De La Rosa Upholstery’s story comes from humble beginnings. It all started with Mr. De La Rosa who learned the profession of upholstery as a young man. A trait that many learned, but that very few have mastered.
His journey eventual lead him to Chicago in the 70s where he worked for several upholsters, until finally finding a home with a German immigrant that took him under his wing. During that time there were no luxuries such as; air compressors or staple guns. Everything was done with patience and precision. It was not uncommon to see Mr. De La Rosa at work with a cheek full of tacks, spitting them out one-by-one.
Eventually Mr. De La Rosa, was blessed with his wife, and a new chapter of his life; a family. A move to Texas; some unfulfilling jobs at upholstery companies and through the encouragement of his wife — De La Rosa Upholstery was born.
We started in our garage in the 1990s at our residential home with just Mr. De La Rosa and a seamstress. Our first project was a small bench that was contracted by the principal of Watuagua Elementary and from there we grew. All deliveries were made with the family van and the strength of one man. Thankfully the company grew to 3 people: Mr. De La Rosa, an upholsterer and a seamstress. We were on our way to greatness.
Within the first decade our address changed, Mrs. De La Rosa joined the company, their son and daughter would work during their summer vacations and our company grew. The second decade saw expansion under the supervision of Mrs. De La Rosa who always knew that our company had the potential to be more than an upholstery company. She was a visionary who saw the future of her children, employees and our company; she saw no limiations.
Now, within our last decade we have seen Mr. & Mrs. De La Rosa allow their son to manage and expand the company until his path took him to California to realize his dream. Mrs. De La Rosa’s niece came aboard and took the reins of office management. We made our last and permanent move to our current location, and finally, myself. I, the daughter have taken the lead on our social media management to bring old-world upholstery into new world technology.
We pride ourselves that we have become a multi-generational, multi-decade family business, where employees have become family and customers have become friends.
Thank you for letting us share our modest story with you all. We look forward to meeting you.