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Oct 23, 2020
The Stow Company acquires Gorgeous Garage expanding presence in garage organization category.
Apr 12, 2020
The Stow Company joins in the fight against COVID-19, delivering production solutions for healthcare-focused products. Starting today, The Stow Company will begin manufacturing a healthcare industry product that supports lab clinicians and testing protocols.
Aug 8, 2018
Introducing the new Inspired Garage. Available today, August 7, 2018, the brand’s expanded offerings speak to homeowners who struggle with traditional garage storage. Designed to reflect both the practical needs and lifestyle choices that dictate how this flexible space can be used, Inspired Garage makes parking both cars in the garage a reality while offering a new twist on the real front door.
Jun 22, 2018
Introducing the Inspired Closets contemporary closet system, an innovative new closet organization solution. Available today, the product offering speaks to homeowners who pursue interior design that reflects a contemporary influence and modern flair.
Nov 15, 2017
New Shoe Shrine® organizer features adjustable shelves in sturdy steel or textured compact laminate
Oct 12, 2017

HOLLAND, Mich -- From tools to bikes and outdoor gear, the average homeowner’s garage is chock-full of things besides the car. But what if there were an easy solution to organize everything so people could find what they need and have more time to do what they enjoy? That’s the idea behind EasyGarage, a new DIY collection of durable cabinets, work surfaces, slatwall and accessories.


EasyGarage Storage System

EasyGarage combines smart storage features, quality materials, and the look homeowners want in a comprehensive solution. A wide selection of cabinet sizes and configuration options including open shelves, doors, and/or drawers offers multiple ways for each person to put together a storage solution that fits their garage and their belongings. A full suite of slatwall accessories expands storage options even farther, opening up valuable floor space by storing items within easy reach up on the wall. All slatwall hooks, racks, and baskets can be moved or rearranged without tools, making it simple to update storage at any time to accommodate changing seasons or equipment.


Terra Kunish, Brand Director for EasyGarage’s parent company The Stow Company, says, “As the demand for organization in other parts of the home continues to rise, it’s only natural for people to want solutions for the garage, too. With so many different kinds of things to store and so many family members coming and going all the time, keeping this space neat and well-organized can help make their busy lives a little easier.”


Designed for the tough environment of the garage, EasyGarage solutions are manufactured with durable materials and quality construction in every detail. Each cabinet is made with 3/4-inch thick sturdy panels and adjustable shelves with durable surfaces. Full-extension metal drawer glides, Euro-style adjustable door hinges, and adjustable-height leveling legs communicate quality with every use. Homeowners can choose from durable laminate cabinets in Driftwood, Galaxy, or Black Sand, or a mix of laminate cabinets with 20-gauge, powder-coated steel doors and drawer fronts in Graphite, Silver or Red.


EasyGarage solutions are designed for easy do-it-yourself installation. Cabinets mount to the wall with included cleats and hardware using common household tools. All parts are pre-cut and shipped with hardware and detailed instructions to make home assembly successful – even for first time DIYers.


Kunish says, “Homeowners are always looking for a way to get items off the floor and open up more storage space in the garage. With EasyGarage, we’ve made it simple. By choosing a solution that organizes and upgrades the look of your garage, you can transform one of the most hardworking spaces in your house into a valuable part of your home.”


About EasyGarage
EasyGarage is part of The Stow Company, a leading manufacturer of custom storage and organization solutions for the home and the parent company of EasyClosets. EasyGarage do-it-yourself garage storage solutions are sold online and shipped direct to customers’ homes. For more information, visit www.EasyGarageStorage.com or the brand’s Pinterest page, or join the conversation on Facebook at www.facebook.com/easygaragestorage or on Twitter (@easy_garage).



May 10, 2017

Flexible new shelving system adjusts to organize shoes for every style and season.

