, we anticipate being able to begin manufacturing our amazing GarageSkins systems and launch them into the home improvement marketplace. 

We hope that you'll join us in this latest fundraising round!

"You are going to change the garage door industry!" - Dan Hughes, QVC's Home Improvement Host

Dan's right.  GarageSkins real wood garage door overlays are a simple, elegant solution to a long-standing problem:  How to make a plain metal garage door look amazing without breaking the bank.  With our easy installation and long-lasting materials and finishes, we expect GarageSkins overlays to make purchasing a high-end real wood door obsolete and give millions of homeowners throughout America an easy and affordable way to dramatically improve their existing home.

"We love it!"  - John and Akos, My Cool Inventions

So do we, guys.  And so do over 2500 families who have signed up to be the first on their block to show off their new GarageSkins systems.  Let the other guy buy his Mercedes ... your GarageSkins system will continue to beautify your home and be the talk of the neighborhood for years to come!

"Come to Louisiana and put one on my home!" - Michael King, 

syndicated home improvement radio show

Will do, Michael ... with the help and support of the millions of homeowners that now have the opportunity to invest in this product, we expect to soon be selling thousands of systems across America.

"How can I get in?"  - Kim Neufeld, Colorado Springs, CO

Through the newly released SEC Title III rules, now anyone can invest! We have accomplished all the legal tasks necessary and have lots of information for you to review.  And we're always just an email away should you have any questions. 

Read about our amazing GarageSkins overlays!!  Then decide if you want to help launch what we believe is a disruptive product, or shake your head in frustration when your neighbor installs their new GarageSkins system.

The Offering


  • Selling up to 1,144,736 shares of non-voting common stock at $0.38 per share.  
  • Minimum investment is $323 (850 shares)
  • Maximum investment is $107,000
  • When you invest you are betting the company’s future value will exceed $3,400,000


As a Thank You for investing larger amounts, the first 10 investors who invest $2,500 or more will receive a no-cost GarageSkins system, including free shipping and hardware!

Edit: This offer is no longer valid, as the first 10 investors have already invested.

All investors who invest $1,000 or more will receive free shipping and a free set of hardware if and when you choose to purchase a GarageSkins overlay system.

*All perks fulfilled after the campaign closes and GarageSkins, Inc. has begun production.

Mission Statement:  

GarageSkins, Inc. will manufacture and sell only the highest quality home improvement goods in a safe, clean atmosphere that encourages diversity, accountability, equality and open communication while ensuring strong profitability.  We will provide the highest service standards in our every interaction with end customers, suppliers, retail partners and fellow team members.

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What Are GarageSkins Overlays?

A simple, ingenious solution to beautify your home.

According to, we spend billions of dollars every year making the exterior of our homes warm and inviting, adding stunning landscaping, patio furniture, even outdoor kitchens.  But every day we walk right by the largest and a lot of the times most unattractive part of our homes ... that big, boring metal garage door.  

But there's an answer.  Simply snap on our real wood GarageSkins garage door overlays to turn that boring garage door into a work of art that will be the talk of the neighborhood!   Our GarageSkins overlays reproduce the look of a real wood garage door.  Once installed, we don't expect you or your neighbor to be able to tell that you haven't installed a real wood $10,000 door!  Our panels are lightweight enough to ensure that your garage door springs and opener will handle the extra weight, and simple enough to install that almost anyone can do it.  And at $1,199 for a 2-car garage system, it's an affordable enhancement to your beautiful home.

In just under an hour you can completely and dramatically enhance the curb appeal of your home.  Simply snap the panels onto your garage door in the order they are packed and watch your creation come to life!  Check out the video above to see Amanda install a GarageSkins system for the first time ever.  It's easy and intuitive ... and you will enjoy the beauty of your new GarageSkins system for years to come.

Designed to Enhance Almost Any Home

Our Secret Sauce

Real wood veneers make all the difference.  You can touch our GarageSkins overlays, run your hand over them, and you'd swear it was solid, dimensional wood.  Why?  Because it is real wood.  Even though it is only a fraction of a millimeter thick, it still looks and feels like a solid piece of lumber.

We vat-dye our veneer to mimic a variety of species.  Dyeing ensures that the color penetrates all the way through the veneer so that if there is a scratch or slight bump down the road, the color will be stable throughout.  It also allows us to mimic any wood color and species we choose!

