We have had this leather sectional in or family room for over 20 years, through 2 boys growing up, 5 cats (over the years) and over those years, tears started small then grew into holes in 2 of the attached seat cushions and one of the arms. I had tried several “repair kits” found online or on late night commercials, and honestly it made the holes look even worse. I bought some material to cover them, but never got further than tucking it around the cushions. I was not prepared to replace it and so I contacted several businesses to get pricing on fixing the holes and Ivar Vankemenade of Leather Repair OC was the only one to return my call. He gave me a very fair price, arrived with his equipment when he said he would and in a couple of hours, he had the holes repaired and looking far nicer than I expected. He was very thorough, and although one of the holes was very large and missing material, the patching material seems to be standing up well. I would not hesitate to recommend Ivar to anyone!
Patricia S.
Santa Ana, CA

OUTSTANDING WORKMANSHIP ! After Ivar the owner sorted out some unstitched leather under the left arm ( due to wear & tear ) of one of our recliner sofas we decided to pay him to rejuvenate the appearance of the same 2 seater recliner sofa…..the one we sit in most of the time. AND HE DID ! Ivar and his assistant Ronald arrived at 10am on Tuesday to carry out the makeover. Ivar is a total pro and knows exactly what he is doing. After around 2 hours of dexterous cleaning and resurfacing the job was complete. AMAZING ! Our beloved 21 year old cream leather 2 seater recliner sofa looked virtually identical to it’s 3 seater recliner sofa big brother. In fact Ivar did such a good job we will probably engage him to spruce up the 3 seater recliner sofa which is used mainly for house guests. WHATTA WINNER !
NOTE – Of course with over 22 million views of my Yelp reviews and pics in 2022 I can tell you what is great !
Michael B.
Irvine, CA

Ivar and team just finished restoring our two 22-year old leather couches. The overall state of these couches was terrible, to put it plainly. All six cushions were dried up and dirty, with holes on some of the cushions. One of the couches had a giant tear on the backrest…it was actually this specific damage that made me realize I need to either get new couches or get both restored. I figured it couldn’t hurt to inquire as to how much a restoration would cost…so went on Yelp and immediately found Leather Repair OC.

Ivar is a pleasure to work with. I cannot say this enough! The website is pretty straight forward. You can contact Ivar via the website by providing your info, a description of what needs to be done, and (most importantly) photos of the project. Ivar got back to me in less than 24 hrs via email and requested more photos, at different angles, so he can better assess the damage. He’s very quick to respond! After further photos, he was able to provide me with a very reasonable quote–so reasonable that I knew restoration was the right way to go!

The day of restoration, Ivar and his assistant arrived 10 mins early and immediately got to work. Both were very polite and kind (Ivar was very patient with our dog who was just mad dogging them the entire time because he’s such a guard dog) and they were laser focused on their work. The results were just AMAZING. The couch looks new! The large tear on the couch disappeared! Each cushion came out looking smooth and looked so dang good! It is BEAUTIFUL WORK!

If you need any leather repair for your home or vehicle, please send Ivar a message via the Leather Repair OC website! You will not be disappointed. From start to finish, my husband and I were very pleased with the company. Ivar’s customer service was top notch and his work speaks for itself (after all, the man’s been doing this since 2007!). He also gave us tips on how to better care for our sofas! Thank you, Ivar!
Denise P.
Irvine, CA

Excellent service and quality of work. Very responsive and would highly recommend for leather repair.
Tiffany U.
Costa Mesa, CA

Ivar, the owner asked for details and pictures of our leather loveseat. We needed more stuffing added, as the recliners had lost their firmness. It was quite a process as he needed to turn them over and take them apart. It took quite awhile to do this process. We’d highly recommend him as he was on time, was professional and did an excellent job. 714-989-3693
Barbara P.
Trabuco Canyon, CA

Did a phenomenal job. On time, fair price, professional & highly recommend. Do not hesitate to hire this company!
Marie C.
Laguna Beach, CA

We got a few different quotes from people saying our new leather couch that took a tumble off the truck during the move was a lost cause, Ivar showed up in less than 48 hours since the damage happened and gave us a quote for an incredible price!! His work was mind blowing I really never thought we could get our couch back to normal!!
Kelsie H.
Folsom, CA

Very good at what he does had a slice in my seat caused from a box cutter he got in all fixed up.
Jeffrey S.

