I started doing upholstery work in 1980 at Prim Trim Upholstery, cleaning up just to pay my way through college. This is where I found out that I loved working with my hands. It was here that I decided to become a professional for the trade. It took many years to learn just the basics. I wanted to become the best in the field. I did realize that I would be learning the rest of my life. In 1986 I went to work for Hattie at Hattie’s Upholstery. I was her very first employee. Together she and I went from splitting a job between the two of us, so we could just eat, to the biggest shop in Tallahassee. It was somewhere in those years with Hattie that I became that professional I always wanted to be. My dream now is to teach the trade of upholstery. I spent almost a lifetime learning and I want to pass it on. In 2003 my brother (Angielo) and my sister (V’Lisa) opened Cover Time Upholstery, Inc. Guess what! I went from splitting a job to almost the biggest shop in Tallahassee again. Jan is also a Travel Consultant for Under-D-Sun Travel & Tours
, so for your next vacation, contact him at (850) 766-5440.