From a one-man upholstery business working out of the founder’s (Jose Efrain Ferrufino), home in Mar Vista, this family company has expanded into a high-level operation providing an extensive line of products for all aspects of interior decorating. On their premises they offer a grouping not found anywhere else in this area. They have a showroom, a workroom, a library (used by clients as well as external interior design consultants), and a coffee bar where clients can relax while dreaming up their new environment.
Today the company is owned and operated by Jose Ferrufino’s
daughter and son-in-law, Julia and
Earl Trusty. When Jose retired,
Julia and Earl left their chosen
professions and took over the
business in order to keep it in the
family. With Earl’s guidance,
inspiration and business acumen, it
has grown to where it is today, a
full-service interior decor workroom and consulting company.
Earl and Julia are dedicated to continuing a proud tradition of reliable, punctual service, and high-quality craftsmanship, backed by a work ethic based on honesty, integrity and respect for others. Chances are, when you come into their store, you’ll speak to the owners themselves. They uphold the special attention to detail that Jose built his reputation around, that same care and attention that gained him a strong following among clients from all walks of life.
||Jose Efrain Ferrufino, Sr.
Founder, Ferrufino Interiors
How many companies do you know where key employees are still there after almost 40 years? That’s the case at Ferrufino Interiors,
an interior decor
workroom business operating out of Culver City, California.
Mr. Ferrufino originally started his upholstery business alone. He was the salesperson, cutter, sewer, upholsterer and deliveryman while his wife, Mrs. Alicia Ferrufino did the scheduling and bookkeeping. Soon, though, by word of mouth, his clientele grew, as did his workforce. He hired a young man, Armando Vital, to apprentice with him as an upholsterer. He, also, hired a young lady, Maria Ibarra to work as his seamstress.
A Family Business, Ferrufino Interiors was established by Jose Efrain Ferrufino, Sr. in 1968 out of his home in Mar Vista, California. Shortly, thereafter, he moved his business to nearby Culver City, California. Mr. Ferrufino established his business on basic premises -- hard work, honesty and respect for others.
Over the years, he attracted well known names to his long list of clients. Again, all by WORD OF MOUTH, which was Mr. Ferrufino’s sole method of promoting his business.
A tribute not only to the legacy of the company founder, Mr. Ferrufino, but to the family atmosphere that continues to be the hallmark of the business to this very day, is the fact that Armando (now the foreman) still works with Ferrufino Interiors providing the high-class service and products that this firm is famous for.
Maria, who worked for the company over 30 years, just retired in the middle of 2008.
||Earl Daniel Trusty
Owner, Sales Advisor
Earl is originally from Indiana. After high school, he joined the Navy and later attended college in Indiana, Connecticut and San Diego, California. He and his wife, Julia, took over Ferrufino Interiors in 1987. Earl is an entrepreneur at heart. He is an experienced businessman having worked in Real Estate (#1 in Listings / Sales) as well as in the Aerospace Industry. He currently serves in many capacities with various business organizations. Using his vocal skills, Earl is a wonderful singer. He is, also, an avid reader, a talented photographer and a strong swimmer.
||Julia Ferrufino Trusty
Julia is originally from El Salvador. She is a graduate of Santa Monica College and UCLA. In addition, she completed coursework at other California colleges including USC. She’s multi-lingual and is currently learning Tagalog. Throughout the years she has developed many interests: reading, writing, bowling, dancing, cooking and travelling. Julia's passions are her family, her friends, her dogs and the entrepreneurial efforts, cultural / political interests, and outdoor activities that she shares with her husband, Earl.
Office Manager, Sales Advisor
Renee Lee is originally from Indiana. She began with Ferrufino Interiors in 1996. She currently serves in many capacities with local charitable and service organizations. Her main interests are reading, cooking, karaoke singing, line dancing, photography and visiting with her friends.
Manny Saldana Design Consultant, Sales Advisor email@example.com
Manny Saldana is able to assist individuals and businesses with their home décor and / or design projects. Manny has extensive experience in the design field having worked for many years with several prestigious window covering and furniture companies. Manny has many interests but none compare to the joy of spending time with his grandchildren.
Camilla M. Martinez
Camilla is an authentic Californian--she enjoys various outdoor activities. She began with Ferrufino Interiors in 2006. She brings her positive, youthful spirit and generosity to work everyday making Ferrufino Interiors a great place to work. She will be happy to schedule an appointment for you.
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Our staff offers the benefits of years of experience gained from previous positions. We are an equal opportunity employer and are members in good standing of multiple professional organizations including:
City Chamber of Commerce Board -
Culver City Chamber of Commerce - Member
LAX/COASTAL Chamber of Commerce - Member
Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce - Member
Venice Chamber of Commerce -
West Los Angeles Chamber of
Commerce - Member
Le Tip - Member
TEAM Referral Network of Culver
City - Member