Bruce Merkel

Fibrenew Fenton-Grand Blanc: Bruce Merkel

Mobile restoration service to your home or business!

3 WAYS TO REQUEST AN ESTIMATE: 1Online Request 2Call: 810.610.0359 3Email: [email protected]

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If I could give more stars I would! Bruce does excellent work and I couldn't be more impressed. The furniture looks new and we've had these pieces for at least 15 years. That's how impressive his restoration is. He does great work! I would definitely recommend him for your restoration.



Bruce did an amazing job on the leather repair for my vehicle! Quick easy and hassle free and does quality work. If you need any leather or vinyl repair reach out to Fibrenew!

Kyle Vanboemel


Quite an artistic achievement to repair a leather sofa in situ. Prompt, friendly, timely, skilled.

James Blum


Bruce did an absolutely phenomenal job removing a stain from a new leather chair! He's a great guy and did my job for a fair price. Super happy with the quality of work. I highly recommend him

Scott Maurer


Excellent work reasonable price and personable service. Thank you Bruce!

Georgette Martin


I filled out the online quote section of the website and sent Bruce some pictures of our couch to depict the areas that the color was coming off. He called back and took the time to explain why this was happening and how he could fix it. We set an appointment for later that week. He arrived on time and walked my wife through the process and began work. The areas of the couch look as new again! We will use Bruce again for any future furniture repair needed or send him business via referrals. He also repairs automotive and marine interiors. Since we have a boat and I work on classic cars, I am sure i will see Bruce again!!!

Dan Profitt, Brighton

I have used Bruce several times to help with vinyl repair, he is a true professional.

Pricing is very fair, work is good & clean, and service is super fast & convenient .

5 out of 5 stars!

Ron Rattai


I had him patch a few holes on my pontoon couches and it looks great. The color is perfectly matched and you can't tell that there was a hole or patch there.

James Grennay


I initially hired another company to repair a tear in my leather couch. On two occasions the woman with whom I dealt promised to call me back necessitating a call from me. I eventually entered an agreement with them. She provided provided me with a firm date, but when I reminded her of her failure to return my calls, she gave me an excuse about under staffing followed by
a lat refusal to do the work and bailed on the project. I then contacted Bruce at Fibrenew. He assured me that he could perform the work. He appeared promptly at the agree upon time. He was polite and neat. He did a fine job eliminating a 3" by 3" tear on my couch. I was highly pleased by the workmanship and the price. I would no hesitate to hire him again if the occasion arose.

Patrick J Burgett, Brighton

I was apprehensive that leather could be restored, repaired or re-dyed., however Bruce at Fibrenew explained the process, in detail prior to me making decision . Bruce picked up my furniture, repaired the holes and scratches in the leather, and dyed the entire set a different color. I could not be more pleased. It looks like brand new furniture and Bruces' customer service skills are excellent. Who knew that leather could be re-dyed ? This was the best decision I've made, as it saved me thousands of dollars on new leather furniture

Jeanne Jenuwine, Fenton, MI

We are over the top happy with the service and repair that Bruce did for us. Thanks again for everything!!
Highly recommend Bruce.

Sue Jackson, Marlette

Bruce did a phenomenal job restoring our well-loved, well-used overstuffed leather chairs, which are 20 years old. They now look brand new - seriously. In addition to the workmanship, Bruce's customer service was top notch. He walked us through the whole process, coming to our house and picking up the chairs, then bringing them back mid-way to show us the progress and giving us options on final restoration. The price was reasonable, and definitely worth it. Thanks Bruce!

N Kryza


I've got a BRAND NEW steering wheel! It's amazing! So much better than buying a crappy steering wheel cover. Bruce is a perfectionist, I love what he did. If you need your steering wheel reconditioned, this is the place to come!

Josh Palmateer, Saginaw, MI

Bruce was on time,price was reasonable and did a awesome job fixing the hole in my seat(you can’t see the repair). I highly recommend fibrenew for any repair.

Scott, Holly,mi

Bruce provided a first rate marine interior restoration of my 2004 Hurricane Deck boat by first thoroughly cleaning the vinyl and then used a color match dying technology. He was on-time and very professional throughout the process. The interior looks amazing and I would highly recommend Bruce!

