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” …We Couldn’t Have Been More Pleased.”

From my first phone contact with CLS Custom last month until our beautifully restored furniture was delivered this week, we couldn’t have been more pleased. I had a name-brand six year old sofa and chaise that had not held up well under gentle use. But the size and shape were perfect for our living room and we did not want to have to start the shopping process again. We also had a 16-year old upholstered chair that had faded from being next to a window in direct sunlight.

I spoke with Mike Catalano at length and felt totally comfortable making an appointment for him to come to our home to assess what could be done with our furniture. Mike was extremely knowledgeable, explained what had caused the problems with the sofa and offered the perfect solution of rebuilding it from the frame and springs out. Knowing that CLS is a family-owned business in operation for 77 years gave us confidence to go with Mike’s recommendations.

We discussed our color preferences and he went out to his van and returned with three fabric books in our preferred color pallet — no need to sort through colors that did not interest us. He helped us coordinate the fabrics for the sofa and chair with our existing color scheme. In addition, and perhaps most importantly, he made suggestions for modifications that would enhance the look of the pieces as well as incorporating our requested changes.

With thanks to Mike and to Tina in the office, the process was a pleasure from start to finish. I have already recommended CLS to someone who has gone on to have work done by them and will happily continue to recommend CLS for their professional and excellent work!


Diane S. in Plainview

“…Their Customer Service and Craftsmanship is Top Notch.”

My personal experience with CLS is that their customer service and craftsmanship is top notch. When my wife and I got married 25 years ago we received from my wife’s mother, who recently passed away, a Thomasville couch and loveseat. Unknown to us, my sons cat got into our living room on several occasions and by the time we noticed both were ruined. My wife was quite upset. Fortunately we found CLS who was able to strip both down to their frames and completely rebuild both to like new condition.

This is the part where their customer service impressed beyond measure. Our Newfoundland dog with muddy paws got into the room the day after the ill fated couch and love seat were delivered. My wife tried to clean it not realizing the fabric was dry clean only. We called Mike at CLS for help. They came and redid the damaged portions at no cost. I was floored. Since then CLS has worked on several of our Ethan Allen pieces and some family heirloom antique furniture. CLS is my go to for furniture repair and restoration. I wouldn’t consider using anyone else.


Gerard C. in Commack

“This company is not only fantastic in their dealings but honorable as well.”

I have to say that we were hesitant to have our furniture reupholstered but after meeting Mike from CLS are worries were put to rest. Not only did Mike reassured us that we would be happy and satisfied but he kept his word on all aspects of the contract. We were told that it would take six (6) weeks to have our furniture back and we did. We had a slight concern with one our cushions and Eddie, their repair guy came and ensure that he would solve the issue, which he did.

This company is not only fantastic in their dealings but honorable as well. I can’t thank them enough for their amazing and beautiful restoration. I would recommend them to anyone who is looking to have anything restored. They are who you want to deal with. Kudos to them for their professionalism and a job well done.


Anne L. in Merrick

“Their customer service, as well as their workmanship, are both quite remarkable.”

CLS Custom Upholsterers has been in business for 77 years…that alone, says so much about them. In addition to this fact, this is a FAMILY owned, and operated, LOCAL business. Their customer service, as well as their workmanship, are both quite remarkable. Mike, a member of the family, came to our home, and helped us select the perfect fabrics to reupholster our living room sectional and two side chairs.

They were delivered just a week ago, and we couldn’t be happier. So happy, in fact, that we contacted Mike, a day or two after the living room furniture was delivered, to come again with fabric samples for our dining room chairs!! Again, delighted with the fabric selections he helped us make, and loved the ability to see the fabrics in our home, rather than searching through catalogs on our own. If you are considering reupholstering your furniture, we highly recommend them…we have been delighted with their service!


Irene C. in Hauppauge

“Many thanks to the Catalano family for their dedication to excellence.”

I would like to say how very pleased I am with the sofa that I had reupholstered by your company. Everyone from Michael, (who came to my house, and really knew his fabrics and styles) to the telephone operator, who was very polite and informative. Many thanks to the Catalano family for their dedication to excellence. It is truly visible in your workmanship.


Mary D. in Miller Place

“My couch is now the most comfortable centerpiece in my living room.”

We loved our 23 year old couch but the fabric had become worn out and torn.

I contacted CLS and an appointment was set. On the appointed day, Ray arrived promptly. He was friendly and extremely knowledgeable. He assessed my couch and showed me some fabrics that would complement my furnishings. My couch was taken away, then returned about 5 weeks later, looking as though it came from a luxurious furniture store. Ray and the crew at CLS did a magnificent job!

My couch is now the most comfortable centerpiece in my living room. Two wooden antique chairs were also re-glued and polished up and look stunning! I would most certainly recommend CLS to anyone!


Melissa G. in Huntington Station

“…we both could not believe how absolutely gorgeous it looked!”

Dom and I wanted to thank you for the BEAUTIFUL job that was done on our sofa. It was delivered on Saturday, and we both could not believe how absolutely gorgeous it looked! The workmanship is impeccable, and we honestly could not have ever imagined it looking so beautiful. Your eye for the right fabric was right on. It is a rare pleasure to deal with such an honorable businessman. Thank you again.


Dominick & Kathy P. in Huntington Station

“My couch is now the most comfortable centerpiece in my living room.”

I just wanted to thank you for doing such a wonderful job on my 2 old club chairs. Raymond, you were very thoughtful and very helpful. These chairs will be in our family for another 50 years. And when the need to be re-covered again, I hope the next generation of your family will do the same beautiful work. Thank you sooooo much!


Mrs. Tina S. in East Northport

“Thanks again for a job well done!”

The slipcovers are beautiful! They restore the sectional and brighten up the room. It was definitely worth having the pieces slipcovered rather than buying new furniture. Seymour and his helper are perfect gentlemen, and so easy to work with. As the furniture was covered with the slipcovers, there was an immediate reaction from all family members. Thanks again for a job well done!


Adele & Joe M. in Massapequa

“…everything more than met my expectations.”

For the past few months I’ve been torn between the decision to buy new furniture or to have our old set reupholstered. I can’t tell you how delighted I am that I decided to call CLS for the restoration and reupholstering job….The workmanship on the furniture is perfect and the fabric has given it new life……I can definitely say everything more than met my expectations.


Dolores P. in Flushing


Mr. Catalano, I LOVE MY NEW SLIPCOVERS! I had always resisted the idea of slipcovers, because I thought they looked sloppy. How wrong I was – yours fit like a glove, and look so professional and tailored. Seymore and his assistant did a wonderful job… I applaud your work and will certainly recommend you to others. Thank you.


Carol S. in Amityville


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