Fibrenew

7 10, 2021

In Demand Technicians Fuel Fibrenew’s 200th U.S. Location and International Expansion

2021-10-07T16:32:01-04:00October 7th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Sought-After Craftsmen called upon to address the ever-increasing leather, plastic and vinyl restoration needs.

BLACK DIAMOND, AB — Fibrenew, known for its vast vinyl, leather and plastic repair and restoration services, has officially surpassed 200 mobile franchise units in the U.S. While there are over 270 Fibrenew franchisees all around the world, the domestic growth is a testament to the ongoing residential and commercial repair needs that allow independently owned and operated artisans the freedom to create their desired scheduled.

The brand is currently operating in 42 U.S. states and is seeking qualified franchise partners to introduce the eco-friendly, convenient service with multiple revenue streams to the following states: Wyoming, South Dakota, Mississippi, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Alaska and Hawaii.

The need for these specialists expands beyond international borders, as the franchise will open for the first time in Brazil and expand its Mexico presence by adding an owner in Cancun by yearend. This international expansion follows the company’s most recent launch in Saudi Arabia earlier this year.

Fibrenew has welcomed 42 new franchise partners this year, as people from all walks of life are seeking a business opportunity that provides flexibility, while meeting the needs of multiple sectors.

Demand for the trained Fibrenew technicians continues to rise as homeowners are seeking to extend the life of their existing leather and light upholstery pieces from blemishes, tears, to redye needs. Franchisees assist in additional residential and commercial building needs including vinyl siding repair, vinyl flooring damages and PVC plastic window casting on homes, garages and sheds.

“Our small business owners find joy in helping customers preserve items and in many cases increase the value of their assets, like a used car, RV, boat and/or restoring high-end vehicles,” said Jesse Johnstone, president of Fibrenew. “It’s rewarding and fun to see the work of our men and women business owners use their attention to detail and unique set of skills and our proprietary color matching technology to restore everything from couches, restaurant booths, medical exam tables, boat cushions, to all color damage needs.”

The abundance of service offerings and level of superior care are key strengths to the brands stability. With the ongoing factors that fuel the demand, the growth potential is endless as Fibrenew remains the leader within the space.

“Home service needs are up and demand for what we do and how we do it is global,” said Johnstone. “Unlike other franchise concepts, we offer a flat royalty fee, so franchisees are never charged on a percentage of the money they earn. Fibrenew franchisees are able to take ownership of the type of business they want to go after and scale their business to whatever size fits best with their lifestyle and schedule.”

About Fibrenew
Fibrenew is a leading mobile service franchise that specializes in the repair, restoration, and renewal of leather, plastic, vinyl, fabric, and upholstery. With a rich history that dates back to 1985, Fibrenew manufactures a highly-specialized proprietary product line and has pioneered the repair techniques and exclusive color matching technology used by its technicians every day. With 275 franchise locations and 320+ technicians across the USA, Canada, Mexico, Chile, and New Zealand, the company’s eco-friendly restoration services save customers time and money by offering an alternative to replacing their damaged couches and chairs, car and marine components, commercial furniture and more. For more information about Fibrenew franchise opportunities, visit https://www.fibrenew.com/franchising/

9 07, 2021

Fibrenew Shares Vehicle Summer Maintenance Do’s and Don’ts Checklist

2021-07-09T12:46:15-04:00July 9th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Top 6 Car Care Tips to Protect Leather, Plastic and Vinyl.

BLACK DIAMOND, AB — With summer in full swing, an influx of road trips, car shows and day trips to the beach are in order. With multiple people, and even pets, going in and out of the car, there is possibility of wear and tear within the vehicle. Fibrenew – the mobile leather, vinyl, plastic, fabric and upholstery repair service franchise, provides maintenance tips, and the dos and don’ts for vehicle interior.

With 260+ franchise locations and 320+ technicians spanning across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Chile, Saudi Arabia and New Zealand, the mobile franchise is an essential business that offers an alternative repair solution rather than a full-cost replacement. Jesse Johnstone, President of Fibrenew, states, “Cleaning and protecting the interior of your vehicle is important. As soon as there are rips or tears, it’s important to call the pros in to prevent further damage. In doing this, you are prolonging the life of your piece and avoiding repurchasing anything new.”

Fibrenew’s Six Car Care Tips to Protect Vehicles:  

