Dri-Design began its existence, humbly, in the back of a small shop, being manufactured by hand. It was not created by a large panel manufacturer, as a way, to grab more market share, but rather by a single small business to address significant shortfalls we saw in the metal panel systems we had been using for decades. A system invented from research and development based on real life experience of over 30 years, selling and installing many other systems. Our timeline also provided a history long enough to watch and see how the existing systems aged and performed, long term. During that time, experiences with other panel systems included delamination, staining because of weather on joint sealants and gaskets, rising costs of production, inefficient installation practices, and a general lack of color, texture, and design options.