The Company was started in 1999 with an idea of combining my two
areas of expertise, Boats and Fabrics.
I had worked as a carpet installer for 10 years before
graduating from Marine Mechanics Institute in 1997 as a marine
technician. After turning wrenches for two years and becoming a
Certified Mercruiser Tech. and operating lots of various style
boats in the Great Lakes area I realized the need for someone
with a knowledge of boats to renovate and update their look.
Since boat hulls can last forever there is a need to update
their interior to make it more modern in styling for customers
that did not want to buy a new boat. I became an expert in
making things better the second time around then it was ever
done at the factory. So Ship Shape Carpet Inc. began.
My company flourished with word of mouth advertising and I also
did a lot of Boat Shows to help spread the word. I became “The
Guy” to renovate your boat in the Lake Michigan area. I
relocated in 2005 to Sebastian Florida and my customers needs
changed. I started doing mostly Upholstery and Canvas because of
the hot, damaging Florida sun and saltwater. After gaining the
trust of many local boaters in Sebastian, Ship Shape Canvas and
Upholstery has done well to establish a reputation for Quality
Work at an affordable price in a timely manner. Just ask our