Gina Smart, Design Consultant
Thank you so much for our amazing closets. We love the layout and all the special features you suggested. They really make the difference. Not only have you maximized every inch of space we have, but I'm so grateful there's room for everything.
As you know, this is our second order with you and your company. We had you in for our last condo. Living there, we had an opportunity to see how the California Closets product wore over time. We were delighted with the quality of the material and installation and are happy to have you handle our closets again.
The installation team was terrific. They work efficiently, are pleasant, and best of all, clean up after themselves!
I also appreciate how you kept us informed of the sale and made sure we had our order in before it ended. As I'm sure you're aware, moving is pricey, so the savings were very welcome.
While we have no plans to ever move again, should it happen, I'll be calling you to organize my closets.
- Susan R, Bellevue WA
The stress of moving, including coordinating everything, is always daunting. However, working with your has been the easiest part of our complex move. The attention to detail, planning, revisions, and scheduling was seamless. The only thing better than working with you on what we wanted was how awesome everything looked. The new California Closets throughout our new home are absolutely amaing!
One word describes working with you: "Awesome."
-Sean T, Bellevue WA
From the moment we decided our cluttered closet was an unmanageable mess, our experience with California Closets and Gina was top notch. She took the time to know us and to understand our needs.We had a great time discussing how to get my husband to hang up his clothes. She had an answer for that in the valet rod, which we now use and are both happy with. It was fun to create with Gina. She was patient as we adjusted this and that about the closet plan. Gina had ideas, listened to what we thought, added her suggestions and we were absolutely excited to see it become reality.
When the installer arrived, we watched as the closet came together. He was efficient and tidy and we were impressed with how strong and secure it was. We knew we have a quality product going it. It's hard to believe the cluttered mess we had is now a beautiful and organized closet.
We want to thank Gina and California Closets for making our life more organized, efficient and beautiful!
-Carol W, Redmond WA
California Closets has done many successful installations for Saad Construction home over the past several yeas. I have found Gina to be organized, thorough and responsive to my clients. The installers are timely and polite and complete their job or let the supervisor know if there is a deficit or problem. I find the installers are well-prepared with documentation and able to proceed with few questions for our staff.
California Closets has superior product and high-quality installers which results in satified clients.
We search for vendors and subcontractors who maintain the high standards we maintain. These people become valued team members who help us to produce a product which we put our name on. Gina Smart and California Closets perform consistently and at the highest level in both service and performance. Our experience is that our clients will be treated respectfully and given excellent advice and service. Gina is responsive, thorough and a pleasure to work with. If all the construction world followed her lead, the job of producing custom housing would be easy!
-Mary Saad, Saad Construction, Bellevue WA
Gina has been a delight to work with. She is funny, very patient, and always professional. We have greatly appreciated how she has cheerfully accommodated our needs. She is an employee to be treasured.
My husband and I were very pleased with your product and especially working with Gina Smart. Our home has recently undergone a major remodel and with her professional help we have added needed closets and shelves in many of the rooms. My pantry is the envy of the neighborhood.
Gina came on many occasions to the house to measure and make sure everything was correct, but I really appreciated her knowledge of your product and aiding in design options; such as materials, uses, and styles. She asked lots of questions about what the space would be used for and by whom. She never missed a thing. She even worked with my husband to design a tie rack to fit his needs.
I am pleased with your product, but I’m not sure it would have been everything we wanted without Gina’s help. After using MANY subcontractors to complete our remodel, California Closet was the only one to do what we wanted, on time, and without extra charges. You folks were the easiest part of our remodel. Kudos to you! I have already told several friends and neighbors of our success with California Closets.Thank you.
-Karen P, Mercer Island WA
The bookshelves which were added today are awesome! They are not only practical, but they look fantastic. It's a great improvement for the room. It's unusual that something is better than expected and this addition qualifies for this honor. The installer, Tom, was professional and friendly. Thank you for being a company on which you can depend.
-Karen T, Kent WA
Gina is amazing! She planned out a truly wonderful master closet for us. She was able to design something that not only fit the space perfectly, but allowed us to organize all our things attractively and conveniently. Plus, she is a real pleasure to spend time with. A very fun experience!
I am writing to let you know that we are really impressed with all of our new closets and organizing systems. It is great to finally have a place for everything. You were right about the boys' closets - less hanging space and more shelves worked out better. We especially like the pantry set up - all of the baskets that you added were just the thing for loose items and bags. The garage is a marvel of efficiency, and the large storage cabinet is perfect for emergency supplies. The depth that you calculated is just right for even the biggest items. I appreciate the thoughtful way that you considered all of our needs and made recommendations based on what you thought best for our family. My best compliment is that - after living with all of our closet and organizing systems for some months now - I wouldn't change a thing. Thanks for all of your help and professionalism.
-DG, Seattle WA
My wife and I were indeed pleased. All we had to do was fill the cabinet with our accumulated goodies.
I am a satisfied customer of California Closets. My husband and I recently purchased a new condominium. None of the closets were finished and we wanted to do something in the guest bedroom that would provide us with a multi-purpose space.
