Our Team

Our local team and expertise at California Closets New England Franchise is the defining factor in what sets us apart from the competition and makes California Closets the best in the business. Servicing MA, ME, NH, RI and CT since 1984.

Our dynamic front office staff/showroom staff specializes in customer care and making you feel at home in any of our 8 showrooms throughout New England. When you come into a showroom, we do our best to inspire you while providing our expertise in the fields of design and storage as your guide.  From the very first contact you make with California Closets, we want you to feel our passion for communicating effectively and responsibly. Our staff wants to make every aspect of your California Closets’ experience comfortable, convenient and simple.



Ken Cleary, President

Ken joined California Closets New England as President in 2000. He has a background in retail management and spent twelve years as President  and CEO of College Pro Painters. California Closets NE is one of the top performing franchises in the system and has achieved a variety of national awards over the past fifteen years. Ken embraced the showroom concept and in 2004 embarked upon a showroom expansion that has resulted in 8 showrooms across the New England territory.

Greg Stamuli, Sales & Design Manager

Greg has been a part of The Franchise Company since 1996. Greg started his TFC career as a franchise owner with sister company, College Pro Painters, while attending school at The University of Massachusetts at Amherst. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Economics in 1998, Greg followed his passion and became a full-time General Manager for College Pro over the next 4 years. He then joined California Closets New England in 2003.

Brad Bendel, Shop Manager

Brad has been with California Closets New England since the winter of 1992. From 1992 to 1997 Brad broke in as an installer as he quickly learned the business. Brad then found his niche in the production side of the business. In 1997 Brad moved into the shop facility and mastered the inner workings of producing the finished product. Since 2000, Brad has been the Shop Manager at California Closets NE. He is the hands-on leader for production and shop team.

Scott Hanson, Installation Manager

Scott joined California Closets in 1997.  From April of 1997 until June of 2013, he has Installed all levels of custom closet and storage systems.  Working his way from journeyman to master and then finally to supervising installer, Scott always looked forward to new challenges and product implementation.  Scott has since been promoted to Installation manager and is now looking forward to using his field experience to help his in

Laura Stafford, Marketing and Showroom Display Manager

Laura has been a valuable part of the California Closets New England team since 2006. She started as a Showroom Associate and then as a Marketing Assistant, specializing in social media marketing and working remotely throughout college. In December 2009, Laura joined the team full-time as Director of Marketing overseeing the annual marketing plan and all marketing initiatives for the New England franchise.

Georgia Sterling

Georgia has worked as the leads coordinator for a number of years and in the last 2 years she has been working with the accounting department helping with accounts payable, payroll and accounts receivable. She also manages the front office and performs other administrative functions.

Ryan McAllister, Director of Business Development

Ryan joined California Closets New England in 2013 after working as a project manager and carpenter for a custom home builder.  He contributed to 7 award-winning renovation projects while helping the company establish itself as a leader in Boston’s high-end builder market.