'Adding closets to your mix' on Wood Pro Conference agenda
December 13, 2021 | 8:23 pm CST
Cabinet Concepts by Design closet

Cabinet Concepts by Design added Simply Organized by Design as a separate division.

SAN DIEGO – Matt Wehner, co-owner of Cabinet Concepts by Design, will discuss how his company expanded sales by offering closet and home storage products at the Wood Pro Conference, April 27.

Matt Wehner Cabinet Concepts by Design
Matt Wehner, co-owner Cabinet Concepts by Design

Wehner and his wife, Shelley, purchased Cabinet Concepts of Springfield, Mo., in 2007, focused on the design and manufacture of custom kitchens. They subsequently added Simply Organized by Design, as a division of their company to provide closet, pantry, and garage products. 

Over the years, the Wehners have substantially grown their business, increased sales, and added staff. The company has also invested in CNC machining, CAD/CAM software, and panel processing equipment to boost productivity.

Wehner’s presentation, “How to Add Closets to Your Mix,” is one of five sessions planned for the Wood Pro education track, co-organized by FDMC and the Cabinet Makers Association. 

Other sessions include:

  • Opening Keynote by Laurie Haefele, Associate AIA, ASID, NKBA, Haefele Design Inc.;
  • Sensei Leadership Workshop by Jim Bouchard, founder Sensei Leadership movement;
    CMA Benchmark Survey results by Amanda Conger, executive director, Cabinet Makers Association; and
  • Pricing Survey by Will Sampson, editor of FDMC.

The full-day conference will be capped by a tour of a local wood products manufacturing plant.

The Wood Pro Conference will run concurrently with the annual Closets Conference. The conferences precede the Closets Expo and Wood Pro Expo California on April 28 and 29 at the San Diego Convention Center.

View the full three-day event schedule. 

Wood Pro Expo California


About the 2022 Closets Conference & Expo and Wood Pro Expo California
The Closets Conference & Expo is the annual national event for closet and home storage professionals. It is co-located with Wood Pro Expo California (WPE), a regional marketplace for woodworking professionals. The events are organized by Closets & Organized Storage and FDMC magazines respectively, each part of Woodworking Network. The twin-bill event is scheduled for April 27-29, 2022, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif.

The Closets Expo and WPE each kick off with a separate full-day conference on April 27, followed by the two-day expo, April 28-29, featuring woodworking machinery, supplies, and components. Additional educational programming is offered on both days of the expo. Tours of local manufacturing plants and the popular Top Shelf Design Awards networking reception are also key features of the event.

For information about exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities, contact Laurel Didier, publisher of Closets & Home Storage. For all other inquiries, contact Kim Lebel, show manager. 

View the interactive exhibitor prospectus,

More upcoming Woodworking Network events
Woodworking Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo, Feb. 24-26, 2022, International Centre, Mississauga, Ontario.

Executive Briefing Conference, September 15-17, 2022, The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Wood Pro Expo Lancaster, October 13-14, 2022, Spooky Nook Sports Center, Manheim, Pa.

Salon Industriel du Bois Ouvré (SIBO), October 27-29, 2022, Centrexpo Cogeco, Drummondville,Quebec.

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Rich Christianson is the owner of Richson Media LLC, a Chicago-based communications firm focused on the industrial woodworking sector. Rich is the former long-time editorial director and associate publisher of Woodworking Network. During his nearly 35-year career, Rich has toured more than 250 woodworking operations throughout North America, Europe and Asia and has written extensively on woodworking technology, design and supply trends. He has also directed and promoted dozens of woodworking trade shows, conferences and seminars including the Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo and the Woodworking Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo, Canada’s largest woodworking show.