INDIANAPOLIS, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Like so many American families, the Canter family garage began to fill with various household items until parking became difficult and closing the garage door impossible. Thanks to garage organization leader Gladiator® GarageWorks, all that has changed. The Canter family was selected as the grand prize winner of the first-ever Garage Takeover, worth nearly $15,000. The Takeover includes consultations with a NAPO professional organizer and do-it-yourself expert Karl Champley, $10,000 worth of Gladiator® GarageWorks products and installation by Innovative Garages.
Before the takeover, going from one side of the Canter family's garage to the other required navigating around piles and stacks of sports equipment, holiday decorations and tools. They were unable to fit their cars inside on cold and snowy nights, and unable to access stored items when they needed.
Now, the Canter family is outfitted with versatile and durable Gladiator®GarageWorks systems, including flooring, shelving, a maple-top 6 ft. Modular Workbench, the Premier Modular GearBox and more. After the transformation was revealed, Gladiator® GarageWorks celebrated the successful takeover by throwing a block party for the Canter family, their friends and neighbors.
"The transformation is incredible," said Stephen Canter, who submitted his family's contest entry. "What Gladiator® GarageWorks was able to do with our garage, turning it into an organized, usable space, even with both of our cars comfortably inside, is truly priceless. I never imagined our garage could look like this, and be so functional. The various storage solutions inspire us to stay organized."
Not only will Canter be able to reclaim the garage, but with all the new usable space, he can move garage items once stored in the basement back into the garage and create a long-desired home office.
From April 1 to May 27, residents in the nine-county greater Indianapolis area were invited to tell Gladiator® GarageWorks why they deserved a Garage Takeover at www.indytakeover.com. On May 31, 10 semi-finalists were asked to provide additional information about their garages for a shot at the grand prize. While the nine semi-finalists received an Organization Mega Kit (MSRP $327), it was the Canter family who earned the granddaddy of all garage overhauls.
Gladiator® GarageWorks will kick off a second contest later this year as the brand continues to takeover Indianapolis in 2011. Go to www.indytakeover.com, Facebook/gladiatorgw and Twitter @gladiatorgw for updates.
About Gladiator® GarageWorks
Gladiator® GarageWorks is the leader in garage organization delivering innovative solutions that allow garage owners to organize their space in a way that suits their individual storage needs. It is the only garage organization system to offer coordinated appliances designed for the harsh garage environment.
Gladiator® GarageWorks offers a Premier pre-assembled line and Ready-to-Assemble line for do-it-yourselfers. Products are available through local garage dealers, retailers including Sears and Lowe's or via http://www.GladiatorGarageWorks.com.