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CDRAFT's  24 year History

Three of us started business as Draftmasters Detailing and Design on April 21st, 1995, in an old house in Shiloh, Georgia. It was a Monday! The dilapidated house was split into two small apartments, and the original office was set up in the front room of the one I rented. Neenah Yarbrough handled accounting and helped me out with sales, and Lee Shonfelt was our senior drafter and AutoCAD expert. When not working sales, Lee got me started learning AutoCAD and producing shop drawings.

Our meager first attempt at sales was mailing a few hundred flyers. Contact names and information came from the Blue Book, North Georgia Atlanta region. As with all startups, the first year was slow and poor, with a little over $10,000 in the first year. Over the next year, business remained slow. Neenah dropped off first, going to work with a customer, and then Lee left to work with an architect. These early days saw more than a few all-nighters to finish and deliver jobs on time. Luckily during our second year, 1996 we picked up two customers that are still with us today — ABR Millwork & Lumber, Smyrna, GA, and Colonial Wood Products, West Haven, CT.

By year three, our drafting skills and knowledge of AutoCAD were both developing rapidly. Customers were pleased with our drawing quality, turnover times, and cost. The company name was changed to Quick Draw Drafting, and advertising began in trade magazines. In these early days, Quick Draw ads were classified in the machinery section of directories. The "Professional Services" category did not exist, but it was soon added to accommodate our classified advertising. Prior to this, all advertising was labeled as machinery or supplier.

Over time, our customer base grew, with jobs in major markets scattered around the U.S. Thankfully the two shops mentioned above have continued to use us, and they've been joined by eight others for five years or more. Our goal is to build long-term relationships with friendly knowledgeable service and quality drawings! Call today and take advantage of our knowledge today.