About Kay & L Draperies Inc.

Our History

Founded in 1973 by Kay (Ferguson) Thorson and her mother, Lenore Kinkel, and husband Jerry Ferguson the prospering business started in Kay’s home and did custom work for local designers. It wasn’t long before the business grew to the point where it needed to expand.  In 1975, Kay & L purchased a building in downtown Waverly and hired retail salespeople in Iowa and Minnesota and in 1977 they built a new facility to accommodate the quickly growing business.

The company remains family owned and operated. Both Jerry Ferguson and Lenore Kinkel passed away in the 80’s.  Kay remarried Jerry Thorson and both manage the business with the help of Kay’s son Jeffrey Ferguson, daughter Julie Lammers, and her husband Jim Lammers.

Kay & L features over 4000 SKUs of decorative fabric and we ship to the 48 continuous states. We have always shipped to dealers, designers, decorators, paint and wallpaper stores, furniture stores and home based workrooms nationwide and are pleased to announce Kay and L Draperies Online Store.


In addition Kay & L fabricates soft window treatments and Bedspreads. The workroom is very detail oriented and customers can use Kay & L fabrics or they can supply their own materials (C.O.M.) for fabrication in the workroom.

Mission Statement

Our Philosophy is to recognize that our business depends on your business.

Our Mission is to complete each task with the skill, quality and precision that we ourselves would expect, remembering that our customer must satisfy their customers.

Our Promise is to provide you with what you want, when you want it and we guarantee your satisfaction.