Our Team

With more than 20+ years of California Closets experience, Bruce Cote is proud to helm California Closets Northern Chicago area and Greater Milwaukee.

Our hardworking, experienced team of office, sales and production personnel serves homes in the Northern Chicago area and Greater Milwaukee. We look forward to serving you and providing you with the excellent customer service that sets California Closets apart.  To find out more about Bruce Cote, we invite you to Meet the Owners.

Please schedule your FREE in-home Design Consultation today, or call to find out more.

Cynthia Berman, Design Consultant

I have been a design consultant with California Closets for over 25 years and really enjoy working for an industry leader. I was educated at Ray Vogue School of Design in Space Planning and Interior Design.For me each client has uniquely different needs. I feel that one of my most valuable strengths is to analyze and understand these needs and then creatively transfer this information into an effective organizational solution.It makes me proud to stand behind such a quality product and I love to hear the joy in my client's voices once a project is complete.

Joanna Harig, Design Consultant

I love problem solving and doing puzzles.  It is such a privilege to be invited into a home, identify my customer’s needs and then put together a plan I know they will love for years to come. 

Barbara McCandless, Design Consultant

I began my career in the custom closet field in 2003.  I lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, where people live in smaller homes due to the ultrahigh cost of housing.  With a family of five, I had to make the most of every square inch of storage space.  After designing closets for several homes of my own, I became a professional closet designer, my “dream job.” 

Debra Leb, Design Consultant

I feel so fortunate to be able to utilize my skills and expertise in a way that makes a real difference in people’s lives. After spending 13 years in the fashion industry working as a Midwest Regional Merchandiser for Donna Karan, TSE Cashmere and Escada, I joined the design team at California Closets. 

Kristy Lombardo, Design Consultant

From newlyweds building their first house together to closet veterans turning a spare bedroom into an amazing walk-in closet -- every space and every client is unique and has a story. That's what makes my job so enjoyable; I am able to meet so many different people and help restore organization in their lives.

Pam Scalise, Design Consultant

My mission as a California Closets designer is to create spaces that are perfectly functional, aesthetically pleasing, and that are representative of each unique client’s organizational needs and character.Getting organized and eliminating clutter is a great way to reduce stress and ease the function of everyday life. With each consultation, I’m excited to be part helping my clients to accomplish that goal.

Pamela Dru Zelke, Design Consultant

As a seasoned design consultant, I have spent more than 16 years utilizing my creativity and attention to detail to designing spaces that are as beautiful as they are functional.With California Closets you have several options and products of the highest quality to use to create just what you need from your dream closet., efficient office or organized toy room.I look forward to working with you on all your storage solutions. 

Carlene Wolfe, Design Consultant

While my career started in fashion design, I turned to organizing and decorating simply because I just couldn't help myself, it's a passion I've always had. I love working with clients to help them achieve their goal of a more organized and beautiful home.If you have a vision, I can help you achieve that. If you need helo with a vision, I can help you out by finding out what your needs are and help you achieve a look that you'll be thrilled with that is truely functional and fantastic. No job is too big or too small.

David Simmons, Design Consultant

As a California Closets Design Consultant for over 16 years, I have dedicated to providing an exceptional experience for every client I have partnered with. My passion for design and my role as a project manager has allowed me to create spaces that are both functional and beautiful.I strive to find solutions that are unique, have balance, and will simply "simplify" your life.

Caroline Adamo, Design Consultant

I am an experienced designer with a degree in Interior Design from the University of Tennessee, with over 25 years of design experience in a variety of fields; office, kitchen and housing. I offer my clients innovative solutions that are functional to meet their needs and captures their personal life style.