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In working with Victor Rodriguez, I have been very pleased with his attentiveness to details and the quality of workmanship in upholstery. He listens with patience and pays close attention of the requests made by his clientele. The Knops Upholstery Inc. is par excellence in its skill, workmanship and reliability. Sincerely,

Mae Ura
Mae Ura Interiors, Inc.

“My Design Firm has used Knops Upholstery for 15 years now.  They have work with us on Residential and Commercial jobs.  We have used Knops Upholstery for: upholstery, refinishing and built new furnishings for my Clients.  Each piece has been of beautiful workmanship, finished in a timely manor.  We have worked together on Banquets, Sectionals, all shapes and sizes of Sofas, Ottomans , Headboards and Chairs. All of my Client have been very happy with their excellent work.  I look forward to many more years using their excellent services.”

Claire Slaymaker, Interior Designer
Belvedere, CA

“I have worked with Knops Upholstery since 1971, first with Dave Knops, later with Jose and Margarita and now Victor.  Over the years, they have provided consistently excellent work at fair prices that is ready when promised.  Their ability to do custom work, altering frames and modifying original designs for new looks and seating effects sets them apart from the norm.  Victor and crew listen, make suggestions, share experience and expertise in collaboration with the client and designer for the optimal outcome.”

Bonnie Blakewell
Oakland, CA

“I have been a designer for some 35 years, most of that time in the Bay Area; and, have used the services of Knops Upholstery for about 25 of those years.  To me Knops is without a doubt the best there is in the business, and being family owned and operated is very service oriented.

As an important part of this service, I have always had a an arrangement with them that the client’s furniture not be taken from their home until the necessary materials were on hand and the shop was ready to proceed with the work.  This works extremely well for client, designer, and for Knops, creating an atmosphere of great customer service which compliments the superb work that is performed.

I also want to mention that my clients, and I have always appreciated the polite and attentive treatment and responses we have received at all times from everyone at Knops.”

Coulie Phillips
Palm Desert, CA

“How do you take two sets of Baker dining chairs (circa 1968) in different finishes and coverings and meld them into a seamless grouping more expertly done than when originally purchased?  You place them in the skilled hands of Victor Rodriguez of Knops Upholstery Inc..

As a former decorator whose been out of the industry for a more than a decade, Victor was more than willing to lead to one of the best leather purveyors in the area where I purchased several exquisite Italian nubuc  hides.  Then he lead me to a top quality refinisher who handled matching the finish of four darker stains chairs to 6 lighter ones.  Not even a trained eye could distinguish them now.

Once the materials were purchased and the finish matching was completed, Knops took over and worked their magic.  From re-tying the 8-way springs, to placing layers of new batting and linen strapping in place and finally to applying the leather and fabric it has been a masterful transformation.  The new nail trim is nothing less than perfection!

I’ve always been proud to possess these lovely chairs and for me to hand them over to Victor speaks volumes of my trust and faith in him and his staff at Knops Upholstery.  Their quality of workmanship and attention to detail far exceeded my expectations and I couldn’t be more pleased.”

Len Reppond
San Leandro, CA

“I’m writing to let you know how much we are enjoying the chairs and sectional that you made for my home. After using your services for 15 years to make custom furniture for my clients, it’s nice to finally have something from your wonderful shop for my own!

You all are amazing – I don’t know how you are able to make such flawless pieces, particularly when you are often given the difficult task of replicating something from a magazine photograph. Your attention to detail is amazing and I marvel at your ability to match a wood swatch to satisfy a customer’s preference. I am so happy that I discovered your company and it’s been a pleasure working with you and your family all of these years – keep up the good work!

Please feel free to use me as a reference to confirm your excellent workmanship, your reasonable pricing and your prompt turn-around time. All the best!”

Susan Bottorf
Oakland, CA

“I believe it has been over 20 years that I have used your business as a resource for my clients and I have never had a complaint.   I never worry how a piece of furniture will turn out when I recommend you to my clients—they are always very, very pleased. 

One talent you have that I think is unique is that you are able to make creative suggestions that can modernize a piece.  For example, you have heightened a skirt on a chair, changed the gimp and/or rebuilt arms with more padding or less.  You have also made formerly uncomfortable chairs comfortable for clients by adding or decreasing filling and always the finished chair looks even better proportioned.

I highly recommend your services without hesitation.”

