In 1987, seasoned interior designer Sharon Deitrick set out to establish an independent corporate interior design firm in Northeast Ohio that was not constrained by the biased ties to a furniture dealership. On October 16, 1987, Deitrick & Associates Interiors, Inc. (D&A) opened for business with a single employee in an office in Copley.
In spite of the firm's relatively small size, its first assignment was a major one: to provide project management, space planning, interior design and construction management services for the consolidation of seven buildings into two for The Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Company in downtown Akron. The overwhelming success of the project helped launch D&A as a leading force in the area's interior design and facilities planning marketplace. As one former Uniroyal Goodrich official commented, "By capitalizing on the excellent knowledge, dedication, enthusiasm, professionalism, cost awareness and time management of [Deitrick & Associates], we were successful in meeting or exceeding our timetable for specific projects at costs substantially less than budget."
By the end of D&A's first year of operation, the firm's employee ranks had risen to five, and the client roster included respected area firms Morgan Adhesives Company (MACtac), The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Roadway Express, and Lomak Petroleum (Range Resources) - companies that continue to rely on D&A for their design, facilities planning and management and relocation services.
After over 21 years in business, Deitrick & Associates continues to add capabilities and services to its portfolio to better meet its client's changing needs. For example, in direct response to the growing demand for expanded facilities planning and management services, D&A recently founded Facilities Solution Group (FSG) - a one-stop, streamlined source for planning and maintaining word environments.
Today, D&A and FSG employ a group of highly skilled design professionals, project managers, and support personnel who collectively have more than 100 years of diverse experience in the facilities planning and interior design fields. The client roster includes a prestigious list of FORTUNE 500 corporations and major healthcare organizations throughout the region.