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DIANA DRAKE

DIRECTOR OF PURCHASING - FINISHES

 

PRIOR EXPERIENCE

 

Diana comes from the wholesale side of the business and brings industry expertise to our purchasing process.  Her roots are firmly grounded in flooring, and through the years she has been a Territory Manager for a flooring distribution company, co-owner of a retail flooring company with a full-service installation and repair business, and most recently, an Account Manager for ProSource Wholesale Floorcoverings where her product line extended to plumbing fixtures, moldings & trims, stone and Porcelain slabs and tile.  She is a C-15 Flooring Installation Contractor and is an IICRC certified Senior Carpet Inspector.  This solid foundation has given her that ability to expand easily into all areas of finishes.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES AT ARTES 

Diana is our hard surface and finish specialist.   Her primary responsibilities center on sourcing, contracting and purchasing for all finishes including flooring, stone, tile, paving systems, lighting, appliances, wall surfaces, furnishings, lighting, accessories and art.  Twenty-six years of experience on jobsites and in the field have honed her skills.  She excels at recommending products that fit the look and budget of the project, and she has the expertise to know what materials are well suited to specific building techniques and architectural styles.  One of her best qualities is her ability to interface effortlessly between vendors, subcontractors, designers and architects to keep purchasing on track.