Eileen Halliburton, Owner
Oakland, CA

“Thank you so much for the fine work you have done for me and my clients over the past several years.  Your work is impeccable, my clients love their “new” upholstered pieces, and best of all, I never get a call back about a problem.  You have helped me many times to work out design issues with a piece of furniture, and you are true to your word on delivery times.  I know when I give a client an expected delivery date; they (and I!) can count on it.  For the pieces that have been beautifully reupholstered, and for the newly built custom furniture, your firm is truly professional in every way, and a delight to work with.  Again, thank you for your good work.”
Lisa Jasper, ASID, CID
Alameda, CA 

"I've been working with Knop's for years because I trust them. They consistently pay attention to the fine details that matter to me as a designer. The quality of their work and very reliable time-frames are what really set them apart. They are a wonderful resource that I can confidently recommend."

Nicole Yee, Owner
Oakland, CA

“For over twenty years, Callahan Design Group has entrusted the majority of its clients’ reupholstering work to Knops Upholstery. Knops Upholstery consistently delivers superior service and performs their craft in an artisan tradition. The team at Knops Upholstery is experts in their field and they are excellent problem solvers who can always find new ways to breathe new life into a well loved piece of furniture.”

Nancy Callahan, Owner
Oakland, CA

“Uhrich Design has been pleased to work with Knops Upholstery for the past 15+ years.  From our very first experience long ago, we were more that just satisfied, we were thankful.  Thankful to have finally found an upholstery workroom that takes pride in their work, both with re-upholstery of existing pieces and creation of new furniture. Along with their workmanship Knops provides excellent pricing and quick lead time. Since working with Knops, Uhrich Design uses them exclusively for all of our clients re-upholstering.  Knops provides excellent service!”

Larry Uhrich, Owner/Designer
Orinda, CA

“I have used Knop’s Upholstery shop for many years and have found the quality of their work is of the highest standard.  Their knowledge of fabrics and their applications is invaluable.  They use only quality materials and their superior workmanship is evident in each piece of furniture they complete.  Knop’s not only reupholsters furniture but they also have made furniture for some of my jobs. 

Knop’s is a family owned business and I have gotten to know most of the members over the years.  Jose, Margarita and Victor are all wonderful and patient individuals.  I never have a concern when they go to a client’s home to discuss a job or pickup and deliver furniture.  Their lead times are relatively short, approximately 2-3 weeks upon receipt of fabric. 

I highly recommend Knop’s Upholstery Shop for all your upholstery needs.”

Shirley Cooney
Tiburon, CA

The purpose of this letter is to give a vote of confidence to Victor Rodriguez of Knops Upholstery.

Victor was recommended to me by an employee of a well respected fabric house and upholsterer in the San Francisco Design Center which had constructed a sofa for my daughter.  When I asked an employee of this design institution if they could re-upholster a large sofa for a client of mine, she said this was not something they could do but that she was happy to recommend Victor Rodriguez of Knops Upholstery.

I called Knops Upholstery and spoke to Victor.  He immediately offered to go from the East Bay to Marin County where my client lives.  From the very beginning, Victor came when he said he would, gave my client his ideas on the project, along with a timeline of when he would pick up and when the sofa and 2 wing chairs would be ready, all of which Victor was subsequently able to deliver.  There was a certain amount of matching of a floral pattern on a large sofa and, as a designer, I was very impressed with the way the floral pattern appeared on the sofa and was very pleased with the re-constructing of the sofa and with two accompanying wing chairs.  Victor also sewed significant pillows and bolsters for my clients’ master bedroom and they were very pleased with his work.

Knops Upholstery has subsequently sewn a queen-size bed skirt and Euro shams for me, all of which have pleased me and they were done in a very timely manner.

In short, although I am a relatively new client of Knops Upholstery, in view of my most positive experience with Victor Rodriguez, I am pleased to recommend Knops for their professionalism and for the quality of the work.

Muriel Harris
Belvedere, CA


What customers say...
One word can easily characterize Knops upholstery: Professionalism. Victor and his staff are a pleasure to work with, and, as such, Knops easily matches the highest standards set by any of the top upholstery specialists throughout the Bay Area. They are very prompt and reliable in all aspects of customer relations and service. We were extremely pleased with the quality of work that Knops did for us and would be more than happy to recommend them to anyone seeking an exceedingly high and truly professional standard of customer satisfaction.

Brian and Judy Howard
484 East 14th Street
San Leandro, CA 94577
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