Furniture Medic 30th Anniversary
We can’t believe it’s been three decades! Join us as we celebrate our 30th anniversary and our franchise family.
When you love what you do, time passes quickly. Still, we can’t believe it’s been 30 years since we first opened our doors. Back in 1992, Joe Lunsford was moving into his new home. After arriving he discovered his favorite furniture pieces were damaged. Not wanting to part with them, he tried in vain to find a furniture repair service. But no luck. So Joe decided to take matters into his own hands (literally) and start a furniture repair business. And of course, the rest is history!
What We Do
At Furniture Medic we’re so much more than furniture repairmen and women. We’re dedicated, skilled technicians who can help transform everything from your old, worn furniture to your entire kitchen cabinetry into a new exciting look that will be a centerpiece of your home for many years to come.
While we’re experts at making the old become new, we’re always looking to the future for opportunities to grow and expand our offerings. Among our expanded offerings, the most popular is our Cabinet Transformation services. This offers homeowners the opportunity to transform entire rooms at a fraction of the cost and time investment cabinet replacement would require.
Cabinet Transformation services are also appreciated by franchise owners. These large-scale projects offer considerable returns and are highly rewarding when the transformation is complete. As franchise owner Toni Becht from Wingate, NC said:
"The cabinet transformation services with the Furniture Medic team have been amazing! The diversity in what we can offer to the customers has afforded us the opportunity to be successful not only with the clean and touch up option but also with refinishing and refacing! The support technically and operationally has paved the way for us as new owners to not only meet but to exceed our customer's expectations time and time again!"
We’re also here to help when a fire, flood or other natural disaster strikes. As an insurance policy holder for your home or business, you can opt for our disaster restoration services to restore your home and furnishings back to their former glory. Expert Furniture Medic technicians will work closely with insurance adjusters to validate damage-related repair and restoration needs. As your trusted partner, we’ll also keep you informed and updated throughout the process.
One of the most valuable aspects of our disaster restoration services is the emergency cabinet removal. This allows you to save countertops and cabinetry that were not damaged. In fact, 95% of cabinetry can typically be removed safely and repaired off-site. This will get your life back to normal as quickly as possible and accelerate the repair process. With post-disaster restoration, we’re here to lend a helping hand in your time of greatest need.
On top of that, we continue to add more and more corporate accounts to our clientele. This is a convenient service for businesses, who can get assistance with commercial property upkeep on a regular schedule. We’ll make sure desks, conference tables and other fixtures are in pristine condition to put your best foot forward with clients and customers.
Whether we’re working with a favorite piece of furniture or transforming your kitchen cabinetry, Furniture Medic is dedicated to providing craftsmanship and service unlike any other.
How We Help Our Customers
We know it can be hard to part with a favorite wardrobe or buffet that’s been passed down for generations. With the help of Furniture Medic technicians, you don’t need to replace a treasured family heirloom. Let us revitalize, restore and transform it back to like-new condition. When your friends ask where you got your new furniture, let them know we can help with the same kinds of transformations in their home.
In fact, helping clients with these transformations is one of the most rewarding parts of our job. Take it from franchise owner Marnie Hankins in Oakland, TN:
“Nothing can replace the feeling of bringing new life to a beloved furniture piece. It’s almost a surgical process. I love the detail and care I put into my work every day. The look of awe and gratitude on our clients’ faces makes the process worth it.”
While we have “furniture” in our name, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Our technicians have the skills and experience to tackle a wide range of projects throughout your home or business. Our many services include:
- Cabinet transformation
- Disaster restoration services
- Insurance claims services
- Commercial repair and restoration for conference tables, desks, millwork, common areas and much more
- Wood repair and restoration for furniture, tables, doors, millwork and many others
Furniture Medic technicians also prioritize your convenience. We can typically complete repairs on-site without disruption to your daily schedule. We’ve helped everyone from homeowners to large corporations transform their spaces while saving both time and money.
Why We Love Working With Furniture Medic
In our 30 years, Furniture Medic has opened 500-plus national and international franchise locations. It’s not just customers who love us, either. Our technicians and franchise owners love being part of the Furniture Medic family. But don’t just take our word for it. Take a look at these real testimonials from Furniture Medic franchise owners.
Bob Dickson of Lexington, KY who’s owned his Furniture Medic franchise for 27 years had this to say:
“My favorite part of owning a Furniture Medic franchise is assembling, developing, and working with a team that I’ve been able to put together… My lead technician has been with me for 20 years, he’s more like a brother than an employee… My office manager has been with me for 13 years. This team is fun to work with, they’re phenomenally talented, they solve problems, and we are very much a collaborative operation.”
Sherri Fey a Furniture Medic owner for 28 years endorses it as an exciting option for aspiring business owners:
“I’d recommend Furniture Medic for people who want to be entrepreneurs and who want to
be in control of their own work situation.. With the support we have from Furniture Medic, it makes [owning a business] less risky.”
And it‘s not just owning a business that inspires our technicians. It’s also the chance to work on memorable projects. Virginia Kelley and Christopher Gilbert share their most memorable project to date:
“House of Shields. This was the restoration of the interior of a historical landmark bar/restaurant in San Francisco, dating back to 1908 (the bar, not our project!). We spent three months removing 100 years worth?of smoke and grime from the 18' high walls, bar top and coffered ceilings, revealing the stunning original mahogany wood underneath. With technicians working five days a week, sometimes in the dark (with papered over windows) and on scaffolding and scissor lifts, this painstaking restoration was very rewarding once the beauty was revealed.”
Virginia and Christopher have seen the benefits of franchise ownership and how it changed their life, but also the benefits they can then bring to others:
“We learned how to start a business from nothing and build it to a $2.5M business… The most rewarding part of running our business is giving employees the opportunity to grow within the company and increase their own skill sets and career path.”
Rick Armstrong, an Illinois franchise owner loves the social and business opportunities owning a franchise provides him.
“My favorite part is the opportunity to invest in the lives of team members as our business grows and more team members join. I enjoy building a business in a unique market segment that is relatively untapped.”
Furniture Medic Franchise Opportunities
In 30 years Furniture Medic has hit some amazing milestones and we don’t plan on slowing down. We’ve been recognized in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500® for more than 20 years in a row, and have also been named #1 Furniture Repair and Restoration Franchise and one of “America’s Top Global” franchises.
With so many people seeking new opportunities to earn a living, many individuals are choosing to take matters into their own hands by opening a Furniture Medic franchise. For owner Toni Becht, Furniture Medic helped her establish a more creative and fulfilling career.
“I wanted to be my own boss and pursue my passion for woodworking. Owning a Furniture Medic franchise was the perfect solution. I can’t even call it a job, it’s a fulfillment of a lifelong passion.”
With a Furniture Medic franchise you can scale your business with multiple revenue streams. Our unparalleled training provides operational support, best practices, industry-leading processes and custom solutions to set you up for success.
If you’re ready to join an award-winning team and change the course of your future, get in touch with us about Furniture Medic franchise opportunities today!