Tint World Opens Updated California Location in Gilroy

GILROY, CA (06.10.20210_- Tint World Automotive Styling Centers has moved to an updated location in Gilroy, California. Formerly based in Morgan Hill, this updated location is the 4th Tint World center in California and is under the co-ownership of Xan Owens, Michelle Arani, and Andrew Arani.

Xan Owens is pictured in front of the bay doors at the new location with the shop’s pet dog.

“The Gilroy area lacked an Automotive styling center with access to high-quality aftermarket products,” Owens said. “By bringing a Tint World to this community, we are able to guarantee that the residents of Gilroy will receive premium service when they want to customize their vehicles – all from this brand-new, state-of-the-art location.”

Staff members gathered for a group image.

Tint World Gilroy, California offers a wide range of auto styling 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 and vinyl graphics.

“Having operated the Morgan Hill location, Xan and Michelle are very familiar with our team at Tint World,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, president and CEO of Tint World. “They have the knowledge to ensure their success while continuing to positively impact the Tint World brand. We look forward to seeing this location grow for years to come.”

Tint World Gilroy is located at 1220 1ST St. Gilroy, CA 95020. For additional information, call (408) 645-7773 or visit tintworld.com/locations/ca/gilroy-045/

Tint World Announces Madison Belfour as New Digital Marketing Analyst

BOCA RATON, FL (06.17.2021) – Tint World Automotive Styling Centers recently hired Madison Belfour as the new digital marketing analyst for the franchise.

A recent graduate of the University of Florida, Belfour holds degrees in both business administration and journalism. She is responsible for creating marketing campaigns that benefit both the franchise owners individually, as well as overall growth of the franchise.

Belfour’s keen attention to detail and passion for marketing is essential for continually optimizing campaign performance while helping to generate greater overall revenue for the franchise’s 80-plus locations currently open.

Madison Belfour, Digital Marketing Analyst

“Madison is a wonderful addition to our corporate team,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, CEO and president of Tint World. “We strive to have the best people in place. Her experience will help our franchisees grow their businesses, while supporting the continued success and growth of our overall franchise.”

Belfour spent the first three years of her career working for local marketing agencies in the South Florida area. Following a series of conversations with Bonfiglio, Madison picked up on his immense passion for franchising and was immediately motivated to put her skills to work for the growing franchise.

Belfour said one of her favorite parts of working at Tint World has been the seamless transition. One of the first projects Belfour took on was the Tint World 2021 International Franchise Convention. Unlike any prior annual convention, the event was held virtually due to the pandemic – presenting its own unique adaptations. Proactive and detail-oriented, Belfour saw the opportunity to step in and contribute value to help make the event a success.

As time has gone on, Belfour has continued sharpening her relationships with franchise owners – understanding their needs and offering tailored campaign solutions to reach their objectives. With new trends emerging constantly, she stays diligent to help keep Tint World’s fingers on the pulse.

“Since day one, I instantly felt like I was a part of the Tint World family. It feels great to be part of such a passionate team and I look forward to continuing to grow within this growing franchise,” Belfour said.

Tint World Automotive Styling Centers™ offer sales and installation of auto accessories, mobile electronics, audio video equipment, security systems, custom wheels and tire packages, window tinting, vehicle wraps, paint protection films, detailing services, nano ceramic coatings, maintenance and repair services, and more. 

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Tint World Partners with Official Jeep Sound Systems Vendor DS18

BOCA RATON, FL (03.25.2021) – Tint World Automotive Styling Centers has announced its partnership with DS18. As part of the collaboration, Tint World will serve as an authorized seller and installer of all DS18 products.

“We’re always excited to be able to offer our customers the top automotive electronic products on the market,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, CEO and president of Tint World. “Partnering with DS18 lets our customer have access to top-end car audio products, and we can’t wait to see how they enjoy them.”

DS18 is the official Jeep sound systems vendor. The Miami-based company specializes in mobile, marine and home electronic equipment. DS18 offers several products including amplifiers, speakers, subwoofers, tweeters, component sets and a multitude of other audio accessories.

