The Bridge Team
Bridge Upholstery and Drapery was founded by Robbyn Bybee and Manda Brandt.
Robbyn attended Drury College and obtained a bachelor degree in elementary education. After teaching school for 5 years, she and her husband, Scott, started a family and Robbyn stayed home with her now 22 and 20 year old sons and 14 year old daughter. Robbyn was blessed this last year with the arrival of her first grandson, Finn. He just turned one and is an adorable new addition to our Bridge team.
Manda attended University of Missouri at Columbia and graduated with a degree in civil engineering. After college, Manda worked in highway materials research and in highway construction. When she and her husband Matt started their family, Manda stayed home with their children. She was blessed to stay home with her children who are now a 22 year old daughter and a 21 year old son.
Why We Sew
Why We Love to Do Custom Projects
The Start of Bridge Upholstery and Drapery
Bridge Upholstery & Drapery Today
Our second year of business started out with a move to 202 E Commercial Street in Springfield. We’ve grown with the space and hired several more employees.
Adam has been with us since our second year of business. He is a great upholsterer, carpenter, wood repairman and seamster. He probably should have been a watchmaker with his eye for detail.
Nikie is our very talented upholstery seamstress. She loves to match patterns across seams and enjoys the challenge of sewing new furniture covers that fit perfectly.
Kendra is a long time Bridge employee. She started out in upholstery but has recently moved to our drapery division. She has a wonderful variety of skills and is a great seamstress and upholsterer. She has excellent attention to detail and an infectious positive attitude.
Luke is one of our newer upholsterers. He’s a quick learner, is very careful in his upholstery and keeps us all in stitches. We’re thankful to have added him to our team.
Throughout our 7 years in business, we have continued to make beautiful draperies and recover some great pieces of furniture. To see some examples of our recent projects, head on over to the photo galleries.
A HUGE thank you to our C-Street neighbor Randy Bacon for taking such beautiful photographs of our team!
Contact us if you’d like the Bridge Team to help with your next upholstery or drapery project.