About Roxanne

Roxanne  Hill is a well respected Upholster. Since 1988, Roxanne has been  specializing in residential and commercial reupholstering . She is a  self taught upholster and began by helping to  restore automobiles with  her husband . Some of the cars she was involved with refurbishing  were  a 1936 Cord, 1962 Rolls Royce, 1965 Rolls Royce, 1959 convertible  Cadillac,1939 Cadillac, 8/10 Cord owned by Barbara Streisand and many  more. Roxanne helped out a local furniture upholster cutting and sewing  while his seamstress was ill. She soon realized that  she enjoyed   reupholstering furniture so much more then the automobiles. Roxanne   also worked as a custom decorator for a while.  She then set out on her  own and started  her own business Brass Tacks Upholstery. This business  grew to have three full time upholster and five decorators including  herself  in 3,000 square foot building.  The store also carried in stock  fabrics. Then another store was started call Fabric outlet which  carried end of the mill and closeout fabrics on the roll. At this time  Roxanne was also involved with community . She held a position on the  board of the Chamber of Commerce in Lee's Summit and was the chairperson  of the Retail Small business Association.  Roxanne received the  President of the Chambers award of retailer of the year.Roxanne was ask  to be President of the Chamber of Commerce but had to decline due to the  demands of her business.  A recession hit in the early 1990's and her  husband fell ill. She  decided to close both businesses . Roxanne loved  doing re-upholstery so much she then decided to continue to do  reupholstering out of her home .  

Born and raised in Kansas  City,Missouri, Roxanne has always had an affinity for elements of  structural design and aesthetics. Her father was a architect and mother a  artist. This gave her abilities  to be creative in what ever she does.  Her husband gave her the drive to be a entrepreneur. She is married to the same man for 40 years.  Has  one son . He is  married with two grandson and third one on the way.  

Roxanne's  work has given her the reputation of one of the best in the area and a  true professional. Always taking care of her customers. She was pleased  to have decorated the Lee's Summit Chamber of Commerce in downtown Lee's  Summit back in the 1990's. Her work is still there and being used. The  colors and style are traditional and so it still looks good today . She  considered that when she decorated it. The building is the old train  depot.  Another one of her favorite pieces she did was  two sofa's that  belong to Lou Lou Long. They came out of the Longview Farm Mansion and  are currently being used in the New Longview homes design center.  These  sofa's had huge claw and ball feet. Beautiful wood detail and lots of  buttons. It had the original horse hair and cotton padding. Roxanne   re-webbed and retied the springs to bring theses pieces back up to their  original glory. She added up to date foam for comfort but also put back  the original horse hair and cotton to keep it as original as possible.  

Roxanne does work for many well know and established decorating  firms in Lee's  Summit and the Kansas City area.