About Sunset Strip & Upholstery
In 1972, Tom Shelly founded Shelly Shoppe Upholstery in Wadsworth, Ohio. After doing auto upholstery for some time, customers would often ask, "Can you recover my old chair?" Certainly, he obliged. In a short time, he became known for his residential furniture upholstery throughout the community.
The business grew at a rather fast pace, and in 1973 Tom built a new building on his property to accommodate the company’s needs. He expanded to include wood furniture stripping and refinishing to provide a total furniture restoration service.
In 1980, he moved operations to a larger space in Medina, keeping the Wadsworth location as a storefront. The Medina location was renamed Sunset Stripping and Upholstery and again began a period of growth. By this time, the whole family got involved and an additional staff of seven worked for the company.
The business was doing well, and soon after, in 1984, it was moved again to a larger location within Medina. Tom found this building to be sufficient until a six thousand square foot building became available in Montville Township just outside of town.
In 1991, Sunset Strip and Upholstery moved to its current location at 6132 Wooster Pike, Medina, Ohio, and hired three more employees to help with the growing business. Because of excellent customer service and great in-house craftsmen, Sunset Strip and Upholstery's success has rewarded Tom with a large repeat-customer base and nine extremely skilled employees.
The new building already contained a small antique shop named Brothers Antiques. It consisted of a few locked showcases and ten dealers. Feeling that this business would compliment his own, Tom purchased the company, changed the name slightly and increased its size and profitability. It quickly became an established, reputable place for
With all the new energy, Brothers Antique Mall grew quickly, and in 1993 the property owner obliged Tom by doubling the building's size. He constructed another 6,000 square feet to accommodate both businesses.
Thanks to Tom's diligence, help from Tom Jr, and some good marketing, Brothers Antique Mall has had extraordinary growth and now, with the addition of another building next door (Brothers Annex) in 2004, it boasts more than 100 individual antique dealers and consignment sales with quality merchandise that draws treasure seekers from around the country.
Stop in soon and find your own treasure!