We see home as more than a place. We see it as comfort and refuge, space for connection and celebration. Everything we do is designed to enhance home and help you enjoy the time you spend there.
30 years ago, we innovated a new industry—custom designed and installed storage. Today we’re proud to be recognized as the leaders in the industry we first created all those years ago. Along the way we’ve continued to innovate, always striving to provide customers with stylish, smart and sustainable solutions for every home.
We began by focusing on our customer’s needs and three decades later, nothing has changed. Your satisfaction remains our most important goal. We’re committed to listening to your needs, working hand-in-hand and never forgetting that it’s a true privilege to be invited into your home, and your life.
On behalf of our family of franchisees, corporate executives, partners, and suppliers, we welcome you into our company.
Timeline and Company Milestones
1978 California Closets is founded by 18-year-old college student who turned his innovative idea of maximizing space in his dorm room closet into a successful small business in Southern California
1982 California Closets expands beyond our original location in the San Fernando Valley by selling the first California franchise in Huntington Beach
1985 California Closets opens our first international franchise in Vancouver, British Columbia
1986 California Closets introduces our core “Classic” line of storage solutions including a European railing system, miter-cut drawers, and melamine
1990 Williams-Sonoma purchases California Closets
1993 California Closets becomes first customized storage solution company to expand product offerings beyond the bedroom closet to include garage, home office, and kitchen pantry
1994 Williams-Sonoma sells California Closets, once again making us an independent company
1996 California Closets launches our first national advertising campaign
1996 California Closets introduces the Room2Work line — fully backed modular units designed for rigorous office and home office use
1998 California Closets is acquired by The Franchise Company
1999 California Closets introduces our new “Paradiso” line, a modern, European-styled line of luxury storage solutions
2000 California Closets introduces the “Suite” line of custom storage solutions, floor-based, more furniture-like option
2007 California Closets celebrates our 30th year!
2010 California Closets launches a new Web site, series of brochures and ad campaign celebrating the ways we help real customers enhance their homes and lives.
See the pieces of our new campaign and learn more about the latest from California Closets in our News section.
A Word about California Closets' Parent Company
FirstService Corporation is a global leader in the rapidly growing real estate services sector, one of the largest markets in the world. FirstService manages more than 2.5 billion square feet of residential and commercial properties through its three industry-leading service platforms:
- Colliers International - one of the largest global players in commercial real estate services;
- FirstService Residential - North America’s largest manager of residential communities; and
- FirstService Brands – one of North America’s largest providers of essential property services delivered through individually branded franchise systems and company-owned operations.
FirstService generates more than US$2.3 billion in annual revenues and has more than 24,000 employees world-wide. With significant insider ownership and an experienced management team, FirstService has a long-term track record of creating value and superior returns for shareholders since becoming a publically listed company in 1993. The common shares of FirstService trade on the NASDAQ under the symbol “FSRV” and on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “FSV”. More information is available at www.ﬁrstservice.com.