1980 to today
ShopDrawings.com was created by David Fleming in 1980, under the name of Contractor Technical Services, also known as CTS, Inc. We started by providing shop drawings to MEP subcontractors in the booming mid-Atlantic construction market in Rockville, Maryland.
As we grew, we moved to a bigger location in Hagerstown, Maryland and kept on providing drafting services nationwide.
Today, our team is formed by a passionate crew who enjoy both small, quick turnaround projects and large, complex jobs that challenge us and bring us into the subcontracting team through drawing coordination.
In the 1980s, Computer Aided Drafting software (CAD) became more and more popular. We participated to a few conferences, but decided to proceed by making our own CAD software. We needed a CAD program adapted for our specific needs, with a faster and logical drawing process. We built and upgraded our software in order to enter data the most efficient way and trained our new team members to develop muscle memory and use the keyboard like they would use an instrument.