IWF is the largest trade show in North America and ranked among
the largest shows in the world.
will present three all-day symposiums on Aug. 23,
the day prior to IWF, as part of the show’s education
platform. Topics include closets and home organization,
finishing and veneering.
Demand for organized closets, garages and other
home storage areas will rise steadily over the next four
years, reaching $10.9 billion in annual sales by 2019.
That makes it bigger than wood flooring and windows.
What business opportunities does this present for you?
At the Closets Symposium: Business & Design
in Today’s Home Storage Market, you’ll learn how
the closet has evolved from white wire frame racks to
a luxury experience for consumers, and extended its
reach into pantries, home offices and the fast-growing garage segment. Join these industry experts and
learn more about this rapidly growing sector:
Bob Lewis, CEO, Closet & Storage Concepts,
has positioned his closet franchise brands for
growth through internally manufactured products,
acquisitions and by tapping into interior trends such
as Murphy beds and home offices.
Jeff Bruzzesi, president, and Mike Mendelssohn, marketing director, Closet Factory-Vir-ginia Beach, builds an entire house for the annual
Homearama, with more than a dozen home storage
solutions in place, from pantries to breakfronts,
mudrooms, to walk-in closets.
Joe Lonardo, president, Bella Systems closets,
moderates “The Great Debate: Insource or Outsource.” A panel of presenters will weigh the merits
of internally produced closets and wood components, versus outsourcing their supply.
Troy Greenberg, president, RedLine Garage-gear, discusses the role of the garage as the main
entrance for many homes, and how it is increasingly
upgraded to match cars, support hobbies, and make
best use of organized space.
Jeff Klein, Closet & Cabinet Experts, tells how to
successfully launch an independently operated custom
closet and storage business. He is a founder of the
Association of Closet & Storage Professionals.
Also on the program:
State of the Closet & Home Storage Industry:
a market profile, forecast and outlook for franchises
and independent retailers. Presented by Laurel
Didier, publisher, Closets magazine.