Dream Closets of Sophia, North Carolina, sits on the most beautiful landscape of rolling reen meadows and farmland.
Ironically the site was supposed to be
the setting for a golf course, notes one
of the company’s founders, Phill Hunt.
A golf pro for over 30 years, Hunt says
the owner of the pastoral property, Terry
Farlow, wanted him to design and build
a golf course on the land.
“He ran a dairy farm for 50 years.
The dairy business fell by the wayside.
It was a small dairy farm – they were, I
think, milking like 250 cows or some-
thing,” Hunt explains. “He decided to
build a golf course on this land, so he
hired me to help accomplish that. I had
two projects going on at that time. This
one and then one for the city of Rock-
ingham to build golf courses.”
But sometimes things don’t go as
planned – both projects stalled and Hunt
was left trying to decided how to move
forward. As luck would have it, he had an
acquaintance who was working with The
Stow Company. Hunt and Farlow, who
had become friends, decided to team up
again and help him with a project.
“We helped him out a couple of
times,” Hunt says, “and then we just
decided, ‘Well, you know, we don’t have
anything else to do.’ The golf industry
was slow as could be and he had sold all
of his cows and all that, so we decided to
start a closet company and that’s kind of
what we did. We started out with ORG.”
Building the business
Hunt and Farlow founded Dream Closets in 2004 and business was going so
well that after three years they decided
to take things to the next level and
manufacture product on-site.
“We decided that for us to purchase
from ORG, we were spending an ex-