Fibrenew

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.