The Mesabi Daily News recently profiled Scott Beard of Tuck ‘N Roll Upholstery in Eveleth, MN – explaining how he got his start in the auto upholstery industry and why he’s been so successful. After working in the craft for 33 years, he has quite a story to tell.
Below is an excerpt from the article:
Thirty-six years ago Scott Beard was fresh out of upholstery school in Minneapolis and needed something to show just how adept he was at his craft.
The Ely Lake resident didn’t have to look far to see his 1977 Ford van parked nearby.
He quickly got to work redoing the vehicle’s interior and it ultimately became a show piece for what would become his business, Tuck ‘N Roll Upholstery.
His plan worked perfectly every time someone wanted him to do some work, but didn’t think they had a sample to go by. Beard simply turned and showed them the exquisite interior of the vehicle and they were sold.
The quality of his work was proven out down the road as the van won “Best Interior’’ at the World of Wheels car show in Duluth in 1979 or 1980.
Beard’s Ely Lake shop is still going great guns and he now has another show piece — a 1973 Corvette. His mom technically owns the vehicle, but Beard has put a lot into updating the “custom’’ ride. [more]
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