Docking Drawer, a division of JTech Solutions Inc., began with an idea and passion to share it with others. Rewind to 2013 when a successful entrepreneur with semiconductor engineering expertise was remodeling his kitchen. His wife had an idea to declutter their home and requested that four drawers be installed, one for each family member. However, each drawer would contain an outlet. This would give everyone their own organized space to charge their devices while keeping the countertops clutter free.
But he soon discovered that a safe in-drawer outlet solution did not exist. So utilizing his expertise he got to work creating one. The first Docking Drawer prototype was completed a short time later. But it was not merely an outlet in a drawer. It offered interlocking safety features from his semiconductor background to create smart, simple, and safe solutions for any type of drawer. A few weeks later, Docking Drawer was launched at KBIS (the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show) in 2014.
Docking Drawer in-drawer outlets received an overwhelmingly positive response at KBIS that year. Based on interest, the company quickly rounded out their in-drawer outlet offerings to include powering outlets in addition to charging outlets and submitted and successfully obtained their first patents.
Word continued to spread about our outlets as our product offerings expanded. To service a wider audience we created a website so customers could place orders and we formed strategic relationships with distribution partnerships such as Hafele, EB Bradley, Hardware Hut and more.
2022 marks our 23rd year of business and our 8th year of Docking Drawer. Our outlets have come a long way from that first KBIS show back in 2014, too. Our charging outlets are in their 5th generation and now can easily fit into standard cabinet layouts, making them simple to specify and easy to install. And because of their ease of use, our outlets are now standard in both remodel and new construction kitchen, bathroom and commercial projects. From homes to hospitals to locker rooms to offices and casinos, our outlets are everywhere.
More than just the outlets have evolved, of course. Docking Drawer continues to add staff members to our team. Plus, we’re expanding into new markets like furniture solutions, additional hotels, and customized solutions. In addition to the United States, and Canada, we now offer our safe, quality outlets to Australia and New Zealand, Europe, and the United Kingdom with CE and RCM listed solutions.
As the founder, President, and inventor of in-drawer outlets, Scott leads the company and pushes Docking Drawer forward with continued innovation and product development and is the resident electrical safety expert.
Overseeing that in-drawer outlets are a standard in any and every project, Paul leads the creation and execution of strategies to grow the brand both domestically and internationally.
Keeping Docking Drawer running like a well-oiled machine, Jim manages all operations, finances and purchasing for domestic and international channels.
Giving Docking Drawer its slick look and feel, Alyse leads the creation of our marketing materials. From the website to digital ads, print brochures to email campaigns, she ensures clear communications and brand consistency across all channels.
At Docking Drawer, we find ourselves humbled every day by our ongoing success and grateful for something as seemingly simple as a roof over our heads. For every online order placed through our website, we will automatically donate a percentage to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, an organization committed to preventing and ending homelessness in the United States. Learn more.
In a world where large manufacturers can completely block or limit independent repairs, Docking Drawer is proud to be a member of the Right to Repair movement which defends consumers’ rights to the tools and resources required to fix or update products they own, on their own. Docking Drawer offers intentionally designed products built with quality parts that allow for easy updating as technology, styles and needs change over time. Learn more.
Docking Drawer stands with the people of Ukraine. We strongly condemn the violence in Ukraine and support an immediate cessation of all hostilities. We are donating a total of $10,000, split equally between the apolitical charities listed below, all of which directly help the citizens of Ukraine. As with all conflicts, civilians (especially children) pay a considerable price, and Ukraine will need assistance to help its victims and rebuild their infrastructure once the violence ceases. We ask that anyone reading this please consider donating to these organizations or to any carefully vetted charity working to support the Ukrainian people through this tragedy.
Do you need help with choosing an outlet for your project? Do you have questions about our products or services? Whether you have an idea to improve our outlets or you’re wanting to join the movement, we’re here for you. Reach out now.Contact Us