Welcome to the CIA
The only Closet & Storage industry trade group exclusively for the Independent Closet Business Community and Vendor Partners
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
Annual Membership Levels
Member Benefits: Now & Near Future
Closet Industry Statistics
Webinars and Podcasts
Zoom Discussion Sessions
Non-Compete SEALS Teams
Shop Talk with Derrek
Industry Mentoring & Consultants
Member Referral Network
CIA Facebook Networking
Outsource Resource Guide
Vendor Guide Index
Conflict Resolution Panel
Closet Locator Map
Legal Aid Consultant
Used Equipment For Sale
Closet Summit Conference & Expo Discounts
Questions -or- Messages
Coming in 2023...
Closet Industry Economics Forecasting
Photo & Marketing Exchange
Product Development Laboratories
CIA Southern Command Conference Center, Grenada, West Indies