“Family first and business always” is the mantra of Marine & Auto Custom Interiors, who recently opened a location in Mankato.
“We are originally from the area and we know it well,” says owner Angel Gutha. “It’s a doable commute for us from St. Croix to Mankato so this was the next logical area. We did some research as well and having a business like ours that has a strong online presence will help the people of Mankato find the services they are looking for without going all the way to the cities.”
The Mankato offices offer full car interiors from floor to ceiling– headliners, convertible tops, upholstery, custom panels and carpeting. Out of respect for existing businesses, Rockin Ronny’s and Sweet Sounds, Gutha says they stay away from certain automotive offerings so as not to compete with them.
“For marine offerings we do push the audio and lighting because marine applications are different from automotive ones. On boats we do custom upholstery and flooring, bimini tops, boat covers and lift covers. We have a mobile unit that allows us to offer services right at the customers lake home or cabin. This mobile unit has been very popular up in our area and books out a month in advance. We are able to take care of larger boats this way that wouldn’t be able to come out on the road without pulling permits,” she says.
Marine & Auto Custom Interiors has an office space located at the Mogwai Collaborative area in the Hubbard building.
“So far it is going very well!” says Gutha. “People are so relieved to not only be able to find us through our online presence but also to be able to verify the level of work we do through pictures and customer reviews. I really believe our professionalism not only puts them more at ease in bringing their business to us, but our turn around times are amazing and so is our communication.”
Their target market includes classic, vintage, collector and every day car owners and anyone with a boat. They do motorcycle seats, restaurant seating, medical beds, massage beds, ATV seats, and awnings.
Marine & Auto Custom Interiors
424 North Riverfront Drive
Mankato, MN 56001
2252 260th Street
St. Croix Falls, WI 54024
Phone: (507) 262-1895