In Just 10 years, JS Custom Interiors of Salt Lake City, UT has transformed itself from a part-time gig based in shop owner Justin Stephens’ garage to one of the country’s premier custom hot rod interior shops — winning many of the industry’s most prestigious awards and featured in countless magazines.
Justin started his training in auto upholstery at the age of 13, learning from his father, a veteran trimmer with decades of experience under his belt. With his guidance, Justin learned how to sew before finishing grade school and quickly excelled in all aspects of the craft.
In time, Justin began pursuing his passion for the craft by working for a local shop by day and running his own custom upholstery business from home by night. As his reputation grew, so did his clientele. Eventually, Justin developed a strong enough reputation and following to branch out on his own, establishing JS Custom Interiors — which specializes in custom upholstery for show cars.
Today, JS Custom Interiors is a three-person team. Justin and his employees, Dan Leingang and Jack Jensen, take pride in their quality craftsmanship, contemporary designs and old-school work ethic. In fact, they claim to never miss a deadline.
Not surprisingly, their work has attracted some of the industry’s best hot rod shops, including highly acclaimed shop Kindig It Design.
In 2008, a 1932 Ford Roadster that JS Custom Interiors upholstered won Outstanding America’s award for Most Beautiful Roadster Interior at the Grand National Roadster Show. And in 2011, a 1939 Buick they trimmed took home the Goodguys award for America’s Most Beautiful Street Rod.
On a personal note, I had the opportunity to see JS Custom Interiors’ work in person at the 2013 SEMA show. The 1964 Pontiac GTO they trimmed and had on display was absolutely beautiful — the craftsmanship, of course, was top notch. That’s why we’re honored to be showcasing their work here on The Hog Ring.
For a glimpse of what JS Custom Interiors does, check out the photos below. And keep your eyes peeled for their work in Street Rodder, Super Chevy and Mopar Builder magazines.
Ernie Dale Jr. says
Really nice work to all involved. Very clean and neat. I would like to see more work. Yeah this interests me alot I’ve done upholstery my entire life everything from cars and trucks and boats to Gulfstream Aircraft and Mega Yachts to motorcycle seats so long story short when I see really nice work I have to say really nice work guys and gals probably.
Leroy Johnson says
I have a 1982 Blue on Blue corvette that’s been restored, I would love some custom Ideal work on a beautiful upholstery design for it. I want to take it to the next level the interior is a Dark Blue it’s the original that came with the car, very cleaned. I only have 50.000 miles on it, I keep it in the garage. This year I been asked to places it in the world of wheels show in Washington D.C.
P.S I can send pictures
Leroy C. Johnson
Aaron Nicholson says
Beautiful work! Just started doing some upholstery on my own rides but can’t find a quality leather that I like. Where do you source those beautiful leather hides from?
ron rhoden says
Hi Jason and Company,
I know how busy you are with Kindig It Design and love the work you do but I have to ask. I have a 75 Camaro Type LT with dark saddle factory interior. Is it possible that you can make a set of leather front covers and foam for the front and matching covers only for the rear in a similar color but not 2-tone like factory? I have color pictures I can send. I am told that all frames were the same and that only the foam and covers were different for models like the LT. Thanks. My phone is 803-794-0163.
John coghlan says
I love watching the way you work , your interior and attention to detail is amazing love the vehicles Dave builds but looking at the interior being done is awesome you and your team are truly a team to best keep it going
Rusty Gipson says
Hello Jason, I have watched you on Bitchin Rides for many years, you have turned out the most beautiful work EVER. I need your help with my 63 split window coupe. It has a custom leather interior at present,over 10 years old. I would like you to redo the complete interior, if you have the time. Please contact me with your schedule, thanks, Rusty, 816-813-7799. Phonix Az
Hii Jason.Love your skill.I have also done car trimming since I was 15 years old.Time served in Auckland Nz. For 8 years..Then went to England and worked in various places.Then got into aircraft trimming working in Germany for Lufthansa from there onto other contracts ending up.back in England and set up ky own business employing 14 people trimming 30 cars a week.Dye go fake illness J returned go Nz and set up small shop with just myself and son..14 years later still at it..Well done for putting our trade on the map it is a dying trade.Check out my fb page Auto Interior Soecialists Ltd see what we gdg upto.zkeep up the good work.Hou ever want job give me a call.Regards Trevor
Rick Thornton says
Jason. Love your work. Ima new to learning did my car. Question if I can ? When top sticking do you use size 120 thread ? Or smaller. Thank you.
Love to watch tradesmen do there thing.
jim r groves says
these guys will never answer your questions, most are beyond the little guy and if you don’t have a 100+ grand to spend forget about them coming down to your level.
T A West says
When did Cato start working at JS?