By Mario D’Ovidio, General Manager
We are celebrating National Garage Organization Month™ at Gladiator® GarageWorks for the sixth straight year this April. The program was started to help serve as a guide to homeowners to reclaim their garage.
We celebrate this time, because at our core, Gladiator is about storage and organization products – high quality, durable, stylish and most importantly – versatile. Gladiator is a system. We list all these adjectives because we are all these things.
At the end of the day, our true goal is to inspire our customer’s creativity – and in the last six years, some of our customers have sent us incredible examples of their creativity and innovation:
1) The Kitchen
We’ve heard from a family who uses two 8 ft. Modular Workbenches in their dining room. Side by side, the solid maple surfaces come together providing a place to gather for dinner, check email and craft.
We have also seen a homeowner use a set of workbenches to cover an outdated island – within a matter of minutes the island disappeared under a new maple modular worksurface – all without ever lifting a hammer.
2) The Bedroom
Another customer found Gladiator® products to be key when transitioning her son’s bedroom from toddler to young adult. This room will definitely grow with him. GearWall® panels allow her to move cabinets, hooks and bins as often as he changes his socks…. if needed.
3) The Architect’s Studio
Several designers and architects, who work from home, have utilized Bamboo workbenches in their home studios/office. They are perfect for spreading blueprints and plans. Plus, GearBoxes, which are nice for storing various supplies, even locking away a laptop, fit neatly underneath the workbench.
All of these ideas continue to inspire us to be even more creative and innovative as we design new products. Products with new functionality, new versatility and new high-performance materials.
An example of this is a commitment to making our new work surfaces available in bamboo – one of the the most environmentally-sound materials on the planet and five times harder than most hardwoods. Beyond its performance, bamboo is a beautiful material to design with and enhances any environment.
Come back to this space to look for news of how we are bringing our new product innovation promise to life in the coming year.
We look forward to hearing from you as you reclaim your garage.
About the Author: Mario D’Ovidio is Gladiator brand’s General Manager. He’s the Top Dog, the Chief, the Big Cheese. But don’t let that fool you. He’s also the guy who inspires the weird, the wild and the wacky.