Marketing 5 major companies that started in a garage If you’re using yours to store junk or shelter your minivan, perhaps these Fortune 500 companies will inspire better use of that space. By Kevin Allen@kevin_j_allenApril 5, 2011 SHARE Here are a few of our favorites from the last—big businesses with humble, garage-based beginnings: To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.