B & D Upholstering was incorporated in 1948 by Bob Arndt and Don Gates. After serving in WWII both had been working for design companies at the time and had decided to make a change and enrolled in furniture upholstery school. That is where they met and decided to go into business together. Upon graduation they rented a small building on Gratiot and 11 mile in Roseville and opened their new business, aptly named, B & D Upholstering. Since starting a new business is quite difficult, Bob worked at the newly opened store while Don continued to work at the design company. Bob's wife Mary handled the phone. They then split the two job incomes evenly between the two families. This arrangement wasn't meant to last, however. After three years Bob bought out Don's investment to run the business himself. Don went on to form Gate's Furniture Upholstery in Redford, which has since closed.
B & D continued to grow through the years. Bob's family followed him into the business and B&D eventually came to be known as one of the premier furniture repair and upholstery companies in southeast Michigan. His son Steven and his wife Beth took over the reins of the company around 1989 and Steve remains the "hands on" boss to this day. His son Adam, is working under his careful tutelage to one day take the reins himself. Our goal is a the highest quality product at a reasonable price. We offer free in-home estimates as well as free pick up and delivery within 10 miles. Serving all Metro Detroit and surrounding areas.