About Brulhardts

Since 1920

About Us

Brulhardt Brothers Custom Upholstery and Window Treatments

Brulhardt Brothers is a family owned and operated custom upholstery and window treatment business that has been servicing the residents and business of New York City since 1920. In the nearly 100 years in business, we are delighted to say that Bruhlhardt Brothers has developed outstanding relationships with the clients that we serve and would love to develop a relationship with you, too!

The reason for our continued success is due to our superior customer service and our fine craftsmanship. Our work truly does speak for itself, and it demonstrates the fine craftsmanship that we provide, which is truly unsurpassable. Our attention to detail and devotion to providing outstanding products and services has been passed down to each new generation of family members who joins the Brulhardt Brothers team.

We are proud to say that that we offer our customers with a level of expertise that is truly unmatched. Nowhere else will you find a company that makes custom shades New York City, bedding products and provides upholstery services like we do. Not only do we have the skill to create incredible products, which we regard as works of art, but we also have the ability to proficiently handle various projects and challenges. From reupholstering heirloom furniture to creating the finest custom shades NYC, whatever your upholstery and window treatments may be, you can be sure that Brulhardt Brothers will be able to not only meet your expectations but exceed them.

Our work is truly customized to your specific needs. Our designers will sit down with you to discuss your specific desires and will craft a plan that will make those desires become a reality. We offer an extensive collection of the finest fabrics in an array of styles, colors, and patterns and will help you find the perfect material for you. One our designers have created a design that you love; our expert craftsmen will use their skill and expertise to create the perfect product for you. From shades NYC to linens for your bed, you will receive a completely custom product from Brulhardt Brothers. Nobody else in the world will have window treatments or upholstery like you, and that is quite an incredible feeling.

"We value the bond between our customers and ourselves, and still believe in trust and reliability"

Our History

Brulhardt Brothers was founded by our grandfather, Arnold Brulhardt. He started out as a saddle maker in Switzerland and later went to England, where he upholstered car seats for Rolls Royce. In 1918, our grandfather came to America for the same reason so many others did; to find a better opportunity for himself. Upon arriving here, our grandfather worked as a foreman at Karpin Furniture Manufacturing Company in Long Island City. While working there, he met and married Masa Hledik, our grandmother.

Arnold Brulhadrt was laid off from his job at Karpin Furniture Manufacturing Company in 1920. He saw this as an opportunity to make his dreams come true and opened his first store upholstery and custom shade store in Manhattan, on 56th Street in Sutton Place, to be exact. Our grandfather did all of the upholstery himself and our grandmother created all of the window treatments.

Our grandparents had two sons, Arnold Jr. ad Bob. Their sons were brought up in the business and learned the trade at a young age. When World War II broke out, both of the brothers went off to fight for the country, and they safely returned. After the war, both brothers continued to work in the family business. In 1950, another store was leased on 65th Street and 1st Avenue. This store was larger and offered more space to handle the volume of work that they were receiving. Both stores were operational until 1960 when they had to find an even bigger space as their business was booming. They purchased a building on the Upper East Side, between 74th and 75th Street and 2nd Avenue. The building was renovated to meet their specific needs, and this is where Brulhardt Brothers is still located today!

When our grandfather, Arnold Sr. passed away in 1965, Arnold Jr. and Bob took over the business. Today, Arnold Jr. is retired from the business and Bob continues to work, now with his two sons, Robert Jr. and Jan Brulhardt.

Rob and Jan are the third generation in the Brulhardt Brothers business. They continue to create elegant window treatments and upholstery for the residents and business of New York City, just like their father, uncle and grandfather did. They pride themselves on offering the same quality that the company was built on when Arnold Brulhardt Sr. opened his doors in 1920.

Just like the generations before us, we continue to value the bond we create with our customers, and we still believe in trust and reliability.

We are proud to have been featured in both New York and Quest magazines, as well as Country Living and Architectural Digest.