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.
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.
I have been with Fockel's since 2017. I enjoy going into clients homes to help them pick out new blinds or drapery, I also do work in local office settings, assisting with blinds and shades to control the sun light. The window treatment industry changes constantly, I keep updated by attending training seminars and working with our sales representatives. It will be a pleasure to meet you and assist with your next project.
As an independent designer, I began working with Fockel's more than 20 years ago for my clients' custom window treatments. The exceptional workmanship is what drew me to the company. Four years ago I joined the Fockel's team as an employee and can't say enough what a wonderful company it is to work for! I have a great passion for meeting customers, getting to know them and making their window treatment vision a reality.