Thinking about a remodel? Tired of your circa-1985 kitchen? Want to jazz up your walls or have the house all your friends are talking about? We’ve consulted the experts, tracked down the craftspeople, crunched the numbers, and shared our own DIY stories. Ready, set, renovate.
Frank Stack: owner/president, George Stack Interior Services
Look around your garage. See those 1940s art deco chairs collecting dust in the corner—relics from your grandparents’ house that you’re always on the brink of tossing? Better idea: Call Frank Stack and get them custom re-upholstered, and boom, you’ve got a new look for your living room.
The Lakewood-based custom upholstering company boasts three generations of Stacks. Frank Stack and his team can re-upholster anything from sofas to ottomans to pillows to walls, and Stack himself goes on every single call to meet with prospective clients. If customers don’t already have fabric picked out, Stack brings textile selections to the house, or heads to Denver Design District if the client doesn’t love the options.
Without a company website, one might wonder how a service-based, custom business like this survives. But Stack says they’ve never really advertised—it’s all word of mouth, especially in the vintage furniture market. “No one wants to do vintage stuff because of the intricate, hand-sewn style,” Stack says. “But once you do a couple and get referrals going, you kind of find that niche.”
Typical client: Varies widely, from typical middle-class homeowners to very high-end designers.
Price range: $200 to $800 for a living room–style chair; $500 to $2,000 for a sofa.
More info: 303-232-5690