Rick Bublitz

Fibrenew West: Rick Bublitz

Mobile restoration service to your home or business!

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Valued Customer Reviews

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Rick did an amazing job repairing my torn car upholstery for a reasonable price, and it truly looks like new!

Jeff Agron


Rick did a fantastic job on my 25 year old beloved Ethan Allen leather couch ! I thought it was “over” but he breathed new life. Thx Rick !

Paul A. Gangi


Our black leather couch was over 25 years old and looked well worn. Over the years we had had pets that clawed holes in it. In many places the color had faded. I had expected Rick to tell us that we would have to buy a new couch because besides all the aging and wear, the seat and cushions and the construction had been compromised and it couldn't be repaired.
Surprise! Rick gave the couch a thorough examination and determined the construction was still sound and he could repair the damaged leather! Two weeks later he brought back a gorgeous, very comfortable couch. He did an incredible job. So incredible we gave him another leather chair and the 4 chairs for our kitchen table. He'll bring them back in two weeks. And as usual, I'm sure his work will exceed our expectations. Thank you for the great work.

Deborah and Bruce Ellis

Deborah W. Ellis, CFP


Rick was amazing in detailing my wife's Range Rover from all the milk spills and stains from our children. The seats look brand new like we just bought the car. I would recommend Rick and Fibrenew for all car detailing needs and restoration.

Thank you Rick!

Lemeki Salusalu


Great experience he reupholstered the panels for a great price. Very happy with his work.

Akbar Kabir


Diagnosed and fixed the problem efficiently. Well done.

Christine Hawkins


Outstanding work. Rick is very professional and he knows what he is doing. Repaired a new recliner in our motorhome and he did not stop till it was 100% perfect. Don't waste time looking else ware

Jan Jazrawi


Had the pleasure of meeting Rick thru car warranty. Had only had a new car for 24 hours when we encountered a spill on fabric seats. Rick to the rescue, in less than an hour had 3 spots looking like new. warranty or not I would call Rick again!

Sandra Layne


Rick is an awesome leather repair person. We had to damages on our sectional that he fixed and you would never know they were there.

Michael Joyce


Very dependable and excellent craftsmanship.

Gary Bien


Rick did a fabulous job on re-dyeing our leather sofa cushions. Our 20 year old sofa looks brand new. I highly recommnend him!

Ke Harris


Rick did excellent job on couches pads. they look brand new. Rick is the only one worked on my couches. Thank you

Mairy Paredes


Very professional and very good work.

Sam Levy


We have a Cal King Adjustable Bed and the mechanism to raise the head portion was broken. Rick fit us into his busy schedule and was very professional and knowledgeable. Can't wait to tell our friends about him!

Verlyn Simon


Rick is a craftsman and an artist. My car seat and my steering wheel are like new. He reminds me of John Wayne.

It’s casual under his white awnings in his driveway, and his work is second to none. I would only trust Rick with making my car cherry. You would be blessed to have bring your damaged interior back to life. Kudos!

Damon Lewis, Van Nuys

I'd give him ten stars if I could. Pleasant, easily engaged, reviewed the tear on my couch and fixed within half an hour. The results were far beyond my expectations. I can't wait for another tear in the couch 🙂

Roy Steinberg, Ph.D.


I had a cracked armrest on my driver's side. It was about the size of a 50cent piece and was spreading. I took my car into FiberNew, and dropped it off with Rick. I went on a quick errand, and by the time I came back the armrest looked like there was never any cracks at all. It blended expertly with the rest of the armrest, and unless you knew the blemish had been there, you would never even know it was. This saved me hundreds of dollars considering everyone else at car upholstery places had told me they had to remove the entire door panel and re-do all of the leather on the armrest. Top notch work. Highly recommended.



EXCELLEN, EXCELLENT service - Unbelievable - HIGHLY Recommended
Quick - Professional - and the highest quality of work
Very appreciated - Thank you again Rick - Best Regards - Anjey

Anj Moss


Rick showed up on time and did an amazing job with a leather couch repair. Very personable and professional. I highly recommend Fibrenew.... Thanks again Rick!


Great service, great responsiveness, competitive price and overall great product. Rick took our beat up couch and revitalized a section, making it look like new. Highly recommended.

James Winstead


Rick is very professional and does top quality work. I highly recommend him and his company. We had our dining room chairs reupholstered and they are like brand new. I will definitely call Rick in the future when we need work done, and am recommending him to all my friends.

