Kerr’s was founded in 1964 by Russel and Ferne Kerr after the sale of their custom furniture business, Home Service Company. Originally named “Kerr’s Custom Wholesale Draperies”, the business became a lifesaving passion of Ferne Kerr following the tragic losses of her son and husband over the course of two decades. Ferne ran the business for years before passing it on Dale Kalberg, the son of close family friends who had once lived in an apartment above the original shop located at 2016 South 3rd West in Missoula.
Dale owned and operated the business for 28 years before retiring and selling Kerr’s to Gary and Michelle Watson in 2008. Simplifying the name to “Kerr’s Custom Draperies”, Gary and Michelle continued to provide quality window treatments across Montana and in surrounding states. They would later relocate the business to Kerr’s current location at 845 Ronan Street.
In the fall of 2016, Gary and Michelle made the decision to retire and sell the business. Kerr’s Custom Drapery would be purchased by Kris and Gregg Lundin, who are still providing high-end window treatments today.