Welcome to Alternative Closets and Garages

Alternative Closets & Garages has been in the closet and garage organizing industry for 30+ years.  After 22 years of service to Shasta County in Northern California, Alternative Closets & Garages is proud to open its business in Surprise Arizona, serving Maricopa County.  Our company looks forward to offering our services of quality, craftsmanship and experience.      We are sure you will find what you need once you’ve seen what we can do during our free in-home consultation.

Our team takes pride in the quality of work we perform and our decades of experience have helped us fine-tune our designing and contraction processes to best satisfy our customers’ needs.  We have encountered a wide range of situations and feel confident that we have the solutions needed to tackle your upcoming project.

Why Choose Alternative Closets & Garages?


Alternative Closets & Garages is here to meet your organizational needs whether it is a closet, garage, pantry, linen closet or another area in your home.   Our designer meets with you, listens to your needs and vision; provides recommendations  for designing  a system that allows for the most efficient use of your space.     We work collaboratively with you from start to finish.

Our Promise to You

  • Your input into what you want to achieve with your space is an essential and valued part of the design process.
  • We realize your time is valuable, our goal is to be prompt for all scheduled appointments.
  • Our Team will treat your home with the utmost respect it deserves.

Our company comes to you with:

    • 30+ years of experience in closet and garage organization
    • Locally owned and operated
    • Licensed, Insured and Bonded
    • Constructed locally in Surprise, AZ
    • Product Guarantee
  • Alternative Closets & Garages has been in the closet and garage organizing industry for 30+ years, providing quality construction for our clients. We believe that our track record of satisfied customers speaks’ to the integrity with which we complete our projects.

– Chris Masters, Owner

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    Designed Spaces


    Let Alternative Closets & Garages designers work with you to create a more efficient space which offers ease of accessibility for your closet or other area in your home or garage. With many finishes and styles to choose from they will add beauty and functionality to your space where organization is essential.

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    We recently purchased a house and wanted a nice storage system across the front wall of our garage. We planned on assembling cabinets purchased from a major retailer. After checking with a custom garage cabinet business owner and noting the tremendous upgrade in quality, we knew that was a better choice, but the cost of their system had us stalled. Then we discovered “Alternative Closets and Garages.” Chris came to our house to measure and then present cabinet options. We saw pictures of his work and realized he built nice looking, sturdy pieces. When he gave us the price for the garage design we wanted, we were thrilled! He was able to work within our budget to meet our garage storage needs. He did all the installation and it fits like a glove in the space we allocated. We finally have plenty of storage and everything off the garage floor. Now, we just have to decide whether we want to put a stain on the wood, but we may not because it looks good just the way it is.

    D & E Peterson

    I was project lead and quality control person for a client who resided in Murietta California. I supervised the construction of their new log style 3000 square foot retirement home in the Cassel area. As the move in date approached, it became apparent, the lead contractor would not complete his scope of work in a timely manner. As a consequence, certain aspects of the project needed to be reassigned to new sub-contractors. One particular requirement was to design, construct, and install all necessary shelving, clothes racks, and supports for the four-bedroom closets and kitchen pantry. After discussing our needs with qualifying businesses, we chose Alternative Closets and Garages to complete that aspect of construction. Due to the short timeframe remaining before the move-in date, Alternative Closets and Garages was put under and accepted a tight timeframe to complete the task agreed to. Chris, from Alternative Closets and Garages met with the owners and myself to discuss and agree to the design and installation that would meet the needs of the new owners. Chris and his staff diligently worked to cut and fabricate all materials necessary to complete the project on time as agreed to. Despite bad weather predictions and possible road closures due to snow, Chris and staff arrived. Installation of all shelving, clothes racks, and supports were completed in one day – on time. Having experienced much contractor and sub-contractor ill performance on this project, I can wholeheartedly say that it was with much satisfaction and feeling of accomplishment that I could work with and depend on Alternative Closets and Garages. I have no hesitation in recommending Alternative Closets and Garages to future clients. They performed well and most importantly, came through on time.

    S Wolf

    My experience with Chris Masters, owner of Alternative Closets & Garages was very personal. He came to my home and took time to view what I had and listened to what I wanted. He even gave some very good suggestions that I’m so happy I chose to do. I contacted 2 other companies that came to my home but didn’t quite give me that personal contact that I wanted. Both came up with their own ideas and neither was what was best for me. Their prices were higher and I would have received less than what Alternative Closets & Garages did for me. I ‘m very happy with the work and the professionalism from Alternative Closets & Garages.


    This is a wholehearted endorsement of Alternative Closets and Garages work! I had the closets in my master bedroom renovated and was so thrilled with them that I then had storage units built in my garage! The workmanship was solid and beautifully finished. As a working person, it was a rare pleasure to deal with craftsmen who performed ON TIME. And they left the jobsite (my home) clean; ready to use. Alternative Closets and Garages provided one of the few perfectly satisfying experiences of my homeowner career.

    J Goe

    Wanted to write you a quick note of thanks for the wonderful job you did on my Garage Cabinets. They look like they could be moved into my den. My wife especially appreciated the finished look against the garage ceiling. All in all, I would recommend your work to anybody. Thanks again.

    E Reynolds

    Our garage is now spectacular thanks to Chris Masters, owner of Alternative Closets and Garages. It truly was a pleasure to work with Chris to completely redesigned our garage, which includes a 6-foot work bench, 19 feet of closets with multiple shelves and sliding doors, and a 6-foot cabinet over the washer/dryer. After describing to Chris what I had in mind, he created an exceptional space for storage. Plus, he always arrived on time, has a great eye for detail, kept a clean work area since our project was done in stages at my request, and has a wonderful sense of humor! I can’t give Chris and his company a higher recommendation. Thank you!


    I just want to let you know how happy my wife and I are with the cabinets, work center, and work bench you installed in our garage. I especially appreciate your helpful suggestions for making my outlined plan even better.

    F and R Borden

    Eighteen years ago, we moved into our home in Palo Cedro, California. The master bedroom walk-in closet consisted of two bars for hanging clothes; the other rooms had only one bar for hanging clothes. Chris (owner of Alternative Closets and Garages) recommended that we renovate the old- style closets. The improvements he made were amazing! The designs were so versatile and the use of the area was very efficient! Over the years it was easy to make adjustments to accommodate different uses of the closet space. Fast-forward 18 years later, we enclosed a small area off the master bedroom to create another walk-in closet. We called Alternative Closets and Garages again to install another custom closet organizing system. He met with us for another in-home consultation, measured the closet, and drew up plans so we could see exactly what the closet design would look like. His team returned a few weeks later, built and installed the custom closet in less than a day. It’s awesome! We almost don’t know what to do with all the extra storage and hanging space he created for us, but we’ll figure it out!

    R and M Kirby

    I am thrilled with my new custom closet!!! Chris spent a couple hours listening, recommending and drawing up what I envisioned. It was definitely a team effort. His team then came out and professionally installed the closet and even vacuumed up before they left. The quality of the materials beats out any ready-made closet kits on the market. I highly recommend Chris to anyone that wants a quality product. Very pleased!


    Good job, top quality and on time. What more could one ask for? We can actually park our cars in the garage! Thanks a million.

    J Clark