Our History

  • 1968

    Pittsburgh Paints

    1968 Pittsburgh Paints

    When he was 16, Dave Arlt started working at the store – then named Pittsburgh Paints – as a part-time framer.

  • 1970

    Dave Attends NSU

    1970 Nsu

    Staying close to home, Dave attended Northern State University as an Art Major in 1970.

  • 1972

    Dave Becomes Store Manager

    1970 1972 Assistant Manager

    Dave began working at the store as an assistant manager.

  • 1973

    Store Is Purchased; Name Becomes D&D Paint and Frame

    1973 Purchased Store

    In 1973, Dave purchased the store with a partner and changed the name to D&D Paint and Frame. When the store was first started, it was located at 118 N Main.

  • 1974

    Sheryl Becomes Partner

    1974 Partnered With Wife

    When Dave's partner left in 1974, his wife Sheryl stepped in and helped Dave run the store until 2020. Throughout the years, the location has moved to 107 N. Main, 419 S. Main, 401 S. Main, and 523 S. Main.

  • 2005

    Name Changes to Interior Design Concepts

    2005 Name Change

    In 2005, we decided to change our name to Interior Design Concepts to more accurately reflect the various types of products and services we offer.

  • 2020

    Jill Fonder Becomes Owner

    2020 Sold Business To Jill

    In 2020, the business was sold to Jill Fonder. Dave and his wife were very pleased to find a buyer with IDC's core values of stellar customer service and a commitment to excellence. Dave agreed to stay on and work as a designer which is something he enjoys very much. The store moved to its newest location of 21 N Main St. in Aberdeen, South Dakota.