Closet Factory franchisee owner Bill Reid decided to improve efficiency at his
Lexington, South Carolina, franchise by implementing Cabinet Vision software.
saw.” In 2013, Reid began to investigate
options for increasing ef;ciency by
implementing new technologies.
“We went to a trade show in Atlanta
and, after we walked around and talked
to machine vendors and other people, I
was impressed by the number of people
who asked, ‘What kind of software are
you going to run to build your cabine-
try? Are you on Cabinet Vision?’”
When Reid approached the ;nal
stages of purchasing CNC equipment
and software to program it, he ultimately
decided that the Cabinet Vision de-
sign-to-manufacturing solution, by Vero
Software, was the right choice.
“When so many of the vendors men-
tioned it, we got the idea that it was the
right software to use,” he recalls. “When
we said we were in the closet business,
they assumed that was what we’d want.”
In June of 2016, Reid went full-speed
ahead with CNC and Cabinet Vision in-
stallation; he also provided his designers
with software training and gave them 90
days to learn how to use the solution.
The designers, who cull leads electron-
ically from a proprietary website, now
create Cabinet Vision renderings using
client input derived from interviews.
“They can pull the information out of
the lead system and meet with clients to
talk about wants and needs. Designers
measure the space, and then do a mock-up in the CAD system,” Reid says.
To begin a job in Cabinet Vision, Reid’s designers take measurements of the
closet in which the custom solution will
be installed and enter those measurements into the software. Once a visual
representation of the closet is created,
they are able to add the custom features
to be manufactured and installed.
Because Cabinet Vision allows users
to load and store prices for every type
of material and hardware, designers can
quickly and easily provide prices for
clients. “All of those parts and pieces are
in the design and, once they ;nish the
design work, you can push a button and
know how much it will cost.”