We own a full service upholstery shop here in the states. We would like to relocate it to St. Thomas and wanted to get a feel for wheither or not there is a need for a service of this type. There are two divisions to our business residential/commercial and marine. If folks on this forum would offer their opinions and insights we would be most appreciative.
Moving a business to St.Thomas
I'm not on St Thomas but I know the upholstery shop in Gallows Bay on St Croix is always very, very busy and has been for many years.
If you do good work, word will get around the island quickly.
Go for it!
If you’re good at what you do, customers will find you. Sounds like you are, just be ready for island life, moves at a more relaxed pace. Best of luck.
From the research we have been able to do from online we don't see an upholstery shop on St Thomas. Is that correct?
On St. Thomas, most upholstery businesses are kind of "shade tree" deals. Someone works out of their house or a small workshop. You find them by word of mouth. You might also ask some of the better furniture stores- Silk Greenery and Island Empire, for example.