Custom Auto Upholstery Combines Experience, Talent

Custom Auto Upholstery Owner Jim Holder, left, with Bryan Lute, right, who will take over at the end of February.

Custom Auto Upholstery Owner Jim Holder, left, with Bryan Lute, right, who will take over at the end of February. Photo by John Inman.

Custom Auto Upholstery Owner Jim Holder has 50 years of upholstery experience. After going to a shop in Huntsville, Ala. to get seat covers and finding the price to be too high ($29.95 installed front and rear), Holder was offered a job at the shop where he could make $30 a week. After taking the job, Holder later made his own seat covers and has been working on upholstery since.

"The first car I put a top on was a 1937 Ford. I have restored a lot of old cars. You have to love to do it. A lot of people just do not mess with this kind of stuff."

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Custom Auto Upholstery is located at 55326 Lookout Trail (Old Highway 50), McGirk.

For more of this story check out the Feb. 9 issue of the California Democrat.

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