Neodymium magnets (also called "rare-earth") provide an amazing amount of force holding your GarageSkins overlays solidly onto your metal garage door.  They are even strong enough to reach through aluminum cladding and attach to the steel stretchers underneath.  The result?  Easy installation and permanent, dynamic adhesion.

A Truly Disruptive Product

INDUSTRY DISRUPTION - When a new idea is introduced to an industry and current, static companies and models are made obsolete.  

Envision builders, remodelers and garage door installers, instead of recommending a high-dollar real wood or wood overlaid garage door to their clients, installing a basic steel door and allowing the homeowner to choose from a variety of colors, patterns, even whether they want to add a window look.  And in a few years when fashions change, allowing the homeowner to simply replace their GarageSkins system with a fresh look.  

Think the garage door industry might take notice?

Now envision being part of that disruption as a ground floor investor.  Not many people outside the professional investment world ever get the chance to participate in a truly disruptive company, but your chance has come.   Join the team!

We Know Where We're Headed


  • US utility patent issued protecting our real wood garage overlays systems
  • Expanded utility patent issued protecting the non-wood, paintable versions
  • Over 2,500 eager potential customers waiting for our launch (that's over $3,000,000 in initial revenue at full conversion!)
  • Contact from several home improvement television shows wanting to do a product feature once we are launched
  • Manufacturing site identified with below market rates and adequacy for first 2 years of operations
  • GREAT TEAM committed and ready to spring into action once we have our funding secured

Our Competition

 The garage door.  Almost everyone's got one, most ignore it ... it's just there.  Over the years there have been some attempts in the marketplace to provide solutions to enhancing this boring large chunk of metal that stands so prominently on the front of millions of American homes.  

Real Wood Garage Door

$8,500 and up installed

Beautiful.  And expensive!  And what they don't tell you is that in a couple of years the end grain will have mold and mildew beginning to intrude, leaving that black fungus look around the edges.  Plus the finish will soon wear off and need to be refreshed.  However, this is the only current option if you want a real-wood look.

Faux Painting

$800 - $1,200 / door

You get what you see.  A painted door.  There are a few artists that can really make a metal door look great, but most can't.  It is, however, a better look than just boring paint. 

Screw-on Vinyl Windows

$200 / 2-car garage door

At least it's something, right?  And they are paintable so that you can match the trim of your home.  But you have to drill screws into your metal garage door.  Not great.  And the acrylic "windows" scratch easily and lose their shine over time.

Screw-on Faux Hardware

$50 at The Home Depot

A quick, screw-on dress-up that's better than nothing!

So if you want your garage door to look like the $10,000 door, but don't want the maintenance or cost, let alone contributing your old garage door to the waste stream for no good reason, then a GarageSkins real wood garage door overlay system is your best choice.  Nothing else looks like real wood, because nothing is.  Period.  

Why Invest in GarageSkins?

  • We believe there is no other system like it.
  • Patent protection may keep it that way.
  • Real wood veneer, not cheap-looking plastic.
  • Compatible with over 16,000,000 steel overhead doors**
  • So lightweight anyone can install it themselves
  • No alteration needed to your garage door's hardware or opener
  • Over 2,500 ready buyers waiting at $1,199 per 2-car system
  • Marketing partners lining up
  • Manufacturing expertise on board
  • Future products will expand our company
  • A strong team assembled that is wholly committed to success
  • Average age of our successful leadership team is 50 - we know what it takes because we've been there and done that.


Home Improvement Sector Exploding

A Growing Marketplace

We wanted to know just how large the market is for our GarageSkins real wood garage door overlay systems, so we commissioned the Oregon Manufacturers Extension Partnership to perform a survey to determine how many steel overhead garage doors there are in the US.

Here's what they found:

  • 97,000,000 single family homes in America and thousands more built every day
  • 61,000,000 have garage doors
  • 31,000,000 of those garage doors are steel overhead sectional doors
  • Our GarageSkins garage door overlays are compatible with over 16,000,000 of these**




Performance and Projections

-Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership study Feb 2015


Let's be clear - when you choose to partner with GarageSkins, Inc., you aren't pre-purchasing a product.  You are buying stock in GarageSkins, Inc. and will be a willing participant in our success or failure.  But know that our team is wholly committed to nurturing your investment and turning your "seed" into a national company.. one in which you will be proud to tell your friends and family that you saw the early vision and took the risk.

