Tint World® corporate officers and franchise owners took some time off from their normal duties to attend the Tint World® National Convention, which was held at SEMA in Las Vegas, NV. The annual convention gives Tint World® team members an opportunity to attend training seminars, meet with partners and vendors, and share business successes.
SEMA is the world’s largest automotive aftermarket tradeshow, making it the perfect destination for Tint World® corporate officers, franchisees, friends, and family. This year’s National Convention had the largest franchise attendance and the team spent time attending technical and sales training from top brands such as SunTek, Memphis, Avidworx, Focal, and Compustar. There was also plenty of time to tour the tradeshow to scope out the latest technology and products to hit the aftermarket industry and strengthen vendor relationships. New product demonstrations and installation techniques gave franchisees an idea of what they can implement at their own stores.
Tint World® has experienced incredible growth in 2013, and attending SEMA was a first for many of the new franchise owners. Overall, SEMA was a huge success and the franchisees left invigorated to grow and drive Tint World® forward in 2014. Click here to view the full Tint World® SEMA 2013 photo gallery.
The year will be coming to an end in just a couple short months, but that doesn’t mean things are slowing down at Tint World. Tint World continues to expand with five new locations opening in Texas, New York, Pennsylvania, and Kansas before 2014. The new franchisees that attended training this year at Tint World headquarters in Florida include:
Acey Light, Owner from Lubbock, TX
Danny Schreiber, Manager from Penn Hills, PA
Tim Kjaer, Owner from Medford, NY
Thomas Pisciotta, Manager from Medford, NY
Danny Rios, Owner from Leon Valley, TX
Chris Metzger, Salesman, from Leon Valley, TX
Ricky Rangel, Technician and Manager, from Leon Valley, TX
Kirby Smith, Owner from San Antonio, TX
Austin Gurba, Co-Owner and Manager from Lenexa, KS
Rapid growth, continued support, training, and marketing continue to set Tint World apart as the ideal business opportunity for people from all types of backgrounds, and who have no previous business ownership experience. If you’re interested in becoming a part of this rapidly growing franchise, contact Franchise Director Anthony Foley at (800) 767-8468 for more information.
Once a new franchisee comes on board with Tint World, our team of experienced trainers walk them through everything they need to know to run a successful business. The new franchisees take part in two weeks of training at our Florida headquarters in both a classroom and hands-on setting. When their location is open for business, they will receive an additional week of hands-on training in their new store.
The three-week program covers every facet of owning and operating a Tint World including staff development, product knowledge, installation techniques, and business management. Our training program is the foundation for opening a new Tint World and gives new owners a chance at success and growth. There is no experience necessary to open your own Tint World. Contact Franchise Director, Anthony Foley at (800) 767-8468 to find out more about Tint World Franchise opportunities.
Watch the video below for more information on the Tint World training program.
Daniel Apa and Joe Fazio, co-owners of the Tint World Charlotte location, hosted a Grand Opening event on August 17th to celebrate the opening of their newly revived store.
Danial Apa took over ownership of the Charlotte location earlier this year, and he and Joe are also winners of the International Franchise Association (IFA) Franchisee of the Year Award.
Guests were able to stop by for special store promotions and have a chance to win concert tickets. Tint World also showcased exotic cars courtesy of Foreign Car Italia and the NBA Lady Bobcats stopped by for a performance. The event was a great way to re-introduce Tint World Charlotte and it’s new owners to the community.
Customers also had the chance to get custom audio upgrades, window tinting, clear bra, and auto detailing for their vehicles while enjoying the free food.
Daniel shares that “the event was a great time to celebrate with family, friends, and the Charlotte team. It was awesome to see the community out here supporting us, and we are so excited for the future.”
Congratulations Tint World Charlotte, keep up the great work!
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Rick Martin, the owner and operator of Tint World Albany—the first franchise store in New York—kicked off the summer with his store’s grand opening event.
The store was fully operational, as guests were able to get their vehicles detailed, windows tinted, and audio/video products installed, among other things. The store’s state-of-the-art product display also proved to be popular among the crowd, as the interactive wall of automotive products encouraged guests to sample the merchandise prior to purchase.