  1. Avoid Baby Wipes & Olive Oil on Leather: For car, truck and van maintenance, do not use baby wipes or olive oil to clean and ‘condition’ leather. That’s the equivalent of using water to put out a grease fire – it has an adverse effect.
  2. Oil Stain Removal Tips for Car Fabric – You can prevent oil damage by cleaning and protecting your car seats 6-8 times a year. Additionally, never treat your leather with olive oil, petroleum or any other type of oil. When getting rid of oil damage, you can rub the area with a soft leather cleaner or hire a professional depending on the extent of the damage.
  3. Take Preventative Measures against Sun Damage / Worn Leather Seats – Treat your car’s interior like you do your own skin and apply UV blocker on top of regular cleaning, and stay out of direct sunlight when you can. The UV blocking, will help protect leather from fading, drying, and cracking. For damaged car seats, here is how Fibrenew can repair seats for almost half the cost of replacing the leather seat.
  4. Maintain Steering Wheels, Plastic Door Panels and Cracked Vinyl – Hand sanitizers are the silent killer of steering wheels as they eat away at the material – whether leather or vinyl. Just like your seats, regular cleaning will help. There are professional-grade leather cleaner and protector car kits available that can help by safety removing dirt, oil, and other residues that cause damage over time. This also prevents dirt and oil from getting into the grain of your leather. With ongoing care and maintenance, the leather will last longer, be softer to the touch and look well-kept versus neglected. Fibrenew’s Plastic and Vinyl Cleaner and Protector also treats vinyl and plastic. We recommend repeating this spray and apply process every 4-6 months.
  5. When to Call a Professional – Cleaning and protecting are great methods of keeping surfaces in good shape, but once a cut, tear, scratch or fade has occurred, it’s time to call in the pros to stop further damage. The benefit of proper upkeep is you’ll also be able to tell when other areas are wearing out and be able to address them quickly. By calling a professional like Fibrenew, they’ll be able to do an inspection and make a recommendation, which can include cleaning, conditioning and/or adding color to extend the life. When in doubt or before you try to DIY something, call a professional for an expert second opinion.
  6. Consider Re-dying to Bring Car-Inspo to Life – The entire look of a vehicle’s interior can be changed and made to look the way you want it to. Leather car seats, plastic door panels, armrests, steering wheels, and more can all be re-dyed without reupholstering or replacing! Peak this step-by-step process on how a successful car interior color change and restoration can be made possible.

“People want to protect their vehicle investment and these are some tips that enhance overall appearance, comfort and value,” said Johnstone. “From cars, boats and RV interiors, furniture and more, we have all plastic, leather and vinyl surface needs covered.”

About Fibrenew

Fibrenew is a leading mobile service franchise that specializes in the repair, restoration, and renewal of leather, plastic, vinyl, fabric, and upholstery. With a rich history that dates back to 1985, Fibrenew manufactures a highly-specialized proprietary product line and has pioneered the repair techniques and exclusive color matching technology used by its technicians every day. With 260+ franchise locations and 320+ technicians across the USA, Canada, Mexico, Chile, New Zealand and Saudi Arabia, the company’s eco-friendly restoration services save customers time and money by offering an alternative to replacing their damaged couches and chairs, car and marine components, commercial furniture and more. For more information about Fibrenew franchise opportunities, visit https://www.fibrenew.com/franchising/

16 03, 2021

Mobile Franchise Fibrenew on the Move to Restore, Repair the Wear & Tear of the Pandemic

2021-03-16T14:25:21-04:00March 16th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Niche Service Thriving on Unprecedented Demand for Consumer and Commercial Furniture Repair Needs.

BLACK DIAMOND, AB — The pandemic has worn away a lot of things, including and especially furniture. To keep up with the unprecedented demand from residential and commercial customers, Fibrenew – the mobile leather, vinyl, plastic, fabric and upholstery repair service company – has launched a franchise expansion strategy designed to fill needs for its niche services around the country.

Over the last year, many people have been confined to the safety of their homes – spending increased time on their couch binge watching Netflix series and hanging out with loved ones and pets. As a result, every-day-use furniture like couches and lounging chairs have put in overtime, causing rips, tears and breakdown.

On the automotive side, the combination of an increase in used car sales during the pandemic, along with more vehicle owners reinvesting in the upkeep of their existing cars, has led to an uptick in car upholstery repair needs. Likewise, demand has increased for work inside medical spaces, where it’s required to have unblemished chairs and exam tables. Restaurant work is also expected to see a spike, as more establishments gradually open up and consumers looking to dine in are expecting to sit in undamaged booths and bar stools.

With this unprecedented marketplace demand, Fibrenew, currently with 262 units in operation across 42 U.S. states, signed on 30 new franchise partners in 2020 and inked 10 new deals already in 2021. Company officials say they are on target to sign another 35 new franchise agreements by the end of this year, targeting key markets coast to coast. Over the next few years, Fibrenew is on track to consistently add 50 units per year based on demand.

Examples of typical Fibrenew calls include:

  • Residential Furniture: Damage from pets, children, pen marks, wine stains, moving damage and redecorating work (interior designers)
  • Automotive Interiors (Cars, trucks & RVs): Driver’s seat wear and tear, sun fading, steering wheel damage from rings and hand sanitizer, food and drink stains, cracked dashboards from heat, cigarette burns, vintage vehicle restoration projects (hard to find replacement pieces)
  • Boats: Weather damage and fading to seats and plastic consoles from sun and heat, storm damage to entire boat interiors, mold growth and other containments from being in storage
  • Medical Furniture: Stress cracks and rips on vinyl-covered chairs, beds and tables, accidental damage from medical staff, moving damage, etc.
  • Restaurants/Casinos: Stress cracks and rips to vinyl and leather, food and drink stains and other affordable remodeling enhancements
  • Vinyl Siding and PVC Windows: storm damage, wayward golfballs, construction mishaps

“Our company and franchisees have grown and thrived through every rise and fall of the economy since we started franchising in 1987,” said Fibrenew President Jesse Johnstone. “That really speaks to the fact that there is always a need for our services. In addition to strong economics, our franchisees also enjoy the mobility to be on the road and control their own schedule. But most of all, they love the instant gratification gained from seeing the joy on customer’s faces after repairing and restoring their favorite furniture and other assets.”