Bill Philip


Bruce did an outstanding job on my Bennington pontoon boat seat he was prompt and very professional

Fred wozniak, Pinckney mi

Bruce did a fantastic job on my 2005 Volvo S60R! The seats beforehand were dirty, worn, and cracking all over. He worked with my schedule and executed the job perfectly. Highly recommend this guy for all of your leather restoration needs!

Brandon Bordeaux, White Lake, MI

I had a new Bennington Pontoon that I received back from winter dry dock with a minor hole and some pinholes in the upholstery in an awkward place near the rear deck storage. Bruce came out to my boat slip on Walled Lake and in order to do a better job, he removed the panel and took it to his shop for a day or two and returned it to where I couldn't even find the patch until he showed me! He stuck to his estimate price and now it's perfect again.

Robb Cairns


I was highly impressed with the repair work done on the slice/gouge in the leather of the driver’s seat in my vehicle. You would never know it was damaged and the professionalism from beginning to end was remarkable. I highly recommend this company.

Janet, Brighton MI

Bruce repaired the dash on my 1972 Olds Cutlass (a 48 year old part). The dash had several cracks. He filled the cracks and redyed the surface. It turned out quite well.

Michael Hall, Ortonville, MI

Bruce was great. Had a couple cracks in my leather truck seats. Bruce came to my vehicle and made a great repair. Color is spot on and looks like new.

Ryan Thompson


I had a leather ottoman that had stains from acetone spilled on it and pet damage. Bruce repaired the ottoman quickly and it looks perfect. The color match and workmanship were excellent and it looks brand new.

Joy Snyder


Very Happy with the repair work Bruce did to our sofa. Would highly recommend him!!

Richard Ulrich, Linden

Bruce responded quickly to my request for a quote on my leather chair. Within days of that quote he had the tear in my chair repaired and cracking on arms concealed. He is knowledgeable about leather and matched the color perfectly.

Connie V., Ann Arbor, Mi

Here are 5 stars for Bruce Merkel. He repaired and cleaned our 2 couches with flawless results. One had a spot fully torn at the point where I rest my elbow. Now they look like brand new with the original color.
Bruce knows his material and how to use it. He also has an artist's eye to bring about the results he aims for. He values old stuff and has the passion and skills to preserve them.
We felt lucky to have his service and kept his card to call him again if we have similar needs.
Best wishes,

Cyrus Farrehi

Cyrus Farrehi, Grand Blanc

We had our medical exam table seats reupholstered, the tops that were not damaged were dyed to match. The color match was spot on and the seats vinyl is so soft and comfortable now. He offered a good selection of colors and grades of vinyl. Mr. Merkel was very professional and worked around our patient schedule. We are so pleased with the quality, he made our old exam tables look brand new. We highly recommend him for any restoration repair. Thank you Bruce! Pleasure doing business with you.

Elly Howell


Bruce responded very quickly to my email and estimate. Appointment time was made and the repair of our 5th wheel floor turned out very nice and to my satisfaction. Bruce was very professional and I would highly recommend his service to anyone

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Donald Sebo, Bay City Mi

Bruce repaired a leather ottoman top that would have been extremely expensive to replace. We couldn’t be happier with the finish and the timetable! Bruce had my repair done in only 2 days from the moment I called him. I would highly recommend him for an upholstery repair. I have already scheduled him to repair a leather car seat and a vinyl boat seat.

Brian Horton, Fenton, MI

I was very surprised at how well my seats turned out in my convertible. After 12 years of sun exposure I didn’t have really high expectations for their restoration. Bruce stayed well past his initial time estimate to make sure they looked almost brand new. I will definitely use him again in the future.

Mason Yono


Outstanding work and easy to work with! Highly recommend!

Lisa Nichols


Bruce repaired my leather sofa which was showing signs of wear due to daily use. There was blotchy specks and discoloration on the cushions. He matched the original dye color and sheen perfectly!! The sofa looks like brand new again!! His prices are very reasonable. Awesome job!! I would ABSOLUTELY recommend him to my family and friends.

Felicia Watson, Flint, Michigan

Bruce repaired a damaged loveseat. Was able to match color perfectly and looks better than new! Very pleased and would recommend!

Deborah Lord