Josh Colwell

Fibrenew Central Iowa (Ankeny - Waterloo): Josh Colwell

Mobile restoration service to your home or business!

3 WAYS TO REQUEST AN ESTIMATE: 1Online Request 2Call: 641.691.6037 3Email: [email protected]

Valued Customer Reviews

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Josh did an awesome job recovering our dental chair headrests. It was a challenge to match the color and fabric but they turned out beautiful. Great guy, easy going, flexible and responsive. Thanks Josh!

Tom Stark


We have used FibreNew twice for multiple pieces. Josh is amazingly talented, courteous and very hard working. The leather repairs are simply more than I would expect and we really tested the waters with an issue with animal claw damage! Josh was very honest about what to expect, the repair far exceeds my hopes! I do not recommend services without good reason, I will definitely used FibreNew and Josh in the future.

JoDee Granberg


I am thoroughly satisfied with the service I received from Josh @ Fibrenew! My leather looks like new and is an excellent match.

Seth Rosendahl


Josh did an excellent job restoring my SUV, I will use them again and again.

Jacob Rahrig


I'm very happy with the end results. Josh was nice and explained the procedure. He made it look new again. I will definitely recommend.

judy messer


Great experience with Josh. He communicated well and came on the designated day. He gave me a call when he was on his way. The automotive seat he repaired looks like new again. The color matches perfectly.

K Lewis


A great job! Saved us from buying a whole new seat for our car.

Deb Boyles


Josh at Fibrenew did a fabulous job on repairing a seam on a seat in my vehicle. He was pleasant to deal with, arrived on time, and completed the job quickly and efficiently.

Sharon Droste


Josh did exactly what he said, delivered a superior product in a very timely fashion. Our furniture looks brand new, even though it's over 20 years old.
Many thanks Josh.



Does a great job and easy to work with. Im kind of a hard customer (which i know i am) with all the questions and wants from certain service but did a outstanding job.

Jake Roney


When I found Fibrenew could fix my red leather couch and recliner seats, I was elated! I was told by the company I bought the furniture from that there was no way to fix the worn off color on the seats. I was going to have to get new furniture. I called Josh from Fibrenew of Central Iowa and he told me it COULD be fixed. I looked at all the Before and After pictures and read all the reviews and was very impressed. I made an appointment for Josh to come and see what he could do. He worked his magic and made my furniture look brand new again! No NEW! I would have loved it if the furniture store would have told me about Fibrenew but they didn’t. I have called them to inform them of the magician I had at my house restoring my leather furniture. I can’t say enough about the beautiful job Josh did. I highly recommend Fibrenew of Central Iowa and Josh to make your leather look new again. Thanks, Josh!

Diane Miller


Josh, was great! Give me a 30-minute heads up to know when he would be here. Did an excellent job on our couch and chair! I would definitely recommend him and his company

Val Craddock


Responded quickly and worked me into his calendar right away. My car seat looks terrific! Thank you again!

Cyndi Venables


Josh did a great job patching up a rip in the leather of my driver's side seat. Thanks!

Seth Dietrich


Josh was excellent and appreciate his providing clear instructions to allow my getting the most out of my vehicle seat upholstry repair.

Paul Fairchild


Josh repaired a burn in our truck seat. He did an excellent job! Lora and Josh make a great team, very friendly and provide great service. Highly recommend!

Rebecca Kouang

before & after pic

Josh did a fabulous job repairing the damage on our leather reclining sofa. You cannot tell that there was damage and a repair. Fast, neat, tidy work. Highly recommend his service and would not hesitate to have him do work for us again if needed.

Dean & Deb Hansen, La Porte City IA

Very happy! Josh with Fibrenew was very prompt in responding to my initial repair request. We’re aren’t on his regular route so he was honest in telling me up front it might be a bit of a wait but actually it wasn’t bad at all. He kept communication open during the short time we did wait. When he arrived he was very courteous and professional. My main concern/goal with getting our leather couch repaired was to prevent the damage from spreading. Josh did that while making it look great too! I couldn’t believe how nice it came out. I highly recommend Josh and Fibrenew! I wouldn’t hesitate to call them again. Thank you!

Regan Dahlstrom


OMG, I am so very pleased with the results! Josh was on time, efficient and did a marvelous job. The couch and ottoman look like brand new again, I couldn't be happier.

Sandra Greear


Wonderful job on my Lexus. The holes in the leather were repaired and it looks like new. The job was done in my own driveway which couldn't be more convenient. I wouldn't hesitate to call again if I ever need additional repair. Very professional.

Debbie Brassfield

before & after pic

I am very satisfied with the work that was done on my leather couch. Looks brand new! Joel did a great job! I have already recommended him to a friend that was interested and was impressed with the job that was done on my couch. I highly recommend FibreNew.

Carol Thurm, Denver Iowa

Thanks for the great work , again!

Jim Rock


Wow! Josh is amazing! Our dog became ill and had bloody diarrhea on our motorhome dash. We tried numerous cleaning agents but the stain would not lift. We thought we were going to have to replace the entire dash. Josh was able to resurface the area and the stain is gone! Thank you so much, Josh! Your work saved us thousands of dollars.

