Please welcome our newest Leather Doctor contractor – Colin Thomas. He will be servicing The Leather Doctor Main Beach area on the Gold Coast. We spoke to him about his reasons for joining The Leather Doctor and what he hopes to achieve with his new business. Here’s what he had to say..
What was it that attracted you to join The Leather Doctor business?
I have owned franchises in the past with mixed success, so I know a fair bit about different franchise systems. The Leather Doctor has an excellent business model and ticks ALL my boxes for a successful and profitable business.
What did you do prior to becoming a Leather Doctor?
I’ve been in 5 Star Hospitality (8 years), multiple franchise owner (10 years), and a truck driver (5 years). I’ve also done a 2 year stint backpacking around the world doing all manner of menial tasks. It would be fair to say I have A LOT of varied experience in numerous industries.
What territory will you manage?
I will be managing the Main Beach area on the Gold Coast, QLD.
What do you hope to achieve during your time as a Leather Doctor?
First and foremost, I am looking to get back a better work/life balance that I lost over the last 5 years working crazy long hours as an employee. While at the same time rolling all my experience into an industry that is varied enough to utilise it, and lucrative enough to reward it
Tell us something interesting about yourself?
I had bariatric surgery 3 years ago and lost 50kgs, beat diabetes and brought myself back from the brink of an early grave. My goal for this summer is to land a backflip on a wakeboard. This is in stark contrast to my goal 3 years ago which was to still be around for my 50th birthday.
Describe your ideal weekend?
Anything that involves a combination of my family and friends, my dog or my boat and any of the amazing backdrops available on the Gold Coast and surrounding hinterland. Wakeboarding, scuba diving, bushwalking, surfing, farmers markets, cafes and op shopping top my list of favourite things to do.
The Leather Doctor Main Beach
Phone – 0403 301 397
About The Leather Doctor
Leather Doctors are highly skilled in undertaking a variety of work to leather and vinyl furniture, seating, car and boat interiors, medical and gym equipment, restaurant seating, office furniture and accessories to include:
- cleaning and conditioning to leather and vinyl,
- stain removal on leather and vinyl,
- repairs to cuts, burns, scuffs and stitching on leather and vinyl,
- re-colouring leather,
- re-upholstery of leather, vinyl and fabric furniture and seating,
- recliner mechanical repairs, and
- foam replacements and frame repairs to furniture and seating.
All Leather Doctors travel in branded vans which allows them to come to you to complete jobs, giving you peace of mind about who you are letting into your home or business.