Innovate Home ORG is a new home storage and organization business that launched April 25, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. However, owner
Mike Foti is no stranger to the remodeling industry: He also owns Innovate
Building Solutions, which has locations
in Columbus and Cleveland, Ohio, and
supplies building related materials such
as glass blocks, and windows and doors.
But what prompted Foti to become a
dealer for Home ORG products from
The Stow Company – one of the largest
home storage and organization companies in the industry – was a chance
meeting with a closet company at a local
“I had looked into getting into the
closet business 8 or 9 years ago,” Foti
says. “I did a little of bit of research and
met with a few people and then just got
on to other things and didn’t return to it.
Then, about a year ago, I saw a compa-
ny, that was selling and manufacturing
closets, at one of my builder events. It
was a networking night for our builder
group. And I thought ‘You know, I better
look back into that’. It was really that
vendor being at that show that made me
want to dig into it more.”
Foti then met with representatives
from that company as well as another
but after meeting with a third closet
manufacturer, The Stow Company, he
decided to become an ORG dealer.
Innovate Home ORG operates as a
division of Innovate Building Solutions,
but it has a separate website.
“In talking with people it struck me
that it is a very niche industry. So, to really establish that site it’s probably best not
to have it get lost on the [Innovate Building Solutions website],” Foti explains.