The History Of Design Centers And Ready-Made Retail Designer Showrooms
Frank Robino Sr. started kitchen design showroom the Design Center in Dover, Del., in 1980. At that time, it was called The Center of Dover Homes. Frank and his brothers, Sam and Steve, started the company by using their own design ideas. Frank was the brains behind the business and even helped out with the start up of the company. Today, there are three well-known major franchises: The Design Center, Dover Homeowners, and Dover Realty. All these companies have locations throughout the United States and in Canada.
The Design Center of Dover, Del., is still in business today and has three well-known designer showrooms. It was founded by Frank Robino Sr. in 1980. It was initially just going to provide design services for new homes. However, after two or three years, the company branched out into the retail side of things and opened its own showrooms. Today, it is still very much focused on providing services for the designer and homebuyer market.
Design centers can be found all over the country. They are mostly located in the industrial areas and the cities, but some have also opened up in places such as South Bend, Indiana and Fort Collins, Colorado. In addition to the design centers, there are also some ready-made retail designer showrooms. These are not located inside a building and do not sell houses, but usually only sell accessories. In some cases, these locations will also sell ready-made designer furniture.