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Fibrenew Welcomes 5 New Franchises To The Team & Family

Fibrenew September 20187 Trainees We are pleased to welcome our September 2018 trainees to the team and family! Pictured left to right: Carmine Pallotta (Fibrenew Markham, ON) Tim & Tracey Harms (Fibrenew East River, SD) Michael & Brian Smith (Fibrenew Sherman-Gainesville, TX) Denise & Darrell Fleming (Fibrenew Heritage-Corridor, IL) Bill Bedsole (Fibrenew Palatine, IL) ... [read more...]

Couple’s Franchise Success Story with Fibrenew

fibrenew-indianapolis-north We recently interviewed Stephanie and Warren Rosenthal, the dynamic husband and wife team behind Fibrenew’s successful Indianapolis Metro North franchise. Stephanie and Warren have been happily married for 23 years. When they’re not busy providing top-notch repair service for a growing, upper market clientele, the couple homeschool their two teenagers, and still find time for weekly outdoor ad... [read more...]

Finding the Right Franchise Fit

Finding the Right Franchise Fit How Fibrenew Has Grown to 240+ Global Locations We recently caught up with Fibrenew’s Director of Franchise Development, Bob Johnston. Bob joined the Fibrenew family in 2012, and he knows which qualities make a great prospective franchisee. As he tells it, finding the right fit has a lot do to with aligned values–namely honesty, and integrity. Fibrenew’s transparency is a big part of why we... [read more...]

Franchise Success Story: Lynn & Rick Halpin of Fibrenew Upstate

Rick and Lynn Halpin Fibrenew Upstate This month, we caught up with Fibrenew power couple, Lynn and Rick Halpin for a chat. We checked in with the husband and wife team to learn how they got on board as franchise owners back in 2009 and how they've been running their business in the mean time. The Halpin's business took off (despite the downward economy at the time) and has been growing ever since–a true entrepreneurial success stor... [read more...]

(Podcast) What Does it Take to Become a Fibrenew Franchisee?

Fibrenew Franchisee Podcast With quick regard on the surface, one might think that a natural transition from the hustle and bustle of corporate America’s IT, communications and sales world into the role of owning a mobile service franchise business specializing in leather, plastic and vinyl restoration does not exist, but JT Thompson proves that assumption wrong. Thompson is the proud owner / operator of Fibrenew Nashvi... [read more...]

Welcome To All Our New Franchisees in 2017!

2017 New Fibrenew Franchisees We welcomed many new franchisees in 2017! Welcome aboard everyone! Congratulations to: Derek & Susan Trefry: John Kelley: Gary Regina: Maurice Fadalti: Rich Durbin: Larry & An... [read more...]

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

Fibrenew Franchisee Saul Shapiro 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 Side apartment to any Manhattan... [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...]