Meet Jodie & Dane Straub
Dane and I are relatively new to the Destin, Florida area, having moved here from Ohio in 2013 where we were owners/operators of a restaurant. After working 100 plus hours per week for over 10 years, we decided to sell, slow down a little and move to paradise, much to our teenage daughter’s dismay. I must say, however, she has adapted well and just graduated from the University of West Florida.
Dane has always been the handy type of guy – innovative in his thinking and always eager to help others. Me, well, I just like all things pretty. I’ve always enjoyed interior decorating as a hobby and have a keen eye for being able to bring a room together. So after driving around and becoming familiar with the area, we realized there are a lot of windows here and the thought process began. We started to do a lot of research on window treatment companies and came upon Made in the Shade. The Morse family were very accommodating and full of useful information. We felt Made in the Shade was a perfect fit for us. We purchased our Made in the Shade franchise in December of 2013 as a home based company with great products at a great price.
In February of 2017, Dane and I decided to spread our wings and open a showroom. We officially opened in April of 2017 at 127 Harbor Blvd. Suite 12B in Destin. Our business has grown by leaps and bounds and we are truly blessed!