It is an age old adage...but still true today.
Any organization is only as good as the individuals that comprise it’s members.
Not only does Fiber Specialties LLC embrace this philosophy, we firmly believe it to be our greatest asset. Although we have over 75 years of combined experience in fine textile maintenance and protection we believe it is the unique nature of our individual backgrounds that make our team so well suited to provide the most outstanding service experience possible!
Born in Norfolk Virginia, and raised up and down the east coast, he has lived in many states from Florida to Alaska. Bringing his creativity and varied careers from commercial fishing, film industry, sailing, aircraft interior design and VIP Interior installations to the high end cleaning industry in 2015 and never looked back. During his 20 year career in Aviation, Devin, his wife Rachel and two daughters moved to Boise in 2008 and have been enjoying all that Idaho has to offer since. Devin enjoys staying active with his family, and every once in a while, Derick will allow him on the rug washing floor. Devin holds IICRC and Woolsafe Certifications, an Airframe and Powerplant license from the FAA, and is also the Managing Partner of Fiber ProTector America.
Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Rachel is a L.Ac, Licensed Acupuncturist D.O.M. turned Ruggie! Rachel has always loved fine textiles and travel and learning about each rugs story has become a passion. Fiber Specialties would not exist without her continual support! When she isn't out enjoying the Boise River with Devin and their daughters, out camping, or spending time on one of our many lakes, you may find Rachel intaking, dusting, and finishing rugs, answering phones, or making Jambalaya for the shop. She is just as comfortable on the wash floor as she is working behind the scenes keeping everyone straight around here! Rachel holds a Woolsafe Technician certification.
Derick Porter is a fifth generation Idahoan whose families lineage dates back to the early days of Idaho Statehood. His early career was spent in the service and hospitality business where he excelled at providing outstanding customer service. Derick spent half a decade in the VIP aviation interior industry where his keen eye for detail led him to become highly specialized in the custom hand tufted carpeting and custom upholstery area of the industry. Heading up Fiber Specialties fine Rug Restorative Cleaning department, he holds multiple certifications from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification. Derick is continually attending classes, training events, and communicating with industry frontrunners to hone his craft and keep abreast of the latest trends and technologies in the industry. Derick enjoys spending time with his daughter Lilly and keeping up with his favorite team, the Green Bay Packers.
Steve was born and raised in the Mile High City, Denver, Colorado.
Steve has spent 30 years in the VIP Aviation industry working in all aspects of the unique and challenging industry of refurbishing Corporate Jet Interiors. This career path brought him to Boise, Idaho in 2008 and the opportunity to work with Devin and Derick to develop the systems and procedures that became and continue to be the backbone of the Fiber Specialties organization.
Steve resides in the Boise area with his wife and enjoys spending time with his seven children and seven grandchildren camping, fly fishing, and enjoying the outdoors. Of course...Steve is a proud Denver Broncos fan!
Steve serves as the Director of Operations for Fiber Specialties LLC ensuring a great service experience is had by all of our valued clients.
Jim is from South Louisiana, where the art of descriptive storytelling is a time-honored tradition. Jim’s love of people and his need for a fast-paced, exciting, and merit-driven vocation naturally led him to a career in sales and marketing. He has spent the last 25 years working for and with some of the most successful, high-end textile restoration and protection firms in the country. Jim’s accomplishments in this field has led to opportunities to share his experience both as a consultant and speaker. Jim is a Ziglar Legacy Certified Trainer and a DISC Certified Trainer personally trained by Robert A. Rohm Ph.D.
Jim lives in the beautiful North End neighborhood of Boise, Idaho with his wife Rebekah and their little black cat Luna.
Jim is excited to be a part of the Fiber Specialties Team and looks forward to developing a great relationship with you!
The aircraft interiors in the photos above were all designed by Fiber Specialties founder, Devin Frizzell. Most of these textiles seen in these pictures were treated with Fiber ProTector and we still clean a few of these annually! Devin started using Fiber ProTector and developing cleaning protocols for his clients interiors in 2006 and never looked back. He does very little design work now, as his passion has turned to educating and providing the aviation industry as a whole in proper textile cleaning and interior maintenance processes and products to keep aircraft interiors looking great for the intended life cycle.
The most excellent aviation photography is from his colleague http://kirtwitte.com
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