Mark began learning the family trade of antique restoration and furniture building from his father when he was four, which was the start to an over 40-year career of custom furniture designing.
In 2014, the Hoopers decided to use Mark’s expertise and launch their own mobile furniture repair company in McKinney with their son, Mark Jr.
“It’s so rewarding, working on furniture,” Mark said.
Jude said that too often people throw away good, quality furniture because it has a little wear and tear, but it could easily be renewed at Furniture Fixology.
The business specializes in repairing old and new furniture, including fixing pet damage; restoring leather; and matching the color and texture of wooden furniture. At Furniture Fixology Mark and Jude can also restructure furniture by repairing broken seats and framework.
“We are all about our mission, which from day one was to save some of this really awesome furniture from ending up in the dump too soon,” Jude said.
The repair process for a piece of furniture depends on the unique nature of the item, Mark said. Jude said her favorite part of the business has been meeting all the clients and hearing the importance and history behind each piece of furniture.
The Hoopers said the positive response from expanding their business has already shown a need to further expand in the future, and they plan to eventually take on apprentices to continue servicing more customers. They also plan to expand their services to include furniture remodeling, including painting, and post Facebook Live videos explaining the Furniture Fixology repair process.