Appleton Area Blind & Drape Designers
President and Owner
I'm the daughter of the founders of Fockel's Superior Drapery, Andy and Shirley Fockel. They started our company in 1954 as an upholstery shop and soon began adding blinds and custom drapery. I purchased the business in 1990 when the business was moved to the Valley Road location. Besides our blinds, drapery and upholstery, we sew drapery for other businesses and have a wholesale drapery workroom.
I strive to hold up the quality and standards my parents set. I am at the store everyday, doing all of the paperwork, wholesale and workroom production. It has been an honor to serve the community for so many years and I look forward to many more.
In my position at Fockel's, I wear many hats. I answer the telephones, set appointments, receive incoming shipments, act as a liaison between the customers and the designers, inventory the showroom and keep all of our pricing current. I also help walk-in customers when they need parts, repairs on blinds or custom fabrics.
Working with the Fockel's team has taught me a lot about the custom window fashion industry. I've learned that there is no standard sized window and that each and every window has its own needs for functionality and beauty. It is rewarding to work for an established company that strives for excellence in all that they do.
I have been in sales and design for over 20 years. I love my Interior Design position at Fockel's. Helping clients with everything from drapery to valance's, shades and blinds.
It is my passion to find the perfect window treatment for my clients home or office environment. Window treatments add warmth, softness and create a finishing touch to the room and tie everything together.
I strive to fulfill our clients needs by offering many options and adding value and beauty to their space.
As an interior designer for Fockel's, I specialize in blinds, shades, window treatments and bedding of all styles. I started with Fockel's in 2001 after working freelance out of my home for 10 years.
I enjoy working with my customers and helping them with their window needs. I also enjoy working with commercial customers, whether it be one office, one conference room or the entire office. People spend many hours a day in their work place and deserve to have a pleasant and comfortable environment.
The best part of working for Fockel's is the friendly atmosphere and the consistent quality of workmanship. We strive to give our customers the best product available and the highest customer service possible.