Joanna Harris


I had a hole in the cushion of one of my vinyl chairs. I gave Rick a call and he came out and told all about Fibrenew. I was impressed by the before and after pictures of work he had done. I told him to go ahead. He repaired the cushion and it was as good as new. I would highly recommend Rick.

Bill Frankenstein, Calabasas

Rick did an amazing job repairing the arm of our leather chair. When he was finished, it looked just like new. He made sure our wood floors were protected, and everything was put back in place. We highly recommend!

Diane, Woodland Hills, CA

I had Rick sort out the leather interior of my 2009 Mercury Grand Marquis that had a ripped driver's seat, several large cracks starting elsewhere and a worn armrest. He made the interior look brand new. I already have several other projects in mind for him.

Brad Wentzel


If you want your leather to look like the car just came home from the showroom. I mean JUST CAME HOME FROME THE SHOWROOM.




Stanley Levine, ENCINO

Rick did a great job cleaning up my leather chair and repairing a cut in my favorite leather boot. Plus reasonably priced. I would highly recommend him.

Mark Lefko


We called Rick to see if he was able to fix peeling damage to our leather couch cushions. He came to our home the same day we phoned him and assured us he could repair the damage. He quoted a fair price, took the cushions and within two days had them back good as new. He exceeded our expectations. Old school craftsmanship, quick service and very pleasant. Thank you!

Larry Lehigh


These bar stools were all cracked and the paint was peeling off. they now look like the day I bought them. Rick matched the colors just like the originals. I am very happy with his workman ship.

Kathy Lipton


Excellent, courteous service. Couldn’t have been more pleased with the results. Will use again and would recommend to all.

Adolph Visconti


Great work! Like new finish.

Joe Matukewicz


Rick is personable and professional. I am very pleased with is work (and prices).

Shari Worrell


We have a leather couch that is only 2 years old. The legs extend and the seams started to tear in MULTIPLE places. Rick from Fibrenew was so great to work with. Very communicative and was able to fix our issues on the spot for such a fair price. We have a lot of leather all around our home that I will most definitely be calling him for in the future. He does cars, furniture, clothing, and so much more. Was very impressed with him!

Ruthye Kaplan


Rick was great to work with and knows his stuff. The vinyl on my glove box is all fixed and worn out leather seats and armrests look good as new!

Michael Vaccaro


Rick did an excellent jog on both my car interior parts and my sofa cushions they look better then new ...customer for life



Rick repaired our car seat. Better than new!

Susan Koch


Did some research on fibrenew process and heard great things. Moved to Woodland Hills and called Rick. He was prompt and professional!!

I have inherited a classic Eames chair from my parent's home on Cape Cod. It's a precious family heirloom so I was disappointed to find the ottoman scratched and the seat cushion with s significant tear.

Fibrenew and Rick made the bad things disappear!!! I am blown away!! Stunning work!! And at a GREAT and more than fair price.

Sitting on my new chair, top of the world!!

Thanks Rick

PS: done quickly!! Needed the chair for our first gathering and Rick showed on a Sunday morning with his great work.

Jay S.

One morning, I discovered a split in the leather on the driver's seat in our 5 year old car.  A friend referred me to Rick and assured me that he would be able to repair it for me as he had done repairs on their leather couch and their cars.  I sent a picture to Rick and he said he could repair it.  I arranged a time to bring my car to him, although he also would have come to our home.  When seeing the damage up close and in person, he ran his hand over it, went to get a spray bottle and soft cloth, saying he thought something was actually stuck to the leather that made it look torn.  In a minute he had removed what turned out to be a pistachio husk  -- no tear.  What an honest guy!!

Joyce N.

I have 2 GREAT Reviews:  #1 - Our leather couch was 10 years old and 3 of the cushions suffered damage from our dogs constantly climbing on them.  My wife wanted a new couch and I remembered meeting Dick about 5 years ago.  I found his information and brought my cushions to Rick.  When they were finished I brought them home and my wife was very impressed!  

#2 - My Lexus LS 430 is a great car, still looks good and drives beautifully but after 200,000 miles the driver seat with the perforated leather was really torn and damaged.  I asked Rick if he could redo the seat.  He said no problem.  I dropped off the car this morning, after work I came back to pick up my car, to say I was FLOORED is an understatement.  The seat looked like it was factory made from Lexus!!  

