NC Shop Talk

NC Shop Talk is a no limits interview show that shares never before heard tips, secrets, and hilarious conversations with today's biggest names in the auto, aircraft, & carpet industries. Join Mal Maher, owner of NC Carpet Binding, as he interviews today's most talented craftsmen. You'll pick up some new vendors, how to grow your business, and he'll be asking some wild questions that you've never heard answered before. Connect with Mal and NC Carpet: Website: Instagram: nc_carpet_binding


episode 2: Cato's Custom Upholstery - Your Butt Will Thank Him with Phil Cato

Found an old car in your grandpa's garage? Toss it or restore it? If it's a vintage car, you'd probably want to restore it to its former glory. How do you start? Of course, you want to bring back the stylish look and feel of the car. But don't forget to have those seats customized for utmost comfort. After all, you're going to be spending a lot of time sitting there on road trips. 

Today's guest makes the most comfortable seats to pamper your backside. Tune in as Mal talks to Phil Cato, a proud USAF veteran and former cast member of the Iron Resurrection. Learn how to become a top trimmer and share some laughs as Mal and Phil on this episode.

“Quit letting customers RUN YOUR SHOP”

- Phil Cato

In This Episode:

  • Why Phil focuses on this vital aspect of customs upholstery that most trimmers overlook
  • Phil's expert advice to other trimmers: Reach out,  ask questions, and don’t be afraid to say NO
  • How much would it take to convince Phil to shave his beard
  • The real reason Phil left the cast of Iron Resurrection
  • What does it really take to be successful (luck has very little to do with it)


Connect with Phil Cato:

  • Website
  • Instagram


Connect with Mal and NC Carpet:

  • Website
  • Facebook
  • Instagram

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 June 9, 2021  23m