Life at McDowell Mountain Features AGCD Custom Closet Designs
Arizona’s premier custom closet company is proud to share that Organizers Direct Founder, Neil Balter, was selected as the Sponsor Spotlight for the first edition of Life at McDowell Mountain.
Life at McDowell Mountain focuses on the activities happening at McDowell Mountain Ranch and is a social newsletter contributed to by the residents themselves. The magazine’s goal is to increase social interactions between residents in the area and develop a stronger sense of community. The April 2015 issue of this new magazine was delivered to McDowell Mountain homeowners free of charge.
Neil Balter was interviewed about his business, personal life and what makes Arizona Garage & Closet Design different from other custom closet companies in Arizona. AGCD is just one of about 250 authorized Organizers Direct dealers. Before starting Organizers Direct in 1995, Balter founded California Closets in 1978, which he sold in 1990 to Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
Arizona Garage & Closet Design wanted to share some more information about the company’s history and the interview itself. You can read an excerpt from Life at McDowell Mountain here:
Where did you grow up? How long have you lived in the area? Tell us about your family.
Here is an excerpt from a book I wrote called The Closet Entrepreneur.
“In 1978, my involvement in the business world began purely by accident. I moved out of my parent’s house when I was a senior in high school…Now I had to pull my act together and find a way to support myself. And thus began the California Closet Company.”
Tell us about the events that led up to where you are now (i.e. education, career path).
I wish I could thrill you with the lessons I learned in my first year of business. The truth is, my first year was defined by my tough, blue-collar labor and reckless youth. I was 18 years old when I started California Closets….
The fundamental reason why California Closets became successful is simple: It was a good idea. People have been organizing closets since the Stone Age. The different was nobody had ever made it into a business before I did.
The difference between Arizona Garage and Closet Design and other custom closet companies
What is unique about your business (what sets you apart from the rest)?
Quality, design and customer service. We use the highest quality products and do not cut corners…We are so confident in our cabinets that we guarantee them for life.
Our products are customizable. We design each job to meet the home owner’s unique space, budget and style. We provide free in-home consultations and estimates so the customer can really understand the difference.
…We are human and mistakes can happen. The difference is that we take responsibility for our mistakes and do everything in our power to make things right.
Mr. Balter and Arizona Garage & Closet Design are honored to have been featured in the Sponsor Spotlight of Life at McDowell Mountain. They look forward to the forthcoming issues of the magazine and are proud to have supported the publication of its inaugural issue. You can read the full interview here.
For more information on custom closet design in Arizona, or any of the other products and services that Arizona Garage & Closet Design offers, contact us today for a free in-home estimate. Learn how we can turn your closet, garage and other storage spaces from drab to fab!