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

We Can Fix That!

'This is the kind of cost-savings intelligence I’d deliver to executives in the boardroom, but now I’m delivering that to small business owners in a very tangible, authentic way. It’s immediate gratification for everyone.' - Bill Simpson

Creative Colors International, the nation’s leading on-site repair and restoration franchise, launched its newest location on September 6, 2016 in Sarasota, FL. You will see the trademark “We Can Fix That!” van on the road, offering local business owners a low-cost alternative to astronomical upholstering charges and replacement fees associated with damaged possessions composed of leather, vinyl, plastic and fabric.

After 30 years in the finance industry, franchise owner Bill Simpson was ready for a change in scenery and a shift to living life on his own terms. Relocating from New York, Bill sought to buy into a franchise that held promise for his family as well as his new community of Sarasota, Florida. According to Bill, of all available options, Creative Colors International held the most promise—boasting cost savings of 90% for his customers with on-site repair and restoration (rather than replacement) of damaged leather, vinyl, plastic or fabric.

“When the ‘We Can Fix That’ truck pulls up to a marina, car dealership, restaurant or other business, it easy for my team to explain the benefits of this unique service,” said Bill. “No charts or graphs needed—this is simple math. Repairing through this patented process saves my customers hundreds of dollars on any damaged item. This is the kind of cost-savings intelligence I’d deliver to executives in the boardroom, but now I’m delivering that to small business owners in a very tangible, authentic way. It’s immediate gratification for everyone. I am seeing happy customers and enjoying a warm welcome from a franchise with a proven business model my family can count on. Everybody wins.”

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 Sarasota because we know the Simpsons share the same ‘We Can Fix That’ attitude our other successful franchisees possess,” said Sniegolski. “We are thrilled about our expansion in the Sarasota/Bradenton area 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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