Thank you for partnering with GarageSkins, Inc.

We are excited that you want to be an important part of our team and that you have chosen to take the chance on us!  Please know that we have committed our lives to making GarageSkins, Inc. an incredible, meaningful, profitable company that will continue to grow and thrive for years to come.

In the Press

GarageSkins Give You a Wood Look without the Cost

Street facing metal garage doors are a tough design problem to overcome. But Rick Medlen of Creswell, OR who invented GarageSkins has the answer. This product will allow any homeowner with a standard metal overhead garage door to add the look of a real wood carriage house door in under an hour and for less than $1000.00


Millions of people own nice, modern homes. But no matter how big or small they are, and no matter how simple or elaborate their architecture may be, the vast majority of these homes have the same basic stamped-metal garage doors on them.

Garage Skins Can Change Your Garage Doors Forever

Rick Medlen talks with the Carey Brothers about how Garage Skins are indistinguishable from a solid-wood $10,000 garage door.

The Pitch: Giving your garage a facelift with magnets

There are a lot of ways to spruce up the appearance of a house. Updating a tired garage door with a designer one is one sure way to boost curb appeal — and put a dent in the home improvement budget.

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over 3 years ago

We at GarageSkins, Inc. want to thank everyone who has chosen to come along on this crazy journey.  Thanks to your investment and trust we are much closer to being able to commercially launch our amazing new concept into the retail home improvement marketplace.  Look for updates to come your way and of course we'll post our year-end financials once available.

If you have been watching this campaign but haven't yet invested, please don't miss out. Soon you'll see a GarageSkins system installed in your neighborhood and I don't want you to be that person that says "I wish I had..."

Happy New Year to everyone and I wish you all a great return on investment!

-Rick Medlen, CEO

GarageSkins, Inc.


over 3 years ago

Just 7 more days to invest in GarageSkins, Inc.!   We have chosen to end our equity crowd-funding phase and want thank everyone for their trust and commitment.  With our prototype phase completed and several GarageSkins systems soon in place throughout the US, we will be targeting high-net-worth investors and investment groups for the remainder of our start-up funding phase.  We'll post several updates as this progresses along with photos of the homes once the systems are in place.

Please consider taking advantage of these last 7 days to jump on board.  If everyone following this campaign invested just $1,000 we'd easily reach our launch target of $750,000 and begin building out production.

While we are not eliminating the possibility of re-launching another equity crowdfunding campaign in 2019, know that our goals for this campaign have been reached.  We have validated the concept by having over 350 people invest their hard-earned money into this venture.  And with over 1,300,000 social media responses and over 65,000 views of this campaign, it's now very clear that the home improvement marketplace has a real need for this product.

Once again I thank you for the trust and commitment to help move this venture forward.  I look forward to a great 2019!!

-Rick Medlen, CEO, GarageSkins, Inc.

Notice of Funds Disbursement

over 3 years ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].


As you might know, GarageSkins has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in GarageSkins be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.

This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.

Thanks for funding the future.



over 3 years ago

As promised, I'm attaching our first round of testing results.  We are excited that the results proved very positive and only showed a couple of failure points that have been addressed and will be included in the next round of testing.

Here's a brief overview but please read the report in-depth.

  • A custom plan was used to try to realistically simulate the most taxing environmental climate in the US (South Florida)
  • A 24 hour cycle of humidity, temperature and UV exposure was cycled for 30 days with intermittent direct water spray simulating rainfall
  • Photos were taken weekly
  • Both light and dark stains were used to test color-fastness
  • The veneer used was 1.5mm radiata pine
  • Steel plates were used for mounting to simulate the steel garage door
  • See the full report here

Our results were great!  As the report details some of the panels were exposed to almost twice as much UV radiation as they would be on the worst day in south Florida and hence there was some significant discoloration of those panels.  A couple of the panels had the magnets oxidize and bleed into the veneer but epoxy coating on the magnets will cure that.

Our next test will place a much more realistic filter on the 4000-watt UV lights to accurately simulate the worst real world conditions.  We'll also switch to 0.5mm alder veneer as this will be our choice when we go into mass production for many reasons.  This test is scheduled to begin Jan 15th, 2019.

