Archive for the ‘Shop Profiles’ Category


Sithole’s Upholstery: Slowly Building a Dream

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on February 16th, 2017

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For 30 years, Ratsela Sithole, a second-generation trimmer in Lobatse, Botswana, has been upholstering everything from office chairs to car interiors using only a manual sewing machine.

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Meet ‘Bus Driver Dave’ of Dido Upholstery

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on February 8th, 2017

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David Gludt is loved throughout the city of Troy, Idaho. And it’s not just because his upholstery shop is a local staple. He’s also a neighborhood school bus driver, who’s been shuttling kids to class every day for three decades.

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UPDATE: Shop Profile of JNG Creations

Published by Naseem Muaddi on January 19th, 2017

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Check out our interview with Jean-Noël Greffeuille, master trimmer and owner of JNG Creations, in the February 2017 issue of The Shop magazine.

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The Shop Features Interview with Bux Customs

Published by Naseem Muaddi on December 16th, 2016

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Check out our interview with Chris McClintock of Bux Customs in the January 2017 issue of The Shop magazine.

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Instagram Highlight: WoodWrite

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on November 18th, 2016

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If you’re a fan of wood paneling and trim, check out Jeffrey Bütt of WoodWrite in Chicago, Illinois. His boutique woodworking shop creates custom wood dashboard kits and interior component for a range of vehicles.

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Watch Seams Ridiculous Upholstery on Truck Tech

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on November 10th, 2016

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In a recent episode of PowerNation TV‘s hit show “Truck Tech,” Tommy Perkins of Seams Ridiculous Upholstery in Montross, Virginia, transforms the interior of a classic 1955 Ford F100.

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New Auto Upholstery Shop Opens in Illinois

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on November 9th, 2016

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Congrats to Amanda Tharp for opening Signature Upholstery in Roseville, Illinois. The new shop focuses on automotive and marine upholstery, but also does household furniture.

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This Trimmer’s Family Started with only $80

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on October 14th, 2016

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The Los Angeles Times recently profiled a number of Latino-Americans for a project titled “What does being Latino mean in 2016?” Among those who submitted their stories for the project is Reyna Garcia Ramos from Pomona, California, whose family runs an auto upholstery business.

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80-Year-Old Trimmer to Reopen Upholstery Shop

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on October 13th, 2016

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Barbara Millett

The next time one of your employees or coworkers complains about long work hours, tell him about Barbara Millett — who, at 80 years old, is preparing to reopen her Pembroke, Bermuda, shop: House and Car Upholstery and Your Fashions.

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Bux Customs: ‘We’ve grown from each build’

Published by Naseem Muaddi on October 11th, 2016
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Chris McClintock, left, and Corey Lyba of Bux Customs in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.

Chris McClintock of Bux Customs is a rising star in the world of automotive upholstery. Despite having only been in business for seven years and finishing his first full custom interior less than three years ago, his gorgeous designs and meticulous attention to detail have made him one of the most sought after hotrod trimmers in the United States.

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