Authentic Tastemaker of Cobb Cheryl Draa Interior Designs Shines as Top 25 Small Business
This article is number 3 in a series of profiles of the Cobb Chamber’s 2016 Top 25 Small Businesses of the Year. Check back with Chamber Ink everyday in May for a new profile on a different Top 25 Business. We will wrap up the series on June 6 with the announcement of the 2016 Small Business of the Year.
Cheryl Draa prides herself on more than just making a home ‘pretty,’ but also making the home work better for the family. This approach is what has made Cheryl Draa Interior Designs one of Cobb’s most sought after interior design companies. As a designer, Draa works to combine beauty and function to meet the needs of each homeowner making homes more livable for families. As a tastemaker/designer people look to Draa to incorporate the latest trends into their homes without breaking the bank. Clients know they’ll get the best quality for their money when she shops with them, and her custom fabrications are unique and reflect client personality.
Draa has been in business for 24 years and has overcome much adversity, but Cheryl Draa Interior Designs is stronger than ever. Her niche is people in transition. Draa knows firsthand that lifestyle transitions can be trying times for clients, having navigated her own share of transitions during the recession. Draa was forced to close her retail store and embark on a journey to rebrand herself. Pouring herself into the community and Cobb Chamber leadership programs, Draa was able to bounce back after the recession marketing herself as the authentic tastemaker of Cobb County.
Each year her business continues to grow thanks to her resilience, talent and care for her clients. Congratulations on being a 2016 Top 25 Small Business of the Year!
Owner: Cheryl Draa
Industry: Interior Design
Year Established: 1992
Number of Employees: Full-time: 1, Part-time: 2, Sub-Contractors: 6
Percentage of Growth in 2015: 14%
Did You Know?: Draa’s top skill sets include color consultation, spacial floor plans and couture window treatments.