All in all, other than the massive UV exposure charring the wood panels (something that doesn't happen in the real world) our panels held up very well.  There was absolutely no delamination or any sign that the panel construction needed to be altered in any way.  We are confident that with the real-world UV exposure and the coated magnets, we will test out to be production-ready.[

Thanks for your investment $$ that can make all of this possible and stay tuned for more!!


over 3 years ago

As we enter this Thanksgiving season, we take a second to pause and look back at this year's accomplishments.  We've successfully:

  • Developed a quick-cure finish that will outlast the elements and provide great protection from the sun's UV rays
  • Partnered with a European wood processor to provide an almost unlimited supply of our specially-treated veneer
  • Secured commitment from a magnet manufacturer to provide any conceivable quantity we order
  • Successfully raised an additional $133,000 here on StartEngine
  • Begun conversations with high-net-worth investors to fully fund our production once certain milestones are met
  • Begun our first structured environmental stress test
  • Grown our waiting list from 2100 to 3600 through successful social media outreach
  • Identified a facility to house operations for our initial product build-out and launch
  • And most importantly, we had fun doing all of this!

I sincerely hope that everyone who is following our campaign and those who have invested have a wonderful, peace-filled time with friends and family this coming Thanksgiving and Christmas season.  While we all strive for success, it's the love and comfort of those around us that makes those efforts worthwhile.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!    -Rick Medlen, CEO, GarageSkins, Inc.

Environmental Testing Begins

over 3 years ago

We are excited to begin our environmental stress testing at Oregon State University's Wood Innovations Lab.  The GarageSkins panels have been mounted to steel plates to simulate a garage door, placed in a sealed temperature/humidity controlled chamber, and for the next 30 days will be blasted with UV while the temperature and humidity are fluctuated to simulate 1 year of south Florida climate.  

With 1 week of testing under our belts the panels are holding up nicely.. we'll post the entire report here once it's complete.

Thanks to everyone for the trust, we are looking forward to validating our years of engineering work with this test.  More to come!


Notice of Material Change in Offering

almost 4 years ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello! Recently, a change was made to the GarageSkins offering. Here's an excerpt describing the specifics of the change:

GarageSkins is extending their campaign.

When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.

Final Finish Engineering

almost 4 years ago

Great news.. and the final piece of our puzzle is solved.  

One of the largest challenges of creating an exterior wood product is engineering it to last many years without warping, fading or cracking.  And since our GarageSkins systems will eventually be sold all over the world, we have to make it stable in Alaska's winters and Arizona's summers.  This has created quite the challenge.. 

Our treated wood has eliminated problems from humidity fluctuations, but the UV from the sun is prone to fade wood quickly and create cracks throughout.  So our requirements for a final finish have been quite extensive and up until now elusive to everyone we've reached out to for an engineered product.  We need our finish to be:

Very lightweight - ease of installation

Very hard - outlasting basketballs and hail 

Clear - the beauty of the wood should shine through

Luster finish - we targeted a hand-waxed furniture look

UV blocking - eliminating harmful UV rays in any climate

Quick-Curing  - we need to quickly cure this finish to keep up with demand

As you can see, this has been quite a task.  But I'm happy to report that we have partnered with a chemical company that manufactures exterior finishes for the aerospace industry.  After months of experimenting with different formulations, they have crafted just the right finish to keep your GarageSkins systems both protected and looking beautiful.  And even better it can be applied and cured in a production line environment!

All great stuff, we'll post the test results once complete but so far after 2 months in the 100 degree heat and humidity fluctuations from 30-70%, absolutely nothing to report.  Meaning we are confident that this finish will test out perfectly and provide the final piece of the puzzle!

If you have invested, thank you, and if you haven't but are "following" this campaign, remember that if every one of the 572 followers we have invested just $1,000, we'd push over the top and begin manufacturing efforts.

As always, post comments and I'll get them answered quickly.

-Rick Medlen, CEO

GarageSkins, Inc.

Notice of Material Change in Offering

almost 4 years ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello! Recently, a change was made to the GarageSkins offering. Here's an excerpt describing the specifics of the change:

Garage Skins, Inc is extending their offering for 60 days.

When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.

