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What Makes a Great Fibrenew Franchise Owner?

Since 1985, our team at Fibrenew has offered on-site repair and restoration for leather, plastic, and vinyl of all kinds – everything from a cherished leather sofa, to commercial airliner interiors, to vinyl upholstery on a fishing boat. Wherever it may be, there are always surfaces in need of repair. From a business perspective, the customer base is practically endless, and our franchise partners get to reap the benefits of running a business with multiple revenue streams.

Fibrenew franchise partners are key players in a $2 billion-a-year repair and reupholstery industry. Our business model is designed to withstand economic hurdles, so you can focus on growing your business. With over 300 locations in six countries and more than three times the market share compared to our competition, Fibrenew has a vast network of resources and clients for every franchise partner to draw from. When you invest as a Fibrenew Franchise Partner, you get to run your own business your own way, all while participating in a rapidly expanding multi-national brand. If this sounds like the experience you’ve been looking for, we can’t wait to meet you!

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1. You want to take ownership of something real and successful

We pride ourselves on our diverse team of franchisees. Since the beginning, our Fibrenew franchise partners have been an eclectic group – everything from former firefighters, nurses, and accountants, to auto mechanics, woodworkers, ex-military personnel, and the list goes on. Though our franchise partners may come from different backgrounds, the thing they all have in common is their drive to own a business.

Owning your own business is a big commitment, but if you have that entrepreneurial spirit, you’re already on the right track. The restoration industry requires a lot of hands-on work to maintain good client relationships, but as far as previous experience goes, our business model is as inclusive as it gets. We’re proud to say that no previous experience in furniture restoration is necessary to get started. We’ve designed our training program to be as comprehensive as possible, and our ongoing support system is unmatched. If you want to own your own business with Fibrenew, the rest will fall into place.

Becoming a Fibrenew franchise partner can be a fulfilling and liberating experience. As a business owner, you are your own boss. You’re in control of your own schedule and earning potential, you get to set your own hours, and you’re in charge of client relationships. After years of working under others, our franchise partners feel the difference immediately. Plus, we’ve designed our business model to be as nimble and mobile as possible. The equipment and products required to run a Fibrenew are very compact. Many franchise partners operate out of a minivan or SUV. Imagine the freedom you could feel in your work life as a Fibrenew franchise partner.

2. You have excellent vision

While our business model is very inclusive and adaptable, our services rely on matching colors when restoring or replacing leather, plastic, or vinyl surfaces. Therefore, it’s necessary that you are able to distinguish color. Color matching is a necessary part of the trade. However, if your team manager is able to color match, but it is still a challenge for you, there is still an opportunity to invest in this opportunity with the right support behind you.

New to color matching? Don’t worry, our support team at Fibrenew will teach you everything you need to know about the process. There are many tools involved in the craft of leather, plastic, and vinyl restoration. We use a special color-matching technology to help best service our customers’ products. Our training program will show you how to deliver high-quality, on-site repairs to whatever surface your client has so that your restoration work will blend in seamlessly with the original material.

3. You’re a people person

While craftsmanship and an entrepreneurial spirit are bedrock of our Fibrenew franchise experience, another essential part of the job is cultivating good relationships with your customers. The business owners who thrive in this industry understand the importance of bringing a positive and welcoming energy to every client interaction, and making your customers feel understood and supported. In the end, being a people person is a foundational part of the business.

Our customer base is practically endless, and every member of our Fibrenew team gets to draw on our network of established client relationships. As a Fibrenew franchise member, you’ll find yourselves in all kinds of settings – corporate offices, hospitals, airplanes, or someone’s kitchen. Understanding how to best orient yourself to a variety of social situations is a skill that will pay dividends in the long term.

4. You have strong values and integrity

There’s a reason we always refer to our franchisees and team as “family.” We take our values seriously.

Integrity and values serve as the cornerstones of a Fibrenew franchise owner’s reputation and success. In the highly competitive world of franchising, maintaining integrity in all business dealings is essential for building trust with customers, employees, and stakeholders. Customers are more likely to choose a franchise with a reputation for honesty and ethical conduct, leading to increased sales and loyalty. Similarly, employees are motivated to work for a franchise that prioritizes integrity, fostering a positive workplace culture and reducing turnover.

Upholding strong values as a franchise owner not only benefits the individual business but also reflects positively on the entire franchise network. Franchises operate under a shared brand identity, and any lapse in integrity by one franchisee can tarnish the reputation of the entire brand. By consistently demonstrating integrity and ethical behavior, franchise owners contribute to a collective image of trustworthiness and reliability–and continued mutual success for all.

5. You’re ready and willing to work hard

This one is self-explanatory.

At Fibrenew, we’ll give you all the tools you need to succeed, but you have to be willing to put in the work. You get out what you put in!

See if a Fibrenew future is right for you

Interested in learning more about Fibrenew? If you meet the financial requirements and have the drive to own your own business, joining the Fibrenew team could be the opportunity you’ve been looking for. To learn more, fill out our inquiry form here, and we’ll be in touch. We hope to hear from you soon!

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Meet the author

Jesse Johnstone

As the President of Fibrenew, I have the privilege of working with an exceptionally talented team at Head Office and in the field with our franchisees. Witnessing the achievements of our Franchise Partners in their businesses is a source of deep fulfillment and gratification.

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