Pennsylvania Couple Focuses on Future with Creative Colors International Franchise

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

Creative Colors International

We hope to build a business that will give our children a better future - Paul Smith

Creative Colors International, the nation’s leading on-site repair and restoration franchise, launched its newest location on November 27, 2018, in the Erie, Pennsylvania area. This is big news, as more local business owners and cost-conscious residents than ever are seeking alternatives to astronomical upholstering charges and replacement fees associated with damaged possessions made of leather, vinyl, plastic and fabric.

Erie residents Paul and Trisha Smith have a history of business ownership and investment in the northwestern Pennsylvania region. Before deciding on their partnership with Creative Colors International, Trisha spent the past 10 years as the owner of a childcare/preschool center. Paul has experience in multiple industries ranging from healthcare and insurance to banking and logistics.

The couple is raising three children and they are the motivation behind this latest business decision. “We hope to build a business that will give them a better future,” says Paul. More and more families are turning to entrepreneurship to improve their quality of life. Increased income, more time with family, flexible hours and having a business to leave to their children are just some of the reasons people make the leap to self-employment.

According to Paul, he’s thrilled to open this Creative Colors International location because the company’s revolutionary products and restoration techniques will help local customers save up to 90 percent in replacement fees by repairing worn and/or damaged materials. The hallmarks of Creative Colors International’s legendary customer service also match with the Smith’s personal philosophy as well. “We believe the keys to success are quality work, honesty and reliability.”

Further, 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 82 locations in 28 states with 160+ mobile units since its initial inception in 1980.

“We’re excited to open our next Creative Colors location in the Erie area because we know that Paul and Trisha share the same ‘We Can Fix That’ attitude our other successful franchisees possess,” said Sniegolski. “We are thrilled about our expansion in the northwestern Pennsylvania region 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.”

The Smiths plan to start off with one mobile unit, but expect to add another within a year. It didn’t take much for the Smiths to know that a Creative Colors International franchise was a good fit for them…and for northwestern Pennsylvania. “After we came out for Discovery Day (a day where prospective franchisees meet the corporate support team) and confirming the need for this in our market, it just made sense.”

Serving the automotive, commercial and furniture industries, Creative Colors International offers affordable solutions for tears, holes, scuffs, scratches and other 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.

For more information on the Smiths and their Creative Colors International location, please visit http://www.WeCanFixThat.com/Erie.

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 re-dyeing holes, cuts, tears, burns, scrapes, fading, and discoloration. For more information on CCI’s services and franchise opportunities, visit http://www.wecanfixthat.com.

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