Parker Upholstery Shop is based in Clayton, North Carolina. Our Hours of Operation are: Monday – Thursday: 9 :00 AM – 5:00 PM and Friday: 9:00 AM to Noon. They typically do deliveries and consultations on Friday afternoons, and they do a lot of work in Fearrington Village.
Earl Parker started his apprenticeship in upholstery in 1980 and started his shop in 1986. Parker Upholstery started out in New York and moved to Clayton, North Carolina in 1991 where it has been based ever since. His shop accepts work from across the state and from further afield, such as New York, Florida and Texas for refurbishing.
Parker Upholstery especially loves to work on family heirlooms and bringing older pieces back to life. Earl Parker says that every piece they deliver is a piece they would take home ourselves, otherwise it would not be delivered back to the customer. His experience working on older pieces of furniture, which were constructed differently to modern pieces, allows Earl to be able to perform restorations to the way they would have looked when they were first made, using the same types of methods of construction as were used originally.
Parker Upholstery is also able to take on corporate, school and institutional clients. Clients include DuPont’s conference room; CEO office chairs; as well as doctors’ examining room tables.