April 21, 2010 // Franchising.com // Spartanburg, SC – Local entrepreneur and industry veteran Ben Ratterree is helping Spartanburg area homeowners get organized…one closet at a time.
Ratterree, who currently owns Blue Ridge Cabinetworks in Spartanburg, is tapping into the residential market with Closets by Design, part of the nation's leading home organization company. Located at 208 Oak Forest Rd., Closets By Design is rescuing area homeowners from disorder in their lives while grabbing a share of the $3 billion home organization industry.
"On average, Americans spend about four weeks each year hunting for their belongings," said Ben Ratterree, owner of the Spartanburg Closets by Design. "Our ultimate goal is to eliminate wasted time and stress from our customers' lives. We do this by designing organizational systems that provide every item of clothing, pair of shoes, or toy its very own storage space."
Closets by Design of Spartanburg offers homeowners comprehensive solutions to all their organizational needs in a short and simple process by designing, building and installing custom closets, garage cabinets, home offices, wall units, laundries, pantries, wardrobe mirror doors, and other home organization systems with a wide selection of finishes, accessories, and hardware.
"By empowering our customers to tell us exactly what they are looking for in an organization system, whether it's for their closet or home office, we are able to provide consistent, quality service and a top-of-the-line product," said Ratterree. "Our design consultants are experts in engaging the homeowner throughout the entire decision making process and at interpreting and understanding what the customer wants, even when the customer can't necessarily visualize the finished product themselves."
The Closets by Design process is designed to be quick and hassle-free for Spartanburg area customers. Phone inquiries are quickly followed up with an immediate in-home consultation appointment, where a designer brings a variety of photos and layouts of organizational systems offered, as well as product samples of different colors, styles and hardware for the customer to choose from. Installation follows shortly thereafter and typically takes 1-2 days, depending on the system(s) ordered. All labor is completed at the Closets by Design manufacturing facility, eliminating the mess associated with traditional home improvement contractors.
Since 1982, Closets by Design has built a reputation as the nation's leader in the closet organizing and storage remodeling industry. The company offers customers comprehensive solutions to all their organizational needs in a short and simple process by designing, building and installing custom home offices, closets, garage cabinets, wall units, laundries, pantries, wardrobe mirror doors and other home organization systems. Closets by Design offers a wide selection of finishes, accessories and hardware. There are currently 33 franchise locations serving major markets across the country.