May 4, 2017

 

The Summer Concerts at Kollen Park are one of the most popular spots to be on Friday evenings in the summer in Holland.  From 6:30-8:30pm, the park comes alive with music and dancing.  Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic basket and enjoy the sounds of summer.  Learn more at http://www.cityofholland.com/recreation/summer-concert-series.

 

 

 

Feb 14, 2017

ORG Home, a leading provider of custom home organization solutions, is helping customers invigorate their homes with the introduction of 12 new fashionable colors. The newly refreshed color palette aligns the ORG Home offering with evolving home design and décor trends while addressing a wide range of consumer preferences.

 

ORG Home Walk-In Closet

“The new palette has elements of substance and depth,” said Jon King, design manager for ORG Home’s parent company, The Stow Company. “These rich, earthy hues, neutrals, and textured finishes join our other popular color options to enhance the full palette, giving homeowners greater choices for personal expression. By offering upscale options, we can help them tailor their organization solutions to reflect their own taste.”

 






The entire ORG Home palette features solid and woodgrain colors in both warm and cool tones. The latest colors fall into the following categories:

 

  • Light woodgrains: A variety of species with a naturally weathered, bleached appearance
  • Mid-tone woodgrains: Adaptable colors with hints of more familiar woods and patterns
  • Dark woodgrains: Rich, mystic wood hues with a subtle, contemporary look
  • Solid colors: A clean, modern look that pairs well with woodgrains or other solids

 

Each color is matched with an intriguing finish. The True finish, exclusive to several of the new woodgrain colors, is a highly detailed textured finish with the look and feel of real wood. Created using an embossed in-register process, the texture follows the grain in a synchronized pattern while covering both sides of vertical panels and shelves.

 

The extensive selection of colors and finishes is just one of the ways ORG Home helps customers tailor designs for their space, lifestyle and home décor. During a professional design consultation with a local ORG Home authorized dealer, customers can review custom plan options and choose door and drawer styles, accessories, and hardware that add to the organization and aesthetic of the space, creating a stylish, highly customizable solution.

 

“A closet should be a space for rejuvenation and renewal,” said King. “These new colors and our thoughtful organizational designs enable you to create a space that’s in harmony with you and your home. Whether you desire a single-color solution, getting creative by mixing and matching colors, or designing a solution that’s in continuity within the rest of your home, the ORG Home palette gives you the creative freedom you need,” said King.

 

ORG Home products are available through the nationwide network of authorized dealers who provide professional design and installation services. Manufactured in Holland, Mich., by The Stow Company, ORG Home offers custom closet organizers, pantry storage systems, garage cabinets, laundry storage, office organizing systems, Murphy Beds, craft room organization, media centers, mudroom storage and more. For more information or to locate an ORG Home dealer, visit www.ORGHome.com or call 800-562-4257.



Feb 8, 2017

Holland, Mich. -- EasyClosets®, a leading online DIY organization solutions provider, introduces four new fresh colors that let homeowners express their taste and personal style in their storage spaces. Created in response to consumer research and demand, the four new colors include Desert, Sierra, Clay, and Lava.


EasyClosets Reach-In Closet
  • Desert blends a calming white with soft grey accents and a woodgrain-textured finish to provide a warm, natural appeal.
  • Sierra’s amber cherry base with orange and red undertones is enhanced by a straight-grain pattern with small woodgrain “knots” to evoke a traditional style.
  • Clay is a solid neutral combining grey taupe, subtle red undertones, and a smooth finish to deliver a modern, upscale look.
  • Lava, a bold solid color with dark grey hues and a smooth finish, offers a crisp, clean aesthetic for a dramatic effect.

"This updated color palette was created to enable choices,” said Jon King, Design Manager for The Stow Company, the parent company of EasyClosets. "A closet is a very personal space that should speak volumes about who you are, from your wardrobe and accessories to the environment where they are stored,” said King. “The EasyClosets color palette encourages personal expression within a closet or other spaces in the home. Whether you want your closet to represent the same aesthetic treatment applied in the rest of your home or to be a departure from it, you now have that ability."


