August 13, 2009 // Franchising.com // Mokena, IL – Creative Colors International (CCI) announces the opening of its newest franchise servicing Omaha, Papillion, Belluvue, and Freemont in Nebraska and Council Bluffs, Iowa. CCI is a recognized leader in repair, reconditioning and color restoration of leather, vinyl, fabric, plastics and carpeting in the automotive, marine, aviation and furniture industries.
The CCI franchise, based in Papillion, is run by local entrepreneurs Jeff & Nancy Strosinski. They recently re-located from Jacksonville, FL . where Jeff was the manager for that CCI franchise for the past 5 years. Prior to that, Jeff was a certified technian for another CCI franchise in Illinois for 5 years.
"Expansion into the Omaha. market reinforces our vision statement by becoming the industry leader through service with global brand and identity, and we are thrilled to have Nancy & Jeff as our newest franchise owners to represent the CCI Brand," says president, Mark J. Bollman. AC CCI's experienced technicians provide on-site services restoring damaged items to like-new condition including cigarette burns in seats, fading and worn leather, stained carpet and other problem areas at significant cost savings versus replacement.
Each CCI mobile unit is equipped with an air compressor, generator, air hose retractor, heat guns, dyes and other tools needed to provide a variety of repairs to one vehicle or an entire fleet.
"Our techniques and our products far surpass industry-set standards," added Strosinski. "There's a lot of training and expertise involved in color matching, knowing the right steps, and surpassing warranty quality. All of these factors combined created the base needed to successfully franchise."
"Every type of business depends on the clean or new appearance of their fabric, leather or vinyl seats, booths or furniture for vital aspects of their business and cannot afford to lose customers because of these ripped or damaged items," added Strosinski.
Nationwide, CCI has made a name for itself in the automotive industry having worked with several dealerships including Ford, GM, Chrysler and Lexus and car rental companies including Avis, Budget and Hertz. In addition to finding a niche in the automotive industry, CCI fills the need for restoration and repair of materials in nearly every business category, ranging from an automotive dealership to local dentist offices, restaurants, casinos and furniture stores.
Creative Colors International, Inc. came into existence July 1991 through its affiliate, J & J's Creative Colors. J & J's Creative Colors, founded in 1980 has been recognized in the Chicagoland and surrounding suburbs for their superb services in dyeing, repairing, and restoring leather, fabric and vinyl, plastics, and fiberglass. Today, more than 70 Creative Colors International franchises operate throughout the United States and Canada, with more than 150 mobile units in operation.