In 1986, Steve went through extensive sewing machine repair training through John Supan and Associates in Chicago, Illinois. Steve worked as an independent contractor through Supan and Associates in Memphis, Tennessee for six years, working through Hancock Fabrics as a mobile repair service, repairing all brands of machines.
After fine-tuning his skills, Steve took a new Hancock district in 1990 in the Denver area with 12 stores. In 2000, he began his own company, Mr. Repair, Inc.
Between the fall of 2008 and ending May 31st, 2011, Steve ran his mobile business on scheduled days at 10 metro Denver JoAnn Fabrics locations, where he also set up his service at Colorado Fabrics (formerly Denver Fabrics) in Littleton every Wednesday.
Steve continued with his workshop inside Colorado Fabrics, from 2008 until Colorado Fabrics permanently closed their business in November 2019.
Steve currently is servicing his customers at The Craft Box, (located in Wheat Ridge, Co) every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am-3pm.
Mr. Repair has partnered with The Craft Box: The Craft Box is a thrift store totally dedicated to crafters. They buy craft supplies from individuals, estates and companies, and sell those items at great prices! They specialize in quilting, needlework, card marking, knitting, crocheting and scrapbooking supplies.
Another partnership inside the building is: The Stitching Factory, Lauren does custom sewing, alterations, home décor, pattern drafting and more!
In February 2020, Steve began his pick-up drop-off service at Thread Play by Bernina. He picks up machines and scissors every Tuesday at 10:30am and returns them the following Tuesday at 10:30am.
In June 2021, Steve began his pick-up drop-off service at Treelotta Fabric & Craft Studio at their new location in Englewood, CO. He picks up machines and scissors every Tuesday at 11:00am and returns them the following Tuesday at 11:00am.
THE CRAFT BOX
6191 West 44th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10am-3pm
Machines can be dropped off ANY day during store hours (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm, Sunday-closed)
THREAD PLAY by BERNINA – DROP OFF LOCATION
8223 S. Quebec Street
Centennial, CO 80112
Tuesday’s at 10:30
Machines can be dropped off ANY day during store hours (M-Sat 10am-5pm, Sunday-closed)
Steve picks up sewing machines and scissors every Tuesday at 10:30 am, and returns them the following Tuesday at 10:30 am at Thread Play by Bernina, located in Centennial, CO.
TREELOTTA FABRIC & CRAFT STUDIO – DROP OFF LOCATION
3370 S. Broadway
Englewood, CO 80113
Mr. Repair, Inc. has a new pick up and drop off location at Treelotta Fabric & Craft Studio located in Englewood, CO.
Steve picks up sewing machines and scissors every Tuesday at 11:00am, and returns them the following Tuesday at 11:00am
Steve is a Certified Necchi Technician. In February, 2016, Steve received his certification as a Necchi Technician. He attended and completed one-on-one training at Janome Headquarters in Mahwah, New Jersey. Steve can handle all Necchi warranty issues and repairs.
In 2007, Mr. Repair, Inc. became a vendor for all Metro County School Districts, working with Middle School and High Schools, servicing machines for the Consumer and Family Studies programs.