Our Team

At the heart of California Closets is our philosophy of customization and doing the job right on time, safely, and to the customer’s full satisfaction. Strong communication often - between our design consultants, production and installation staff, and our clients - means we keep our promise to deliver the premium service in your home that our products promise in the showroom.

Want to know who will be helping you design your storage solution, choose your finishes and accessories, and install your closet on time? Meet the California Closets Raleigh Team. We're proud of them and the work they do, and that means you'll be proud to have California Closets in your home, too. 

Graziella and Joseph Marengi, Owners

We are a family-run and family-oriented business. We stand behind everything we do. Joe and I are the proud owners of California Closets Raleigh. It is a brand and a business we know well; Joe worked with California Closets Boston for five years before we moved to Raleigh and bought the business.We did so because we believe the brand, our products, and our employees stand for the same things you want in a home storage solution: quality, innovation, and style. We can tailor any room and customize to our clients' specifications.

Valerie Kinney, Senior Design Consultant

Designing for California Closets has provided me with an opportunity to combine my experience of interior decorating with my love of organization. It is a wonderful feeling to help others in their quest to get organized, feel settled, and reduce stress -all at the same time. Building relationships with my clients helps me create the perfect space that speaks to them on a visual, personal, and functional level.

Amber Harrell, Senior Design Consultant

I love knowing that everyday I go to work to help people create spaces they will love living with. A storage solution really is a personal piece of furniture, whether its a walk-in closet in a master bedroom or a full pantry off the kitchen. Each project says a lot about the client and his or her style. I like to get to know clients to better understand their lifestyles and personalities.

Jen Wells, Senior Design Consultant

It is exhilarating to simplify people's lives.  Working at California Closets enables me to have wonderful experiences like this every day.  My goal is to provide you with the perfect solution for your home, no more and no less.

Jessica Quison-Kress, Senior Design Consultant

I truly get to know my clients and treat them with the utmost respect before, during and after our working relationship.  Every customer is important and it's my job to make them feel that way, for them to understand that they’re my #1 priority throughout the whole process. What they describe to me, how they describe it and the value they express for their particular space gives me great insight about their lifestyle and what is important to them.

Holly Lewis, Senior Design Consultant

 Holly’s thoughtful planning and attention to aesthetics has made her a successful designer at California Closets for over ten years. Her overriding goal is to bring harmony to homes through organization and works closely with each client to identify their individual storage needs.Whether your home is glamorous, understated, modern or traditional, she will incorporate your style, personality, and needs together into a beautifully designed space.

Lynn Cummins, Design Consultant

My passion is working with people to create organization out of chaos by redesigning the storage spaces in your home.  I look forward to learning about your lifestyle, listening to your needs and concerns, and helping you visualize the possibilities.  Together we can create unique storage solutions that will truly save you time and simplify your life! 

Monika Murphy, Customer Liaison

Hi, I am Monika Murphy and I am business veteran with a diverse and expansive background. My professional career spans across the banking financial services, IT and services industries. I have been a stay at home Mom for the last ten years and happy to be back in the work force. I am married and a proud mother of two daughters residing in North Carolina since 2004 after relocating from Atlanta, GA. I am native from Virginia Beach, VA and I attended Junior College for 2 years concentrating on Business Administration courses.