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02/10/12
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Michael Andretti's ORG Garage Makeover Delivers Winning Style
For legendary race car driver and team owner Michael Andretti, cars have always been the focal point of life. So it only makes sense that his garage should have the showroom style to become a focal point of his home. When it comes to racing, running a business, and providing for his family, nothing less than the best will do for Andretti. That's why he turned to ORG home organization, a division of The Stow Company recognized as a leading provider of garage and interior storage solutions, to give his garage the winning style the Andrettis love to come home to.

Lack of efficient organization was one of the driving forces behind Andretti's desire to revamp his garage. "Our garage was a mess, and our stuff was all over the place. Not only did we need to get our things in order, we wanted to do it with style. It was important to me and my wife, Jodi, that our garage could reflect the same level of style as the rest of our home," said Michael Andretti, president and CEO of Andretti Autosport, and Celebrity Apprentice cast member.

When it was time for the makeover, Andretti knew ORG storage solutions belonged in his garage. Because Michael's father, Mario Andretti, has ORG products in his garage, he was familiar with the company's quality construction, endless design options, and expert installation. With its wide variety of colors, sizes, and accessories, ORG could offer the unlimited design solutions the Andrettis wanted. Plus, the heavy-duty garage cabinets had the toughness and durability to go the extra mile.

To blend with the Andretti home's old world charm, ORG used rich colors, textures and personalized features throughout the garage. Three-dimensional plans allowed the Andrettis to be involved in the design process and visualize the ORG garage solution before it was installed. This close collaboration resulted in an aesthetically pleasing and vastly improved garage that's a perfect match for the Andrettis' style and organizational needs.

On par with the impressive scale of the Andretti home, the newly designed garage features workbenches, tall custom cabinets, lighted display cases, and even crystal chandeliers. Above the cabinets, carefully selected racing memorabilia are strategically positioned for display. "The Andretti heritage is so rich, and they are proud of that. So we designed a solution that embraces their lifestyle and showcases some of their accomplishments," said Jon King, Design Manager for The Stow Company.

Another special feature of Andretti's garage is the designated parking and storage space for scooters. "Just like a pit stop, there are designated parking zones for their scooters. It's a simple concept: the design is apparent and intended to accommodate daily use," said King.

While Andretti has seen his share of garages, none compare to the one he finds at the end of his driveway each day. "My ORG garage is beautiful," he said. "The whole solution was custom designed for us. We couldn't ask for anything better."

For more information and to watch Andretti's garage video tour, visit www.HomeORG.com/AndrettiGarage

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