The new colors expand EasyClosets’ palette to include solid and woodgrain colors, warm and cool tones, smooth finishes, and unique natural texture finishes. No matter what their personal style or storage needs may be, homeowners will find the colors, styles, configuration options, and storage features they desire to design an organization system that is uniquely their own.


The intuitive online design tool makes space planning quick and easy for homeowners. Complimentary design service is also available, allowing customers to have an EasyClosets expert review their plan or create it for them. The organization solutions are made specifically for do-it-yourself installation. Components are cut to order and shipped with a complete set of hardware and detailed instructions to make home assembly successful – even for those without remodeling experience.


About EasyClosets
EasyClosets, a brand of The Stow Company, is a leading online provider of do-it-yourself custom storage and organization systems for all areas of the home, including closets, pantry, laundry room, entryway, and living areas. EasyClosets products are sold primarily online at EasyClosets.com and shipped direct to customers’ homes. For more information, visit www.EasyClosets.com, the brand’s Pinterest pages, or join the conversation on Facebook at facebook.com/EasyClosets or on Twitter (@easyclosets).



Apr 4, 2016

HOLLAND, MI -- The Stow Company Inc., a leader in custom home storage and organizational products, announced the appointment of Phil Dolci, 48, as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective April 4, 2016. Dolci succeeds Frank Newman, 67, who is retiring. Newman will continue to serve the company as a member of the Board of Advisors.


Phil Dolci

Dolci is an accomplished leader with over 23 years of experience in consumer products manufacturing and marketing. He most recently served as the President and CEO of Crosman Corporation, a leading global designer, manufacturer and supplier of products for shooting sports, based in Cincinnati, Ohio.


“Phil brings exactly the kind of experience and knowledge that will drive the continued growth and presence of The Stow Company in the home organization market,” said Dick DeVos, Chairman of The Stow Company. “ We thank Frank for his exemplary leadership over the last four years.”


Dolci’s background includes serving as President and CEO of U.S. Playing Cards, a subsidiary of Jarden Corporation. Prior to Jarden Corporation, Phil held senior executive positions with Sanford, a division of Newell Rubbermaid, ConAgra Foods, Dean Foods and Kraft Foods.


Dolci holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Chicago.


About The Stow Company

Founded in 1984 in Holland, Mich., The Stow Company is the leading provider of storage and organization systems for all areas of the home. With manufacturing facilities in Holland, Mich., and Indianapolis, Ind., the company’s innovative products and services are tailored to customers’ needs through four distribution channels. ORG Home® custom solutions are available through a nationwide network of authorized design and installation dealers. EasyClosets® do-it-yourself, custom-cut products are sold online at www.EasyClosets.com. Easy Track® modular storage systems are available through leading home improvement retailers. Distinctive Wine Cellars™, available through authorized design and installation dealers, provides custom wine cellars and storage solutions. The Stow Company is part of The Windquest Group. Click here for more information on the company and employment opportunities.



May 9, 2014

EasyClosets®, a leading online home organization solutions provider, joined Lin’s Linens to provide a bedroom makeover for a college student coping with cancer. Through their collaboration and support from other local companies, the bedroom was transformed into a peaceful, organized oasis designed to provide a calm and relaxing environment.

 


 

Lin’s Linens , a non-profit organization based in New Jersey, helps women diagnosed with cancer by creating nurturing environments where they can heal. The organization’s mission is to support women going through cancer treatment by providing a comforting retreat where they can rest after surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. EasyClosets’ support included donating a custom bookshelf storage system that surrounds the bed for a 21-year-old college student battling Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Employee volunteers donated their time to design and build an organization system that was completely customized for the space and her personal needs.

 


 

As a part of The Stow Company, EasyClosets participates in an annual corporate-wide initiative called the Stow Difference program. The program empowers employee teams representing each department to give a boost to causes that benefit the local community. The Stow Difference teams select charitable causes, then participate as hands-on volunteers to fund and implement projects that make a positive difference in the lives of those in need.


