Shellie Topper, Senior Certified Design Consultant
"First and most importantly, Shellie really listened to want I needed and what I wanted. I loved being able to view the closet design in 3d on the computer with her as she designed the closets. I was able to view exactly what my closet was going to look like before the investment was made. Shellie was able to guide me in designing my closets the best way possible utilizing all of the space in the best way. The installers were also professional and easy to have in my home. Great job everyone! I highly recommend California Closets."
~Joan G., Wyckoff, NJ
“Shellie has a way of translating how a space is to be used into functional and beautiful environments. Witnessing her ‘in action’—problem solving space vs. function—so impressed me when she helped in my home that I thought of no one else when it came to upgrading my office.”
~David S., Augusta, NJ
“We met Shellie a couple of years ago when we needed help organizing our children’s closet. She helped us with that project and we were satisfied with the end result. When we needed help with our own closets, after we renovated our bathroom, we asked Shellie to help us with that as well. We consulted with her a third time to help us with our hall closet and she gladly assisted us. Shellie is pleasant, warm, prompt and capable. She understood our needs and so knew how to help us. We will recommend her to anyone who needs to have their closet organized.”
~Jane N., Denville, NJ
"Shellie is a consummate professional. She has a wonderful gift in understanding how people use "space" efficiently and was able to translate our needs into great designs for the closets throughout our new home. Shellie is prompt and courteous, and always "does what she says she'll do". It's rare today to find a salesperson who really cares about you and your complete satisfaction! We would most certainly recommend Shellie and California Closets to anyone in need of "organization" assistance."
~Michael & Erica G., Sparta, NJ
“California Closets has installed closet systems in every single closet in our home as well as many wall units. Working with California Closets, specifically Shellie Topper, has been such a pleasure from our first consultation through installation of our last closet. Shellie has always made herself available to meet with us and her amazing insights and ideas have really enabled us to fully maximize our space. We truly appreciate all of her help and would recommend Shellie and California Closets to everyone.”
~Mindy S., Livingston, NJ
"The closets were installed and they are great! In fact, I have to thank California Closets not only for the closets but for the LACK of hassle involved with the entire process. Honestly, from start to finish, working with the company has been the easiest thing we've done so far regarding our move. We're doing painting that is going slow and taking more time and money than expected, we had electrical work done that is not working right and needs to be fixed. We had a carpet installation that went awry..it's been one headache after another. To be honest, I've been showing off my closets and I've told more than one friend that working with California Closets was the only thing that's gone well! You came and met us to figure out what we needed; and then the installer came on the day and time I expected him--not only was he prompt, but he was pleasant, neat and quick. So THANK YOU. We really do appreciate it."
~Abby G., Belle Mead, NJ
“We are absolutely thrilled with the way our closet turned out! Donald said to me this was the best gift we ever gave each other.”
~Katie D., Whippany, NJ
“It is a pleasure to be writing this testimony and personal recommendation for both Shellie Topper (Senior Certified Design Consultant) and for California Closets as a whole. Before making my decision to go with California Closets, I made the effort to research other closet design firms in an attempt to select top quality products, customer service and expertise along with competitive pricing. I found that while other companies may offer prices that are slightly lower, you ultimately get what you pay for, in both product quality, design capability and installation. For the moderate increase in price, California Closets offers a free consultation and design from top notch experts in the field (Ms. Shellie Topper being one), higher quality wood and/or laminate products, a much larger selection of colors than competitors, multiple possibilities for location (closets, offices, garages, kitchens, etc), an array of lines/product models to choose from (standard, signature, etc) and installation; whereas other companies follow a “do it yourself” protocol in all of these areas, and surprisingly this includes installation. Evidently my experience with California Closets was extremely positive, however please allow me to share with you a few of the reasons why. In addition to all of the information mentioned above, I was very impressed with the design capabilities of both Ms. Topper’s expertise, which undoubtedly is aided by her experience and intuition, as well as the design software California Closets has evidently invested in. The consultation was painless, a small amount of time dedicated to measurements and the remainder to needs, wants and desires. Within a few days, I had an email with a perfect 3-dimensional picture of what my closet would look like as well as an estimate. A large part of why I claim to be so impressed with the design skills is because I would classify myself as a picky and detail oriented client. I must’ve written Ms. Topper ten emails requesting minor changes on colors, models, moving items around, etc and within 24 hours, I had once again received an email containing a detailed 3-D drawing with all of the suggested changes, and they’re respective price quotes. The turn around time on designs was nothing short of impressive. Additionally, Ms. Topper always made herself available for consultation regarding design details and options, one of the many examples being which of the laminate colors matched best with the flooring and wall color. To say that both California Closets as a company and Ms. Topper as a design consultant and representative, are customer driven is an understatement; I found that client satisfaction ranked among the highest of concerns. They are price conscious and considerate, always making the effort to offer reasonable and affordable options, while making their best attempt at meeting your needs, space requirements and design aesthetics. I have worked with multiple home design companies and my experience with California Closets will be carried with me for a long time, as I believe they exemplify the meaning of quality, design and service. Thank you to both California Closets and especially to Shellie Topper for exceeding my expectations and delivering a beautifully designed and crafted walk-in closet to my home!”
