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Meet Edgar Alexander Navas of Alexander Navas & Associates in Van Nuys

Today we’d like to introduce you to Edgar Alexander Navas.

Edgar Alexander, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I was born in El Salvador a country in the heart of Central America. In 1982, at just 14 years old, I immigrated to the U.S due to a civil war, which forced many Salvadoreans to flee our country to find safety in Los Angeles. As an immigrant in an unknown country and with a language barrier, I managed to work several jobs until becoming an apprentice in 1988 to the owner of Stables & Schwab, a custom drapery firm. Since then, and after perfecting my craft, I decided to pursue my dream and open my own drapery workshop. I started with a single sewing machine from our garage, and slowly began building our clientele, mainly from references from satisfied customers.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Starting a business, not having a clue as to how to start one, is a major struggle. I learned everything as I went along; my wife Rhina was an instrumental part of getting the business started. When you start a business, there is always a struggle because you still haven’t built a clientele and there are a lot of financial needs that need to be covered. I have a tremendous faith in God and consider Him my partner in my business, hence the name Alexander Navas & Associates.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the ALEXANDER NAVAS & ASSOCIATES story. Tell us more about the business.
Alexander Navas & Associates has been in service since 2003, counting some of LA’s most exclusive decorators and architects among its clients. Since then, we have established a renowned reputation as a high end, top of the line creator of gorgeous high-end draperies, slipcovers, headboards, custom-made pillows, hand-fabricated drapery hardware and upholstered walls. The vast majority of the work is painstakingly done by hand at our workshop by our dedicated seamstresses. We are very proud of the team we have built, people that have been with us since the beginning. At Alexander Navas & Associates you get special one-on-one attention. We service clients locally and nationally. Our process starts with listening to our client’s needs and strive to meet your goals.

Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
I don’t think I believe in luck; I do believe in being blessed. God has given me many blessings… I’ve had the opportunity to travel to Paris, Maine, Aspen, and many times to Hawaii to do some of my work.

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