NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- California Closets of Nashville, a provider of custom closets and personalized home organizational systems, has been named the top Franchise of the Year among the company’s nearly 150 showrooms throughout North and South America. Owned and operated by Brentwood resident Kurt Schusterman, the local team received the award virtually during the company’s annual awards gala.

Jonathan German, plan engineer, Kurt Schusterman, owner, Lana Reed, design consultant, Laura Forty, operations coordinator, Tom Maline, installation manager.

"I am so grateful for our amazing team of people here in Nashville, our incredible designers, installers, administration, and production,” Schusterman said. “Every member of our team is extremely passionate about delivering a customer experience that consistently exceeds the customers expectation which we call "Designing Better Lives." We are so grateful to Middle Tennessee for their unwavering and growing support of our local business and our families.”

California Closets of Nashville has been serving customers in Middle Tennessee, West Tennessee, East Tennessee, South Central Kentucky and Northern Alabama for 22 years.

“Kurt Schusterman and the California Closets team in Nashville do far more than sell home organization systems; they care deeply about their customers and their local community. Customers benefit from their unwavering customer care and service. You only have to spend a very short amount of time with anyone on this team to see the passion for what they do shine through,” said April Broome, vice president, franchising, California Closet Co., Inc.

The Nashville team operates out of a Cool Springs showroom which unveiled its award-winning revamped Showroom 2.0 design in 2019. The Nashville area showroom was the first in the nation to showcase California Closets Essentials accessories line, among the first to launch the collaboration with Martha Stewart on the new Everyday System modular line, and the local design team was one of the first to pivot to virtual design consultations in 2020.

California Closets of Nashville recently purchased a new 26,000 sq ft building in the Sidco Design District of Nashville. It will be the new home of the Tennessee Valley Support Center with offices, showroom, production facility, and warehouse. The current showroom, located at 420 Cool Springs Boulevard in Franklin, Tennessee, showcases California Closets array of home organization designs with vignettes ranging from home offices and Murphy beds to walk-in closets and garages.

The local franchise partners with several Middle Tennessee nonprofit organizations year-round such as Men of Valor, Dress for Success, the St. Jude Dream Home and The Nashville Rescue Mission and Our Place Nashville. Most recently California Closets of Nashville donated and installed closet systems for the new CURB Victory Hall, an affordable housing development in the Edgehill neighborhood for veterans experiencing homelessness.

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