Shopmonkey Teams with Tint World to Maximize Franchisee Operations

SAN JOSE, CA (10.21.2020) – Shopmonkey, a San Jose, California-based software company serving the automotive industry, and Tint World Automotive Styling Centers have announced an enterprise partnership that equips Tint World franchisees with the leading auto shop management software to maximize efficiency and customer experience while positioning Shopmonkey to continue its rapid growth and innovation.

“Shopmonkey is transforming the auto service industry,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, president and CEO of Tint World. “We recognized an opportunity to support our franchisees with technology that will allow them to streamline their operations, giving them more time to focus on delivering the high-quality products and service that Tint World is known for.”

With Shopmonkey’s cloud-based shop management software, franchise owners at 80 Tint World locations across the United States can increase revenue and streamline daily tasks by automating scheduling, inventory, payment processing and communications in one platform. Shopmonkey’s intuitive interface and clean design ensure optimal user experience and minimize training and onboarding.

“Tint World’s success is built on ensuring a world-class customer experience by providing franchisees with the industry’s best training and operations tools,” said Ashot Iskandarian, CEO and founder of Shopmonkey. “This is an opportunity for us to help them maintain the highest standard of franchisee support and continue the growth and expansion that the company has enjoyed to date and into the future.”

Shopmonkey’s shop management software simplifies all the complexities of running an auto shop business onto a single platform. The company, which announced in August that it raised $25 million in Series B capital, helps shops run, understand and grow their business with easy-to-use software that consolidates tools, saves time, and streamlines their entire operation while improving communication across the board.

“With Shopmonkey, we’re providing Tint World franchisees one of the auto accessory industry’s most innovative and effective tools,” said Jeff Stark, COO of Tint World. “We’re confident that this partnership offers our franchisees extraordinary benefits that are easy to implement and will deliver immediate returns.”

Tint World Automotive Styling Centers offer sales and installation of auto and marine accessories, mobile electronics, audio video equipment, security systems, custom wheel and tire packages, window tinting, vehicle wraps, paint protection film, detailing services, nano ceramic coatings, maintenance and repair services, and more. Tint World is also the leading provider of residential, commercial and marine computerized window tinting and security film services with locations throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Visit www.shopmonkey.io and www.tintworld.com for more.

Tint World Expands to Iowa with Newest Location

URBANDALE, IA (10.19.2020) – Tint World Automotive Styling Centers has announced the opening of a new location in Urbandale, Iowa, under the ownership of local entrepreneurs Earl and Shirley Macleod. This location is the first of three under the Macleod’s ownership, and the franchise’s first center in the state.

The sun is shining in Urbandale, IA as Tint World opens.

“We are happy to bring a great franchise like Tint World to Iowa and our local community,” Earl Macleod said. “Tint World allows us to bring quality auto styling services to the citizens of Urbandale in a way they haven’t seen before.”

The showroom in the new Tint World Urbandale location features outstanding product displays.

Tint World Urbandale will provide a full range of automotive styling and safety services including automotive tint, automotive paint protection film, vehicle wraps, ceramic coating, mobile electronics, advanced driver-assistance systems, car stereo upgrades, work truck upfitting, and residential and commercial window film installation.

“The new Iowa location allows us to continue our rapid expansion throughout the United States, and we believe Earl and Shirley Macleod have the passion to make it a success,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, president and CEO of Tint World. “They will be great additions to the Tint World family.” 

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Tint World Continues Unprecedented Growth with Fifth North Carolina Location

CHARLOTTE, NC (09.10.2020) – Tint World Automotive Styling Centers has opened a new location in Charlotte-Matthews, North Carolina, under the ownership of local entrepreneurs Roy and Erica Morelock. This marks the fifth Tint World franchise location to open in the state.

The Morelocks pictured in front of the sales counter in the showroom of their new Tint World location.

“North Carolina has proven to be a great location for the Tint World franchise, and we’re excited to continue that track record of success,” said Roy Morelock. “We chose Tint World because of the exceptional level of hands-on support the company provides to new franchise owners. They truly give franchise owners the tools we need to prosper and grow. Now, we’re ready to create some sleek custom looks and meet the automotive styling needs of Charlotte-Matthews residents!”

The newest North Carolina location will be open from Monday through Saturday in order to offer a full range of automotive styling and safety services to residents of Charlotte-Matthews and the surrounding area. Services include window tinting and paint protection film, as well as car stereo and mobile electronics installation.

