Closet leaders share insight
July 18, 2019 | 9:26 am CDT
Patty Miller, co-owner Boutique Closets & Cabinetry, shares tips on how to work with builders.
Closets & Organized Storage assembled a group of industry experts with real world experience for a day-long, intensive training session on Tuesday, July 16, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Moderated by Closets & Organized Storage magazine’s editor, Michaelle Bradford, the 2019 AWFS Closets Symposium was a must-attend event for closet and garage businesses, closet designers, and builders and remodelers. 
Attendees were able to get insights from industry vets on the latest design trends and challenges, lighting, sales and marketing techniques, working with builders, how to setup a closet shop and research.
Symposium participants included: Tom Happ, Closet Works; Wendy Scott and Patty Miller, Boutique Closets & Cabinetry; Eric Marshall, Kitchens and Closets by DEA; Jeff Ratkus, Hafele America and Thomas Laville, Laville Cabinets.
Look for more educational opportunities at the 2020 Cabinets & Closets Conference to be held in Arlington, Texas, March 11-13, 2020. Visit for more information.

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Michaelle Bradford | Editor

Michaelle Bradford, CCI Media, is Editor of Closets & Organized Storage magazine and Managing Editor for Woodworking Network. She has more than 19 years of experience covering the woodworking and design industry, including visits to custom cabinet shops, closet firms and design studios throughout North America. As Editor of Closets & Organized Storage magazine under the Woodworking Network brand, Michaelle’s responsibilities include writing, editing and coordinating editorial content as well as managing annual design competitions like the Top Shelf Design Awards. She is also a contributor to FDMC and other Woodworking Network online and print media owned by CCI Media.