Our Team

With more than 20+ years of California Closets experience, Bruce Cote is proud to helm California Closets Chicago, Northwest Indiana, and Greater Milwaukee.

Our hardworking, experienced team of office, sales and production personnel serves homes in the Chicagoland area, Northwest Indiana, and Greater Milwaukee. We look forward to serving you and providing you with the excellent customer service that sets California Closets apart.  To find out more about Bruce Cote, we invite you to Meet the Owner

Please schedule your FREE in-home Design Consultation today, or call to find out more.

Joanna Harig, Design Consultant

I love problem solving and doing puzzles.  It is a privilege to be invited into a home, identify my customer’s needs and then put together a plan I know they will love for years to come.  I have worked for California Closets since the beginning of 2004 as a Design Consultant,  Sales Manager, and Design Trainer.   

Debra Leb, Design Consultant

I feel so fortunate to be able to utilize my skills and expertise in a way that makes a real difference in people’s lives. After spending 13 years in the fashion industry working as a Midwest Regional Merchandiser for Donna Karan, TSE Cashmere and Escada, I joined the design team at California Closets. 

Carrie Gallichio, Design Consultant

I love my job at California Closets! Mostly because it doesn't feel like a job. I love working with people and helping them to achieve a well organized space that they feel comfortable in. Every project is different and allows me to use my creativity to design a space that is functional and beautiful. Some questions I might ask a client are, "How many shoes do you have?" and then I quickly add, "that you want to fit in this closet?". It lets them know I am willing to work with whatever challenges they may have.

Lindsay Leach, Design Consultant

Being in the design industry for over 5 years and retail merchandising for 9, I decided to bring my love for it all to California Closets. It is such a wonderful feeling knowing that I am helping my clients solve their organizational problems by transforming their spaces into something so meaningful. Everyday with every person is so different and every design is unique. I feel very fortunate to work for such a wonderful company.

Maria Grimaldi, Design Consultant

I come to California Closets with a BA in Interior design and passion as an interior designer.  I really pride myself on understanding my client’s needs, wants, and lifestyle. I realize that no two people are alike, so every design is tailored to meet the organizational needs of each individual.

Leslie Conneely, Design Consultant

I'm thrilled to work for California Closets, designing better lives!  My very favorite part of what I do is meeting new clients every day, and really getting to know them and how they live.  Every collaboration is different, incorporating my client's personal style into a vision for a more organized space.

Lorinna Uram - Design Consultant

I love people. I am fortunate and have been to many places in the world. I have met so many people of varying cultures and I have so thoroughly enjoyed those experiences. I have marveled at our differences as well as those things that make us very much the same. As a designer, I meet new and different people every day. This keeps my job forever changing. I like that very much.

Vicki Gianacakos - Design Consultant

My name is Vicki Gianacakos. I love working for California Closets because every day is a new challenge. You get to meet new people, go into their homes and help them organize and design their spaces. I love my customers because they come from all different backgrounds. I enjoy getting to know them on a personal level as well as a professional level.

Debbie Winscott - Design Consultant

10 years ago, I joined California Closets because I love organization.  I not only help people organize their closets, I help them organize their lives -- showing them how being organized can save them time and money, and reduce stress, too. I am inspired by the challenge of maximizing space.  I like to give my clients more useable space in their closets, or office, or whatever area I am organizing.  

Maureen McManamen - Design Consultant

My name is Maureen McManamen and I started with California Closets in 1997 after spotting a "Help Wanted" sign while driving by a new showroom in downtown Naperville. I had always loved organization, found the product appealing and thought, "Why not?" I pulled over to fill out an application and that day changed my career path.It proved to be a good fit because I quickly went from working in the showroom to working as a designer and was even able to put my teaching background to work training some of the new designers over the years.

Diane Oprea, Design Consultant

I began my career as a Design Consultant with California Closets in 2005 and I have never had a job that I enjoyed more.  I love an organized home and I consider it a privilege to help my clients create a space that is functional and fun.  I feel that a well organized, clutter free home greatly helps to create a stress free atmosphere where my clients can relax and enjoy themselves.   

John Hartman, Design Consultant

I am very excited to have the opportunity to be significant asset to my clients by designing storage solutions that not only completely maximize the space available but are so beautiful.  We have so many options available to offer the California Closets customer.  It is no wonder that we have so many repeat Clients having us coming back for more!

Kristy Lombardo, Design Consultant

From newlyweds building their first house together to closet veterans turning a spare bedroom into an amazing walk-in closet -- every space and every client is unique and has a story. That's what makes my job so enjoyable; I am able to meet so many different people and help restore organization in their lives.

Caroline Adamo, Design Consultant

I am an experienced designer with a degree in Interior Design from the University of Tennessee, with over 25 years of design experience in a variety of fields; office, kitchen and housing. I offer my clients innovative solutions that are functional to meet their needs and captures their personal life style.