Truly skilled window decorating is a combination of history, technology, color, an eye for what works and a listening ear. Quigley Draperies has been in the Muskegon area 88 years making beautiful window treatments, keeping up with trends in fashion and technology and pleasing generations of customers.
Greg Kroeze and his sister, Carol Beatty, assumed ownership of Quigley Draperies and the showroom building in downtown Roosevelt Park from their parents in 1992. Both are graduates of Mona Shores High School. Greg earned a bachelor's degree in business from Ferris State University. Carol studied interior design at Michigan State and earned a degree in marketing from Eastern Michigan University.
Unlike businesses that sell the same products as the national chains and box stores, Quigley's offers details that make their window coverings unique: a local workroom, a consistent staff that has devoted their lives to decorating, and experienced decorating and installing from the owners themselves.
Generations have shopped at the store and Carol said she often works with the children and grandchildren of customers her father assisted. Roy Kroeze left downtown Muskegon's Hardy-Herpelsheimers store in 1960 to buy Quigley Draperies. "Hardy's" was a popular department store and Roy had worked his way up to merchandise manager. He and wife Harriet were starting a family.
Quigley's was started in 1929 by Russ and Helen Quigley on East Broadway Avenue in Muskegon Heights. The business moved to Peck Street in Muskegon Heights in 1935. In 1954, Ed Zagars came on board, a decorator and installer who stayed with the business for nearly half a century. The store, with its showroom and custom workroom, has been in downtown Roosevelt Park since 1962.
Window treatment styles change over the years, but Carol said the purpose of the custom product has always been the same. "It's amazing what custom designed window treatments can do to add warmth and character to a room."
Quigley Draperies, on Broadway in downtown Roosevelt Park, features their own custom work room and installation, as well as experienced, trusted design assistance. Call (231) 755-3248.