Top Stitch Upholstery began in 1983, when it's founder, Joseph M. De Wolf, struck out on his own, using skills of the family trade to start his own upholstery business. He married Deana in 1992 and in 1995 they moved to Sonoita, Arizona. They added embroidery to the business in 2001 and later created a mobile unit that went on the road in October 2002. Times have changed and though the trailer goes to fewer events Deana's embroidery work has become well-known throughout the Southwest, especially among "animal people" and in the Fire/EMS industry. Deana runs the business full-time and is always up to creating something new and fun. It's nice when your business is also your hobby. Joseph has since retired from the upholstery business and is now the Fire Chief of the Sonoita-Elgin Fire District.