Mechanical Engineer Changes Careers, Launches Creative Colors Franchise in Miami, FL

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Industry Leading On-site Repair and Restoration Franchise Saves Local Customers 90% on Replacement Fees

We Can Fix That!

I’m thrilled to have an opportunity to help customers save money while completing projects that fit my skill set and passion - Franz Budel

Creative Colors International (CCI), the nation’s leading on-site repair and restoration franchise, launched its newest location on August 29, 2016 in Miami, FL. This is big news as more local business owners and cost-conscious residents than ever before are seeking out alternatives to astronomical upholstering charges and replacement fees associated with damaged possessions composed of leather, vinyl, plastic and fabric.

Franz Budel of Miami felt the rising local demand for cost-effective repair and restoration services would make owning a Creative Colors International franchise a profitable investment. After working in the defense industry for many years, Franz decided to start a career for himself. So, equipped with a mechanical engineering background and a passion for working with his head and his hands, he began exploring business opportunities that would allow him to implement his skills and love his lifestyle.

Thankfully, after working with a franchise broker, Franz found Creative Colors International and is opening the newest CCI location right here in Dade County. According to Franz, Creative Colors Internationals’ revolutionary products and restoration techniques will help local customers save up to 90% in replacement fees by repairing worn and/or damaged materials.

“This is one of the top reasons I liked this business,” said Franz. “Creative Colors offers a money-saving service. I will actually help save my customers money. This, in turn, will make my business more stable when there are economic down-turns. I asked myself if I would be happy doing this business for the next 10 years or more and the answer was a resounding ‘YES!’ I’m thrilled to have an opportunity to help customers save money while completing projects that fit my skill set and passion.”

The statistics suggest that repairing and restoring, as opposed to upholstering and replacing, can save local business owners and residents hundreds of dollars on any damaged item. For example, the costs associated with upholstering any type of seat can be very steep, ranging anywhere from $120 to $450 per cushion. And according to Terri Sniegolski, Creative Colors International’s CEO, the commitment shared by all franchisees to help customers save money, and deliver on the company’s “We Can Fix That” philosophy, has been the key catalyst for the company’s expansion to 71 locations in 24 states with 125+ mobile units since its initial inception in 1980.

“We’re excited to open our next Creative Colors location in Miami because we know Franz Budel shares the same ‘We Can Fix That’ attitude our other successful franchisees possess,” said Sniegolski. “We are thrilled about our expansion in Dade County, Florida because we know the local business owners and customers in the community will be eager to repair and restore their possessions at a fraction of the cost.”

Serving the automotive, commercial and furniture industries, Creative Colors International offers affordable solutions for tears, holes, scuffs, scratches and other types of damage found on leather, vinyl, plastic or fabric through on-site repair, restoration, cleaning, dyeing and protection.    For local residents, this means Creative Colors International can repair auto interiors, leather furniture, RV flooring, and boat vinyl, among other things. Additionally, for business owners, Creative Colors International can repair any upholstery found in critical locations around the company, such as waiting rooms, examination rooms, restaurant booths, hotel rooms, and theater seating, among others.

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About Creative Colors International
Launched in 1991, the Creative Colors International (CCI) franchise system was created through its affiliate, J&J’s Creative Colors, the original industry leader in refurbishment techniques and systems. Today, both companies continue to be family-owned and operated by the second generation. Catering to the abundance of upholstered items in every home, business and vehicle, CCI is the ultimate in on-site repair, restoration, cleaning, protection, and dyeing of leather, vinyl, plastic and fabric. Through proprietary technology, CCI restores damaged material at a fraction of replacement costs, saving customers up to 90 percent. CCI repairs are stronger than the original area and are nearly invisible to the naked eye. In the Automotive, Furniture and Commercial Markets, CCI offers on-site repair and restoration to all types of leather, vinyl, fabric, plastic and carpeting by repairing and redyeing holes, cuts, tears, burns, scrapes, fading and discoloration. For more information on CCI’s services and franchise opportunities, visit

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