Mr. Lazo prides himself on personal attention, high customer service, and unique pieces dated as early as the 1800’s and American designer pieces from Heywood Brothers and Wakefield Rattan Company. Lazo’s caning repair provides custom furniture manufacturing and reproduction of unique and rare pieces. Before you disregard the valuable piece of furniture that thought would not be repairable, we encourage you to consult with us.
In 1979, Lazo was just a young man when the military came by force and removed him from his family to fight the country’s civil war. Lazo disagreed with the war and after a short period as a soldier left the military and moved to Granada in 1983. In Granada, Lazo was introduced to his cousins’ business; Mimbreria Ramirez, a wicker fabrication company. After two years working at the mimbreria, Lazo had learned to weave and wrap wicker strand by strand, twist after twist. Soon After, what had been work became a hobby for Lazo, weaving and twisting wicker at his home on days off.
In 1989, Lazo decided to leave Nicaragua in pursuit of an opportunity to work. The San Francisco Bay Area, California became Lazo’s new home. Lazo knew he had to get to work to achieve his goals and in 1990 his brother-in-law took Lazo to Berkeley where he was introduced to The Caning Shop and Jim Widess the owner. The Caning shop repaired all types of caning and weaving and where Lazo was once again a student learning new skills and abilities. He remembered a day while working at The Caning shop when a client brought in a wicker chair to have repaired. Jim had told the customer they did not do wicker and the next day Lazo told Jim to call the customer back and let them know there was someone who could repair wicker. Wicker wasn’t a problem for Lazo in fact it was his specialty as he repaired the wicker chair that had earlier been labeled irreparable. He would go on spending his free time in the garage weaving and mastering his craft, becoming skillful and efficient. The attention to detail along with his work ethic led him to being recognized and was later given the teaching position at the shop. After 11 years at The Caning Shop, having learned and experienced the process of caning furniture and in desire to start a local business lazo left to begin anew.
Lazo’s Caning & Repair opened in 2001 in San Leandro, CA. His many services garnered many clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and built many relationships with interior designers. The work and art by Lazo was not unrecognized and even led to local awards of best customer satisfaction and outstanding service. Later in 2006, Lazo contributed to a Gary Knox Bennett book titled Call me Chairmaker by weaving multiple chairs in the book. The Bay Area was home to Lazo but decided it was time to take his business to a new market and in the summer of 2006 moved to Texas. Lazo’s Caning & Wicker opened in the fall of 2007 and now services the Houston area providing outstanding and exceptional furniture repair and its commitment to 99.9% customer satisfaction.