Kalin Motorcycle Seats

Fabricate and design custom motorcycle seats. Dave’s Upholstery has always recovered motorcycle seats. We call the seats Kalin Motorcycle Seats.

In 2003, we started designing and fabricating high end custom seats and leather accessories with exotic hides (crocodile, alligator, stingray and ostrich hides) and custom artwork. The artwork is drawn and digitized on the computer, it is then programed in to our commercial embroidery machine where the process is continued. We also, make fiberglass seat pans, foam and gel the seats then recover th


Automotive/ Auto Upholstery/ Upholsterer/ Trimmer/ Convertible Top Installer:

Pay based on experience. Minimum 2 years experience.

Dave’s Auto Upholstery is located in Oakville, CT. We service clientele with vintage, modern, and special interest cars, as well as, marine, motorcycle, commercial, restaurant, medical and salon upholstery.

We are a growing business with a very busy schedule and supportive staff. We have a clean and organized work environment with opportunities to advance with the growth of the company. We currently have an Upholster/Trimmer position available.

If you are meticulous, have a good work ethic, attitude, and work well with others, we would like to have you on our team.

Experience is required for this position.

All applicants must be proficient in some of the listed skills.

Convertible tops:

Convertible top installation on all makes and models of cars

Convertible top repair

Auto Interiors:

Leather, cloth, and vinyl seat design, fabrication and repair

Seat foam: construction, repair, and rebuild

Door panels: construction, repair, and installation

Carpet: construction & installation

Upholstery Skills:

Flat pattern layout

Machine & hand sewing techniques

Basic MIG welding

Pneumatic stapling

Minor sheet metal fabrication

Basic electrical wiring

Drilling, tapping, and bolt removal techniques


Hand and pneumatic riveting


Mechanically oriented

Detail oriented


Good communication skills


Able to work with others

Able to work independently

Career oriented

Clean driving record and license

Non Smoking

For the person who is willing to invest the time into this company, this is a great opportunity to work in a very satisfying career and work with a very committed and supportive team of skilled craftsmen, while growing with a very unique company. We look forward to hearing from you.


Show your support for local heroes and help feed our community. The Watertown Rotary Club is selling these outdoor signs for $15 each. Signs come with a ground stake to display in front of your home or your business. All proceeds go towards local food banks. Please Contact Hugh Langin @ [email protected] or Julie Kalinowski @ [email protected] to schedule a pickup. We accept cash and check.


Open your arms to your family and community. Leave your hate behind you. Remember all who passed on that day and years to follow and how this country stood together. We will never forget.

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Another happy customer. Seat looks great on the bike.

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We will be closed from April 14th and will reopen April 23rd. Enjoy your time with your families on the April break. Spring weather is coming.

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Dave's Upholstery & Performance Accessories has been in business for alot of years as most of our community knows. Last year we started selling Sunoco Racing Fuel. I have been contacted by the VP Racing Fuel rep and want open this discussion up to our friends & valued customers. Is one better than the other? Should we carry both? Our business is built on our reputation and word of mouth. Your opinion matters and I would greatly appreciate your feedback!! Please share this with your interested friends!!


Happy Thanksgiving!!! We much to be thankful for. Thank you for you patronage.

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Finished seat for a very happy customer

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482 Main Street
Oakville, CT

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 6pm
Tuesday 8am - 6pm
Wednesday 8am - 6pm
Thursday 8am - 6pm
Friday 8am - 6pm

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