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Madison's Oldest Upholstery Service

Since 1917 McGilligan’s has been offering professional custom furniture repair, upholstery and reupholstery.

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Restoring heirlooms for over 102 Years

At McGilligan’s our mission since 1917 has been to do the best job every time


We are “just about” closed for a while in precaution of the Coronavirus virus.

We are only taking only selective jobs right now due to the virus and staffing issues.

You can send us a request but we may not be able to respond.

In order to respond to you inquiry we need a few pictures.

If we don’t get back to you we apologize!!!!!!!

These past few years have been trying times for everyone.

If we don;'t get back to you give Worden Upholstrey a call at (608) 516-5247

Madison’s Oldest Furniture Upholstrey & Repair Service

At McGilligan’s our mission since 1917 has been to do the best job every time.

Since 1917 McGilligan’s has been offering professional custom furniture upholstery and reupholstery services to the Madison Wisconsin and the surrounding areas.

The McGilligan family has been serving Madison since 1917. The finest craftsmanship and detail go into each and every piece of furniture and lighting that we work on. No exceptions.

From kitchen diners, stool tops, and benches to custom work, McGilligan’s has the experience to work on any and all types of furniture.

Due to some changes with regard to retirements, vacations, and other changes, McGilligan’s is only taking on a select number of jobs. Feel free to submit your upholstery request to us. If we can fit-it-in/do the job we will get back to you. If we can’t we will forward your request to a local upholstery shop that we recommend.

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


Since 1917 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.

 Upholstery sho Recycle your furniturepRenew, Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle

As our founder John Edward (Jack) McGilligan. said in 1919 “Conservation is Patriotism”. 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, restoring, reupholstery.

Lamps and Lighting Repair

Lamps and Lighting Services Include:

  • Lamp Rewiring
  • Lamp Cord Replacement
  • Lamp Socket Replacement
  • Lamp Socket Restoration (sometimes you have to rebuild them)
  • Cleaning
  • Complete Refinishing
  • Custom Lamps: Need something made into a lamp?