Ivar saved my life! Got hair color on a leather chair in my salon, and the cleaning product I used made white streaks on the leather as well so I was double screwed! Ivar made an emergency trip next day and you wouldn’t even know it has been stained! Actual magician! Very talented and skilled at his craft. Will be using in any future leather needs.
Kathleen J.
Aliso Viejo, CA

Ivar cleaned and repaired my Hancock and Moore sectional, and it looks brand new! The arms and cushions were very scratched from my dogs. His work is impeccable, and I am a perfectionist. It is rare to find someone who produces this quality of work for a reasonable price. He communicates when he will arrive and is extremely clean. I cannot recommend him highly enough. He also works on Sunday!
Kimberly W.
Huntington Beach, CA

I rarely take the time to leave a review, but, in this instance, felt compelled to do so.
I am a very particular person, and I realize that I am not an easy person to please. I can honestly say that I am was very pleased with the responsiveness, attention to detail, and very fair pricing.
To anyone who has need of leather repair, without hesitation, I highly recommend Ivar/Leather Repair OC.
Tom B.
Yorba Linda, CA

Fast response and easy to setup appointment within a few days of contact. Results far exceeded expectations. Pics speak for themselves. Damaged surface. Repair took less than 1 hour and matched perfectly.
Under promise/over deliver, great price.
Rob R.
Irvine, CA

I called Leather Repair OC after I saw an add in a mail mag. My dog had completely ripped my leather cushions from the back of my couch due to laying on top of it like a 35 lb cat. I sent an email with pics and asked for an estimate and Ivar responded quickly by email and phone with an estimate and his availability. I was lucky enough to get him to come out the very next day and I can’t even tell anything was ever ripped! I would HIGHLY recommend! He’s pleasant, professional, on time and the estimate was fair!
Repaired cushion! Like new!
Janene F.
Huntington Beach, CA

If you’ve tried the rest – NOW TRY THE BEST!
So here’s the deal: I love my cat but I also love my leather furniture. Regrettably, my cat also loves snuggling up with me while I’m sitting on my leather furniture and has done tremendous damage to various chairs; especially my red leather recliner. I looked at YouTube for restoration tips as well as cleaners. I was prepared to go shopping to replace my expensive furniture. And then – I sourced Yelp and fortunately found Ivar, the owner of Leather Repair OC 714-989-3693. Super responsive, efficient, professional and a great listener and solution provider that completely and competently restored my red leather recliner to an unbelievable “As New” condition!! It was such an easy process, all I did was:
Contact him
He immediately responded
He asked for some pictures to formulate pricing
Sent me the reasonable estimate, and
I scheduled the project.
Ivar brought all of his equipment, and after covering the floor, moved the recliner and began working. Upon completion he carefully relocated the recliner and the results were UNBELIEVABLE! Good as new!!! I’m thrilled – he’s earned my trust and future business!
Marcia S.
Huntington Beach, CA

Ivar promptly replied to a request for a quote. He picked up our 6 bar stools when he said he would be there, and returned them promptly two days later. Brand new vinyl seat covers! They look amazing. Very professional work. Ivar and his assistant were very polite and efficient. Price was extremely reasonable!! Highly recommend this business!!
Lianne B.
Laguna Hills, CA

Beautiful work done by Ivar. Had 2 ottomons restored and they turned out incredible! Highly reccomend Leather Repair OC. Beautifully restored!
Loriann Miller G.
Laguna Beach, CA

I wish I took before and after pictures to show how this process works, but Ivar fixed the cracked and torn seats on office chairs that I have had for over 40 years. They were good-as-new! Highly recommend!!
T.C. W.
Yorba Linda, CA

I spilled hand sanitizer on my tesla seats and didn’t see it for days probably. It left a discoloration that was obvious. I called a bunch of people but finally found Ivar. He came to my house with his mobile repair gig and got it back to new again in a snap!
Ivar is super friendly, responsive and works magic with car seat repairs! Very highly recommended!!
Discoloration magically disappeared!
Brian L.
Cerritos, CA

