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You are the customer. If your goal is to choose a garage storage and organizing company that will deliver high customer satisfaction and quality, you’ll feel confident in choosing a Diamond Certified garage organizing and storage company. Each has been rated Highest in Quality in the most accurate ratings process anywhere. And you’re always backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee. Here’s why the Diamond Certified ratings and certification process will help you find a top-rated garage storage and organizing expert and is unparalleled in its accuracy, rigor and usefulness:

1) Accuracy: All research is performed by live telephone interviews that verify only real customers are surveyed, so you’ll never be fooled by fake reviews.

2) Statistical Reliability: A large random sample of past customers is surveyed on an ongoing basis so the research results you see truly reflect a Diamond Certified company’s top-rated status.

3) Full Disclosure: By clicking the name of a company above you’ll see the exact rating results in charts and read verbatim survey responses as well as researched articles on each qualified company.

4) Guaranteed: Your purchase is backed up with mediation and the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee, so you can choose with confidence.

Click on the name of a Diamond Certified company above to read ratings results, researched articles and verbatim customer survey responses to help you make an informed decision.

More than 200,000 customers of local companies have been interviewed in live telephone calls, and only companies that score Highest in Quality in customer satisfaction–a 90+ on a 100 scale–as well as pass all of the credential-based ratings earn Diamond Certified. By requiring such a high score to qualify, the Diamond Certified program eliminates mediocre and poorly performing companies. Read detailed information about the ratings and certification process.

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Nick Granato is owner of PremierGarage, a Diamond Certified company. He can be reached at (877) 735-8517 or by email.

Nick Granato

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Nick Granato: In the Garage

By James Florence, Diamond Certified Resource Reporter

FOSTER CITY — When Nick Granato set out to find a new business opportunity, the last place he expected to end up was in the garage. “I’m a former Chief Operations Officer for COIT, a company that specializes in carpet and upholstery cleaning,” he recaps. “While working there, I became friends with Benny and John, who also worked for the company. Over time, we grew tired of working for a big corporation and wanted to do our own thing, so we began looking for opportunities in the home services industry. Along the way, we discovered PremierGarage and were impressed with their products, services, and marketing philosophy. The custom garage business seemed like an up-and-coming industry, so we decided to give it a shot. In 2006, we opened the Bay Area franchise of PremierGarage and we’re still going strong today.”

Today, Nick says his favorite part of his job is being out and about. “I enjoy getting out and meeting new people. My main role at the company is doing in-person consultations, so I spend most of my day visiting customers’ homes and assessing their garage storage needs. Of course, I also enjoy the before-and-after effect of revamping a customer’s garage.”

Originally from Toronto, Canada, Nick resides today in Burlingame, where he’s lived for more than 20 years. Outside of work, his favorite activity is spending time with his family. “I have three kids and three grandkids, and I love spending as much time as I can with them. We all live within 10 or 15 minutes of each other, so I get to attend my grandkids’ sports events and other family activities.”

In his life and career, Nick espouses the importance of putting forth your best effort. “Do the best you can, every single day,” he advises. “I always tell my kids and my grandkids, ‘Whatever you’re doing, if you can walk away knowing you did your best, you’ll never have regrets. Things won’t always go your way and you won’t always win—the only thing you can control is how you deal with it. As long as you give 100 percent, you can be proud and satisfied in the end.’”

Ask Me Anything!

Q: What’s your favorite movie?
A: I have a few, including “The Godfather,” “Bullet,” “Dirty Harry” and “Top Gun.”

Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
A: Either France or Spain.

Q: Music or talk radio?
A: Music.

Q: What kind of music do you like?
A: I enjoy a wide range of music, from R&B to rock to classical.

Q: What’s your favorite snack?
A: Any kind of fruit.

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Tips for Installing Garage Storage Cabinets


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Video: Tips for Installing Garage Storage Cabinets

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Geneva Garage Gear Storage Solutions
Gracious Living Garage Organization Systems
Ultimate Garage Storage
PremierGarage Organizers & Overhead Storage Solutions
StoreWall Garage Storage
Ulti-MATE Garage Storage
Triton Garage Storage
Sears Garage Organization
California Closets
Storic Storage Systems
Rubbermaid Garage Storage
Coleman Garage Storage
GarageTek Garage Organization & Storage
Gladiator GarageWorks Garage Storage
ModuLine Garage Storage
RB Components
DuraCabinet PRO Garage Systems
Tuff-Stor Garage Storage
Stack-On Garage Storage
Master Series Storage Systems
Garagemaid Organizing & Storage Systems

garage storage systems
modular garage storage cabinets
garage sports organizer systems
garage storage hooks
corner garage storage systems
garage storage cabinets
garage storage racks
garage organizers
garage wall organizers
garage wire organizers
garage overhead storage systems
plastic garage storage systems
garage storage bins
garage cubby storage systems
metal garage racks
wire storage shelves
modular storage shelves
garage storage shelves
metal storage units
steel garage storage
hanging garage storage units

