Our Team

Amy Otteson, owner,  Amy has been doing upholstery for 5 years, her 3rd career after public school teaching and co-owning a fabric handpainting and design business.  She has a commercial art degree, an education degree and experience working in the design and upholstery business.  She is happy to have a great team to work with.

Dale Simon, lead upholsterer
For years, interior designers have relied on Dale, Grahn’s lead upholsterer, to meet and exceed their client’s expectations. Dale is a stickler for detail who will ensure patterns match perfectly; tufts are exactly the same size and depth; and cushions fit properly. With 30 plus years of upholstery experience, it’s rare to hear him say, “I’ve never seen anything like this.” Dale likes the challenge of upholstering antique pieces, but enjoys the array of projects entrusted to our shop. Dale completed the upholstery program at the Minneapolis Technical Institute.

Steve Cone, manager
Steve has 50 years of experience in the upholstery business.  He has owned his own upholstery shop, taught upholstery at Century College, written a column for upholstery publications and also authored an upholstery book.  He has been a fabric rep for a local fabric company.  Basically he has done it all when it comes to upholstery.  He will be doing estimates, and helping to manange the scheduling and day to day operation.  He will also be happy to pitch in with some light upholstery duties when called upon.