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Maybe Homer Simpson doesn’t come to mind when you think of a successful business person. But hear us out.

In one episode, Bart’s dad offered this advice to help his son navigate the business world:

“I want to share something with you: the three little sentences that will get you through life. Number one: ‘Cover for me.’ Number two: ‘Oh, good idea, boss!’ Number three: ‘It was like that when I got here.’ ”

Those three sentences don’t seem like very sound business advice, but Draper can use them to help you make any shade project successful. Here’s how:

“Cover for me.”
In a competitive business environment, you need a partner who will make you look good to your customer. Draper’s reliance on U.S.-based production means we can do things like powder coat our own fascia and exert much better control over our quality and processes. We keep fabrics from top American weavers such as Phifer and Mermet in stock so we can fill orders fast. Our project management expertise helps you keep on top of big projects over longer periods of time.

“Oh, good idea, boss.”
Not sure how a customer’s daylighting and shading strategy will work in the real world? Draper offers many existing products, but we also have the capability to develop custom solutions. Odd shapes, sloped glazing, louvers, fabric structures, and custom headboxes and bracketry are just some of the tools in our custom toolbox. Whatever your customer wants, we can find a way to make it happen.

“It was like that when I got here.”
Sometimes solar control isn’t addressed until a project has been completed, and building occupants realize there’s a glare and heat issue. Or maybe an existing shading solution wasn’t the right one in the first place. It’s your job to come in and fix the problem.

Draper has several options for retrofits and renovations. Manual shades are an easy and inexpensive way to resolve these issues. For a motorized, networkable solution without wiring, the FlexShade® Recharge offers rechargeable battery shades that can be retrofitted to our manual shade brackets.

Whatever life may throw at you during a shade project, Draper is there to help you through it. Check out our many solutions here.

Click here and find a Draper representative for your area to learn more.

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