“We are committed to giving back in our local communities of Pine Brook, N.J. and Holland, Mich. Our Stow Difference Program presents our employees with an opportunity to contribute to worthy causes with their time and talents,” said Bobbie Locke, director of marketing and communications for The Stow Company, the parent company of EasyClosets.


“It’s an honor to be a part of the Stow Difference projects and to help those who need the peace and comfort that an organized room can provide,” said Mikey Masciarelli, designer for EasyClosets. Masciarelli worked with Lin’s Linens’ volunteer Kelli Chitti, owner of Interiors by Kelli design studio, to bring her vision for the space to life. “We designed the solution to include an open bridge above the bed, and side towers with adjustable shelving and drawers, creating built-in night stands on both sides of the bed,” said Masciarelli. EasyClosets’ intuitive online design tool, fast, one-day manufacturing and easy installation enabled the project to be completed in only a few days.


About EasyClosets


EasyClosets, a part of The Stow Company, is a leading online provider of do-it-yourself custom storage and organization systems for all areas of the home, including closets, garage, pantry, laundry, entryway, and living areas. EasyClosets products are sold primarily online at EasyClosets.com and shipped direct to customers’ homes Founded in 1984, The Stow Company is part of The Windquest Group. For more information, visit www.EasyClosets.com.



Oct 24, 2013

HOLLAND, MICH., October 24, 2013 -- The Stow Company today announced that it will consolidate all manufacturing into its newly expanded facility in Holland, Mich.  The decision is part of a growth strategy that includes maximizing manufacturing capacities and leveraging a centralized, national shipping point.  The Holland facility manufactures products for all of the Company’s brands, including EasyClosets®, ORG Home® and Easy Track®, and has substantial room for further expansion.


“The Stow Company is on a strong path of double digit growth for all of our brands, and expanding the capacity of our Holland manufacturing operation allows us to meet growing customer demand and maximize efficiencies while keeping pricing competitive and maintaining market leadership,” said Randy Tallman, executive vice president of operations for The Stow Company.  “Our 200,000-square-foot Holland facility is now readily able to absorb additional volume, and will positively impact our already industry-leading quality and turnaround times.”


Approximately 40 new full-time jobs are being created in Holland by the expansion.  The recruiting and hiring process is already underway, and the Company expects to have all new associates on board and in place on all shifts by the end of 2013. “We’re very pleased to be adding a significant number of new stable, well-paid production and logistics jobs in West Michigan,” Tallman stated.


About The Stow Company

Founded in 1984 in Holland, Mich., The Stow Company is the leading provider of custom storage and organization systems for all areas of the home, including closets, garage, pantry, laundry and mudrooms, as well as entertainment centers, wall-beds and more.  The company’s innovative products and services are tailored to specific customers’ needs through three distribution channels. ORG Home® custom solutions are available through a nationwide network of authorized design and installation dealers. EasyClosets® do-it-yourself, custom-cut products are sold primarily online at www.easyclosets.com. Easy Track® modular storage systems are available through leading home improvement retailers. The Stow Company is part of The Windquest Group.  For more information on the company and employment opportunities, visit www.TheStowCompany.com.



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Angela Smit

Marketing Communications Manager

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The Stow Company

3311 Windquest Dr

Holland MI 49424

616.399.3311



Aug 5, 2013

EasyClosets®, a leading online home organization solutions provider, announces its participation in DIY Network’s Blog Cabin 2013 home renovation program. The popular primetime program, Blog Cabin, is an interactive homebuilding television series that invites viewers and fans to help design the cabin and inform the renovation, then enter for a chance to win the remodeled and fully furnished home. As a proud sponsor of Blog Cabin 2013, EasyClosets contributed to the spectacular renovation with custom organization systems installed in the master closet and laundry room.


