Amen to that! same problem here, last guy we used took not only 3X as long but in the end wrecked 1/2 the project and well.. it was a mess, long story short. It's gotten to where we have invested in machines and hopefully be able to handle the smaller stuff in-house. However I'll be keeping on eye on this thread as finding a good leather and upholstery guy is exceedingly hard. It's an old-school trade going bye bye unfortunately.