Great Validation for HOA Acceptance!!!

about 4 years ago

Hi all!  Wanted to share an email we received from a future GarageSkins customer:

"Hi friends! Just wondering when your product will be available!? We are remodeling our 90’s red brick, white metal garage door home and would LOVE to put this on our home! I presented this to our HOA and got approved, they don’t believe me that it’s an overlay! Please let me know, there’s other companies out there but yours is my favorite!! Thank you" 😊  - Laurel D. (shared with permission)

We've had several social media comments that an HOA would never allow this to be in their neighborhoods, but our experience so far has been that most are very accepting of anything that would upgrade the appearance of the exterior of their neighborhoods without detracting from the value of other homes.

Thanks!! -Rick

Notice of Funds Disbursement

about 4 years ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].


As you might know, GarageSkins has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in GarageSkins be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.

This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.

Thanks for funding the future.



about 4 years ago

Dear GarageSkins, Inc. Community, 

Tune in today at 10:36 AM to watch our pitch live during StartEngine's virtual demo day! Sign up here: 

The first-ever StartEngine Demo Day is only hours away, and we couldn't be more excited. Set to feature more than 40 pitches from companies with live campaigns on StartEngine, this virtual event will bring our investor and entrepreneur communities even closer together.

Are you looking to learn more about any StartEngine campaigns? Have you yearned to pick the brain of an ambitious entrepreneur? Do you want to be one of the first to hear about new, potentially disruptive innovations?

If you answered "yes" to any of the above questions, then join us from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection. The StartEngine Demo Day livestream begins today, Thursday (5/31), at 9am PST. To participate, just click the button below. We can't wait to see you there!

-Rick Medlen, CEO

Garageskins, Inc.

Thank You!

about 4 years ago

We just want to send out a hearty "thank you" for all investors in this round that have pushed us over the $100,000 mark.  It's trust and vision like yours that will make this product a reality.  If you haven't yet taken the plunge, please take a second look and jump in before while you still can!

Some of you have requested a product update, we have identified a partner that has developed an exterior finish used in the aerospace industry that shows great promise for providing  long-lasting, low-maintenance exterior protection for your GarageSkins system.  Testing is underway to ensure that this is a good fit but we are very optimistic about the results.  This finish can be spray-applied and cures instantaneously under UV light so high-speed production will be possible along with keeping a beautiful quality.

We'll post results here once the testing is complete along with photos!  

Yours-   Rick Medlen, CEO, GarageSkins, Inc.

Amending our Securities Offering

about 4 years ago

Hello! Recently, a change was made to the GarageSkins offering. Here's an excerpt describing the specifics of that change:

Issuer extended end date of campaign and updated financials

When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.

All ten $2500 "Perks" Taken!

over 4 years ago

I want to personally thank the following GarageSkins, Inc. investors who have trusted us with their capital and come in at a $2500 or higher level:

Alan U. - North Dakota          Greg D. – Arizona           Austin S. – Minnesota         Kevin S. – Arizona           Michael K. – North Carolina              

 Garrett H. – California          Neil M. – Minnesota             Dominique M. – California          Kar-Mun W. – California            Lee K. - Wisconsin

Congratulations on receiving a no-cost GarageSkins system once we launch production!  I appreciate the trust and commitment.  

-Rick Medlen

CEO, GarageSkins, Inc.

Notice of Funds Disbursement

over 4 years ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].


As you might know, GarageSkins has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in GarageSkins be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.

This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.

Thanks for funding the future.


We Are Stirring the Pot!

over 4 years ago

Hi everyone, thank you so much for the great initial success of this campaign.  We are truly humbled by the fact that so many people are placing their faith in us.

I want to point out something that's happening that's really great... disruption.  When an industry is disrupted, they don't like it.  And a product like ours has the potential to really change the way garage doors are sold in general.  

Apparently the garage door industry is not liking it as we've been bombarded by garage door installers, industry experts, and manufacturers coming hard at us.. I can't think of a better validation of our product and our potential!  Moving the needle is always painful for those that aren't moving.

We'll keep pushing forward and get this product out there.  I appreciate all of the social media engagement (over 600,000 unique engagements in January alone!) and with your help we'll get our funding over the line so we can begin manufacturing and start really shaking things up!

-Rick Medlen, CEO

GarageSkins, Inc.

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