About Us

Dream a Litte Dream
JoAnne Harper started The Derrick with the dream of offering luxury home design to the southeast corner of Kansas in 1993. Named for The Norman No. 1 Oil Derrick, the first oil well west of the Mississippi in Neodesha, where the shop began. 
In 2001, Chanda Shelton, JoAnne's daughter, came on as co-owner and designer.  With extensive design experience from over two decades as an interior designer, Chanda brought a wealth of new ideas and inspiration to the team. In 2021 JoAnne stepped into full-time retirement to enjoy traveling and relaxing with family.
It's All About YOU!
At The Derrick, we are, first and foremost, all about You! From the minute you walk in the door, we want you to feel welcome and at home. From our on-staff designer to hundreds of hand-picked decor lines, we want to help you find the right style to fit your life.
Small Town Charm, Big City Options
You want to go where everyone knows your name. At The Derrick, we believe in charm and focusing on the needs of each customer while offering big city options like custom order furniture from Justice alongside one-of-a-kind vintage and heirloom pieces. Let our experienced staff help you find that "just right" pillow or candle to complete your dream home.