Our Story


In 1958, two California public school teachers pooled their savings to found “Foam Speciality Manufacturing Company.” The small storefront in Huntington Park was hardly keeping pace with the rising popularity of foam. When customers started asking for something to cover the foam, the first roll of vinyl was brought in.

Inventory continued to expand in the 1960s and 1970s, relocating us into a 15,000 square foot warehouse, going from two to forty employees. Upholstery supplies and fabrics were added to the growing assortment of products. The business was evolving fast and with it came a more fitting name: A-1 Foam and Fabrics.

We continued to grow and diversify into the automotive aftermarket, marine products, canvas, and leather throughout the 1980s and 1990s. This prompted another move, a 35,000 square foot facility for our 14,000+ unique products. 

Today, A-1 Foam and Fabrics is a family-run, full service distributor of foam, textiles and related products for all types of interiors and home furnishings. Our customers are long-standing, often multigenerational. They know us by our outstanding customer service, durable products and comprehensive upholstery shopping experience.



Why Choose A-1?


  • We believe that everyone is entitled to comfort, style, and quality at an affordable price. Whether you're a wholesale or retail customer, we ensure you get what you want, when you want it. We've spent over 60 years working hard at getting customers the best pricing and service in the industry.
  • We prioritize our customers. When our foam technicians cut your foam to size, when our office staff listens and problem-solves, or our customer care respects your time with prompt service, we put you first.
  • We invest in our products. Other stores offer you a smaller selection at a higher price. We've built solid, multi-generational relationships with our vendors and we buy in large quantities. This is why we can match or beat anyone's price, while offering you more options than the competition.
  • We value our employees. A-1 Foam and Fabrics isn't just a family-owned and operated company, we're a family. A lot of our employees have been with us for decades. We support each other and take pride in what we do and who we are.


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