RICHMOND, Va. - A second Closets By Design location
opened in Virginia in the Richmond area. The state’s first Closets
By Design franchise is located in Northern Virgina in Manassas,
approximately an hour from Washington, DC.
According to Richmond BizSense, Hugh Toland, the new
franchise owner who formerly worked in the aerospace and
defense industry, opened a new 6,000-square-foot retail space
that includes a showroom and has manufacturing capacity.
Toland told Richmond BizSense that after spending so many
years in corporate America he wanted to try something entrepreneurial and the Closet By Design franchise provided the
right structure for him.
Closets By Design has been in business since 1982, designing, building and installing custom closets, garage cabinets,
home offices, laundries, pantries, wardrobe mirror doors and
Packed house for 2016 IWF
ATLANTA — The 2016 Closets Symposium, held Tues., Aug.
23, was an all-day event featuring a wide range of closet industry professionals and veterans offering insight, tips, industry
research and know-how to a packed room.
The lineup of industry vets included Bob Lewis, Closet &
Storage Concepts/More Space Place, Jeff Bruzessi and Michael Mendelssohn, Closet Factory; Troy Greenberg, Redline
Garage Gear; Joe Lonardo, Bella Systems; Jeff Klein, Closet
& Cabinets Experts and Woodworking Network’s Laurel
Didier, publisher Closets & Organized Storage; Bill Esler,
editorial director, Woodworking Network; and Michaelle
Bradford, editor, Closets & Organized Storage.
And the topics ranged from the history of the industry to
the importance of showrooms, emphasizing the sales part of
design to designers, thinking outside of the box, marketing,
garages, outsourcing versus manufacturing, pros and cons
of independent closet companies versus franchises, design,
industry stats and hot products currently on display at IWF.
New Closets By Design location in Virginia