DIY Network Blog Cabin

Circa 1800s, the historic waterfront cottage, once a one-room cabin, has undergone a complete renovation. The newly remodeled two-story vacation home boasts a formal great room, modern kitchen, efficient laundry room, three bedrooms, two-and-one-half baths, and a stunning outdoor entertainment area, complete with breathtaking views of North Carolina’s “Crystal Coast.”


“We’re honored to be the exclusive home organization sponsor of Blog Cabin 2013, and to be a part of a truly unique remodeling project,” said Bobbie Locke, director of marketing and communications for The Stow Company, the parent company of EasyClosets. “By including our EasyClosets custom storage solutions in this fabulous retreat, it will add to the home’s calm, serene feel while also allowing the lucky Blog Cabin winner to maintain a superbly organized master closet and laundry room.”


With Blog Cabin’s tight storage spaces, smart organization was essential to maximize every square inch. Because EasyClosets’ home organization systems are completely customizable, they offered the perfect solution for the reach-in master closet and laundry room.


During the design and selection process, the style and color of the organization products played as important a role as function and customization. EasyClosets’ new on-trend colors, Driftwood and Chateau, were chosen because of their ability to blend beautifully with the home’s coastal cool décor theme and its neutral color palette.


EasyClosets organization makeovers will be featured in three of DIY Network’s Blog Cabin episodes. To see the laundry room remodel, viewers can tune into Kitchen Crashers on August 5 at 9:00 p.m. ET. Bath Crashers, airing August 12 at 9:30 p.m. ET, will showcase the master bedroom and closet makeover. The one-hour Blog Cabin special is scheduled for Sept. 12 at 9:00 p.m. ET. To take a virtual tour of the completed home and for more information, including episode airdates and times, visit DIYNetwork.com/BlogCabin.


For a chance to win this beachfront cottage, U.S. viewers age 21 or older can enter DIY Network’s Blog Cabin® 2013 Giveaway twice online per day through Sept. 13, 2013, until 5 pm ET. No purchase necessary. See official rules at www.diynetwork.com.


Jul 22, 2013

Easy Track™ announced today that its closet organizing system has been named a Consumers Digest Best Buy. Easy Track’s 4’ to 8’ Basic Starter kit was selected as the best midrange buy in wood/laminated wood closet storage kits. Best Buys for closet systems are judged on functionality, durability, adaptability, and aesthetics. This is the second time Easy Track has been named a Consumers Digest Best Buy, the first being in 2009.


According to the recent Consumers Digest Magazine, Easy Track was selected because of its ability to hold 1,200 pounds over an 8-foot span, which is more than similarly priced competitor closet systems, and because it is the only midrange system to include a lifetime limited warranty. The publication also noted the product’s environmentally conscious features, such as its 100 percent recycled/recovered wood fiber core as being “unique among the market.”


“We’re very pleased to have a trusted national consumer publication like Consumers Digest again recognize our commitment to consumer lifetime value,” said Bobbie Locke, Director of Marketing and Communications for Easy Track’s parent company, The Stow Company. “The durability and easy-to-assemble convenience of Easy Track ready-made storage and organization kits have received great retail response.”


Easy Track closet organizers are based on starter kits that can be used alone or combined with other kits and components to create the ideal space for homeowners. A prominent characteristic of Easy Track’s closet organizing systems is the ease of installation. Simply attach the unique steel rail to the wall, and then hang the panels, and add shelves, hanging rods, drawers, baskets and accessories. Because Easy Track is designed for flexibility, it is simple to make adjustments and add components as homeowners’ storage needs change.


About Easy Track


Part of The Stow Company since 1989, the Easy Track brand offers high-quality, easy-to-assemble closet organizer kits in Cherry, Truffle, and White. With numerous configurations to fit closet spaces ranging from two to eleven feet wide, Easy Track storage systems provide smart organization for small and mid-size reach-in closets to large walk-in closets. Easy Track do-it-yourself starter kits can be purchased at participating retail and home center stores, and online at EasyTrack.com. For more information or to locate a retailer, call 1-800-562-4257 or visit www.EasyTrack.com.



