Meet our design specialists at Chicago Closets:
Tim Duren: Owner and President
Tim graduated from Glenbard North High School in 1985 and earned his associate’s degree from the College of DuPage. He is married and has a daughter pursuing her degree in nursing at NIU.
As both a designer and installer, Tim pays enormous attention to detail and takes great pride in each project he’s involved in. He has completed more than 5,000 closet projects.
Jenny Rushizky: Designer
Jenny, who has a BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, started her own business as a professional organizer in 2007, though she’s been organizing all of her life. She belongs to the National Association of Professional Organizers.
She believes a professional organizer can help you bring order and control to your home, save money and get more done in less time.
Laura Gramann: Designer
Laura owns Pieces into Place. Since her 2014 start, she has helped hundreds of clients live and work more efficiently through organization, making time for the important things in life.
She also partners with ShelfGenie, providing custom storage and organizing solutions. Before starting her organizing career, Laura worked at Google’s people operations — human resources — department. She graduated with a degree in management and HR from University of Wisconsin-Madison and grew up in Hartland, Wisconsin.
Pamela Sherman: Designer
Pamela Sherman spent nearly a decade as a Client Services manager at some of the top advertising agencies in Chicago, including Leo Burnett. Her demanding career meant that her work/life balance was nonexistent and inspired her to create Chicago Anytime Assistants in 2008.
Time is a precious commodity and Pamela has always found great joy in being able to give her clients something so valuable. As a personal assistant, always wanting to add value, she started organizing spice drawers, closets and cabinets to keep busy during idle time between appointments. Pretty soon clients started asking her to come over just to organize! In 2015, the Chicago Organized Home brand was created with this much-needed focus in mind. Today, Chicago Organized Home is the leading home organizing service in the Chicagoland area.
Recognizing a gap in the marketplace and wanting to offer her customers the most comprehensive closet solutions available prompted Pamela to join the Chicago Closets and Cabinetry team in 2017. Pamela has gotten the chance to become even more hands on with the design process since we use special 3D CAD drawing software. Pamela loves how closet design combines creativity with mathematical know-how. And don’t even get her started with her laser measurer—it’s her favorite tool and with her wherever she goes!
Pamela has a BS in business from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.