TUCSON, Ariz. — For the 12th year, the publishers of Inside Tucson Business magazine recognized young professionals in Tucson as Up and Comers. Classy Closets’ President and CEO, Joseph Bowers was recognized as one of two members in the Construction and Manufacturing category.
The publication describes an Up and Comer as:
Up and Comers are professionals who are early in their careers (less than 15 years) who have already demonstrated through their accomplishments, their leadership and/or their good deeds that they are likely to achieve positions of leadership or high standing in their organizations, industries or communities or who are likely to have a significant positive effect on their organizations, industries or communities during the remainder of their careers.
More than 60 nominations were submitted for review and the esteemed panel of judges selected 17 deserving candidates. The judges were recent honorees and know what a prestigious accomplishment this is and approached the selection process with dedication and steadfast aplomb.
The recognition ceremony took place at the Arizona Inn Tucson Room & Patio in midtown on Thursday night. Bowers’ wife, Natalie was on hand to receive the honor as Bowers, himself was celebrating his 39th birthday with his mother at a baseball game in New York City.
He and his mother are lifelong Yankees’ fans and this was his Christmas gift to her. The Yankees won and Bowers even caught a home run ball hit by Dean Anna in the fifth inning.
In the special edition published for the event, Inside Tucson Business described Bowers as a “home-grown Horatio Alger success story—pulling himself up by his own bootstraps.”
Bowers, along with partners, started Classy Closets of Tucson seven years ago and built it from a small manufacturer to a multi-million dollar company that counts two of Tucson’s largest entities, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and the University of Arizona as clients.
“I always knew I wanted to work in a ‘hands on’ career where I could deal with people and my current position allows that,” Bowers said. “I work with my hands in a shop format; showcase technology with 3D software, and get to interact with clients to solve organizational needs.”
Bowers is doggedly proud of his company’s reputation with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and an impeccable record with the Arizona Registrar of Contractors.
“The Up and Comer recognition is a testament to all the hard work we have provided our clients in southern Arizona,” Bowers said. “This award is recognition of my team and the hard work we’ve all put into developing our reputation.”
Bowers is a dedicated husband and father that spends most time out of the office with his son, Joseph, Jr., whether it is in little league baseball or Jiu-Jitsu at the nearby Undisputed Fitness and Training Center.