Mike Hamad Upholstery was established in Brainerd in 1981 by Mike and Mary Hamad. Mike was originally born in the Holy Land, in Bethlehem. Starting in his pre-teens, he was intrigued by the art of upholstery, especially Auto Upholstery. He worked as hard as he could (most times not getting paid), to learn the trade from a small local upholstery shop. Once the owner saw that Mike was an eager and fast learner, he allowed him to apprentice and thus began his upholstering career.
In 1978, Mike came to the United States, to visit his older brother, residing in the Minneapolis area. There, he met his wife Mary. They were neighbors, and eventually became friends. Mary, in search of “a good car”, approached Mike about buying the Chevy Malibu, he had for sale. Shortly thereafter Mike, in search of “a good wife”, approached Mary about getting married. They married in 1979, and he often jokes that they married and he got his car back!
In 1980, after encouragement from family, they moved to Brainerd (Mary’s parents, Dick & Marilyn Ashmun, were born and raised in Brainerd). Mike and Mary have two grown children, a daughter Sophia, and a son Hasan (Haas), who has now joined Mike in the business.
In 1992, Mike Hamad Upholstery moved from Northeast Brainerd to our current location at 208 NW 6th St. We’ve long been proud members of The Rotary Club, The Brainerd Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Exchange Club (now disbanded). We are equally proud to serve the Brainerd Lakes and surrounding areas. Please contact us today at 218-828-1304 with any upholstery needs you may have. We are more than happy to help!