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Leo's Furniture & Upholstery

7106 W Higgins St
Chicago, IL 60656 773-774-1464

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For small jobs, this is a great option - even making or repairing pillows.... - Feb 01, 2020

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John's Upholstery

6319 N Central Ave
Chicago, IL 60646 773-631-6165

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only thing that would make this better is availability of parking and weekend... - Nov 08, 2017

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Ken's Upholstery

22771 Citation Rd #D
Frankfort, IL 60423 708-444-4401

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Honest, reliable, and very helpful. Large assortment of colors & fabrics.... - Feb 14, 2020

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Mike & Sons Upholstery

4201 Main St
Skokie, IL 60076 847-328-0230

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They are a little pricy but their work is excellent. - Dec 02, 2014

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Freer Interiors

7319 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60645 773-465-1300

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Experts in upholstery. Great selection of materials. Prompt service. Allow... - Nov 30, 2012

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Paul's Upholstering

9408 W 143rd St
Orland Park, IL 60462 708-460-5191

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GREAT E Great work but a bit pricy. I would definitely use them again. - Jul 23, 2015

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Hehn Custom Upholstery

4544 Oakton St
Skokie, IL 60076 847-324-4891

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Brookfield Upholstery

9222 Ogden Ave
Brookfield, IL 60513 708-387-9333

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Chase's Upholstery

29W130 Butterfield Rd #101
Warrenville, IL 60555 630-393-1640

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Montoya Upholstery Shop

4003 Golf Rd
Skokie, IL 60076 847-329-0480

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Perhaps on the pricey side, but you get a job of the HIGHEST quality - which... - Nov 17, 2010

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Archer Upholstering-Interiors

3868 S Archer Ave
Chicago, IL 60632 773-523-4623

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quality upholstering done at a most reasonable price. - Feb 08, 2016

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Alan's/Mario's Upholstery & Designer

10403 W Cermak Rd
Westchester, IL 60154 708-492-0605

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Universal Upholstery

853 W Dundee Rd
Wheeling, IL 60090 847-537-8009

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