Bill Clinton was President, the “Y2K” fear was starting to gain attention, John Elway had just led the Denver Broncos to their 2nd consecutive Super Bowl win, and Brittany Spears was at the top of the music charts.
Another event, one that gained a little less attention, was the launch of Affordable Closets.
Before creating this business, owner Micheal Harris had absolutely zero experience in the industry. He was working in accounting, but he recognized a need for an affordable custom-closet service. He saw that custom closet installation was only available for expensive houses and high-end clients, but people owning moderate houses needed this service as well.
In 1999, custom closet design and manufacturing was for high-end houses only. The goal for Affordable Closets was to provide a service that could be used by people who owned moderate homes but still wanted the luxury, convenience, and refinement of a custom closet.
When we first started, custom closets were not particularly popular among moderately-priced houses. The focus was more high end, but as we served the area we gained a reputation for affordability without sacrificing quality. People across Sarasota and the surrounding area now know that we can serve the needs of homeowners all across the area in all types of homes.
A lot has happened since 1999, and we have been proud to serve the Sarasota community ever since. We have seen the city grow to new heights, bringing a vibrant culture and exciting atmosphere to this town. We have enjoyed watching this area become a wonderful destination for both visitors and residents, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for our area!
The world, of course, is changing rapidly, and people are making adjustments to how and where they work. Currently, more people are working from home than ever before, which has created a need for custom home offices that are functional, comfortable, and elegant. We have seen many requests for custom offices, and this trend will likely gain momentum as the months go by.
The future of this business is exciting. With more people moving to Florida, we expect to have plenty of opportunities to create high-quality custom closets, offices, laundry rooms, and entertainment centers.
We’ve been serving the area for 21 summers, and we strongly believe the future is just as exciting as the past! If you are ready to improve your home, contact Affordable Closets and discover how our comprehensive service, which includes 3D designs and high-quality materials, can deliver the perfect space for your exact needs!