“We want to be able to reach an audience that enjoys the nuances of a great sound product as we do,” said Sasha Susterman, CEO of DS18. “Joining Tint World’s extensive franchise network will allow us to expand our reach and continue to show why we are an industry leader.”

Tint World Automotive Styling Centers offer sales and installation of auto accessories, mobile electronics, audio video equipment, security systems, custom wheels and tire packages, window tinting, vehicle wraps, paint protection films, detailing services, nano ceramic coatings, maintenance and repair services, and more.

Visit ds18.com and tintworld.com for more.

Tint World Ranks No. 194 on Inc. Magazine’s List of Florida’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

BOCA RATON, FL (03.18.2021) – Tint World Automotive Styling Centers was recognized as one of the fastest-growing private companies in Florida by Inc. Magazine. The company ranked No. 194 on the publication’s second annual Inc. 5000 Regionals: Florida list.

Charles J. Bonfiglio, CEO and President of Tint World

“Our placement on this list is a representation of how hard our corporate team and our franchisees have worked together over the past two years,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, CEO and President of Tint World. “Despite dealing with a tough business environment in 2020, our company was able to grow while expanding services. Looking forward, we plan on continuing that growth by expanding our franchise and opening new locations as the demand for our services increase.”

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Born of the annual Inc. 5000 franchise, the regional list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the Florida economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. 

The companies on the list show stunning rates of growth across all industries in Florida. Between 2017 and 2019, these 250 private companies had an average growth rate of 202%, and in 2019 alone, they employed more than 83,000 people and added nearly $11 billion to the Florida economy.

“Tint World grew by over 20% in 2020 with multiple franchise locations. We can contribute much of this growth to the measures we took during 2020,” said Bonfiglio. “We were deemed an essential business in 2020, so it was important for us to figure out what we needed to do to operate within the industry. We also focused on increased social media marketing and ppc advertising campaigns, letting our customers know our locations were essential businesses and remaining open. It was also important to offer them peace of mind knowing that we were adhering to the latest CDC guidelines and city mandates. We believe using a positive mindset and the knowledge we’ve gained in 2020, we’ll be able to double our growth in 2021.”

Tint World Automotive Styling Centers offer sales and installation of auto accessories, mobile electronics, audio video equipment, security systems, custom wheels and tire packages, window tinting, vehicle wraps, paint protection films, detailing services, nano ceramic coatings, maintenance and repair services, and more.

For more info, visit tintworld.com and inc.com/inc5000/regionals/florida

The DS18 Product Line Available at Tint World Automotive Styling Centers

MIAMI GARDENS, FL (03.12.2021) – DS18 has officially partnered with Tint World Automotive Styling Centers, a leading window tinting and automotive accessory franchise.

DS18 CEO, Sasha Susterman, has secured a new venture for the internationally recognized franchise, as authorized sellers and installers of ALL DS18 products.

DS18 will now have the exciting opportunity to show Tint World customers their shared passions in great customer service and love for all things LOUD.

DS18, the official Jeep Sound Systems vendor, also specializes in a variety of other audio segments which include a vast and complete line of Mobile, Marine and Pro Audio. This new partnership with Tint World extends full access to all DS18 products, services and support.

With over 80 retail locations worldwide, Tint World makes it even more accessible for audio loving customers to get their DS18 gear at a moment’s notice.

Visit ds18.com for more.

Tint World Salutes High-Performing Franchise Owners at International Franchise Convention

BOCA RATON, FL (03.10.2021) – Tint World Automotive Styling Centers recognized its leading franchise owners during its 13th annual International Franchise Convention in February.

Tint World’s convention pivoted to a virtual event due to safety concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite its virtual nature, the event still included vendor training, Q&A sessions and the annual awards ceremony. 

The conference featured keynote speakers Cordell Riley, a top franchising professional who has spent 20 years helping businesses thrive, and Dorien Morin-van Dam, a marketing specialist that works with various entrepreneurs, eCommerce and international brands.