Feb 4, 2013

HOLLAND, MI – February 4, 2013, The Stow Company Inc., a leader in custom home storage and organizational products, announced that Randy Tallman has been promoted to executive vice president of operations.

 

Randy Tallman

In his new position, Tallman will be responsible for manufacturing operations, product development and engineering for The Stow Company facilities in Holland, Mich. and Pine Brook, NJ. He will report to Frank Newman, president and chief executive officer.

 

During his 18 years at The Stow Company, Tallman has served in various management positions, including national sales manager, consumer product manager, director of marketing and product management, and most recently, was vice president of product management. Tallman is a graduate of Grand Valley State University, and holds a bachelor’s degree in business.

 

“Randy has made significant contributions to the company throughout his tenure and I am confident that we will benefit greatly from his expanded leadership role,” said Newman.  “Randy’s knowledge of our products and his dedication to world-class manufacturing standards will help us fulfill our commitment to provide a superior customer experience from start to finish.”

 

About The Stow Company

Founded in 1984 in Holland, Mich., The Stow Company is a leading provider of custom storage and organization systems for all areas of the home, including closets, garage, pantry, laundry and mudrooms, as well as entertainment centers, wall-beds and more. The company’s innovative products and services are tailored to specific customers’ needs through three distribution channels. ORG Home™ custom solutions are available through a nationwide network of authorized design and installation dealers. EasyClosets™ do-it-yourself, custom-cut products are sold primarily online at www.EasyClosets.com. Easy Track® modular storage systems are available through leading home improvement retailers. The Stow Company is part of The Windquest Group, and has manufacturing plants in Holland, Mich., and Pine Brook, N.J.


Jan 30, 2013

The Stow Company Inc., a leader in custom home storage and organizational products, announced that Carl Seymour has been promoted to vice president of the company’s dealer network.

 

Carl Seymour

Seymour, who reports to Frank Newman, president and chief executive officer for The Stow Company, is responsible for leading the strategic business development of the dealer distribution channel including leveraging alliances with businesses that specialize in closet, garage or home organization.

 

“Under Carl’s leadership, the sales and customer service teams have achieved success in important growth initiatives and service excellence for our ORG Home dealership network, said Newman. “Carl’s determination and drive, combined with his business management expertise, has proven to be a valuable asset to our company and dealer partners.”

 

In his recent position as director of dealer development, Seymour has been the driving force behind the growth of the company’s ORG Home dealer network. Prior to joining The Stow Company in 2006 as a dealer business consultant, Seymour was the principal of Get Organized, a home organization company in metro Detroit, Mich. Seymour is a graduate of Colorado State University, and holds a bachelor’s degree in finance.

 

About The Stow Company

Founded in 1984 in Holland, Mich., The Stow Company is a leading provider of custom storage and organization systems for all areas of the home, including closets, garage, pantry, laundry and mudrooms, as well as entertainment centers, wall-beds and more. The company’s innovative products and services are tailored to specific customers’ needs through three distribution channels. ORG Home™ custom solutions are available through a nationwide network of authorized design and installation dealers. EasyClosets™ do-it-yourself, custom-cut products are sold primarily online at www.easyclosets.com. Easy Track® modular storage systems are available through leading home improvement retailers. The Stow Company is part of The Windquest Group, and has manufacturing plants in Holland, Mich., and Pine Brook, N.J.



Mar 12, 2012
West Michigan home organization company uses resources and social media for community good.
Feb 9, 2012
IZOD IndyCar team owner and Celebrity Apprentice contestant Michael Andretti taps ORG Home organization company for upscale garage storage solutions.
Sep 9, 2011
ORG Home Offers New Ideas for Reclaiming Real Estate in Your Garage.
Aug 11, 2010
Save Time & Money With a Clean & Efficient Laundry Room.
May 24, 2010
The Leading Provider of Home Organization Solutions rebrands with affirmed focus.