We were anxious to move in but had plans to be gone for a month. Fortunately for us, we had Gina Smart in charge of the project. She oversaw the entire installation and kept us informed via email. When we returned, the closets were completed and ready for our clothes (which were packed in garment boxes while we were away). We also had a wall bed system installed in the guest room. We were delighted with the results, especially since we were hosting overnight guests soon after we returned.
We feel compelled to tell you how much Gina's personal service and sincere interest in making this a positive experience meant to us. She is truly a valuable employee. We love showing off our new closets and beautiful guest room and have personally referred friends and neighbors to your business.
-Sheila S, Bellevue WA
I have been working with Gina Smart, who is a total delight, so creative and very easy to work with. You are very fortunate to have such a committed, reliable, and pleasant person working for your business. Thanks so much.
-Nancy D, Mercer Island WA
I would like to convey my sincere appreciation for the cabinet, shelf and hooks that were recently installed in our office. I stopped by the Bellevue showroom on a Saturday and by Monday morning Gina had drawings for me to review. Gina was extremely helpful with suggestions and ideas, and did a thorough job when she came to our office to take the final measurements. Spencer, the installer, was prompt, polite and did an absolutely amazing job installing everything for us. Gina and Spencer made the entire process go so smoothly. It was such a pleasure to work with both of them and to do business with California Closets.
-Sharon G, Esterline Corporation, Bellevue WA
Gina's service to us from beginning to end and beyond was more than outstanding. We would recommend her and California Closets to anyone, for we know they will be very well taken care of.
After we bought our first unit at Bellevue Towers the first thing on our to-do list was the closet. We went to the local stores, checked online for design ideas and cost estimates and called a couple of local vendors for quotes. Our search ended after we met you.
Your knowledge and experience made this originally quite challenging job, a pleasant experience. The 3D drawings and design program you used really helped us to visualize what our future closet would look like. Your willingness to consider the customer's current/future needs and the budget restrain differentiated you from the other closet designers. You really put yourself into the customer's shoes and treated the project like it was for your own home.
We are very pleased with our well-designed closet and the quality material and installation work. We thank you for your hard work.
-Fengju X, Bellevue WA
We'd like to thank you for the great services and products you brought as our new Bellevue Towers condo became our new home. We downsized, so designing the storage areas to organize all we wanted was a challenge. It all works perfectly. We'd do it again with you and California Closets.
-Mary & George, Bellevue WA
Gina did a fantastic job with some incredibly tiny spaces. We purchased a small downtown Bellevue condo with significantly reduced closet and laundry room space. We had contacted Gina at California Closets. Gina came out to the condo for a consultation and immediately made me feel the small spaces could be extremely functional. She put my mind at ease. I was actually excited about the possibilities!
Needless to say, we are ecstatic with the results. I was astounded at what I could fit into a very small master bedroom closet. It was truly transformed! She made very practical and serviceable use of the laundry room space. We also had a compact hall closet that now works wonderfully to store not only our coats, but house linens as well. Thank you so much Gina! You did an awesome job!
-Annette W, Bellevue WA
Gina Smart designed and coordinated the installation of three closets, the pantry and the utility room in our Bellevue Towers condominium. During the design phase, she was very knowledgeable concerning the products California Closets could provide and used their resources to creatively assist with our specific needs. She provided multiple generations of 3D graphics which were very helpful in visualizing the designs; she was very responsixe in modifying those designs and presenting them for our final approval in a timely manner.
Her installation team was efficient and careful of the surroundings in the condo during their on-site work. They identified two minor corrections needed during the installation which were quickly corrected off-site and installed in a second visit. They cleaned up thoroughly upon departure.
We can - with no reservations - recommend Gina and her team for future design and installation efforts.
-Thomas & Jean P, Bellevue WA
When I first moved to Seattle I had turned a bedroom into my closet, and that was when I first met Gina. She was wonderful. She really listened to all my needs and made the bedroom into a woman's dream closet. Over the past five years my needs have changed a little bit here and there and with her design, I was able to change the closet as I needed. It's awesome and people are always very jealous of my closet. Even men. This year I am pregnant and the nursery has, what I thought was, a tiny little closet. I told Gina that it was so small that I wasn't sure if it was worth her time. She, of course, said that it was totally worth her time and when she came to look at it, instantly had a great idea. It wound up being not too small and what she put in there is absolutely perfect. I will always use Gina for any of my closet needs. She is super nice and has great design sense. Thank you for my awesome closets.
-Erin C, Seattle WA
Having used a California Closets in our Southern California home, we realized what a difference a well-designed closet system can make. So when we began thinking about the remodel of our Bainbridge Island home, we asked for a referral to a top designer in the Seattle area. We were given one name - Gina Smart. And she lived up to the billing. Gina Smart has done an outstanding job on the design of our expanded master walk in closet.
Having added another five feet to our existing walk in closet, this created a closet design headache in the form of new support beams, by neccessity, at different levels. The challenge was how to make the walls appear consistent, while adding crown mouldings. I can't tell you how she did it, but Gina did it. You would never know that under the California Closets material we have a mismatch of structural supports.