Blossom Valley
East Palo Alto
Holy City
Los Altos
Los Altos Hills
Los Gatos
Monte Sereno
Monte Vista
Morgan Hill
Mountain View
Mt Hamilton
New Almaden
Palo Alto
Redwood Estates
San Jose
San Martin
Santa Clara


The following associations and agencies have more information on garage storage solutions for residential customers:

California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) (www.dca.ca.gov)
Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturer’s Association (KCMA) (http://www.kcma.org/)
National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) (http://www.napo.net/)
National Craft Association (NCA) (http://www.craftassoc.com/)


Know What You Want
Consider What You Want Before Hiring a Santa Clara County Garage Storage and Organizing Company

Take a good look at your garage and consider what needs to be organized. List the details of what you want. Items you will need to address are the garage areas you want organized, type of cabinets and timeline you are considering.

Here are some questions that you may want to ask:

  • Do I want a Diamond Certified garage storage and organizing company that is rated best in quality and backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee?
  • Am I planning on living in this house over the long-term or am I going to use it as rental property?
  • What personal and professional characteristics would I like my Santa Clara County garage storage and organizing company to have such as good communication skills, timeliness, honesty, integrity, and reliability?
  • Are there any changes or repairs I need to make to my garage before the garage storage and organizing company starts their work?
  • What is the budget for your garage storage and organizing?
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What To Ask In Person
Inquiring in Person About Garage Storage and Organizing Services in Santa Clara County

Once you have narrowed the field to a few of the best Santa Clara County garage storage and organizing companies, visit a few of these in person to meet their representative. Questions you might want to ask include these:

  • Will you provide a written or a verbal estimate for garage organizing services and garage storage systems?
  • Can you provide us with 10 recent references?
  • Will you need permits to begin this job?
  • If permits are needed, who is responsible for getting them?
  • Do you hire any subcontractors for any of the work?
  • What kind of warranty or guarantee do you offer on your garage storage and organization systems?
  • What does your warranty cover?
  • How many garages have you completed in Santa Clara County?
  • Will you provide a written contract?
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  • What To Ask References
    Requesting Information From Previous Customers of Garage Storage Companies in Santa Clara County

    It’s best to choose a Diamond Certified garage storage and organizing company because all certified companies have passed an in-depth ratings process that most other companies can’t pass. If you want quality from garage storage companies in Santa Clara County, you can have confidence choosing among Diamond Certified companies. Diamond Certified reports are available online for all certified companies. And you’ll never be fooled by fake reviews. That’s because all research is performed in live telephone interviews of actual customers.

    If you can’t find a Diamond Certified garage storage and organizing company within reach, you’ll have to do some research on your own. If you do, it’s wise to call some references provided by your garage storage and organizing company. Keep in mind, though, that references provided to you by garage storage companies are not equal in value to the large random sample of customers surveyed during the Diamond Certified ratings process.

    That’s because references given to customers from companies are cherry-picked instead of randomly selected from all their customers. So the contractors will likely give you a few customers to call that they know are satisfied.

    If you do call references on your own, specifically ask for a list of the company’s 10 most recent customers. This will help avoid them giving you the names of only customers they know were satisfied.

    • Were you satisfied with the services from this garage storage / garage organizing company?
    • Did they finish the job on time?
    • Did the garage storage and organizing company clean up after they completed your job?
    • If you live in a smaller area such as New Almaden, Permanente, Redwood Estates and San Martin, were you charged extra for the garage storage and organizing company’s travel?
    • Did they communicate well with you and keep you updated on the status of your garage project?
    • Did the garage storage and organizing company show up on time?
    • What organization or storage solutions did they do for your garage?
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  • Review Your Options
    Deciding on the Best Garage Storage and Organizing Company for You in Santa Clara County

    The Diamond Certified symbol has been awarded to companies that scored Highest in Quality in an accurate ratings process.

    Before deciding on the best Santa Clara County garage storage and organizing service in for you, it’s important to consider the answers to the following questions:

    • What does this garage storage and organizing company offer that is specific to what I need?
    • Can the garage storage and organizing company in Santa Clara County meet your needs when it comes to scheduling, customer service and experience?
    • Does the garage storage and organizing company offer a written warranty to back up their work?
    • Is this estimate with in my budget?
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  • How To Work With
    Assessing Your Garage Storage and Organizing Company in Santa Clara County

    After you have found a Santa Clara County garage storage and organizing company that you can trust, you will have peace of mind as your garage is organized and storage is installed.

