Today’s spotlight profile is with franchisees Dana and Theresa Davis and their franchise, Fibrenew Folsom.
Before purchasing their Fibrenew franchise, Dana worked in Silicon Valley for 23 years as an electronics engineer, 13 of those as an executive and department head. Theresa was with California Parks and Recreation for 20 years in addition to being a stay-at-home mom and operating her own home-based businesses in floral design and organic artisan bath and body products. Today, they live on a 12 acre farm north east of Sacramento, California where they raise goats, chickens, bees and have a garden.
These two are busy people. On top of running their business, they still make time to visit the family beach house with their three adult children, go backpacking, enjoy fly fishing, golf, woodworking for Dana and making goat cheese and organic bath products for Theresa.
Both Dana and Theresa are working their Fibrenew business and for now they work it together in a single vehicle. They spend the early mornings and evenings on administrative work and during the day they are either on the road doing leather, plastic and vinyl repairs or making sales calls to new clients. They both like the science behind matching color. Theresa employs a more “intuitive” approach while Dana is more analytical. They find the variety of restoration work they perform both fun and challenging and find satisfaction in helping their customers.
They were introduced to Fibrenew after researching franchise business opportunities. The level of business, technical and IT support from fellow Franchisees and Head office were a big part of their decision to choose a Fibrenew Franchise.
They are very excited about the near limitless business possibilities in their territory and would like to one day have a storefront operation. Right now they are focusing on commercial, restaurant and medical industries but enjoy the personal satisfaction of residential consumer based work as well. They recently purchased an industrial sewing machine and have added upholstery services to their business.
Their advice for someone looking at a Fibrenew franchise is to go in with your eyes wide open and be prepared to always be learning. There are always new techniques, new skills and new products to be learned and adopted in this diverse and challenging industry. You’ll never be bored!
Source: Fibrenew Franchising