Over 40 Years in Business

John J Stetzler Upholstering & Refinshing Inc.

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Our History as a Family Business

Our Founder John started learning the Business in Fleetwood from his Father In-Law George F. Stump. John's Brother In-Law Ernest Stump also learned the business but went into the car side of the business where as John went into the furniture part of upholstery. Every year around Christmas time he would donate a chair that he re-upholstered to the Jim Beam club to be raffled off. Once John left Fleetwood, PA he started his own business in Shoemakersville, PA at his house January 1971. John's Daughter Debra starting learning the business from a little girl on up. In 1995 she started helping John out more and sewing stuff for him. In 2008 when John wanted to give up on the business his daughter Deb asked her husband Eugene about buying the business and they did and the following year they Inc. After Deb and Eugene bought the business they decided to move the business to their own house in 2009 in Mohrsville, PA. In 2010 they were approached by the Reading Boat Works about making custom Boat Covers. Ever since then we cover more and more boats every year. We have a very diverse upholstery shop and always doing something different all the time. In 2012 Deb & Eugene Son Jeremy started learning the business which he would be the 4th generation in the upholstery industry. Business has grown over the years and continues to grow with everything we do.

Founder of John J. Stetzler Upholstering

John Stetzler


John owned the business from 1971-2008 and worked at his propery in Shoemakersville, PA

In 2008 John asked his daughter Deb about buying the business and she did with her husband Eugene

3rd Generation Upholster

Current Owner & President

Debra Hix daughter of John Stetzler

She has learned the business since she was a little girl and helped her father for over 20 years before buying the business in 2008 with her Husband Eugene

In 2009 they decided to move the business to their property in Mohrsville, PA

Teaching her granddaughter Journey how to sew and she loves having her next to her learning

Owner & Vice President

Eugene Hix

In 2008 when the housing market crashed him and Deb decided to buy the business and ever since they are growing the business

Teaching his granddaughter Journey how to set a bar stool with tacks

4th Generation Upholster and son of Eugene & Deb

Marketing Director

Jeremy Hix

Has learned the business since he was a little kid and is excited to continue to legacy of this family business

Now he has the honor of teaching his own 2 daughters Journey and Jaclyn all about the business so that this family business will continue for a very long time