    Meet with the garage storage and organizing company and outline what your specific needs are for your garage.

    Use the notes that you have taken so you can accurately describe any concerns that you have. Be as detailed as possible and don’t be in a rush. It is as important for you to hear their suggestions and observations as it is for them to hear you. If you don’t understand something, ask for an explanation. You need to completely comprehend the plan and any problems that may arise.

    Be sure to get all of the garage storage and organizing estimates in writing before any work begins. The estimate should include an itemized list of the cost of the supplies and the labor. Don’t ever sign a blank estimate.

    Signing a Contract With a Santa Clara County Garage Storage and Organizing Company
    When you feel satisfied with the information you have received from your Santa Clara County garage storage and organizing company, you are ready to sign the contract. Make sure that they have a phone number where you can always be reached.

    If the actual costs exceed the original amount of the estimate, the garage storage and organizing company must get your approval before moving ahead.

    Ways to Make the Work Easier for Garage Storage and Organizing
    Professional garage storage and organizing companies are able to handle the very small to very large aspects of their work. However, there are some things that you can do to prepare for them and to make their progress your garage storage and organizing project go more smoothly.

    Doing these things may even cut down on their labor costs and can keep your home and belongings from being damaged.

    Keep your pets and children away from the area. Your garage storage and organizing company will be focused on building your project and should not have to watch out for your pets or children at any time. This not only prevents accidents and injury but also any expense that comes from accidents that may happen because of children and pets being in the way.

    Remove any movable items from the garage area. Before they begin work on your garage, remove all of the objects that may be in the way such as toys, bicycles, and tools.

    Provide parking space and room for their work vehicles to maneuver. Some garage storage and organizing companies have large vehicles that require more space than average. Contact them before they begin and ask them how many parking spaces they need and how much room they need for their vehicles. It is also helpful to walk through the area with them so any hazards or clearance issues can be pointed.

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  • Be a Good Customer
    How to Be a Good Garage Storage and Organizing Company Customer

    It’s the garage storage and organizing company’s responsibility to put in quality garage storage using the best possible installation techniques. But you play a big part in the success of your garage storage and organizing, too. Here are a few simple steps you can take to be a good customer when hiring a garage storage and organizing company in Santa Clara County.

    • Be clear and upfront with the garage storage and organizing company. Let them know what you want from your garage storage and organizing, the long-term outcome you’re expecting and specific ways they can satisfy your expectations.
    • Before you hire a garage storage and organizing company in Santa Clara County, restate your expectations and goals, and reiterate to the garage storage and organizing representative your understanding of the agreement. Most problems with local garage storage and organizing companies occur because of a breakdown in communication. By being clear about your expectations and theirs, you can avoid most conflicts.
    • Ask your garage storage and organizing company if you should call to check on the progress or if he will call you with updates.
    • Be sure your service representative has a phone number where they can reach you at all times while they’re building your garage storage and organizing. The work will move along more smoothly if your garage storage and organizing company can reach you for any necessary updates, questions or work authorizations.
    • When your contractor contacts you, return calls promptly to keep the garage storage and organizing company on schedule.
    • Pay for the garage storage and organizing work promptly.
    • Remember, a friendly smile goes a long way!

    Why would you want to be a good customer? Garage storage and organizing companies in Santa Clara County appreciate customers who are straightforward, honest and easy to work with. Your good customer behavior sets the tone from your end and creates an environment conducive to a good relationship. Things may very well go smoother and any problems may be more easily resolved.

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Check The Work
Examine the Completed Garage Organization and Storage Systems

When your garage storage and organizing system is complete, most companies will give you a written invoice that details the completed work.

This invoice usually includes:

  • The garage storage system contractor’s name, physical address and license number.
  • A list of all garage organizing and storage services performed.
  • An itemized list of all the supplies purchased.
  • Any applicable warrantees or guarantees provided by the garage storage system manufacturers or the garage organizer installation company.
  • The total cost for supplies and materials, including the amount due for labor.

It is wise to compare the completed work with the written invoice. Ask your contractor to walk through the garage with you and show you the work. Check the work with the invoice. During the walk-through, ask if there are any special instructions for maintaining your garage storage and organization. If you have any questions about the work or materials used, now is the time to ask.

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Written Warranties
Warranties for Your Garage Storage and Organization Systems in Santa Clara County

Most good garage storage and organizing system isntallation companies in Santa Clara County will offer some type of warranty on the materials that are used in your garage storage system construction. All details of the warranty should be provided to you in writing.

