Nov
26

Why Draper?-Tisa Burns

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Tisa Burns is this week’s “Why Draper? subject. Although Tisa has been in Draper’s AV department for nearly eight years, she is a relatively new face and voice to our dealers. How did you come to be working at Draper? I moved back to Richmond from Arizona and started looking for a job. I went…
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Nov
24

Persimmon Pudding

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With Thanksgiving coming up later this week in the United States, we thought this would be a good time to dip once again into the Draper employee cookbook. Thanksgiving dinner is built on traditional cornerstones such as turkey, potatoes, stuffing, and pumpkin pie, but most families have their own special additions to the festive table.…
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Nov
21

Window Shade Design and Aesthetics

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The below blog post is also available as a white paper. To download the PDF of “Window Shade Design and Aesthetics,” click here. With proper use and maintenance, your Draper window shade will provide many years of service. Window shade fabrics are dynamic and, as such, there are some occasional issues that can occur. These…
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Nov
20

Sharla Massengale-the Friendly Voice of Draper

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We strive to be a friendly company, courteous and easy to work with. No one at Draper personified these traits more than our receptionist Sharla Massengale. Sharla joined us in 1995 and first worked in the Mail Room. She became our receptionist in 1999. It is a rare person who is always in a good…
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Nov
19

Why Draper?-Todd Hiday

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This week, the “Why Draper?” spotlight falls on Todd Hiday. Todd is our go-to for special projects. Not only does he back up to territories, but he’s also our AV Bid Coordinator. He helps with window shade requirements for our audiovisual dealers, and is an asset on tech calls. We are lucky to have Todd…
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Nov
17

10 Key Questions About Solar Shading

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Almost one year ago, during the 2013 Greenbuild Expo, Draper broke into an exciting new field for us: specialty and exterior solar control solutions. Since 1902 we had been tackling daylighting issues from inside the glazing, so this was definitely a change for us. Over the past year, we have been traveling around the country,…
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