About Us

We are a family-owned and operated a business with over 60 years of combined experience servicing all of Western North Carolina. During this time we have developed a solid reputation based on trust, hard work, and integrity. Plus most of the good people of North Carolina trust us for custom automobile upholstery and interiors. Plus we offer a complete selection of tops, interiors, and headliners for a wide array of applications. Whether you are cruising the highways or the lakes James Auto Upholstery can help give your vehicle a distinctive custom renewal that you will be extremely pleased with for many years to come.

You’ll receive excellent customer service because we pay attention to detail to ensure the best results—customer satisfaction is our top priority!

James Auto Services

  • Convertible Tops
  • Vinyl Tops
  • Leather
  • Vinyl
  • Cloth
  • Motorcycle Seats
  • Custom Seats
  • Awnings
  • Full Restorations
  • Custom Upholstery
  • Original Upholstery
  • Custom Embroidery
  • Carpet Replacement
  • Headliner Replacement
  • Boat Seats
  • Pontoon Enclosures

The James Auto Team


James Gragg

James Gragg

Owner

I am James Gragg, owner of James Auto Upholstery. I’ve been a car enthusiast since childhood and decided to take my passion and turn it into a business. I have a very diverse background ranging from printing to marketing to sales. I have been in the upholstery industry for 12 years and have learned all aspects of the business from technical, customer service, and business management.

Richard W McCuistian

Richard W McCuistian

Staff Writer

Richard McCuistian is a professional in the automotive industry with 18 years of experience. He has written for several magazines including Motor Age, Power Stroke Registry, and ACtion magazine. He learned the trade from his father, who owned and operated an automobile repair company in Alabama.

He has worked with corporations in the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, and even Bulgaria to create and edit training materials. For a decade, he answered emails from people all around the globe via his “ask a mechanic” website.

Collin Morgan

Collin Morgan

Staff Writer

Collins Morgan is a James Autos Assistant Editor who delivers the greatest automobile gear for you to use. While he’s worked in the trenches of Midwestern auto maintenance, traveled to central Italy to see the automotive shrines, and now likes pushing sluggish vehicles to their limits on Michigan racetracks, he’s had quite the career path.

C.J. Tragakis

C.J. Tragakis

Staff Writer

C.J. is the author at James Auto. He drives a 2018 Focus ST as his everyday car and likes taking it out for weekend drives and autocross competitions. He also likes to collect car brochures from all around the globe.

Our readers benefit from his first-hand expertise and love for automobiles, which he brings to the table in his articles. Focus and Fiesta, Late Model Mustangs, and basic automobile knowledge are his areas of competence.

If you have any questions about the automotive range, you can contact us using the form.