Hello! I’m Cindee Nelson the owner of Magic Mender. My introduction into the leather and vinyl repair industry began in 1975 at the age of 20. The summer before my Senior year in high school, I worked for an auto parts store, so I was aware that there were spray cans of vinyl dye available. Sometime after that, I purchased a dark brown car with a black interior but I didn’t like that color combination so I thought, “why not change the color of the entire inside using that spray-on vinyl dye?”. I must have done a pretty good job because one day a local vinyl repair man saw my car and asked me who recolored the interior. When I replied “I did”, he immediately offered me a job.
Over a two year period, he taught me everything there was to know about the trade but eventually he retired and handed the business over to his son. That’s when I decided it was time to venture off on my own. Over the next 25 years, I built my leather and vinyl repair business into a rewarding and successful career.
Originally the company was called Auto Magic because our main focus at the time was on the automotive industry. I’m proud to say, Auto Magic was widely known as “the best in the business”.