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Furniture Repairman Makes House Calls on Bike Lugging 100 Pounds of Tools

extralarge Shapiro's Mobile Service UPPER EAST SIDE, MANHATTAN — It's possible to have almost anything delivered home in the Big Apple, from Chinese food to Christmas trees to karaoke machines. Now, New Yorkers can add a new delivery option to the list: a personal home visit from a leather furniture repairman. Saul Shapiro, a longtime bike enthusiast, travels on his 7-speed from his Upper East Si... [read more...]

The Vehicles of Fibrenew

Elliot Vehicle Photo - 2017 Fibrenew is a mobile service that provides leather, plastic and vinyl repair in our clientele's homes and businesses. Our franchisees' vehicles are fully equipped to handle all types of restoration scenarios we see in the field everyday. From pet damage on leather furniture, daily wear and tear in vehicle interiors, cracked vinyl on medical furniture, holes in restaurant seating to weather damage ... [read more...]

Driven to Achieve

Fibrenew Loudoun Michael Carter With a mobile model and flat fees, Fibrenew is differentiating itself in the franchise market Michael and Dianna Carter, of Loudoun County, Virginia purchased their Fibrenew franchise in 2001 and have since developed strong relationships with car dealerships and thus built a successful business restoring leather, plastic and vinyl materials for the automotive industry. After moving out of th... [read more...]

Texan Makes His Move & Purchases Existing Fibrenew Franchise

Fibrenew San Antonio When Elliot Berk took over the Fibrenew Northeast San Antonio franchise, he was prepared to jump in full steam ahead. “It was nice to have built-in business already, but …” he pauses and laughs, “you have to be prepared to play catch up. My advice for people taking over an existing franchise: the first few months you’re going to spend a lot of hours catching up. But the more prepared you... [read more...]

Clive’s Top 5: Why He Loves His Fibrenew Franchise Business

Fibrenew New Zealand Franchise Business If you’re one of the millions of people around the world who plod through each day thinking, “Just get through this one,” then you might be surprised to hear there are people out there who actually like their job. Meet Clive Coffey – a guy who happens to love and succeed at his job. In 2001 Clive and his wife Claire took over the Fibrenew Canterbury franchise after spotting a random ad ... [read more...]

What Does a Parmesan Chicken Sandwich and a Leather Sofa Have in Common?

Fibrenew North Naples What does a preparing a parmesan chicken sandwich and repairing a worn out leather sofa have in common? More than you think. Ask Michael Carrigan, franchisee of Fibrenew North Naples. As a former executive chef, Carrigan likens the two art forms as such: “I still work with my hands, making sure the product is nice and perfect and the best it can be so the customer is happy with it. There’s a p... [read more...]

Losing Her Job Led to Something Better

losing job leads to starting business When Julie Kapugi’s corporate job was moved overseas, she didn’t panic. “You can always control your response to things. I always try to be positive and look forward. Losing a job is not the end of the world,” she says. In fact, it’s something she wishes happened sooner. The self described extrovert spent 10 to 12 hours a day cooped up in her home office with little to no social inter... [read more...]

New Ownership, New Outlook for Fibrenew Saskatoon

Fibrenew Saskatoon Everybody dreams about being their own boss and implementing the business values and missions that are important to the quality of work they perform. Why spend a lifetime making someone else’s company successful when you can invest that time and effort into your own future? Mike Taylor recently made his dream a reality when he took over Fibrenew Saskatoon, injecting new life into the city’s mo... [read more...]

Frank Says: Save Your Hair, Change Your Career

fibrenew franchisee much happier now “I wish I would have started this 10 years ago,” says Frank Costantino. The ‘this’ he’s referring to is his own business — Fibrenew Pittsburgh East. “I’d probably have a lot more hair, and less grey! I am so much happier now.” Costantino purchased part of an existing Fibrenew territory from fellow franchisee Jeff Hecker. Owning his own leather, plastic and vinyl mobile restora... [read more...]

Fibrenew Named a 2017 Top Franchise by Franchise Business Review

Fibrenew Ranked Top 50 Franchise Independent Survey Shows Franchise Owners Are Highly Satisfied with Fibrenew’s Performance Franchise Business Review, a national franchise market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction, provides the only rankings of franchises based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance. Fibrenew is a market leader in the restoration of leather, plasti... [read more...]