There were a variety of things to learn by doing at last year’s Try It Fair such as working with stained glass with local artist Tom Green. This year’s fair will be May 4 at the same location – the athletic complex at the high school in Haliburton from 1 to 7 p.m. /DARREN LUM Staff

Seat Medic offers mobile repair service for Haliburton County

By Jenn Watt

Published Nov. 29 2017

Will Gallant’s new business Seat Medic aims to fill a void in Haliburton County by providing mobile seat repair.

Following 20 years working at his family’s quarry in Eagle Lake Gallant said he was looking for something that offered flexibility allowing him to spend time with his kids.

He had done auto detailing on the side for years and thought the new skill would allow him to set his own schedule.

He underwent training purchased the specialized toolkit and has been building experience doing jobs for friends at first and then paid jobs.

He said there are no other businesses locally that offer the same service which includes leather and vinyl repair of all kinds of seats (boat car home furniture restaurant motorcycles airplanes). He travels to the customer making his service quite convenient.

He said he can provide estimates to clients if they send photos ahead of time of what the repair entails.

Repairs can mean fixing a rip or tear a cigarette burn stain or other blemish on the fabric.

Cost of the service runs between $75 to $250 he said. Larger rips and tears or tricky placement of the fix would lead to higher cost.

Using specialized techniques the fabric can be returned to a nearly new state which helps with re-sale or to simply improve the look of a car boat chair or other item.

“It’s amazing some of the fixes that can be done” Gallant said.

“These are permanent repairs not quick fixes” he said. “I use high quality materials.”

He will travel anywhere in Haliburton County and to areas outside of the region as well including Bancroft and Lindsay to do work.

While summer will likely bring car and boat seat repair jobs Gallant expects winter months to focus on furniture. He said he will be making connections with local furniture stores medical facilities dentists chiropractors – businesses that have a lot of vinyl coverings.

For more information about Seat Medic contact William Gallant at 705-455-SEAT (7328) or at You can check out some of his work at