We've been talking with small businesses throughout Fort Collins to find out what makes them tick. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we are featuring Joe's Upholstery.
What is the story behind Joe’s Auto Upholstery?
My dad, Joe Cienfuegos, was a prisoner of war. [He was asked] what profession he wanted when he got out of the war camp, [and he said] auto-body work or upholstery... Within one year, my dad was ready to buy the business because he was making more than the owner of the shop. [One day] dad had a chance to buy the shop and he bought it, and that’s where it’s been for seventy years.
How would you like the community to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month?
By recognizing the contribution that the Hispanic community brought and is bringing to the area. Hard working people that come to prosper and that the only thing they are looking for is a better life.