Boutique design service based in Beaconsfield

Jarrett, Jackson and Cathy Drake.

Drake Design started as a small entrepreneurial experiment in 2005 when Jarrett Drake saw an opportunity to lean on his experience and expertise as a successful designer in various Melbourne inner city architectural practices.

Wanting to provide to the local community a quality level of design, documentation and service, Drake Design quickly forged a reputation for quality that builders, developers and the community alike have relied on over the last 15 years.

Alongside Jarrett is his son Jackson and wife Cathy, who have become integral to the overall team of people who are the driving force behind Drake Design and what they stand for. Jackson has recently completed his tertiary studies and has become a part of the documentation engine room, while Cathy is the meticulous numbers keeper utilising her 20 plus years in business management to keep the family business on track.

Jarrett believes using a 4 Cs principles in a family business goes a long way to understanding what drives Drake Design and ensures the standards are kept high.

Continuity – work hard to provide a quality product and then ensure to provide it every time.

Communication – effective business communication is essential for success and growth of every organisation, so ensuring the process of sharing information within and outside the business is continually enforced.

Community – inherently family businesses are a part of a larger community that live, work and play within and thus need to ensure they are improving and adding value to that community.

Connection – as a family business you continually are investing time and forging relationships with clients that then can become your companies’ best ambassadors.

The push to shop locally has gained a lot of momentum, in recent times, as more people see the value of investing in small businesses within their community. Family businesses are the backbone of this and Jarrett, Jackson, Cathy and the team at Drake Design aim to strengthen its tie to south east Melbourne providing a quality boutique design service that its community can continue to rely on.

Drake Design is situated at Suite 2, Level 1, 2 Beaconsfield-Emerald Road, Beaconsfield, 9769 8096.