Check out Rick’s Tint World Grand Opening in Albany
Rick shares that, “the Grand Opening was a great success. Customers got their cars detailed and windows tinted as they enjoyed hamburgers and hotdogs while they waited. It was a time for us to celebrate with family and friends the milestone of opening a business.”
Watch what Rick had to say about joining the Tint World franchise
Great job, Rick! Keep up the good work!
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Tint World® Express is a store-within-a-store concept, giving car dealerships and other automotive businesses an opportunity to outfit their current business with a Tint World® Styling Center. Paul Sawhney of Baltimore, Maryland is the first to complete the co-branding program and has recently opened a Tint World® Express within his pre-owned car sales business.
The co-branding program allows Paul to utilize the franchise’s processes as well as installation and fulfillment of service expertise ranging from window tinting, mobile electronics, car audio and video, car accessories, and more. Furthermore, by co-branding with Tint World, Paul will benefit from years of experience in the aftermarket accessory industry—working with quality brand products, expert installation capabilities, and outstanding customer service standards.
To successfully co-brand with the dealership, Tint World® will provide all in-store marketing materials, menu boards, brand advertising programs, as well as customized marketing materials to focus on the products, brands and features of the dealership.
With the addition of a Tint World® Express at his current dealership, it won’t be long until his business gets an extra boost.
The winter season is just about over, and we’re already looking forward to a bright and sunny summer. Currently in the process of training is our latest group of Tint World franchisees with new stores set to open throughout summer 2013—the first located in Sparrows Point, MD is scheduled to open its doors in May—with more stores to follow through the rest of the year.
VP of Dealer Operations/Vendor Manager Paul Pirro (right) training new Tint World franchisees
The development process of a store opening is always exciting, but it all starts with training. New franchisees from all over the country are either currently or will soon be training with Franchise Development Officer Anthony Foley, Chief Operating Officer Robert Garza and VP of Dealer Operations/Vendor Manager Paul Pirro, who will be covering everything from product knowledge, customer service standards, everyday operations, and more. The new franchisees include:
• Paul Sawhney from Sparrows Point, MD
• Amish Patel from Marrietta, GA
• Mike Jones from North Palm Beach, FL
• Evan Peel from Olathe, KS
• Max Madani-Zadeh from Houston, TX
• John Miller from Tampa, FL
• Mitzi Hemstreet from Pittsburgh, PA
• Mike Edwards from Stuart, FL
• Jason Celetti and Jesse Moreno from Coral Gables, FL
You can see from this list that Tint World Franchise is expanding in states that we haven’t before—with pioneer locations in Maryland, Georgia, Kansas, and Pennsylvania.
We look forward to training and working with our new franchisees in the development of their new stores!
2012 marked exponential growth and opportunities for the Tint World Franchise—a year of grand openings, industry presence, and recognition for the nation’s leading automotive styling franchise.
Spanning across the country, Tint World had over a handful of stores opening their doors this year. From Florida, to Texas, Oklahoma, California, North Carolina, and New York, Tint World Franchise is moving fast by offering franchise licenses all over the US. But it didn’t stop there! International licenses have also been sold in Canada and even overseas in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Saudi Arabia. By the end of 2012, Tint World already has over 30 stores currently in development, set to open next year.
Tint World celebrated its 30th Anniversary in 2012, marking an exciting milestone for the franchise. What’s changed over the past 30 years? Other than opening stores throughout the US, Tint World has garnered the Residential and Commercial Window Tinting market as well as Mobile Electronic services—with manufacturers now eager to build stronger relationships with the company. With the current launch of the new online store, Tint World is now providing another way to reach consumers and offer solutions for any automotive appearance need.
All the hard work has paid off as Tint World had been recognized in Inc. 500|5000’s list of fastest-growing private companies in America for the second consecutive year. Most recently, Entrepreneur Online has also ranked the Tint World Franchise as part of their 2013 Franchise 500 list, featuring America’s top franchise opportunities.
As the year comes to a close, Tint World is proud to have accomplished so much. Looking forward to the New Year, Tint World already plans to improve upon their current system and continually grow and open stores throughout the world.
