Just over a year ago, owners Tanya and Pete Droher opened The Staple – a full-service graphic design and printing company located at 102 Second Avenue in downtown Osceola.
In late April, the Drohers received the award for best interior renovation over $50,000 from the Main Street Program in Wisconsin.
Pete is originally from Osceola, but moved away for college. Tanya is originally from Hudson and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Art Institutes International.
“Pete’s family still resides here in Osceola and they have been a great support system in our business and our juggling of home and work life,” Tanya said.
“We were so happy that all the hard work our family and friends put into this building with us was recognized at the state level.”
Before opening the doors to Osceola, the husband and wife team were looking for a new building to expand their store when the pandemic hit and their search was put on hold.
“Osceola really chose us,” Droher explained. “It turns out that when you stop looking, things are meant to find you.”
After being introduced to the building, the two agreed that “Osceola and especially the building was where we were meant to be,” she said.
The Drohers purchased the building on Dec. 9, 2021, and opened the doors on Feb. 1, 2022. “It was quite the ‘it takes a village’ situation to get this ready for opening day,” said she added.
“Our building was built in 1905 by The Staple Family, hence our name,” Droher said. “The first base building from 1870 burned down and was rebuilt on the foundations in 1905. Guests can find the whole story posted on our wall inside the building to learn some of the fun facts we learned .”
“A lot of our renovations were cosmetic,” Droher explained.
“The previous owners took care of things inside the walls. We added desks with chandeliers and updated all restrooms. We have also renovated the lower level to make it a new commercial adventure for us as well. »
This new business venture has a name and is called Stone Room. “Our Stone Room is a micro room. The original stone walls from 1870 are still on display. It is a perfect entertaining space for people who want a small party or a more intimate setting. We have a fun, modern vibe that speaks easily there”
Overall, Droher explained, “Our company’s vision is to continue to build knowledge and services that we can offer our customers. We hope to be always growing and constantly evolving to be up to date and on top of designs.