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Welcome to the CIA

The only Closet & Storage industry trade group exclusively for the Independent Closet Business Community and Vendor Partners

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Join hundreds of your peers at our 8th Annual Closet & Storage Summit Conference

Oct. 20-22, 2021

Orlando, FL

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There are only a dozen reasons why* . . .

. . . anyone comes to this site.

See if any of these apply to you.

I began my closet career in 1984. The purpose for this website is because many people along the way helped me on my closet journey,

and now I am giving back.

 

"If only I had had this type of resource 37 years ago, I would have saved myself hundreds of thousands of dollars in costly and avoidable mistakes."

 

Jeff Klein – CIA Director

*Why Are You Here?

  • Looking for networking opportunities with other non-competing closet companies -or-

  • Seeking advice from established closet industry titans -or-

  • Want to compare my closet company's performance against others of similar size and demographics -or-

  • Searching for new sources of products and services -or-

  • Pursuing closet industry events like conferences, Expos, training sessions and podcasts -or-

  • I'm an industry vendor and want to reach out to the closet community -or-

  • Inquiring about year-round opportunities for Zooms, discussion panels and round tables -or-

  • Probing for experienced industry consultants or mentors -or-

  • Have outgrown space and am investigating outsourcing my manufacturing -or-

  • Looking for business forms, photos, systems and resources that are being shared among members -or-

  •  Considering expanding my existing cabinet business into the custom closet industry -or-

  • Exploring getting into the closet industry and desperately need assistance

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Membership Levels

Closet & Storage Primary Rep

$349 / year

Secondary Rep or Freelance Affiliate

$199 / year

Additional Staff - Same Company

$99 / year

Vendors / Suppliers

$489 / year

Oursource Manufacturer

$489 / year

Member Benefits

Sales/Designer Training Course

Webinars and Podcasts

Zoom Discussion Sessions

Non-Compete SEALS Teams

Installation Jubilation

Shop Talk

Industry Mentoring & Consultants

Closet Industry Help Wanted

Member Referral Network

Barter Bulletin Board

Outsource Resource Guide

Vendor Guide Index

Conflict Resolution Panel

Closet Locator Index

Legal Aid Consultant

Used Equipment For Sale

Competing Effectively

Closet Industry Statistics

Closet Summit Conference Discounts

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Questions -or- Messages

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Coming in 2022...

  • Archives

  • Advanced Installer Training

  • Forms & Documents Exchange

  • Photo & Marketing Exchange

  • Closet Industry Economic Forecasting

  • Product Development Laboratories

  • Closet University

  • CIA Southern Command Conference Center, Grenada, West Indies