This information usually includes:

  • The garage storage system contractor’s name and physical address.
  • Your responsibility if you place a warranty claim for garage organizer failure (i.e., if you have to pay for labor or materials, or if you are required to pay a prorated amount).
  • Terms, limitations and exclusions on the materials and workmanship.
  • If the garage storage system warranties are transferrable to the new owner if you sell your home.
  • What products and parts of the garage storage shelves are covered. This should also include whether they will replace or repair your garage storage system in the event of a product failure.
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Top 10 Requests
Top Garage Storage and Organizing Requests

Is it time to get your garage organized? You will want to know which type of garage storage and organizing is right for you. Garage storage and organizing companies in Santa Clara County offer a variety of organizing cabinets and systems for getting your garage organized. Some are more popular than others. The following are the most familiar requests.

Corner Garage Storage Systems
Corner Garage Storage Systems are a great way to add storage space if your need a cabinet to go from the sidewall to a sidewall. A corner cabinet will give you more room.

Garage Wire Organizers
Garage Wire Organizers are a great way to organize your garage. They come with a grid system which allows you to design how you want everything organized and different components for storing cleaning supplies, pet supplies and tools.

Garage Storage Hooks
Garage Storage Hooks are a versatile method to organize your garage. The hooks can be moved around and adjusted as you need to expand your storage.

Plastic Garage Storage Systems
Plastic Garage Storage Systems are the least expensive way to get your garage organized. You can choose clear plastic which allows you to view what is being stored without rummaging through each container. While they are not as sensitive to environmental changes as other materials, plastic can stain and chip.

Garage Sports Organizer Systems
Garage Sports Organizer Systems organize and store all of your sporting equipment in the garage. You can mount your skis, golf clubs and fishing rods on the wall. You will also find bike racks mounted on the ceiling. It doesn’t matter what sport you love, a Garage Sports Organizer System can get it organized.

Garage Storage Cabinets
Garage Storage Cabinets may run from the floor to the ceiling or half way. Cabinets with drawers, sliders and shelves also provide different storage methods for the various tools that need to be organized. Cabinets hide unattractive items that need to be stored and can be used to store cleaning supplies and even paint.

Modular Garage Storage Cabinets
Modular Garage Storage Cabinets are a great solution for organizing your clutter. The modular cabinets include a hanging system that allows you to custom design your storage for your clutter.

Garage Cubby Storage Systems
Garage Cubby Storage Systems are key to getting your garage organized. Cubbies will provide different storage stations around your garage for your convenience. Cubbies come in small to large sizes depending on what they will be used for.

Garage Wall Organizers
Garage Wall Organizers are systems installed on the wall that allow you to store commonly needed items such as tools. These may have pegboards, hooks, or other systems for organizing.

Garage Overhead Storage Systems
Garage Overhead Storage Systems use empty space to store items that are used infrequently such as holiday decorations. This system attaches to the ceiling. These can even be raised and lowered for easy access by installing a pulley and lift system.

Popular Garage Storage System Brands
The top brand requests for garage storage and organizing in Santa Clara County are listed below.

  • StoreWall Garage Storage
  • Triton Garage Storage
  • Coleman Garage Storage
  • Geneva Garage Gear Storage Solutions
  • Gracious Living Garage Organization Systems
  • Ulti-MATE Garage Storage
  • StoneWall Garage Storage
  • California Closets
  • Storic Storage Systems
  • Master Series Storage System
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Glossary Of Terms
Glossary of Terms for Garage Storage Services

framed construction
Framed construction is a cabinet box that is similar to an empty picture frame with doors attached. These are popular storage systems used in garages because of their affordability and flexibility as garage storage units.

frameless construction
Frameless construction is a cabinet box where the doors are attached with hidden hinges attached to the sides. Frameless construction storage systems are common in garages because they are affordable and easy to install. Some are available as pre-fabricated storage systems while others are built-in garage storage units.

garage organization
Garage organization is the process of organizing garage tools and items into an organization system or custom storage racks. Some companies offer full-scale garage organization services including garage cleaning, storage system installation and organizing.

Also known as: garage organizing services

garage storage
Garage storage is making use of the space in your garage with cabinets, hooks or other systems for organizing. Many garage storage systems are available as pre-fabricated systems, and others are installed as custom garage storage systems by professional garage storage builders.

garage storage cabinets
Garage storage cabinets are cabinets that are used for storage in the garage. These come in many different sizes and materials, including custom garage storage cabinets built to store specific items within one’s garage.