Erica and Roy Morelock at the front entrance of their new Tint World location in Charlotte-Matthews, NC.

“We’re growing worldwide, and this is illustrated with each new Tint World location,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, president and CEO of Tint World. “We’ve had several successful stores open this year, and we’re looking forward to seeing Roy and Erica succeed as well. It’s a great feeling to share in the success of our new franchisees.”

The new store is located at 9129 Monroe Road Ste 100, Charlotte-Matthews, NC 28270 and they can be reached at (704) 941-3058. For more information on all the products and services Tint World Charlotte-Matthews provides, visit their website at tintworld.com/locations/nc/charlotte-matthews-084

Tint World Continues Comprehensive Florida Coverage with New Boca Raton Store

BOCA RATON, FL (08.10.2020) – Tint World Automotive Styling Centers has opened a new location in Boca Raton, Florida, under the co-ownership of Mike Rogers and Mike Halperin. The new store is the 15th Tint World location in Florida and serves the Boca Raton, Highland Beach, Kings Point and Delray Beach areas. 

“Mike and I recognize the strong market for Tint World that exists here in Boca Raton” Rogers said. “The quality of the products and services the company provides for auto and boat owners is the best in the industry, and they also lead in training and sales and marketing support for franchisees.”

Tint World Boca Raton, Florida offers a full range of products and services, including window tinting, advanced driver-assistance systems, car stereo upgrades, custom wheel and tire packages, mobile electronics, nano ceramic coatings, paint protection films, security systems and color-change vehicle wraps.

“Mike Rogers and Mike Halperin have shown us that they’re knowledgeable, experienced and passionate about the Tint World brand,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, president and CEO of Tint World. “They’re great additions to the Tint World family, and we’re looking forward to seeing their success in Boca Raton.”

Tint World Boca Raton, Florida is located at 2600 NW 2nd Ave., Boca Raton, FL 33431. For additional information, call (561) 408-0777 or visit https://www.tintworld.com/locations/fl/boca-raton-006/.

Tint World Expands Greater Toronto Area with Pickering Location National

PICKERING, ON (07.03.2020) – Tint World Automotive Styling Centers, a leading auto accessory and window tinting franchise, has opened a new location in Pickering, Ontario. This brand-new store is owned by Rob Lebovic and is the third in the greater Toronto area.

Rob Lebovic pictured in front of the sales counter of his great new Tint World Store.

“Tint World offered the ultimate solution that would allow me to own my own business and follow my dreams,” Lebovic said. “I have a passion for the automotive industry, and I believe everyone deserves an amazing customer experience. I can’t wait for Pickering residents to see everything we can do for them.”

Tint World Pickering offers a full range of products and services, including mobile electronics, audio video equipment, security systems, car stereo upgrades, window tinting, custom wheels and tire packages, paint protection films, nano ceramic coatings and much more.

The open showroom area makes it easy for customers to find what they’re looking for and certainly has a ‘hi tech’ feel.

“We’ve been steadily expanding into Canada, and the Pickering store is a great addition to the Tint World family,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, president and CEO of Tint World. “Rob’s enthusiasm for the industry and his drive are going to ensure this new location is an asset to our brand and his community. He’s worked hard to get this store open, and that determination is going to lead to a great deal of success for him.”

The new Tint World is now open in Pickering, Ontario Canada.

The all-new Tint World of Pickering store is located at 1735 Bayly Street, Unit 5, Pickering, Ontario L1W3G7.

For more information, call (647) 496-1563 or visit tintworld.com/locations/on/pickering-4005/

Tint World Expands Florida Reach with 16th Location in the State

PORT CHARLOTTE, FL (06.05.2020) – Tint World Automotive Styling Centers has announced the opening of its 16th Florida location under the ownership of local entrepreneurs Chris and Michelle Mays. The store will provide full-service auto styling for Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Englewood, Arcadia, North Port and Venice.

Chris and Michelle Mays

“Our experience with Tint World has been overwhelmingly inviting and positive,” Michelle Mays said. “After working in retail management for several years, I understand how people want to feel when they are looking for a product or service. Tint World focuses on the overall experience of auto styling and offers customers a pleasant environment to visit for window tinting and other services.”

