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

(Irvine, CA – April 27, 2018)Creative Colors International, the nation’s leading on-site repair and restoration franchise, will launch its newest location on May 7, in Irvine, California. 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 that are made of leather, vinyl, plastic and fabric.

Jorge Cuervo is leaving a career in corporate America behind and growing his roots in Irvine by becoming his own boss and opening a Creative Colors International location in the beach town community he calls home with his wife and two daughters.

“I’m very excited to be bringing CCI to my community,” said Cuervo. “I look forward to meeting new people, developing relationships and offering customers a level of service that will make them feel good about doing business with me.”

Cuervo’s 14-year career spanned the globe, as he has worked to bring operational and sales success to companies in the manufacturing industry by employing lean business principles. However, constant change at the executive level created an unstable climate that, at one point, resulted in having five bosses in two months. After spending some much-needed time at home with his family, he decided to invest in a business close to home to gain more control and stability over his career, and more time with his family.

“Hard work doesn’t scare me, in business or parenting. In whatever I do, I pay close attention to detail until something looks and feels right,” said Cuervo. “That will come in very handy in a business like this, where I will be working with my hands. My business experiences will also help me keep things running efficiently and my ability to make friends with anyone will just make this a great fit for me.”

Cuervo has been very impressed with the company’s revolutionary products and restoration techniques that will help local customers save up to 90 percent in replacement fees by repairing worn and/or damaged materials. He looked at 500 different companies before deciding to open his own Creative Colors International franchise, choosing the family-owned franchise because of the leadership team.

“I looked at their competitors and I just saw that CCI was more like me,” said Cuervo.  “They were thorough and knowledgeable and were adaptable to my needs and working with me to make this my own. That really impressed me.”

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 Irvine because we know Jorge shares the same ‘We Can Fix That’ attitude our other successful franchisees possess,” said Sniegolski. “We are thrilled about our expansion in Irvine because we know the local business owners and customers in the beach community will be eager to repair and restore their possessions at a fraction of the cost.”

Serving the automotive, marine, medical, 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.

For more information on Jorge Cuervo and his Creative Colors International location, please visit

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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