Efficient, professional and amazing work! Leather sofa looks like new again. Thank you for a flawless job!
Jennifer D.
Huntington Beach, CA

Ivar the Magician
If you have any need for leather repair you should give Ivar a call.
In 1 week, he has come to our home 3 times to help us with:
1) a 6 month old leather sofa with sagging cushions
2) leather restoration for the leather seats of my 21 year old Miata (see before and after photos)
3) the repair of my Miata’s vinyl convertible top.
Ivar’s prices are a fraction of what I was quoted from other shops and his work, and work ethic is impeccable. Plus, he’s a great guy.
Paul D.
Mission Viejo, CA

I had a great experience. I had a dog scratch my new RH leather chair, and Leather Repair OC did a great job restoring it. Hoping it stays like this for a long time!! Definitely recommend and pricing was reasonable!
Jill M.
Belmont, CA

Prompt, friendly, professional and my sofa looks as good as new!! Would recommend to anyone!
Chantel P.
Las Vegas, NV

I used this company to repair my leather couch. He did an amazing job to bringing it back to look new. I thought he did such a good job to come back the following weekend to clean my other sofa to make that look like new too. I would use this company for sure in the future.
Ty M.
El Toro, CA

My furniture had been pretty badly damaged during a move, and I had given up all hope it could ever be repaired. Boy was I wrong. I am so grateful for these guys. They came to my house, equipped with masks the whole time, and got to work on the cuts and rips and gashes that has sullied my brand new couch. If they even got to 50% restoration I would have been grateful. They replaced it to over 90% of its pre-damaged self!! And at the best price of any competitors in the area, too!
I believe in leather miracles now. Hope I won’t ever have to use them again, but I know who to turn to (and who I’d recommend) if I ever have to repair any more leather. Thanks guys!
Salmon H.
Dana Point, CA

Excellent service. I texted pictures of the leather damage, received a quote which was very reasonable and scheduled the appointment. Ivar arrived on time and completed the work promptly. The damage to my chairs was repaired, they look like new.
Monica K.
Laguna Beach, CA

Ivar skill with leather furniture is impressive. Completely restored our leather couch and recliner. He repaired a rip on the couch seat beautifully. Showed up on time and completed the job in 2 hours. So easy to get a quote after emailing photos of the damaged furniture.
Molly L.
Lake Forest, CA

Ivar is amazing! I had only had my new SUV for 2 weeks when I inadvertently placed a aerosol sunscreen in a bag on the seat…2 hours later after continuous spraying my leather seat was ruined. I called Leather Repair OC and Ivar said no problem, since he was coming I asked if he could also repair leather chairs which my dog had decided to rub all over after we put his flea and tick medicine on…needless to say both were repair beyond my expectations. I don’t know how he does it but it’s pure magic. Since he did so well on my chairs and car seat I had him clean my couch where my same dog loves to rub and leave all his skin oils. There really is nothing he can’t fix, and he stands behind his work 100%! I would recommend him any day and I will call him anytime I need help with my leather furniture.
Nina D.
Hartford, CT

Recommend highly…had a chair and ottoman repaired and dyed a darker color by owner Ivar. Turned out amazing.. quite a transformation from the faded and cracked condition. Saved an older family piece that I didn’t want to give up. He is great to deal with and didn’t try to hurry through. Great job!
Gloria M.
Lake Forest, CA

I was confident immediately that Ivar would do a great job with the chairs I have cherished for 25 years. And he did! The color and finish matched perfectly. He was meticulous while working and used products that didn’t smell. I will NEVER try to repair leather myself again – Ivar will be my first & only call.
2 designer chairs purchased in 1995
Ahmed N.
Dana Point, CA

Ivar was very friendly and fixed my leather couch. The price was spot on and so was the quality. Will use again!
Jay M.
Newport Beach, CA

