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FIBRENEW ARTICLES

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

save-hair “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...]

After Leaving Corporate America, The Sky’s The Limit

after-leaving-corporate-america That’s exactly how Mike Ozmon sees the potential with the new business venture he started with his wife Kristin: Fibrenew South Knoxville. He’s a recent graduate of the leather, plastic and vinyl restoration company’s extensive training program in Calgary, and has been working diligently at establishing his franchise as market leader in the Knoxville area. Prior to becoming a Fibrenew franch... [read more...]

How One Man Googled His Way to Owning a Fibrenew Business

facebook-template You really can use Google to find anything you want. Jeff Butler can attest. Not too long ago, after realizing the need for a new career and life direction, Butler decided to type “mobile franchises under $100,000” into the search engine and see what happened. After carefully evaluating his options, Butler narrowed it down to Fibrenew, the market leaders in leather, plastic and vinyl restorat... [read more...]

Awesome Ann: A Successful Fibrenew Franchise Owner Balances Work & Home Life

ann-benes Ann Benes and her family were looking for a small business franchise opportunity that would help supplement their farming income. Ann’s husband Pat was initially going to be the one running the business. The plan was to use the flexibility of owning and operating a Fibrenew franchise while he continued to operate the family farm. However, over 14 years later, Fibrenew Lincoln is now operated by ... [read more...]

Congrats to Our Fall 2016 Graduates!

fibrenew small business franchisees Fibrenew continues to grow and expand our franchise base across Canada and USA. Congrats to the fall of 2016 graduating classes and newest franchise owners. We welcome you aboard the team! Photo 1 left to right: Michael Carrigan of Fibrenew North Naples and Frank Costantino of Fibrenew Pittsburgh East Photo 2 back row: Doug Bartsch of Fibrenew Surrey White Rock (left to right) Kristin and Mi... [read more...]