Our History

1968

Pittsburgh Paints

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

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1970

Dave Attends NSU

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

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1972

Dave Becomes Store Manager

Dave began working at the store as an assistant manager.

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1973

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

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.

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1974

Sheryl Becomes Partner

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.

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2005

Name Changes to Interior Design Concepts

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.

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2020

Jill Fonder Becomes Owner

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.

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