I have a high end custom made leather sectional that had a 4 inch tear in the leather. Ivar was quick to respond to my phone call. He was able to provide an accurate estimate of repair from just a couple of photos of the damage and he repaired the damage onsite. His competitors in the area wanted to reupholster the entire cushion. Some wanted as much for pick up and delivery as Ivar charged for the entire repair. Ivar is prompt, professional and skilled in his craft. I have already referred him to several friends and business associates. I can’t be more pleased with the quality of his work and his work ethic!
Victoria F.
Huntington Beach, CA

If your ever in need of leather repair go to this place and do it! I had 3 leather cushions repaired from dog damage and they look completely new. They did excellent patch work and matching the leather color to the original. Their prices are affordable and the lead time to get them fixed was extremely fast.
Great company! I definitely will be using them in the future.
Hermosa Beach, CA

Extremely professional and very fair.
I sent him all the picture and he was able to come in on A Saturday given my schedule. Got the job done as mentioned. I will work with him again very soon for a couple of other projects…
Ali A.
Irvine, CA

I decided to renovate my two leather chairs that were horribly sun-bleached, wine stained, and water marked. I sent photos of the chairs to Ivar at Leather Repair OC and he gave me a price and a date he could do the work. Today, he and his assistant came and did an EXCELLENT job. They were careful as they moved the chairs to my garage to do the work, detailed in the color, and professional in dealing with me. Truly, they made my damaged chairs look brand new.
Nance M.
San Clemente, CA

Wow! I’m very happy that I hired Ivar of Leather Repair OC. Very professional. Couch worn from dogs and he saved it. What a difference! I’m going to hire him again to give it a thorough cleaning.
Maria N.
Lake Forest, CA

Ivar did a great job fixing the concealed damage that Home Consignment Center in Foothill Ranch attempted to hide on a couch I purchased. They botched the job and got caught and refused to take the couch back.
But Ivar was able to match the color perfectly and remove all traces of the damage. Would definitely recommend for any leather repair/color match you need!!! After Ivar matched the color……perfect!!!! The rest of the botched color job Ivar removed from the center cushion.
Jon B.
Lake Forest, CA

I have a beautiful Pottery Barn leather chair that, as a puppy, my Little English Bulldog did a job on! I didn’t know where to turn for repair; I thought it was beyond hope. I am so happy I found Leather Repair OC; Ivar did a beautiful job restoring it to its original beauty! Even the color matches perfectly!
I have and will highly recommend this company for any leather repair you may have…. Will call back if ever I need leather repair in the future! Thank you, so much Ivar.
Linda B.
Laguna Hills, CA

Ivar did an amazing job of repairing a hole on my seat bolster. I definitely recommend his auto upholstery service.
Kevin L.
Irvine, CA

I was getting quotes to restore a couch and chair at my home. I was shocked when the quote I got was about half of what other company’s quoted. They also came to my house and did the job in about 3 hours. Others wanted to to my stuff and bring it back 2 weeks later. On time- hard working and super nice and great pricing. I will use again for sure!
Richard S.
Yorba Linda, CA

Great experience with Ivar from the time I reached out to him about a tear I had in my car seat all the way through the repair process. Ivar was the most responsive of the places I contacted and had the best pricing by far. He showed up for our appointment early, was very professional, and in less than an hour the tear was flawlessly repaired and the aged part of the seat color matched. I would highly recommend Ivar!
Gary V.
Corona Del Mar, Newport Beach, CA

I had accidentally spilled a cleaning product on my leather couch. The spill caused a huge discoloration that I thought couldn’t be fixed to perfection. I am so happy I found this repair service because my couch was perfectly fixed. I have two different tones of brown on my couch and that’s exactly how they repaired it. I was shocked!! Definitely recommend. Don’t look further.
Mayra H.
Santa Ana, CA

Ivar came to my home and made our custom leather section that is 11 years old look new again. He was right on time and he left me with a cleansing/conditioning kit for future use. I will for sure use his service again for any leather repair needs. His pricing is extremely fair when you compare the price to replacing your furniture.
Tara M.
Newport Beach, CA

What we liked is plain and simple. Honest. Professional. Excellent quality work. Thank you Ivar!! A+.
Patty P.
Sedona, AZ

