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About Us

Undercover Upholstery is a full-service upholstery shop in Elmhurst, serving DuPage County and surrounding towns from 1999 until September 2017. We offered fast detail oriented furniture recovery services using only the highest quality materials. We take pride in our work and it shows!

History of Andrew or Upholstery 101

Born into a family of creative people; he was inspired by his parents who met at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where both studied Fine Arts. His father's emphasis was sculpture, while his mother's was teaching.

His four brothers excel at various things, including sales, mask-making, carpentry, photography along with musical talent on the piano, clarinet, trombone, cello, and French horn.

After majoring in Theatre at college, he acted, sang, danced, designed and built stage sets, sewed costumes, sold program advertising.

In 1999 after three years with a local upholstery shop learning his craft, he opened Undercover Upholstery on York Road, just south of North Avenue.

In September of 2014 after fifteen years on York Road, he moved his workshop to its current location in the heart of Elmhurst City Centre.

His craft has evolved into an art where he helped you fulfill your upholstery dreams.

He Knows Grandma's Sofa

For Andrew, 2000, from PAP

There is no such thing as an old sofa
It's just waiting for a new life

He knows
A sofa is stuffed full of family lore
From one generation to the next

He knows
This piece is the core for all memories
The throne for my grandmother
The only sofa she ever owned

He knows
This sofa withstood hours of conversation,
From whispers to raised voices
We remember the music
Of the old upright piano and the
Endless hours of soap operas
and Lawrence Welk

He knows
Just the right fabric, the finest of craftsmanship
Every detail will be attended

Because he understands
This sofa was in the room for all the memories
And it is a true treasure.
A transformation of beauty to last
A new generation