When it comes to leather repair there is only one call to make.   Make it Fibrenew!!  Thank you Rick!!!

Paul H.

I have 2 Great reviews!

#1 - Our 10 year old leather couch had some serious damage as there were holes in the cushions from our dogs constantly jumping on them. I had met Dick fiver or six years ago and found his card. I called Rick he said to send him photos. Rick responded the next day and said to bring the cushions by. I dropped them off. When they were ready Rick texted me. Wow they looked great! My wife who was pushing for a new $6,000 couch admitted that Rick gave our couch a 2nd life!

#2 - After seeing how our couch turned out I asked Rick to look at my Lexus LS 430. The car still looks beautiful and the ride is perfect. That said after 200,000 miles the drive seat looked 3rd world! I really had no expectations, when I dropped off the car this morning, I just wanted a seat that was a pile of leather rags. At the end of the day I called Rick and he said the car was ready. When I opened the driver door I was BLOWN AWAY!! The seat looked like it was straight from the Lexus factory! It was perfect down to the perforated leather and stitching! I feel great about my car again!!

When you need to repair your leather there is ONLY ONE CALL, Rick at Fibrenew!

Paul Hargraves


Awesome work on my leather couch highly recommend. Rick saved our couch he picked up the piece and delivered it when it was done!!!!!!

laura D.

I have used Rick at Fibrenew for several project over the years. The last one was to rejuvenate and refresh a pair of Cedar Green sports seats from my 23 year old Porsche 993 Cab. Amazing job. I will continue to use Rick as the need arrive. He is extremely talented and his integrity is beyond reproach. Many thanks Rick.

Chuck Wampler


Our 20 year old leather couch had some issues. We called Fibrenew West and Rick came out and fixed everything and made it look new again. Thanks Rick!

Jim B.

I foolishly used a harsh cleaner on our leather couch while cleaning up after our dog. A finish applied to the leather just started peeling away. The furniture is just over 2 years old so we weren't ready to just scrap it. I started to research leather repair and I'm so glad we found Rick at Fibrenew. He's a class act. I first filled out the form online and sent him a pic. He wasn't able to assess the material from the photo to give me a quote. He kindly came over the next evening to look. You can tell he knows what he is doing. He explained all about the difference between leather and other materials and what might work. We could tell he wasn't just out to gouge us and we were all cautiously optimistic we could make it look better to give us 2 more years out of the furniture. He came back the next day to repair and within an hour he had it looking like new! It's like there was never an unsightly spot there. He was even able to fix some scratch marks from our aforementioned pooch who thinks it's fun to faux dig on our cushions. We're very pleased with the results and his price was reasonable. We will certainly use Fibrenew in the future for any repairs needed!

Dawn V.

Rick quoted through photos which made things very easy, came out and picked up the seat and dropped it off a few days later and it looked brand new! Customer service was exceptional along with the craftsmanship! Will be recommending to everyone who need vinyl work! Thanks Rick!



The best in the biz! Rick comes to our store and helps us repair leather and can refurbish the hardest jobs. Honest, affordable and reliable.

Rebound Stores


Unbelievable! Rick came, he quoted, he took the worn out high quality leather couch cushions, and returned them looking brand, spanking new. My highest recommendations​!

Megan Marcia


Rick recently reupholstered my permanent makeup chair. Great job! There was a little glitch with dye getting on the vinyl that would not come off. He fixed the problem as a courtesy and it's brand new again. Rick stands behind his work. Pretty rare today.


I had a damaged armrest in my '99 Jeep- Just cracked from usage and the sun damage. I dropped off the car, and an hour later it was repaired. The color matched perfectly. He did a great job. He also does furniture really well.

J J.

Technician, Rick Bublitz, has had 100% success in repairing, cleaning refurbishing, re-dyeing leather/vinyl/plastic/fabric furniture, cars, boats, clothing and other items with these component parts.


All I can say is "Do you believe in MAGIC" Fibrenew - We Fix Leather took the leather seat in my Jeep and made it look brand new! And the price was so affordable! Thanks Dick and Rick! I am so happy!

Star T.

Rick Bublitz, Fibrenew West completed several repairs for us recently. His professionalism, his knowledge, his workmanship, and his deamenor were simply outstanding. We will definitely use him again. Thank you. Scott

Scott, Woodland Hills