~M.F., Flemington, NJ
"The closets and pantry are great! I love them and can't wait to do more. They are so functional and the painter and installer were on time and finished in a timely manner."
~Sheryl W., Morristown, NJ
"Just had to tell you that I am absolutely happy with the results of the CA Closet!!!!!! Everything you told me what I would expect happened. The fellows were there on time (even earlier) and everything was done perfectly!!!! I would definitely recommend your company to my friends and family.I thank you for your assistance in this project."
~Marion L., Mendham, NJ
~Greg D., Randolph, NJ
I can't begin to express my excitement over my new closet. I can't believe how much room I have. I absolutely love it! It's made my move much more comforting knowing that I have room for all my clothes, bags and chachkies.
Thank you for all your help and knowledge. You were a delight to work with.
~Gina M., Hoboken, NJ
Your crew , Joe and Greg, just left a short while ago. They were so neat and polite while they worked diligently. They were also prompt and courteous. I cannot stop admiring the bookcase, I do not even want to put our stuff back in it! It looks so good, it cheapens the rest of the house! Now I am upgrading some appliances and putting in granite counter tops in the kitchen! :) "
~Sonia T., Randolph, NJ
The Closet you installed for us is gorgeous! Sandra LOVES it! I am so glad we went with California Closets for this installation. Yours is a very professional and prestigious company!
I am very impressed with all your professionalism, from the Owner, the Designer, the Office staff, the Painter and the Installers. We couldn't have asked for a better product.
Thank you once again,
~Colin E., Parsippany, NJ
"Our salesperson, Shellie, was very knowledgeable and competent. She made it very easy to make decisions. The closets are beautiful -- just what we needed."
"It was a wonderful experience from beginning to end. So professional, so well-run. And the final result is spectacular!"
"I thought that the entire process, from when Shellie Topper came out to our space till the day of install, and working with this company was a great experience, very professional and quality work."
"OMG!!! I love love love the closet! Matthew loves the closet! Who knew there was so much space in there!?! It came out beautiful!
~Annamarie J., Morristown, NJ
"My Sales person Shellie was awesome- she has been working with me for a long time and this is just the beginning! My installer was on-time, fast, neat, knowledgeable, and I hope he will be doing the rest of my installations!"
"Your design was excellent and service outstanding and exremely proficient. We love our closets and are sorry we did not do this sooner."
"The closet looks amazing!! So thrilled to actually be able to hang our clothes in the closet. I feel like I can breathe now that I threw out the wardrobe boxes from the move!!
Thanks again for all your help and the design. It's perfect.
~Laura L., Woodcliff Lake, NJ
"My designer, Shellie Topper was extremely professional and thorough. The installer, Greg was also very professional and efficient. He did not like some of shelves and drove back to the factory to fix them. I honestly did not see any flaws in the shelves but I appreciated his time. I am very happy and organized and would recommend California Closets."
"The salesperson, Shellie, was very informative and polite. The installer James did a good job and tried to explain different factors concerning the new closet organizer. So far so good."
"Delivered as promised - beautiful, functional closet and the process was really fun."
"It took a little less than 2 hours the workman was very efficient and neat the closets are exactly the way they were presented to me and serve me well.I have shown them too a few neighbors and they seem very interested Thank you very much!"
"No inflated pricing and coupons. Liked sales person- Shellie was professional, efficient and came up with a great design compared to other companies. Installer was professional, neat and friendly. Will definitely recommend!"
So happy I chose your company and so grateful you have stuck with me through all the issues I had! Can't wait to do my closet and boy that is going to be fun!!!
~Annamarie J., Morristown, NJ
"I had a positive experience all around. Met with the designer to design and bid on closets. She was able to sit with me on the first visit and show me what the closet could look like as opposed to waiting two weeks as with others. It was a more thorough and professional experience compared to others. She maximized the amount of storage. She was also able to show add to an existing closet if needed whereas others would not. In the end we decided to redo the entire closet but it was nice to have the option to do it or not. I'd highly recommend CC to others."
"Everything from planning to install was perfect! Class act!!"
I love creating solutions side by side with my clients that will make a difference in their lives. Whether it be simplifying a closet so it's easier to get out in the morning, organizing a messy desk so things get done on time or adding a wardrobe that beautifies a room- as well as adding much needed storage space- I know that what I have done will help in some small way put a smile on your face.
I have been a design consultant for California Closets for the past 17 years and in 2007, I was recognized as Residential Productivity Designer for the entire California Closets system. The aspect I like most about being a designer for California Closets is helping people. I truly believe I have the best job, working for the best company in the industry, and enthusiastically look forward to working with you!
2015: Career Sales Exceed $11.0 million
2015: Winner of the Metropolitan Builders Association on NJ's Award for "Best Closet Design"
2013: Career Sales Exceed $10.0 million
2012: Career Sales Exceed $9.0 million
A Little About Me
Position: Senior Certified Design Consultant
Time with the Company: 26 Years
Favorite Phrase: "Those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." ~Bernard Baruch
Hobbies: Reading, Photography, Playing Words With Friends
Claim to Fame: I can wiggle my ears
Favorite Restaurant: Eccola Italian Bistro
Favorite Musician/Band: Bruce Springsteen
Favorite Movie: The Shawshank Redemption