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September 4, 2016 - storage organizer

Hugh Toland non-stop a Closets by Design authorization during 116 Sylvia Road in Ashland.

For his second act in a business world, an out-of-town former white collar workman is opening a inhabitant storage brand’s initial Richmond location.

Hugh Toland after this month will open new authorization of Closets by Design, a made-to-order closet organizer and storage remodeling company, with trickery during 116 Sylvia Road in Ashland.

The 6,000-square-foot storefront will be a showroom, prolongation and storage site. Closets by Design builds, sells and installs closets, garage cabinets, home offices, and other organizing units for a home. Based out of California, Closets by Design was shaped in 1982 and has some-more than 40 locations nationwide. The Ashland outpost is Closets by Design’s second in Virginia – a other, in Gainesville in Northern Virginia, is owned by a opposite franchisee.

Toland had been doing operations and accounting work in a aerospace and invulnerability attention for some-more than 30 years. Recently, he motionless to try something new.

“I spent 37 years operative in corporate America and motionless it was time to try out a entrepreneurial suggestion within me,” he said, adding a authorization appealed to his clarity of planning. “It was a right multiple of structure. With quite a startup, it’s not as structured.”

The 6,000-square-foot storefront will be a showroom, prolongation and storage site. (Michael Thompson)

When it came to selecting that code of authorization to go with, Toland favourite Closet by Design’s indication of production and delivering a products as good as a concentration on patron service.

The association has sold franchises given 1998, according to Entrepreneur.com. The initial investment for Closets by Design franchisees runs between $126,000 and $296,500.

Toland owns a Closets by Design domain from Fredericksburg to Petersburg. He lives in Manassas though might immigrate to Richmond to be closer to his new venture. He pronounced he non-stop his initial plcae in Richmond since a association assured him there was a marketplace in a area. Its use area covers Charlottesville and Williamsburg.

Other storage companies in Richmond embody a Closet Factory in Mechanicsville and California Closets only north of Scott’s Addition.

Toland pronounced he’ll sinecure about 12 employees to start in Ashland. He skeleton to source materials from a AM Supply in Henrico. Eventually, he hopes to move on some-more staff and ascent equipment.

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