Among other reasons, we love running our business in Minneapolis St. Paul because it is such a vibrant, metropolitan community, but with the intimacy of a small town!
We truly enjoy working with every client; you are not only down to earth, but we've noticed that you appreciate the important things in life like family, time, and treating people respectfully -- all things that we value to the utmost degree.
In a word, fantastic to serve the Twin Cities for the 21 years we've been in business. We hope you come back for more customized storage needs.
Come Visit Our Showroom
Our Design Studio is conveniently located in the Galleria Shopping Center, with access to excellent restaurants, unique shopping, and regular events. We like giving you an opportunity to turn a visit to our Design Studio into an event complete with shopping, dinner, and an exceptional experience with our staff.
Who is the California Closet Customer?
We service clients of all different types and design situations. Many of you live in older homes with small closets that just need a maximized design. Why is that all the beautiful homes with amazing character come with such limited storage capacity?
And let's not forget our city's many incredible professional sports teams. One of the projects we do very often is renovations to accommodate the unique clothing sizes of athletes.
Whatever the storage need, California Closets of the Twin Cities can provide the solution.
Meet Moe and Michelle
California Closets has been under the ownership of Moe Sweeney and Michele Skjei, both residents of the Minneapolis area, for over two decades. Here are their unique stories:
Moe Sweeney was a banjo maker and cabinet maker at the beginning of his career. After seeing a California Closets display at a homeshow in Denver in 1983, he went to work for corporate for a short period. Originally from Wisconsin, Moe moved his family back to the Midwest in 1989 to start up the Minneapolis franchise. Moe currently resides between his home in Edina and cabin in Wisconsin. He has two wonderful sons who live in Minnesota and pursue their own professional passions and aspirations.
Michele Skjei was Moe’s first hire, and the original Design Consultant for the Minneapolis franchise. Her love for the company and product led her to be a natural fit to ownership for the franchise. She and Moe became partners in 1996. Michele resides in Lakeville with her husband and two sons, who are still in high school. Michele and her husband are real estate partners and keep busy with their son’s hockey and football schedules.
It's All About Local
We manufacture out of our Bloomington shop and offices, located on the frontage road north of 494 between Hwy 100 and France Avenue. We like to work with as many local vendors as possible.
We also partner with and recommend several local businesses:
- Garage Floor Coating is our partner for garage or basement flooring solutions.
- We recommend Mulberrys Garment Care for all dry-cleaning needs. They are a toxin free dry-cleaning solution.
- Located conveniently across from our Design Studio in the Galleria is The Brass Handle -- an excellent option for all hardware needs in the home or business.
Charitable Giving and Community Involvement
We host special events in our Design Studio a couple times a year, typically to raise money for either a local charity or disaster relief.
In fact, you will find us in over 40 local charities events as part of the silent auction or as volunteers.
Recently we have installed closets for Make-a-Wish and Rebuilding Together.
Other large local charities we are proud to support: Hope Chest, Humane Society, Beastly Ball, Minnesota Dance Theatre, and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
California Closets - Minneapolis is a member of the Minnesota chapter of the American Society for Interior Design. You can find us at the Spring Minneapolis Home & Garden Show at the Minneapolis Convention Center at the end of February or early March every year.