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Member Benefits

Becoming a CIAMO Member of the Closet Institute of America has many benefits if you want to grow your closet business.

Once you join, you create a personal launch code which allows you enter the Member Portal and gain access to these benefits.

Benefits Available Now 
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Industry Consultants

Consult with active, retired or semi-retired closet professionals who have, 'been there-done that'.  Consider participating in temporary staff exchanges and apprenticeship programs to enable your employees to experience how others in our industry are handling similar problems.

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Outsource Component Manufacturers  Guide 

Looking to expand your operation or offer a new product line but can't afford the additional capital expense or don't have the space to grow? Join 42% of our industry who currently outsource all or part of their manufacturing and check out these local, regional and national networks and dealerships.

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Vendors and Suppliers Guide
Recessions and economic downturns often require you to find alternative sources. Here you will find vendor links to the latest and greatest in design software, machinery, accessories, hardware, jigs, lighting, sheet goods, edge-banding, etc. Includes instructional how-to videos. 
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Closet Locator Index

Refer your Raving Fan customers who are moving to another reliable CIA member in their new location..

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Forms & Document Exchange

Share closet industry customer contracts, employee manuals, design site sketch sheets, installer checklists, punch-lists, sign-off documents, interoffice forms, etc..


SEALS Team Data

This is the most requested venue at all Summit conferences and CIA events. Annually conducted face-to-face at the Summits, we are expanding these non-compete confidential discussions into year round virtual  online sessions.  

Meetings will cover a variety of business building topics and strategies shared among participants.

Coming in Spring 2024
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Installation Jubilation

Every CIA member company installs closets. Join our Zooms, panel discussions, how-to videos and resource network as we explore all things related to Installation, including  truck layouts, staging jobs, check-lists, essential on-site jigs, work site etiquette and bringing the necessary extras to ensure you can finish the install on time and on schedule.

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Shop Talk with Derrek

Whether your shop is small or large, there is NEVER enough space. Join Derrek Holland, The Closet-Doctor, as he shares his successes in shop layout, time/labor management, workflow, effective work cells, space efficiency, labor/time saving jigs, organizing job pallets, preventative maintenance, OSHA regulations, check-lists, cross-training shop employees, and all things LEAN.

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Closet Industry Statistics

CIA has compiled statistics from over 500 attendees at the last seven Closet Summit conferences. How does your company compare to others of the same size and demographics? Find out how you are doing.

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Website and SEO Marketing Development Service

Complimentary Website and SEO consulting from our in-house experts at Let's Design Your Site & Let's Market Your Business

Coming in Summer 2024

Zoom Discussions, Webinars & Podcasts

Meet with your peers and consider them your very own Board of Directors. (you don't even have to pay them).. Have a problem, question, issue, situation or just need other opinions or advice? With our Zoom, you'll avoid potential Doom & Gloom. Join our live webinars or view pre-recorded podcasts on a variety of business related and growth building topics. These will include marketing, advertising, sales, design, installation, manufacturing, outsourcing, new products and services, competition, efficiency and other business building strategies.


Closet Summit

Conference & Expo


CIAMO Members registering for the Summit Conference receive $150 per person discount. Our annual face-to-face networking conference is exclusively for the independent closet business community, Participate in special Summit events and activities such as Members-Only Meet, Greet & Eat Happy Hour and SEALS Team discussion panels.

Join us at our 11th Annual Summit Conference and Expo at:

Embassy Suites by Hilton

Charlotte/Concord Golf Resort & Spa

Charlotte, North Carolina

October 23rd (@5pm)  -  October 25th (@4pm), 2024

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Experience a taste of CIA Closet Industry networking
at it's finest by joining our Private Facebook page
(CIA membership NOT required at this time) 
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