Everything In Its Place
Writer / Julie Young
Photographer / Erin Feldmeyer
Don Dillard is an organized person who likes everything to be in its place.
“I was a project manager by trade and had to organize activities within a specific framework, so I guess organizing comes naturally to me,” he says.
He is also a process-driven guy who doesn’t mind getting his hands dirty in order to find the best solution for his clients’ needs. That makes him the perfect proprietor for Tailored Living featuring Premier Garage of Indianapolis Southside — a space-saving home organization system that is a one-stop shop for innovative solutions.
“We focus on three primary product services: epoxy floors, specialty garage organization and in-home organization for closets, mudrooms and any place that has cabinetry except the kitchen and bathroom,” Dillard says.
Located on SR 135, Tailored Living featuring Premier Garage is a locally operated business in the same complex as Teresa’s Hallmark and Brianne’s Boutique, which are also owned and managed by the Dillard family. After 20 years of traveling extensively for work or enduring a long commute to meet with clients, Dillard said he wanted to find a business that would enable him to use his organizational skills and would be a little closer to home. With his wife Teresa running things at the Hallmark store and the couple’s daughter Sara at the helm of Brianne’s Boutique across the parking lot, the family is close enough to wave to one another while enjoying a space of their own.
“Make no mistake though, it is a family business,” he says. “Teresa and I both own the Tailored Living franchise, and we bring different skills to the table. Teresa has been running that big Hallmark store for 29 years and she knows what it takes to pay the bills and stay operational while I focus on the marketing of the business and the execution of the projects.”
Tailored Living featuring Premier Garage is an affordable, customizable storage solution for today’s homeowner. When a client calls for a consultation or stops into the showroom to see the product, Dillard and his staff discusses their needs and then crafts a 3D computer rendering that can be tweaked and adjusted depending on the customer’s desires. Unlike some closet companies that are limited in terms of the sizes that they offer, the Tailored Living system can be adjusted according to the available space. In addition, Tailored Living offers 12 standard finishes as well as 50-60 custom finishes and a wide array of hardware options mounted on a four-by-eight-foot wall.
“If by chance, we don’t have something that the customer wants in terms of hardware, we invite them to find what they need elsewhere and we’ll mount it for them,” Dillard says.
With highly trained designers ready to help turn your dreams into reality and experienced installers capable of bringing your space to life in just a few days, Dillard promises that the finished product will redefine the term “home therapy.”
“Tailored Living featuring Premier Garage is really the best of both worlds for a homeowner looking for a custom solution at an affordable price,” he says.
Tailored Living featuring Premier Garage of Indianapolis Southside is located on SR 135 (Behind Teresa’s Hallmark.) You can call them at 317-836-0068 or visit them online at tailoredliving.com/indysouth/.