We wanted a more elegant closet than most customer typically buy. Gina had the chest of drawers made so that we can put granite tops on it. Gina used nice fascia and crown moulding close to the ceiling, as well as the baseboards.
In short, we gave Gina a number of unusual issues and she dealt with each one in a superior manner. And, of course, Gina is a lovely person to deal with and, in addition to our comfort with her, we had very good reports from our contractor's people on her great cooperation and assistance. Gina is to be commended for doing an outstanding job.
-Linda Y, Bainbridge Island WA
I want to thank you for transforming my very sad and tired closet into a source of delight for me. Your excellent and creative suggestions turned a very boring and crowded space into a luxurious haven where I am able to easily display and find my treasures. Besides the end product (and of course meeting you!), my favorite part of the remodeling process was being able to view the closet possibilities via my computer with the 3D imaging that you provided. It was pretty fantastic to be able to visualize the closet space from every possible angle along with the ability to interact with the program from the comfort of my own home. What a difference having my own virtual tour made. Combining that along with your willingness to accomodate our budget and your unending patience, made remodeling our master closet an incredibly delightful experince. Many thanks.
-Shawn T, Mercer Island WA
Gina was very helpful throughout our closet design process. We came with our own ideas, but Gina's extensive experience and masterful vision allowed her to inform us of what would and would not work well in our space, as well as offer new ideas and solutions we hadn't previously considered. Gina has a true designer's eye and she cares most about making sure the final product is as beautiful, functional, and cost effective as possible. Gina's personality, professionalism, and expertise made a seemingly difficult process not only easy, but enjoyable. We are extremely happy with our finished closets and would recommend Gina anytime!
- Danielle S, Bellevue WA
I want to thank you for your professional work to my condo at Bellevue Towers. My husband and I are both very pleased with your design and integrity. We would be very happy to refer you to our friends and will plan to have you do our next project in the future. We wish you a very successful business!
-Tina C, Bellevue WA
My wife and I recently purchased a new condominium and none of the closets were finished. Since we were moving from a place where we had plenty of storage spaces throughout our unit, we were anxious to design and set up the closets to optimize the space we had in our new apartment and to make it as functional as possible. She created an incredible shoe closet in a small space to accommodate a very large quanitity of shoes :). Gina came to our previous home to understand our style, measure the storage space and come up with a proposal that would work for us. She also came multiple times to our new home to measure and met us multiple times to better understand who would use the storage places, how it would be used, colors and styles of the closet.
Throughout the whole process, my wife and I were very happy to be able to leverage Gina's experience and expertise. Gina is funny, patient and always makes herself available. We were delighted with the results and will definitely contact Gina again for our future projects. Thank you!
- Naomi and Gaetan, Bellevue WA
Everything turned out exactly as specified and visually better than I expected. Thank you for your assistance in making this happen.
I also want to compliment your installation crew. They were prompt, polite, professional and respectful of the client and the space. They are definitely assets to the California Closet experience.
Thank you again and I look forward to working with you in 2012.
- Christian U, Interiors Christian Ursino, Seattle WA
Thank you so much for the incredible job you and your team did. Our closets and desk area are wonderful. It by far surpasses the last experience we had a million times over. The installation team was great and they just raved about you as a designer and how you make their job so much easier because you are so skilled. Thanks again for everything and we would gladly give a recommendation for you any time you need it!
- Christine W, Bellevue WA
Gina Smart from California Closets has completed a number of major closet installations for me over the years. Her ability to understand my space and organizational needs is extremely intuitive and creataive. Every inch of space in those closets is utilized to its best advantage and the materials are superb. Those closets will withstand years of hard use! And now Gina has recreated my sacred office space. The cabinets, desktop and lighting are stunning. She translated my unstructured ideas into a cohesive, seamless office space. I will live in my office for years to come! Thank you, Gina. My laurndry room's next!
"Good Product - but the best part is Gina Smart. She does an excellent job of designing a functional and beautiful system and she's a pleasure to work with." - Harley S., Bellevue, WA
I have truly enjoyed being in my element the last 10 years working as a design consultant for California Closets. I have seen the company grow and introduce product lines that make working with them more rewarding each year.
It has been a pleasure to collaborate with clients on everything from a small closet for a first born baby to the entire house that has taken years to realize.
I was awarded the Customer Service and Productivity Awards in 2008. It is my pledge to make each and every client feel important. To have them know they can trust that I will use my years of experience to meet their organizational needs and goals.
There is no better compliment for me than to work on projects with first time home buyers and follow their lives as they have called me back each time they change locations. Since I have been with the company for many years and I am invested in my career, it is wonderful for me to see the lives my clients build for themselves as we continue to work together.
I have lived in the Puget Sound Region for over 30 years and when I'm not designing for my clients, I spend as much time as possible outside. I love to hike with my husband and my dog. I grow a vegetable garden and work in my yard as a form of expression and a way to cultivate something living.