To find out more about Tint World Franchise opportunities, contact a franchise representative at email@example.com or speak directly to the Director of Franchise Development, Anthony Foley, who you can reach toll free at (800) 767-8468.
Tint World corporate officers and franchisees attended this year’s SEMA Show, the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world, annually held at the Las Vegas Concentration Center in Las Vegas, NV. This exclusive trade show brings together the latest and hottest products as well as some of the automotive industry’s leading minds and Tint World was there to experience it all.
Here are four notable highlights from this year’s SEMA show:
1. New Products For the New Year
With so many products on display, whether they were updated or completely brand new on the market, Tint World had an insider’s look of upcoming accessories, vehicle parts, and so much more at the show. Always looking to the future, we noted specific products (and maybe even some services) that would be great, profitable additions to our franchise.
2. Strengthening Relationships with Top Brand Manufacturers
We’re always excited to see our current manufacturers at SEMA; it gives us a chance to check out some of their latest products they have to offer. But it didn’t stop there—opportunities to socialize (with some business involved) were aplenty during the afterhours of the event, creating lasting relationships with some of the top brand names there.
3. Industry Highlights, Demonstrations, and Training Programs
SEMA is more than just a custom car exhibition; the Tint World team was able to learn more about where the automotive industry is heading, watch demos of the newest products, and even participate in training classes covering the latest techniques in automotive appearance services. As fun as the show was, it proved to be just as educational.
4. Leads on Potential Prospects
The Tint World entourage is one you can’t miss even among the thousands of car enthusiasts at the SEMA Show, so it was great meeting fans of the franchise. Not only did we meet individuals at the show interested in the Tint World Franchise, but we were also able to speak with representatives from dealerships across the country interested in creating co-brand, affiliate, and referral programs (you can learn more about that here).
With such an exclusive event like the SEMA Show, it was a great experience for all the Tint World corporate officers and franchisees to be a part of.
WESTON, FL -October 22, 2012- For customers buying auto accessories online, it can be difficult to know where products are being purchased from, if they are the right price, and who can provide installation nearby. Automotive franchise, Tint World, has recently eliminated the confusion of online auto accessories by launching a new web store that revolutionizes online automotive styling purchases by combining expanded product selections, discount pricing, and the ability to schedule local service installations performed at national Tint World auto styling centers.
Unlike online auto stores that sell mainly replacement parts, the Tint World store is focused on auto aftermarket styling accessories and services as offered at physical Tint World styling centers. Popular product car and truck accessory categories include: mobile electronics, spoiler ground effect kits, custom wheels, performance parts, and car care products. The new web store is revolutionary in the automotive franchise and e-commerce industries as the first to offer a streamlined system for purchasing automotive parts and accessories online with future online features to have purchases delivered to any Tint World styling center in the US for installation.
This upcoming online feature includes tools that provide customers the ability to identify nearby Tint World styling centers by geographic location with an option to ship purchased products directly to those locations with integrated installation appointments, allowing online consumers to communicate seamlessly with our franchise brick and mortar stores.
“We are proud to have partnered with our manufacturers and distribution warehouses to provide our customer’s purchases online with factory direct pricing and expand our franchisee’s products and service offerings without adding excessive inventory costs,” said Tint World CEO, Charles J. Bonfiglio.
The store also features new innovative web technologies that allow visitors to easily find the parts they are looking for. The intuitive system includes interactive vehicle parameter settings that restrict product selection to vehicle make, model, year, engine type, and other specifications so customers can customize their purchasing experience to shop parts only for their particular vehicles. The system also makes it easy to filter products by brand or browse by product category.
Since parts and accessories are sold direct from Tint World, customers can enjoy discount pricing on all popular automotive products and brands and purchase with confidence in dealing directly with authorized dealers of each product manufacturers’ brand. Once they find their parts online, customers can also locate their Tint World store and get their purchased items installed there.
Until now, online auto parts shoppers were stuck with a generic online store, no service location options, and outsourced foreign phone support without the automotive expertise required assisting with modern automotive aftermarket parts and accessories. The new Tint World online store provides consumers with a better online experience with prompt and knowledgeable customer service reps, easy selection of popular brands, low prices, and the option to choose a participating Tint World center in their local area for hassle-free installation.