Working with businesses like Draper gives many people a nice feeling. They feel like they are supporting family businesses, promoting U.S. manufacturing, and helping keep working people productive employed in good jobs.

But working with Draper gives you more than a good feeling. “Did You Know” that there are many tangible benefits to working with us?

The benefits of working with a family-owned business.
The family connection is important to the Draper business model. More often than not, a family-owned business succeeds in having closer relationships with customers because it’s more than just a business. It’s a legacy.

The opposite story is one we’ve seen repeated many times. A competitor that starts out as a family operation is sold to another company, then possibly re-sold and sold again. And with each sale the company risks losing touch with its history, core values, and customers a little bit more.

The benefits of working with a 119-year-old business.
Longevity and stability are important factors when architects, contractors, and dealers choose manufacturing partners to work with. You can’t afford to specify a company’s product only to see them go out of business before the project is finished a year or two later.

A market study concluded that only 13% of family-owned companies making it past the third generation. Meanwhile, publicly traded companies lasted an average of 15 years according to a study of businesses from 1950 to 2009. Obviously, Draper is well ahead of the curve here, and currently into our fifth generation of family ownership and leadership.

That kind of longevity helps assure that we’ll be around whenever you need us. It also shows we have a successful record and a knowledgeable workforce ready to meet the needs of the future.

The benefits of working with a financially strong business.
Draper is a financially strong company that can make investments for the long term. That means several advantages for us—and for you.

  • Higher profitability and more capital to invest in people, technology, and product advancements
  • Better pricing for our customers
  • Continuity of management
  • Strong partnerships with suppliers

So, what do you think? If you’d like more information about becoming a Draper dealer and taking advantage of these and many other benefits, click here.

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