Tint World Port Charlotte, Florida will provide a full range of the following automotive styling and safety services:

  • Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems
  • Paint Protection Films
  • Window Tinting
  • Car Stereo Upgrades
  • Mobile Electronics
  • Residential and Commercial Window Film

“Michelle is a customer service expert who has spent years making customers smile,” said Charles Bonfiglio, president and CEO of Tint World. “Michelle and Chris are passionate about providing the Tint World experience to the people of Port Charlotte. They are focused on building their business in a way that supports the local community.”

The all-new Tint World Port Charlotte store is located at 2000 Tamiami Trail #217-218, Port Charlotte, FL 33948-2182. For more information, call (941) 229-6055.

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Tint World Expands Virginia Service with New Sterling Location

STERLING, VA (06.04.2020) – Tint World Automotive Styling Centers has opened a new location in Sterling, Virginia. The second Tint World franchise in Virginia is under the ownership of LeRoy Schubert and will be managed by Hans Schubert.

“It’s exciting to be part of such a rapidly growing franchise,” LeRoy Schubert said. “I’m passionate about the diverse services we provide and the innovative products we offer, and I’m ready to give Sterling locals outstanding service.”

Tint World Sterling, Virginia will provide a full range of products and services, including:

Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems
Car Stereo Upgrades
Custom Wheel and Tire Packages
Industry-Leading Accessories
Mobile Electronics
Nano Ceramic Coatings
Paint Protection Films
Security Systems
Vehicle Wraps
Window Tinting

“LeRoy is an excellent addition to our team,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, president and CEO of Tint World. “He’s knowledgeable with our products and services, and he has exceptional customer service skills. We look forward to seeing his positive contributions to the brand.”

The all-new Sterling franchise is located at 42750 Trade West Drive, Sterling, Virginia 20166. For additional information, call (703) 436-4900.

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Tint World Announces Partnership with Top Antimicrobial Auto Application

BOCA RATON, FL (05.15.2020) – Tint World Automotive Styling Centers has announced a partnership with BioPledge, the EPA-registered, hospital-grade, AntiMicrobial Protection (AMP), offering their customers long-lasting, industry-leading protection from germs that can cause illness and odors.

The partnership is part of Tint World’s ongoing commitment to helping vehicle owners stay safe and healthy during the COVID-19 crisis.

“BioPledge is an industry-leading disinfectant for treating microbes that can build up on high-touch surfaces inside vehicles, boats, homes, and offices,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, CEO and president of Tint World. “Our customers are looking for the additional level of security that BioPledge delivers right now, and during this challenging situation we’re doing everything we can to enhance their safety.”

BioPledge is EPA-Registered, offering Anti-Microbial Protection (AMP) that instantly kills viruses, bacteria, mold, mildew, algae, and yeast – all without the use of caustic chemicals or scented masking agents. A one-time treatment of BioPledge AMP forms a protective shield that delays the growth of harmful microbes on interior surfaces and prevents odors for up to 30 days after it is applied. BioPledge AMP treatments also remove organic and inorganic odors from air, carpet, upholstery, and other “high-touch” surfaces.

“With this partnership, Tint World customers will have the number one option for preventing germs and microbes in their vehicles, which is a critical service and one that’s top of mind for most people right now,” said Alex Baranga, president of BioPledge. “Tint World’s success is built on providing the highest-quality products and services that are available, and BioPledge is looking forward to being part of that mission.”

Visit tintworld.com and biopledge.com for more.

Race Sport Lighting Dealer of the Year Award to Tint World Jacksonville NC

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (03.06.2020) – Tint World Store 079 received the Race Sport Lighting Tint World Store of the Year Award at the recent Tint World Franchise Convention in Fort Lauderdale. Race Sport Lighting CEO Steve Jergensen presented the award to David Pelletier in the Race Sport Lighting booth on the show floor. Team members Cameron Pelletier and Tyler Oingler, from the award winning Jacksonville store, were also present along with Neil Halprin-NH Sales and Marketing, Race Sport Lighting Account Manager.

Tint World Store 079 received the Race Sport Lighting Tint World Store of the Year Award. Race Sport Lighting CEO Steve Jergensen (R) with David and Cameron Pelletier ( 2nd & 3rd R) holding the Award. Tyler Oingler (L) from Store 079 is pictured with Neil Halprin-NH Sales and Paul Pirro from Tint World HQ (3rd L).

