Welcome to MCGilligan’s, Madison’s oldest upholstery shop

At McGilligan’s our mission is to do the best job every time.

Welcome to Madison's oldest upholstery shop


For almost 100 years (since 1917), McGilligan’s has been offering professional furniture upholstery and reupholstery services to the Madison Wisconsin and the surrounding areas.

We are most complete custom upholstery shop offering time tested superior upholstery and re-upholstery services for all types of furniture whether it is for your business or in your home.

Our upholsters have a combined 101 years experience. The McGilligan family has been serving Madison for 98 years. The finest craftsmanship and detail go into each and every piece of furniture that we work on. No exceptions.

From kitchen diners and benches to custom built sofas, booths or chairs, McGilligan’s has the experience to work on any and all types of furniture. Call us for a quote (608) 274-8200



Recycle your furnitureRenew, Reuse, Re-purpose, Recycle, Reupholster!




For almost 100 years McGilligan’s has been designing, building, and reupholstering at some of Madison’s oldest homes, historical buildings and for historical people. McGilligan’s has built custom furniture for Frank Lloyd Wright, upholstered for Marshall Erdman, we have done tapestry restoration at the Wisconsin state capitol building, we have made custom upholstered booths for historical Madison restaurants. McGilligan’s has the experience for your project. Call us at (608) 274-8200


Our Residential Upholstery Services Include:

  • Custom upholstery and original upholstery replacement
  • Leather, cloth, and vinyl materials
  • Filling replacement and cushion stuffing
  • Rip and tear repair including seam repair
  • Sample fabric books and original fabric matching services
  • Furniture re-upholstery for; Chairs, sofas, ottomans, leather furniture, loveseats, wing-back chairs, arm chairs, chaises, recliners, benches

Our Commercial Furniture Upholstery Services Include:

  • Medical office furniture
  • Physical therapy tables
  • Chiropractic tables
  • Massage tables
  • Waiting room chairs
  • Hotel / motel furniture
  • Office furniture


 Upholstery sho Recycle your furniturepRenew, Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle

As our founder John Edward (Jack) McGilligan. said in 1919 “Conservation is Patriotism”. Almost 100 years later McGilligan’s is still following those same eco, and economic friendly principles by trying to reduce our contribution to landfills by renewing, reusing, recycling, through reupholstery.


McGilligan's upholstery shop has built custom furniture for Frank Lloyd Wright