About Our Business
Yves Cote is the owner and founder of Bristol
Auto Seat Covers.In 1955 Yves Cote's mother
married Irving Cables of Cables Upholstery shop
in Waterbury, Ct. In the former site of the
Silas Hoadley clock factory which was established
in late 1800's, Yves spent years learning
furniture and auto upholstery from his stepfather
During 1958 to 1961 he enlisted in the Army.
In 1962 Yves started his own business in Bristol
as Bristol Auto Seat Covers. Later added the
name Bristol Upholstery because 90% of business
1972 The business moved to Main st in
Terryville, Ct. At that point he got a dealers
licence for used cars,than purchased property
across street in 1976.
Later Yves changed to Bristol A.S.C.Inc. And
sold used cars, did body work and restored
salvage cars. Begining of 1980 he purchased
another property on West Main st in Plymouth
where D and D's automotive is currently located.
In 1986 he decided to dissolve the corporation
sell the property to start a new venture.
That is the point in which Bristol Upholstery
went mobile. Yves would drive back and forth to
Madison in the beginning, with a 30 series box
truck, the following year he upgraded to a 28'
motor home which worked out better. From 1986
to 1996 he traveled back and forth from
Connecticut to Marco Island in Florida where he
had a second home during the winter and
continued his business in marine canvas.
In 1996 tired of traveling and the cost of a
second home, he sold the house in Florida and
purchased his current building at 305 south st
Plymouth, Ct previously known as The Old Lake
Bristol Upholstery is also an established online store.
We provide Marine and automotive,zippers, and everything else that you would need in the business,while also continuing to give
the best service and prices available. Thank you
to all our old and new customers for supporting us!