Docking Drawer 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.
2019 marks our 20th year of business and our fifth 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.
Ensuring that in-drawer outlets are a standard in any and every project, Paul oversees Docking Drawer's revenue growth leading the companies business development, sales, marketing and e-commerce efforts both domestically and internationally.
Keeping Docking Drawer running like a well-oiled machine, Jim manages finance and all of the inventory that comes and goes from our warehouse, ensuring timely delivery for customers both big and small.
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.
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.