To stay up to date with customer needs, Fibrenew continuously innovates, including its proprietary, handheld color-matching technology called Color Eye. This tech, originally intended to match makeup to skin color, allows technicians to find a perfect color match to any piece of furniture and ensure a seamless, undetectable repair. In addition to customer repair technology, Fibrenew provides franchisees with seamless apps to run their businesses, such as state-of-the-art networking platforms, scheduling services, marketing apps and accounting systems – all from the convenience of a company Google Workspace and iPads.

About Fibrenew

Have you ever noticed a rip in a leather couch, a faded car seat or a damaged restaurant bench and wondered; can that be repaired? The answer is yes and that’s what Fibrenew does. Since 1985, the franchise system has restored leather, plastic, and vinyl wherever it is found. Whether in a home, office, medical clinic, car, boat or restaurant.

Customers love that Fibrenew saves them both time and money by offering an alternative to replacement. On-site service from franchise owners is super-convenient and way more economical than having to buy new. As an added benefit, Fibrenew is an eco-friendly business, helping prevent thousands of items from ending up in landfills each year.

Fibrenew has more than 250 trusted repair technicians across the U.S., Canada and worldwide, and is always looking for qualified candidates interested in opening their own franchise business.

Visit http://fibrenew.com today to learn more.

2 08, 2019

Fibrenew Celebrates Sponsorship of Pioneering Female Pro FMX Rider Kassie Boone

2019-08-02T11:30:55-04:00August 2nd, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

The daughter of longtime franchise owner Blair Boone, Kassie acknowledges ‘huge role’ her father and his business played in supporting her FMX ascent

LONDONKassie Boone is one of only two women in the world who jumps 75 feet on a bike and performs Superman feet grabs, heel clickers and switchblades.

She is a pioneering freestyle motocross (FMX) rider, touring this world with Monster Jam. And since she’s been competing for the last decade and a half, the now-29-year-old has had a longstanding sponsor: Fibrenew, the franchise her father Blair Boone runs in her hometown of London, Ontario.

Fibrenew is marking the 15th year of its London-franchise sponsoring this celebrated female rider, someone who is breaking boundaries in her sport and empowering women around the world to follow their dreams.

“When Kassie was five, she turned to me and said she wanted to ride professionally when she grew up,” Blair Boone said. “It is something I had done since I was a kid and had introduced to my children at an early age. Encouraging her to follow her passion, riding became a weekend sport for us. I would take her older brother and her to events — it was a family thing. She just caught on and loved it.”

In the earlier days of his Fibrenew leather, plastic and vinyl restoration repair franchise, Blair started using his Fibrenew trailer to haul Kassie’s bikes for weekend shows she competed in as a teenager. He would “dig into his pockets” since the beginning of launching his business to drum up the funds to buy her the right bikes and equipment and sponsor her events.

“My dad has played a huge role in supporting me,” Kassie said. “He was always working hard and doing everything he could to get us on bikes. He always let us do it how we wanted to, which I especially appreciated. His encouragement and the support of Fibrenew franchise helped pave the way for where I am today.”

Fibrenew, founded in 1985, prides itself on being a flexible model that provides franchise owners the tools they need to grow their territory while offering them a business opportunity that helps them build a legacy and support their families. Blair Boone’s franchise has done just that.

“We’re so impressed with Blair and the support he gives to his incredibly talented and amazing daughter Kassie,” said Michael Wilson, CEO of Fibrenew. “Blair embodies all that makes our franchise family so great — our owners are dedicated people serving their communities and also the ones they love.”

For more information about the franchise, visit fibrenew.com. Follow Kassie Boone on Instagram.

About Fibrenew

Have you ever noticed a rip in a leather couch, a faded car seat or a damaged restaurant bench and wondered; can that be repaired? The answer is yes and that’s what Fibrenew does. Since 1985, the franchise system has restored leather, plastic, and vinyl wherever it is found. Whether in a home, office, medical clinic, car, boat or restaurant. 

Customers love that Fibrenew saves them both time and money by offering an alternative to replacement. On-site service from franchise owners is super-convenient and way more economical than having to buy new. As an added benefit, Fibrenew is an eco-friendly business, helping prevent thousands of items from ending up in landfills each year.

Fibrenew has more than 250 trusted repair technicians across the U.S., Canada and worldwide, and is always looking for qualified candidates interested in opening their own franchise business.

Visit http://fibrenew.com today to learn more.