JA. After college I was going to go to law school but like every American kid I found a summer job and, coincidentally, it happened to be in this fabric store. Three brothers owned Diamond then and when one of them died the other two decided to retire and having no one to take over the family business, they approached me. The idea of having my own business appealed to me and besides, by the end of that summer I was hooked anyway, so I decided to make a go of it and bought it in 1982. The store was small then and sold specialty foam as well. I kept the original name, Diamond Foam and Fabric and it’s brought me luck so far. I learned to be a good salesman and focused on learning everything I could about fabric. I prefer the woven textiles; I stock a large assortment and this is what first attracted my illustrious clientele.