Also known as: garage storage and cabinets, garage cabinets, garage organization storage, garage organizers, garage storage cabinet

garage storage racks
Garage storage racks are racks, made of plastic, wire or other material that are used with other storage systems to organize a garage. Many garage storage racks are heavy-duty to enable the storage of heavy items including paint, building materials, tools and surplus household goods.

Also known as: garage storage rack

garage storage solutions
Garage storage solutions are ideas or designs that are planned to utilize the space in a garage for the best possible organization of tools and equipment.

Also known as: garage storage ideas, garage storage organization, garage storage idea, garage storage designs,

garage storage system
Garage storage system is a planned method of utilizing cabinets, hooks, shelving and other organization shelving to organize the garage.

Also known as: garage storage systems, garage wall storage systems, garage wall storage, garage organization systems

garage tool storage
Garage tool storage are storage systems used specifically for organizing tools. These may include drawers, hanging boards or other systems to keep tools organized and at-the-ready.

Also known as: custom garage tool storage

j hooks
J hooks are hooks shaped like the letter “J” and they fit in tracks in a special type of paneling for on-wall storage systems.

l hooks
L hooks are shaped like the letter “L” and are used for holding larger items such as bikes and some tools.

Non-porous material will not stain and it is resistant to bacteria. It is also resistant to chemicals. Non-porus flooring is a popular material used in many garages.

overhead shelving systems
Overhead shelving is a shelving unit that goes overhead. They can be preassembled or custom built.

Also known as: garage overhead storage, overhead garage storage racks, overhead garage storage systems

penetrating sealer
A penetrating sealer is used on concrete to make it resistant to water.

protective garage flooring tiles
Protective garage flooring tiles are tiles that are easily cleaned from such stains as oil or toxic chemicals.

Also known as: protective flooring tiles

Pulls are knobs or handles attached to drawers.

RTA is used for cabinets that are “ready to assemble.”

Also known as: ready-to-assemble, assembly required

Stock is cabinets that are factory made and come in standard sizes and shapes.

Also known as: stock cabinets

storage bins
Storage bins are bins that are used for storage. They should have a tight seal and support weight on top.

Also known as: garage storage bins

wall-mounted shelves
Wall-mounted shelves are shelving that is used for storage to keep from using floor space. Wall mounted shelves in garages should be fortified for storage of heavy items.

Also known as: wall-mounted shelf

wall paneling
Wall paneling is wall covering that is used for storage by using hooks and shelves. It is similar to a pegboard wall.

A garage workbench is a table used for tasks in the garage. Depending on the construction methods, garage work benches can usually support up to 1,000 pounds.

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Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions for Local Garage Storage Contractors

Q: Why choose a Diamond Certified garage storage and organizing company?
A: Diamond Certified helps you choose a garage storage and organizing company with confidence by offering a list of top-rated local companies who have passed the country’s most in-depth rating process. Only garage storage and organizing companies rated Highest in Quality earn the prestigious Diamond Certified award. Most companies can’t pass the ratings. American Ratings Corporation also monitors every Diamond Certified company with ongoing research and ratings. And your purchase is backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee. So you’ll feel confident choosing a Diamond Certified garage storage and organizing company.

Q: What if the ceiling is too low in my garage?
A: Many homeowners think that their garage ceiling is too low to have overhead storage installed. Actually, this is a very common misunderstanding. Most of the time there is room and if there isn’t enough room, the storage can be installed deeper in the garage.

Q: What do I need to do to get ready for the installation?
A: You need to move all of your personal things out of the area. While you are doing this, take the opportunity to get rid of things that have been sitting in the garage for years! If there are old shelves that need to be removed, now is the time. Also, you might want to fill any holes that are left.

Q: What will be the greatest benefit from having garage storage and organizing?
A: The greatest benefit is to be rid of the clutter and have everything neat and organized. You will have more living space and it may improve your home’s desirability on the housing market.

Q: How long will my cabinets last?
A: Garage cabinets are built to last. They are rugged but you need to take care of them. If they are maintained, they will probably last as long as your home.

Q: If I move, will I be able to take my garage storage with me?
A: Your garage storage and organizing has been designed specifically for your home so it probably won’t fit into a new space. It is also likely to increase the value of your home and, as a result, will need to be left for the next owner.

Q: Can I add more storage at a later time?
A: Yes, additional storage can be added at any time. You can easily add and expand your garage storage to get rid of more clutter and organize further.

Q: How will garage storage and organizing increase the value of my home?
A: Many home buyers are looking for improved garages with space saving ideas and cabinets. Garage storage and organizing has become one of the most popular home improvements.

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