Charles Bonfiglio pictured during the virtual Tint World International Franchise Convention

“This year’s event is a little different from previous years because we had to host it virtually,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, CEO and president of Tint World. “While we were not able to enjoy being in person, we were dedicated to giving our franchisees the same experience as in years past. Our franchise owners still were able to enjoy vendor training and several Q&A sessions geared toward enhancing their knowledge.

“With that said, our franchisees are always looking for ways to improve and better their companies. Despite the challenges, we were able to thrive in 2020 without losing a single franchise. We look to building on that momentum moving forward in 2021.”

Tint World presented these awards at the 2021 Tint World International Franchise Convention:

  • Top Gun Franchise Award: Santiago and Dominica Rojas (Massapequa Park, New York)
  • Franchise Ambassador of the Year Award (U.S): Austin Gurba (Olathe, Kansas)
  • Franchise Ambassador of the Year Award (Canada): Robert Lebovic (Pickering, Ontario)
  • Franchise Mentor of the Year Award: Jason Heller (Wilmington, Delaware)
  • Local Marketing Impact Award: Dee Patel (Chamblee, Georgia)
  • Rookie of the Year Award: Greg and Melissa Alan (San Marcos, California)
  • Most Improved Franchise Award: Mark Eastland (Hutto, Texas)
  • Brand Ambassador Vendor of the Year Award: AAMP Global
  • Manufacturing Vendor of the Year Award: Keystone Automotive Operations, Inc.
  • Best Performing Franchise Award: Todd and Michelle Simms (St. Petersburg, Florida); Jason Hempel (Katy, Texas)
  • Outstanding Growth Award: Sam Jowkari (Missouri City, Texas); Tom and Drew Nixon (Charleston, South Carolina); Scott Lemmon (Cumming, Georgia)
  • Social Media Achievement Award: Todd and Michelle Simms (St. Petersburg, Florida); Santiago and Dominica Rojas (Massapequa Park, New York); Michael Richards and Dylan Thiel (Grapevine, Texas); Randy Silver and Austin Silver (Cary, North Carolina); Pete and Barbra Muller (Longwood, Florida); Jeff and Penny Rackley (The Colony, Texas); Arif Notta (Dallas, Texas); Chris and Michelle Mays (Port Charlotte, Florida); Greg and Melissa Alan (San Marcos, California); Sohail and Talha Khan (Livonia, Michigan); LeRoy Schubert (Sterling, Virginia); Jian Guan (San Diego, California); Michael Richards and Dylan Thiel (Rowlett, Texas); Todd and Michelle Simms (Palm Harbor, Florida)

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Tint World Builds Franchise Development Strategy from 2020 Success

BOCA RATON, FL (02.11.2021) – Tint World Automotive Styling Centers is building on its 2020 success with major investments in franchise development, positioning the company to continue its fast growth and ongoing expansion into new national and international markets.

“There’s no doubt that 2020 was a difficult year,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, president and CEO of Tint World. “But early on we made a concerted effort to develop and implement best practices for the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the entire Tint World family remained safe and healthy and could continue providing essential automotive services. Because of that proactive spirit, we had more existing franchisees invest into opening additional locations or relocate to larger stores to handle the increased service business growth. And not a single Tint World location closed in 2020, despite all the major economic challenges we faced.”

Charles J. Bonfiglio

Tint World’s 2021 strategy for franchise development includes focusing on an optimized sales process, streamlining lead management, and increasing investment in online marketing and social media efforts.

Tint World was founded in 1982 and began franchising in 2007. Since then, the company has opened more than 80 locations in the United States, Canada, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates – with over 30 additional locations currently in development. In 2020, Tint World’s continued success earned the company multiple awards from a range of prestigious industry organizations, including the Inc. 5000, the Entrepreneur Franchise 500, Franchise Business Review’s 200 Best Franchises to Buy, the Franchise Gator Top 100 Franchises, the Franchise Times Top 200+ and Franchise Business Review’s Culture100.

“Our growth really speaks to the unique business model we’ve developed and the character and commitment of our franchisees,” said Bonfiglio. “Even in a period of economic uncertainty, we’re on pace to have a record-breaking number of new franchises in 2021, and that creates extreme confidence throughout the Tint World family for growth opportunities well into the future.”

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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