Garrett Boone never considered a career in retailing. He grew up aspiring to become an architect. In 1978, an idea came to Boone to open a store offering exceptional, eclectic mix of products devoted to helping people organize and simplify their lives; The Container Store opened in Dallas July 1, 1978. In 2006, Boone was inducted into the Retailing Hall of Fame.
The Container Store is a FORTUNE magazine “100 Best Companies to Work For” 17 years in a row and ranked #1 the first year they applied.
In 2006, Garrett Boone co-founded Texas Business for Clean Air; an effort to derail a fast track initiative to construct 11 out dated coal-burning energy plants in North Texas. In 2007 Boone was First runner-up for Texan of the Year awarded by The Dallas Morning News.