Good organization has been key to Bob Lewis’ success as president and CEO of Closet & Storage Concepts and More Space Place.
Lewis has guided the multi-million dollar operation to a leadership position in the home organization industry, opening a path to successful closet business operations for dozens of franchisees. Lewis will share his approach to running his closet company during a session, "How to Run a Closets Business," as part of the Closets Conference Track at Cabinets & Closets 2017.
It was Lewis’ experience in consumer electronics, real estate and finally in remodeling that helped open the door to the closets and home storage markets. “It was an outgrowth of those. I also found I enjoyed renovating spaces as efficiently as possible.”
That resulted in the founding of Closet & Storage Concepts in 1987. In 2013, Lewis acquired More Space Place, a top franchiser of Murphy beds. Earlier this year, Lewis was named a 2016 Wood Industry Market Leader by Woodworking Network.
Closet & Storage Concepts and More Space Place, combined, have more than 400 employees and 37 locations nationwide, positioning Closet & Storage Concepts / More Space Place as one of the largest companies in the space-saving home furnishings and improvement industry. Recently launched is a newly developed concept of showroom-only franchises, eliminating the traditional model of opening franchises in light industrial areas, and including with a manufacturing facility. In this model a showroom measures 2,000 to 2,500 square feet, and is typically located in a traditional retail shopping center.
Hear Lewis by registering for the April 11 conference at the 2017 Cabinets & Closets Conference and Expo at the Renaissance Hotel and Center in Schaumburg, Illinois.