I was recently interviewed by Voyage Michigan Magazine, a publication that showcases inspiring stories of entrepreneurs and businesses in the Michigan area. As a commercial and marine upholsterer who owns her own company in Ypsilanti, Michigan, it was an honor to be featured and share my journey with others.
My passion for upholstery began later in life. I have always been fascinated by the process of taking something apart and doing a bit of DIY, making it more functional and beautiful. As I grew older and realized that my chosen career path was not quite the right fit for me, I began to explore the world of upholstery.
After a few years of youtube videos and practice, I traveled to Port Clinton, Ohio to get some marine upholstery training. Sharon (my instructor) was a wonderful and patient teacher; I can’t imagine a better teacher! I then gained experience doing contract work with my in laws’ upholstery business. However, I always knew that I wanted to run my own business and provide high-quality, personalized services to my clients.
In 2021, I took the leap and founded my own upholstery company, which specializes in commercial and marine upholstery. As a woman in a male-dominated industry, I faced many challenges and obstacles along the way. However, I was determined to succeed and built my business from the ground up, one project at a time. I take pride in my work and strive to provide exceptional service to my clients. From custom boat covers to restaurant booth upholstery, every project is a chance to showcase my creativity and craftsmanship.
Being interviewed by Voyage Michigan Magazine was an opportunity to share my story and inspire others who may be considering entrepreneurship or pursuing a career in upholstery. It was also a chance to showcase the unique challenges and rewards of owning a business in Michigan. I am grateful for the opportunity to share my story with others through Voyage Michigan Magazine and look forward to continuing to grow and serve my community as an entrepreneur and upholsterer in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
Thank you VoyageMichigan magazine!