Elaine Nowak

Elaine Nowak

With Caldwells since 1978

Education – Graduate of Montour High School and some college classes at CCAC

Background – I was in Seattle, WA when the opportunity to return to Pittsburgh and join my grandfather’s business became available. The plan was to open a drapery workroom and I would be the supervisor. I did my training at a small drapery workroom, then we laid out our workroom, purchased state-of-the-art equipment and hired the seamstresses.

I oversee a dedicated and talented group of seamstresses who create lovely soft window treatments every day. I enjoy seeing the designer’s or owner’s ideas for their draperies, swag valances, cornices, comforters, throw pillows and more become a beautiful reality, and every item is hand-made with great attention to detail.

Today I am responsible for estimating all of the work that comes through our workroom and I help with generating design concepts for our client’s windows. The use of natural light has become a very important part of window treatments design.

Key Projects — Ryan Homes and NVR model homes in PA, VA, and MD, Oglebay Resort, Wheeling WV, Weirton Geriatric, Weirton WV, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort.

Community Service — Green Tree Rotary, served as president.

Hobbies — Hiking, Yoga, Curves

Customer service

Manage design group