California Closets Surrey is proud to say we've been serving Vancouver and the lower mainland for over 20 years. In fact, we were the first international franchise for the company! Since 1999, it has been owned by three partners: Stephan Maingot, John Duffield, and Claudia Duffield -- all with various skills and experience, but with the common goal of bringing the best products and service to California Closets customers.
Visit Our Burnaby Showroom
All residents of Vancouver and the Lower Mainland are invited to come see design ideas in action at our Burnaby showroom. Please note that “Still Creek Avenue” is divided into two sections, and neither connects to the other. We recommend using the map provided here, or entering the address into your GPS device.
All of the partners at California Closets Surrey come from different backgrounds and bring a unique set of skills to the table. Stephan has a background in small business management, in franchising, HR, and a strong grounding in small business financials. John's background is in manufacturing wood and wood products. Claudia was a sales designer for California Closets and brings an aesthetic eye to every project, making sure that each designer on our team creates the best custom solution for each customer.
What does it mean to be a California Closet franchise owner?
Being a franchise owner of California Closets means...
- Having a close relationship with our customers. We are governed exclusively by common sense and doing the right thing. The result of this approach has been a level confidence that all of our employees have when it comes to the customer. Many times, we have had to uninstall a complete system, re-design it and re-install a new one. Some 90% of these customers have purchased from us again.
- Maintaining a strong team that is the ""best and the brightest"" in the industry. We have put considerable time and effort in finding quality people and orienting them effectively to this type of culture -- the culture of respect, responsible communication, and a dedication to continuous improvement.
- Being there for everything: the beginning, the middle, and the end of all transactions and transitions, which gives me a huge level of professional and personal satisfaction.
The Best Products, for the Best Customers
Here at California Closets, we can't imagine getting our products from anyone other than the very best suppliers. We know you expect quality materials and we are happy to oblige. This means that we often deal with suppliers in the lower mainland, Eastern Canada, Seattle, and in many locations throughout North America, and on occasion from Europe.
See some of the ways we turn these high quality products into custom storage solutions in the Vancouver Work Gallery.
Why California Closets Surrey?
Because our installers are basically skilled carpenters, we offer a superior fit and finish. We can handle big custom jobs because we are experienced in doing them. Because we are now structured like a custom cabinet shop rather than as a typical “Closet shop”, we can offer a level of customization that our competitors cannot. And because we are a franchise, we can offer a level of design sophistication that our customers deserve.