We are a custom storage and closet organization company with a team dedicated to designing and manufacturing the best storage solutions for your home. Family-owned since 1985, we have remained independent and do as much business as possible within our local community.

We are committed to offering timely turnaround, expert design, and installation, and stand behind our limited lifetime guarantee.


Visit our showroom, call, or fill-out our online form. Pick a date and time to have a designer come to your home for a free consultation. During the consultation, your designer will listen to your needs, take measurements, and discuss potential design options.


You will be presented full detailed online designs, including floor plans, wall elevations, and 3D renderings. Create a customized space with beautiful finish, hardware, style, molding, and accessory options.
Pricing is also presented and will be adjusted based on final selections.


After final approval and a 50% deposit, your designs are sent to manufacturing. Every storage system is specifically crafted to fit your space perfectly and every part is inspected to pass our strict quality standards.


Our installation coordinator will work with you to schedule an installation date. Though job sizes vary, most installations can be completed within one day. Our professional installers are Portland Closet Company employees, not sub-contractors. All of our work and products are backed by our Lifetime Guarantee. Now it's your turn to enjoy!


Mike and James Ambrose, John and Randy Grout

Left to Right in Photo: Mike Ambrose, James Ambrose, John Grout, and Randy Grout

In 1976 brothers John and Randy Grout started ‘The Grout Company’, originally focused on remodeling single-family homes in Portland. The brothers branched out into new construction and development and in 1985, partially due to a hint from John’s wife about how desperate she was for an organized closet, ‘Designed Space Systems’ was born.

Brothers Mike and James Ambrose both worked in the construction industry from an early age. They joined John and Randy as partners in 1997 and ‘Designed Space Systems’ became Portland Closet Company.

All four brothers are committed to conducting business in the right way: Do what’s right for our clients, our employees and their families, our community and our environment.

Design Team

Designer Jason Beraka

Jason Beraka

Jason has closet and storage design coursing through his veins.  His family started one of the very first closet companies on the East coast. After moving to Portland in 1996, Jason became a part of the Portland Closet family and has been delighting our clients for 22 years! Jason came to us after graduating from Babson College with a degree in Marketing and Entrepreneurship. When he’s not dreaming of high ceilings and right angles, he collects semi-precious gems and minerals from around the world.

Designer Randy Taylor

Randy Taylor

Randy’s closet and organizing experience goes back to when he owned and operated his own closet business called “Taylor Made Closets”.  He joined us in 1998 and has been impressing clients ever since with his knowledge and expertise. When he’s not dialing in a sweet garage makeover, you’ll find him chillin’ and grillin’ or adding to his vast sports memorabilia collection.

Designer Monica Ensign

Monica Ensign

Monica’s experience is varied and wonderful.  She studied Interior Design at the Academy of Arts College in San Francisco and graduated from Sonoma State University with a Bachelor in Fine Arts. Monica enjoys creating calm from chaos in her designs. She excels in allowing her clients to elegantly display and access their items – from favorite treasures to everyday necessities.  During her off time she enjoys writing and singing Blues Rock and currently lives with her family in West Linn, Oregon.

Installation Team

Installer Cal Focht

Cal Focht

Installer Darren Finklea

Darren Finklea

Installer Thomas Stephens

Thomas Stephens

Installer Kenny Roberts

Kenny Roberts

“From my first and only visit to the showroom to Lauren’s visit to my condo in order to measure and help me design the layout for the closet, and to the installation by Cal, I was very pleased with everyone’s promptness and attention to detail. The result is a functional and very attractive walk-in closet. I also looked at the chain stores (California Closet, Storables, and The Container Store) and found that Portland Closet Company’s prices were much better, and most important is that the quality of the product far surpasses what I saw at those other stores. I highly recommend Portland Closet Company.”

~ Judi Kloper

“Portland Closets is not only local, but amazing! The detail of work is exquisite with high quality finishes. I couldn’t be happier with the product and people; so friendly and easy to work with. I did research with all closet companies and chose Portland Closets; a decision I do not regret. “

~ Holly Rasmussen


Meet in the comfort of your home or in our Pearl District showroom