Los Angeles,, CA (PressExposure) February 13, 2009 -- OrganizIT! Inc, a Chatsworth based company focusing on garage organization, was voted the âBest Garage Design Firmâ at the Los Angeles Organizing Awards, produced annually by NAPO-LA. The Los Angeles Organizing Awards, sponsored by Office Depot, is a one-of-a-kind public event celebrating the exemplary contributions that have helped shape the organizing industry. The Fourth Annual Los Angeles Organizing Awards was held at the Luxe Hotel on Sunset Boulevard in Bel Air on Friday, January 30, 2009. In only its third year of existence, OrganizIT! has reached the pinnacle of its industry in receiving this award.
Gus Gougas, President of OrganizIT! said, âWe are very excited. To be recognized as the best at anything is always nice, but to be recognized as the best by NAPO, is quite an accomplishment. We couldnât be prouderâ. The garage organization industry is the fastest growing segment of the home improvement market. In a relatively short period of time the garage organization industry has become a multi-billion dollar industry. âEarly on we saw the benefits of our relationship with NAPO. It truly is a perfect marriage of services; we design and build out a highly organized and efficient garage and work with NAPO organizers to assist the homeowners in purging, labeling, storing and organizing their belongings. Itâs a Win-Win for everybodyâ, Gougas said.
The Los Angeles Organizing Awards are chosen by a popular national vote that took place online from October 31 through December 31. Twenty awards were handed out, seven awards for organizing products and retailers, five awards for organizing services, five awards to organizing professionals, two awards to media outlets and one special recognition award presented by Office Depot. The chapter also honored several of its members with chapter awards. The Volunteer of the Year Award is presented to the chapter member with an exemplary record of service. The Leading Edge Award recognizes a NAPO-LA member whose actions and efforts elevate the quality or profile of professional organizers everywhere.
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About NAPO-Los Angeles: NAPO Los Angeles is a non-profit professional organization dedicated to developing, leading and promoting professional organizers and the benefits of better home and business organization. The founding chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers, "The Organizing AuthorityÂ®," NAPO-LA provides members with a forum for networking, professional development and raising public awareness since 1985. The chapter produces the Los Angeles Organizing Expo as well as the Los Angeles Organizing Awards and is the recipient of the 2008 NAPO National President's Award for innovative contributions to the organizing industry. For details visit http://www.napola.org