May 30th 2017

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kevin Kennedy. Kevin, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today? My start in the service industry began cleaning hair salon drains, breaking cement steps with a sledge hammer, cleaning windows, mowing lawns. This was through a community program when I was thirteen, usually getting jobs no one else wanted to do. There were not glamorous jobs, but early lessons about service and work ethic, which I use to this day. Later in my teen years I began working as a laborer at Ruby’s Upholstery in Newton Massachusetts. There I met the “world” for the first time. Through my mentors, who were survivors and refugees from World War II, men with painful memories who I came to understand and love. READ MORE http://bostonvoyager.com/interview/meet-kevin-kennedy-upholstery-broadway-arlington/

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kevin Kennedy.

Kevin, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
My start in the service industry began cleaning hair salon drains, breaking cement steps with a sledge hammer, cleaning windows, mowing lawns. This was through a community program when I was thirteen, usually getting jobs no one else wanted to do. There were not glamorous jobs, but early lessons about service and work ethic, which I use to this day. Later in my teen years I began working as a laborer at Ruby’s Upholstery in Newton Massachusetts. There I met the “world” for the first time. Through my mentors, who were survivors and refugees from World War II, men with painful memories who I came to understand and love. READ MORE http://bostonvoyager.com/interview/meet-kevin-kennedy-upholstery-broadway-arlington/

September 7, 2010

"Kevin Kennedy, a professional upholsterer for more than 30 years, has worked on such exquisite pieces as a chair once owned by Napoleon Bonaparte."  JOHN WALLER, Arlington Patch

"Kevin Kennedy, a professional upholsterer for more than 30 years, has worked on such exquisite pieces as a chair once owned by Napoleon Bonaparte."  JOHN WALLER, Arlington Patch

August 18 2011


"Pamela Powell and Kevin Kennedy have been spreading their enthusiasm for upholstery and furniture restoration in Arlington as co-owners of Upholstery on Broadway, which opened in East Arlington last faLL." Jim Haddadin/jhaddadin@wickedlocal.com  

"Pamela Powell and Kevin Kennedy have been spreading their enthusiasm for upholstery and furniture restoration in Arlington as co-owners of Upholstery on Broadway, which opened in East Arlington last faLL." Jim Haddadin/jhaddadin@wickedlocal.com

 

March 25, 2013

SHE DID IT: Upholstering on Broadway - By Pamela Powell

"Kevin Kennedy’s upholstery class in West Concord reminded me of how much I liked working with my hands and how satisfying it was to work on smaller projects than a house!" Pamela Powell, Co-owner of UPHOLSTERY on broadway

"Kevin Kennedy’s upholstery class in West Concord reminded me of how much I liked working with my hands and how satisfying it was to work on smaller projects than a house!" Pamela Powell, Co-owner of UPHOLSTERY on broadway

"Temporary Nest" A students journey

"Meet Satine.  She's my chair. She was a trash-pick from ages ago.  She had a life all around my Mom's house, eventually finding her place in the dingy basement as a comfy bed for our kitty.  When I started taking an upholstery class, Satine tagged along. Watch the progress as I learn the trade and tips of upholstery and dress her up in a new, pretty outfit!" - GINA

"Meet Satine.  She's my chair. She was a trash-pick from ages ago.  She had a life all around my Mom's house, eventually finding her place in the dingy basement as a comfy bed for our kitty.  When I started taking an upholstery class, Satine tagged along. Watch the progress as I learn the trade and tips of upholstery and dress her up in a new, pretty outfit!" - GINA