Nick Harder


We are so happy with the result after Josh came out and fixed our leather couch. The process didn't very long and it looks great!! I would highly recommend him to friends and family!


When I got pen marks on my less than two-year-old leather ottomans, I thought I would have to spend $1600 on replacements. I am so glad that I found Josh and Fibrenew online because for 10% of what replacing would have cost me, both Ottomans now look brand new and you would never know there was ever any damage to them. Josh was responsive, on time, professional, and very tidy as he worked. Josh also took the time to answer my questions and educate me on proper ongoing care for my leather furniture, which the furniture store never did. I highly recommend!

Amy Rube


He restored our damaged leather sofa back to its original beauty.  He takes time and care in doing so.  We are pleased with the work Josh did for us.

Perry S.

I had a small tear in my leather couch. After Josh did his magic, the tear had disappeared. I couldn’t believe it! Josh was also polite in giving me a call before he came to let me know that he was running behind schedule an wanted to make sure it would still work with my schedule for him to come. Josh made sure to take his shoes off before coming into the house, and he also laid down a tarp to cover his work area in order to keep my carpet clean. Josh was friendly and professional, getting right to work to get the work done in a short amount of time. I will definitely call Josh again and highly recommend him!

Andrea Halbloom


Josh was very prompt! Super nice guy with personality plus! He did an unbelievable job on 3 pieces of leather! So if you need a professional job well done call Josh at 641 -691-6037 you won't be disappointed! Thanks again Josh!


Excellent service that went above and beyond what was expected. Josh repaired not what was included in our furniture warranty, but also the blue chalk marker on our leather couch that was not. Very happy with the result. I would not hesitate to use this service again.

Erin C


Josh came to our home to repair our Ekornes chair. The chair is over 20 years old and the dye had begun flaking off. Josh was very professional and got right to work. The finished product is wonderful! It looks like new!! It cost a fraction to have the chair refinished than if we would have bought another new Ekornes chair. We're very satisfied with the results and can recommend Josh without hesitation!

James Fritz


Very nice to work with, Excellent work, car seat looks like new. Truly appreciate the great work! Thank you!

Mary Staudt


Josh was very professional and helpful from the start. He patiently answered my many questions, and worked with our schedule for the repairs. We are so impressed with the results on our couches and chair. Our 15 year old leather furniture looks new again! Would highly recommend to anyone considering Fibrenew.

Niles Boyer


We were pleasantly surprised about the prefect match done on our sofa! Thanks so much Josh we love it!


Excellent professional service, that is what we have experienced with Josh's services. Our first experience in having leather restored and are very pleased with the results. Our first sight of the chairs, sofa and foot rest when they were returned was "it looks like new". I have no doubt that his future will be very successful with that level of quality.

Dean S.

Josh, You did a great job, the chairs look new again. I would definitely recommend you to other customers. Thank you!


Josh did a fantastic job - I didn't realize it was possible to make a rip on a car seat virtually disappear. The color match was spot on. I plan on calling him to do some more work for me - I highly recommend him.

Randa Van Dyk


Josh was here yesterday and did a nice job repairing our chair, he was prompt, neat as to the job he did. Also was pleasant and well groomed. Thanks for the nice job!

Jo Ann Olson


I have a leather couch that was damaged by crazy glue. I thought it was un-repairable, but Josh was able fix this and it looks fantastic. You can't tell where it was repaired. I'm completely, 100% happy with this and would definitely call Josh again for any future work. Thanks!


Josh repaired 9 hits on my vinyl siding from a hailstorm. Phone conversations were polite and courteous. He arrived on time for his appointment, was very neat while completing the work and mad sure that everything was replaced properly and the site was left nice and neat. He was on task all during the day and the repairs were wonderful. I would not hesitate to recommend him to any of my friends or potential customers.

Patricia Kesler


Josh was very professional and did a Great job on my car seats. You have to look hard to see where he fixed the wear areas.

Colby Overman


Great guy and great work. Very profesional and friendly. Would call him first.

Chandler U.

Josh was very friendly and prompt he took his time and did a very good job I would definitely recommend his service to anyone.

Phil Barber


We can't say enough good things about Josh! He did a wonderful job on a few of our dental chairs! The price was good, he was very professional, and we're very happy with all of his work!


Josh Colwell at Fibrenew is a true craftsman. Quality work at a very fair price. He stayed a lot later than was originally planned, to achieve the best results possible; he's a keeper. I'll be using Josh again for all my leather, vinyl, and plastic repair needs.

Tony Bianchini


Josh worked outside in a frigid blizzard to fix my car seat! I don't know anyone dedicated enough to do such a thing and to do such a good job despite the working conditions- you can't tell anything was ever wrong with the car seat, it's identical to brand new. I highly recommend Josh.

Maygen Brace, janesville

What a Great guy to work with. The level and quality of his work is unheard of this day and age. Stands behind his work and is extremely professional.

Corey B.