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Meet Our Team


Seth Rappoport

Owner - Head Designer

Owner, was a founding member of Closets for Life/Contemporary Closets before partnering with EncoreGarage. Seth is our chief designer and supervises our design team. Before entering the garage and home organization business he was a designer and product manager in office systems furniture. As a graduate of Penn State University his favorite thing to do is to spend time with his family or anyone he can get to join him at Happy Valley. “There is nothing more enjoyable then when a client tells me how wonderful it was to work with our team from the initial contact thru the final installation”.

Brian Lourenco

Vice President

Brian joined the Encore Group team in October of 2021 after spending 20 years as the owner/director of one of the tri-state areas top entertainment production companies. Overseeing all aspects of marketting, staffing and customer experience, Brian’s unique experience has moved the Encore Group well into the digital age, streamlining the entire production process and greatly improving customer experience. Brian is an avid golfer and loves spending his spare time with his wife and three children.

Sue D'Ambrosio

Sue D'Ambrosio

Office Manager

Current Office Manager and with the company over 15 years, Sue is responsible for scheduling appointments for our designers, processing customer orders and payments, and sending tasks to team members to help keep the company running efficiently.  Sue has a Bachelor’s degree from St. Peter’s University.  She loves spending time with her grandchildren and is an avid traveler.  “It is a pleasure working together with our great team to provide outstanding service to all of our customers.”

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Matt Nelson

Director of Operations

Matt has been a key member of the Encore Group for over 13 years. Building on his master carpentry background, Matt served as our lead installer for over a decade. In 2021, Matt was promoted to Director of Operations and oversees the scheduling and production of every project to ensure that every detail is produced to perfection. Matt is a proud husband and father of two. In his spare time, Matt loves camping and riding quads with his kids.

Philip Burns


Philip began his career in building & building supply industry. As the longest tenured designer here at the Encore Group, Phil enjoys helping his clients achieve their home improvement goals. Phil’s approach is 3-fold …use all the space, make it accessible & make it attractive. After 23 yrs. in the business, he is still having fun! When not helping clients meet their organization needs, you can find Phil riding waves on the Manasquan Inlet!

Gary von der Fecht


Gary is one of our longest tenured designers with over 20 years experience. He is an expert in designing solutions for any aspect of a home. Gary is an active member of the Freehold Elks and enjoys flying, skiing and playing golf. “The best part of this industry is meeting people and customizing solutions for their garage or the closets in their home.”


Joe Fay


Joe has been in the Garage Organization business for over 20years. Joe’s vast industry knowledge to all aspects of garage and closet design. His favorite hobbies include spending time with his grandchildren, golf and classic cars. When it comes to this business Joes enjoys “Taking a messy unorganized wasted space and turning it into a beautiful organized functional area and seeing the joy & excitement on my customer’s faces.”


Mira Neusner


A native of New Jersey and graduate of Rutgers College, Mira has a varied design background.
Mira is passionate about organization, and she prides herself on her ability to listen to each client. She uses her creativity to find the most effective and visually pleasing solution for every space she designs.
She loves getting to know her clients and working with them through the process to make sure they get the best closet, pantry, laundry room, or garage.
In her free time, Mira enjoys shopping with her daughters, DIY home projects,  playing Mah Jong and exploring new walking trails with her dogs.

Jillian Nelson

Customer Care

Jillian is the newest addition to the Encore Group team! Jillian is most likely the first person you will speak with when reaching out to us for your project. Jillian’s 20 years experience as a hair dresser has helped develop her incredible interpersonal and communication skills. Jillian sits as a chairperson on the local PTA. As the proud mother of two, Jillian loves nothing more than spending her spare time doing all things Mom!

Schedule Your Garage Organization Consultation

If you’re ready to put your best foot forward with a professionally organized garage, contact the organizational professionals at Contemporary Closets for a free consultation in your Parsippany-Troy Hills, Farmingdale, or Wall Township area home.

We can’t wait to get the creative juices flowing on your garage organization project, so give us a call to schedule your consultation today!

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