Halprin stated “The Jacksonville Tint World Store 79 really embraced the lighting category. It was a real pleasure to present their team with the Race Sport Lighting Tint World Store of the Year Award.”

Mike Perkins (R) and Mike Butler pictured by the Race Sport display with the Tint World Award in the Store 079 showroom. Mike and Mike make the lighting magic happen.

David Pellletier related to 12volt News “This was our first Tint World Conference and it was a terrific experience as we spent time with other franchise store personnel, attended presentations and spent time seeing vendors on the show floor. We see Race Sport as the lighting category leader and feature the category in our showroom. Race Sport Lighting displays, and banners, grab the attention of customers in the store. The lighting category offers so much potential for growth. LED headlights, underbody and interior lighting are all seeing strong sales at our store.”

Tyler Gentry (L) and Ruel Hinds pictured with the Tint World Social Media Achievement Award they helped Store 079 earn at the Tint World Conference.

To drive the lighting category the Jacksonville NC store hosts a ‘Get Lit Cruise’ event in the evening of the 2nd Saturday of each month. Customers meet at the store and, as a group, cruise to popular spots in the area. The store also actively engages with area car clubs and at events.

David Pelletier pictured at the sales counter in Tint World Store 079 in Jacksonville, NC.

Tint World Store 079 is proactive in their approach to marketing. A strong social media initiative earned the store a second Tint World Award during the Fort Lauderdale Convention… an Award for Social Media Achievement. Store events, like the ‘Get Lit Cruise,’ definitely drive consumer awareness and sales.

Great to see Store 079 ‘Get Their Shine On!’

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Tint World Toasts Top 2019 Franchises and Charts Future Success at International Franchise Convention

BOCA RATON, FL (03.02.2020) – Leading automotive customization and window tinting franchise Tint World Automotive Styling Centers honored its top franchise owners at the company’s 12th annual International Franchise Convention in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, earlier this month.

The 2020 Tint World International Franchise Convention featured a vendor trade show, seminars and training, and an awards banquet to recognize top-performing franchises.

Charles Bonfiglio, front row in the white shirt, pictured with a large group of Tint World Franchise Award Winners.

“The annual convention is one of the highlights of the year for the Tint World family,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, president and CEO of Tint World. “We take some time to celebrate our success, but our franchise owners and the corporate team both are always focused on the future. The franchisees show up focused for the training and education we provide here at the convention, and it’s a chance for us to learn from them, too. The connections that we make at this event are a big inspiration to reach even further in 2020.”

Tint World presented the following awards at the 2020 Tint World International Franchise Convention:

  • Franchisee of the Year Award: Jeff and Penny Rackley (The Colony, Texas)
  • Best Performing Franchise Award: Pedro Flores (Midland, Texas)
  • Most Improved Franchise Award: Paul Sawhney (Baltimore)
  • Rookie of the Year Award: David “Kit” Pelletier (Jacksonville, North Carolina)
  • Local Marketing Impact Award: Pete and Barbra Muller (Longwood, Florida)
  • Top Gun Franchise Award: Tim and Stacy Kjaer (Medford/Long Island, New York)
  • Franchise Mentor of the Year Award: Austin Gurba (Lenexa, Kansas)
  • Franchise Ambassador of the Year Award (Canada): Trevor and Sue Dwyer (Ontario)
  • Franchise Ambassador of the Year Award (U.S.): Daniel Apicella (Greensboro, North Carolina)
  • Social Media Achievement Award: Randy and Austin Silver (Cary, North Carolina); Pete and Barbara Muller (Longwood, Florida); David “Kit” Pelletier (Jacksonville, North Carolina); Santiago and Dominica Rojas (Messapequa, New York); Todd and Michelle Simms (Saint Petersburg, Florida); Tim and Stacey Kjaer (Medford/Long Island); Paul Sawhney (Baltimore); Jeff Moolevliet (Coconut Creek, Florida); Michael Richards and Dylan Thiel (Rowlett, Texas)

Tim and Stacy Kjaer, co-owners of the Medford/Long Island store, along with store manager Kurt Kaufman, were once again honored as members of the $2 Million Club. The $1 Million Club included Jeff and Penny Rackley; Michael Richards and Dylan Thiel (Rowlett, Texas); Acey and Kerri Lightt (Lubbock, Texas); Santiago and Dominica Rojas (Massapequa, New York); and Randy and Austin Silver (Cary, North Carolina).

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