Because the auto upholstery industry is small, it’s always big news when someone who share our passion for the craft opens a new shop. Please join us in welcoming Escondido Custom Upholstery in Escondido, CA to the mix.
According to a profile in the Ramona Sentinel, owner and operator Oscar Reyes has been working in auto upholstery for decades. In fact, he’s a second-generation trimmer who learned the craft from his father. After years of toiling in other people’s shops and doing side work of his own, he recently opened his own garage.
Here’s a snippet from the local write up on his new shop:
Reyes will work on boats and furniture, but his specialty is European and American classic automobiles. He said there’s a market for it in Ramona, where he has customers.
For Ramona residents who aren’t quite sold on going “down the hill” to check out the new shop, Reyes said he will meet with people in Ramona on his way into work in the mornings or on his way home in the evenings to provide quotes and other general information.
Although price and location were a big consideration in the couple’s decision not to open in Ramona, Reyes also appreciates the other auto restoration businesses already established in Escondido, saying he is getting referrals for the interior work from some of them.
All work at Escondido Custom Upholstery is done by Reyes, who said he strives for perfection, not just customer satisfaction.
“I am the sole proprietor with no employees, and all the work is done by me,” he said. “Every project is tailor-made…and the attention to detail turns any project into a one of a kind.” [more]
Best of luck to you Oscar! We hope you’ll find great success in pursuing a shop of your own!