I had an old blue leather couch that had been scratched up by our dog over the years. Ivar came out and completely restored it. Hard to believe it is the same couch. He also refurbished some leather recliners that were over 20 years old and they also look like new. A very fair price and a quality result. Ivar takes a lot of pride in his work and I would highly recommend him.
Jerry L.
Irvine, CA


Fabric driver seat repaired. Reasonably priced, good communication. Would recommend this service.
Meredith M.
Laguna Niguel, CA

Ivar was prompt, courteous and did a great job restoring the white color to my car seats. Reasonable price, and I would highly recommend
Carlyn B.
Huntington Beach, CA

Ivar did a beautiful job on my sectional. He matched the color perfectly. I couldn’t be happier with his job.
Jill F.
Irvine, CA

Ivar did a great job for me! He was responsive and provided a very competitive quote. He arrived when he said he would and texted me telling me he was en route. He worked on a small blemish on my leather dash that I could do nothing about and when he was done it looked brand new! I highly recommend Leather Repair OC!
Ron W.
Irvine, CA

Ivar was responsive, friendly, reliable and fairly priced. I had a very positive experience.
Look at the pics on various reviews. He is a Craftsman. In my dealing with him it was apparent that he took great pride in his work and had great attention to detail.
It’s all too common to hire service people that want to turn and burn and get the billing. Iver is the exact opposite of that he wants to make sure he gets it right. I hesitate to call what he does a service. It’s more like an art to him. I recommend him without hesitation.
Mike S.

He gave me back My very nice & expensive couch that I thought was ruined , when the kids friends spilled god knows what on my couch. I discoverEd that after few days. When he finished working on it , It was like a miracle, the big dark spot disappeared .
The young man was very well mannered & professional. The price was fair. I am going to recommend him to my family & friends if they need the service
Nawal K.
San Francisco, CA

My wife and I were extremely satisfied with the job Ivar did for us. We needed our leather sofa and love seat’s attached cushions refilled. Ivar was on time and brought plenty of tools to do the job right here in our living room. He had to disassemble both sofa/love seat to access the cushions then removed the existing filler, re shaped it and added more filler for a fuller shape. He worked diligently for about 5 hours and was a perfect gentleman the whole time. We would highly recommend Ivar for any leather Reupholstery needs you might have.
Steve E.
Orange, CA

Great service! Will def recommend for any future leather repairs! Ivar completed the service in a timely and professional manner.
Marc R.
Griffith Park/Los Feliz, Los Angeles, CA

Ivar is AMAZING! I didn’t know it was possible to repair our leather sofa without reupholstering it, but Ivar said he could come to our home and take care of it. And he did. It was a beautiful job, he matched the chartreuse leather perfectly, there’s hardly any sign that it was ever damaged and he did it all in less than four hours. If I could shout this review for the whole of Orange County to hear, I would. Thank you, Ivar, for having the expertise to save our sofa that we love!
Tari B.
Santa Ana, CA

Ivar was amazing! Everyone I called said I’d need a complete replacement of my back seat in my BMW for 3 small-medium slits. I can’t even tell where there were cute and it only took a few hours in my own garage. He did amazing work and I can’t wait to send more people his way.
Dani H.
Mesa, AZ

Really professional works. And Ivan is also a very nice person He fixed all my cat’s scratch from the leather chair!
Yitong S.
San Diego, CA

I bought a 2014 BMW and the front vinyl seats and armrest needed some professional TLC, they had some cracks and the arms rest was worn out.. I also had a Jaguar the steering wheel lather parts was badly faded away, found Ivar on the internet, he came to the rescue, he came and did a fantastic job restoring and repairing all ugly cracks, the steering wheel was professionally treated and looked like new.
Essam I.
San Pedro, CA

If I could give Ivar 10 stars I would. This was a project that turned out better than I could have ever imagined. Ivar is a real artist! He takes pride in his work, he does an amazing job and couldn’t be a nicer man. I have told everyone I know about him and his artistry! Outstanding!
Linda O.
Tustin, CA

Ivar, was so great and did wonders on my couch. He was very professional and is well worth the job. I would recommend him to anyone.
Stacie R.
Costa Mesa, CA

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