A family owned business from the beginning.
Begun by Tom Cope, the company is now owned by his daughter, Nanette Cope Donahue.
Employees are treated as family and have great pride in the quality and beauty of the shelving they create. All the shelving is manufactured in a 20,000 sq foot facility in Northeast GA, then shipped to dealers throughout the US.
Cope Closet Concepts is proud to provide second chance employment opportunities. We believe that greatness is within everyone and by giving a second chance we have been continuously blessed with hardworking and driven employees.
WOOD…IT’S THE NATURAL CHOICE
Since 1993, Cope Closet Concepts has used solid, American grown, hardwood lumber to manufacture beautiful handcrafted closet shelving. In addition, solid wood component parts, such as connectors and braces, have been designed to effectively utilize stock materials not used in the manufacture of shelving, thus minimizing our wood waste. Sawdust is collected and dispersed responsibly for a variety of useful applications, for example our local Mikell Camp and Conference Center, a non-profit organization, uses it for summer camp sites. During winter months, scrap wood is often donated to Stephens County Habitat for Humanity, to be sold as kindling thru their local thrift store. It is a popular item in our community. Our popular “Natural” finish featured here is available upon request in an environmentally friendly, low VOC formula…and always has been. We are mindful of our responsibility to our local community and the environment.
Our Mission Statement
Work safe; produce quality wood products with expert efficiency. Treat others as you wish to be treated. Take excellent care of all customer, vendor, employee and shareholder relationships. Give some to others and make a profit.
Tammy Carswell Woody
Employed in many roles at Cope since 2006, Tammy now manages all operations. She is directly responsible for managing office operations, including Customer Service, IT, Logistics, and Accounting. Together with our Plant Manager, she oversees Plant operations as well. Tammy provides a vital link between dealers and plant employees and acts as final authority in the absence of the President. She comes from 15+ years in General Contracting as an Office Manager and Project Coordinator. This multifaceted experience has been beneficial to wearing many hats as Cope Closet Concepts has grown.
“Help is listed as a gift in the Bible and I feel like I’m gifted to help. I enjoy helping Nanette with the business and I enjoy helping our customers. It’s what I do best.” Tammy Woody
Nanette Cope Donahue
President and CEO
Nanette began working in the family business in 1989 as a part time bookkeeper. After 10 years and a multitude of duties she became a part-owner, and manager of the manufacturing side of the business. Today Nanette is 100% shareholder and functions as CEO and CFO of Cope Closet Concepts, Inc. Nanette believes her entrepreneurial spirit and nerve come from her father, and her conscience from her mother. She enjoys the idea of making life better for others by implementing a sound business plan for her company. Her prior work experience was in banking and Nanette holds the degree of Bachelor of Business, from Mercer University.
“My first passion in business is relationships. I love manufacturing because it allows us the opportunity to develop long term enjoyable relationships with our customers.”
Derrick came to Cope in 2013 as a part-time builder and was promoted to Plant Superintendent in 2014, due to his extensive leadership skills and knowledge of machinery. As Plant Manager he manages production and is responsible for 23 employees. Derrick also manages inventory, lumber purchasing, and our safety program. In addition to his responsibilities managing plant operations, he manages our great facility, constantly implementing improvements to the building and grounds. He supervised our 10,000 sf building expansion in 2015, and has implemented many new plant equipment purchases. Prior to Cope, Derrick was a self-employed residential builder. He is also a credentialed minister in the Church of God. This facet of his life has prepared Derrick for the key role of managing our precious human resources effectively and respectfully.