In an independent, home-owner survey conducted in March 2005 a dozen Twin City closet installation companies were contacted for a quote on a very common 8' wide reach-in closet. Two did not return calls or submit a quote. This closet was to have a center tower with drawers and shelves. On each side would be either long or double short hanging. Some companies only quoted an average price per lineal foot, others didn't quote exactly what was requested. So although, it was impossible to exactly compare apples-to-apples and oranges-to-oranges, the results are as follows:
|Closet Classics of MN||1000|
|Storage Solutions||675 (all laminate)|
|Creative Home Solutions||665|
|Storage Solutions||475 (combo)|
|No Response: Home Options, Closets Plus|
In a much older version, the following price comparisons appeared in the Variety Section of the Star Tribune November 1, 2001 (Excerpts from "A place for everything" by John Ewoldt): 'We sought bids from 6 local [Twin City] closet design firms on a shallow entryway closet and a guest bedroom closet. Both are about 6' long. All material is 3/4" laminate.'