It’s time to turn your love for furniture refurbishing into a profitable business by opening a furniture repair franchise in 2022.
As an increasing number of Americans adopt teleworking or hybrid schedules, they are spending more time on the home front and making improvements to increase the functionality and comfort of their spaces. Global Workplace Analytics, a consulting firm, estimated that 25 to 30% of the workforce in the United States would work from home one or more days even after the pandemic wanes. Telecommuting was already on the rise as technology improves and employers search for new benefits to attract talent. At least 59% of people who can work remotely are opting to telework all or most of the time, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center.
Customers are shifting commuting costs to home improvement projects. Weekend warriors are hitting the hardware store, and people who are already grappling with busy schedules and childcare responsibilities are booking the experts to help give their homes a facelift. Homeowners spent $10,341 on home improvement projects in 2021, up 25% from the prior year. Popular projects in 2021 included flooring, landscaping, bathroom remodels, and interior painting. The market for home services jumped 17% in 2021 to $595 billion, versus $506 billion in the previous year.
At the same time, high unemployment numbers and a rocky economic outlook prompted people to pay close attention to budgets and look for ways to make improvements that didn’t break the bank. Making repairs to existing furniture helps keep costs down and reduces a customer’s carbon footprint.
Homeowners are not the only ones saving money and freshening up their spaces. Local business owners are staying competitive by making upgrades to remain on top of the competition. Refurbishing leather and vinyl surfaces in their businesses helps revive their interiors and can save up to 90% of replacement costs.
CCI Offers Franchise Advantage
Current economic and industry trends are compelling reasons to pursue your dreams and open a furniture repair franchise. Franchising offers entrepreneurs a proven business model with the training and support they need to succeed. Picking the right franchise partner requires strategic planning, copious research, and careful evaluation.
Creative Colors International is the leader in leather and vinyl repair. Our mobile upholstery franchise helps homeowners and businesses return their damaged leather, plastic, and vinyl to like-new condition. Service technicians use the latest in advanced equipment, products, and repair processes to fix holes, tears, cuts, burns, scrapes, fading, and discoloration. The company operates or franchises 132 vans across the country. The mobile vans contain all of the tools technicians need to make restorations. Here are just a few ways CCI strikes a chord with potential business owners.
Home-Based, Low-Overhead Opportunity. CCI’s mobile business model turns your van into an office. It helps create a low-overhead opportunity because you will not have to pay for a high-cost brick and mortar location. It costs between $86,980 to $102,410 to open a single unit. To help potential partners secure financing, CCI partnered with Guidant Financial’s Audeo™ plan, which allows Guidant clients to purchase a franchise using retirement funds without being subject to taxes or penalties.
Approved National and Regional Accounts. CCI has a number of national and vendor accounts designed to give its franchise partners a built-in customer base. As a franchise owner, you will have the option of servicing the national and vendor account locations in your territory.
Robust Training and Support. CCI has more than 42 years of experience refurbishing leather and vinyl for a wide variety of industries, including commercial, residential automotive, marine, and aviation. Our technicians use environmentally friendly, water-based products that get the job done right the first time. To ensure our franchise owners have the skills and resources they need to succeed, CCI offers a three-week hands-on training at our corporate headquarters. A field representative spends one week with every franchisee as they get their business started on the right foot. CCI also provides ongoing training and support via telephone, Intranet, field visits, and conferences.
Learn More About Owning a CCI Franchise
If you are ready to learn more about owning a furniture repair franchise, please visit CCI to request franchise information and speak with one of our franchise business consultants.