Larry Goddard's garage workshop
When it comes to crafting detailed scale versions of one-of-a-kind electric and gas-powered vehicles, Larry Goddard is the model of meticulousness and patience. His projects include an electric kart built from scratch and powered by 240 NiCad batteries with over 600 electrical connections, an electric-powered skateboard capable of speeds from 6 to 10 mph, a solar cell powered electric RC car, a Jerobee gas-powered car converted for outdoor electric racing, and a Dumas SK-20 electric RC boat with 2 Astro Flight 25 motors.
Larry spends thousands of hours each year tinkering away in his home garage workshop, which sports enough metal-forming and fabrication equipment to furnish a small machine shop: a Webb lathe, a Bridgeport-type mill, a Miller welder, a bead blaster, a Kaiser rotary compressor, drill presses, sanders, metal band saws and a Heberly cold saw.
But with the seemingly infinite array of parts, tools, plans and instruction manuals required to satisfy his passion, Larry realized that the end result of his work will only be as good as how organized his shop is. So he did what anyone who takes his workspace seriously would do. He called Lista.
Rave reviews help Larry choose.
"A friend has Lista products in his home garage and he's been raving about them for years," Larry says. "When we moved into this house, I knew that Lista is what I wanted."
Larry's workshop now includes a row of Lista modular drawer storage cabinets, complete with a butcher block top and a kneehole that allows him to use the units as a workbench.
"I spent a lot of time looking through Lista's catalog and website, and what Lista said about their products is true; they're as good as advertised!"
But Larry is quick to qualify the success of his workspace organization choice by heaping more than a little praise on his Lista solutions representative. "Woody Woodward of Woodward Sales, my Lista distributor, came to the house. We looked at everything I needed to store, and he came up with a plan. And the support doesn't end there. Lista's been great about getting me any replacement parts I need quickly."