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.”

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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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Tint World Ranked as Top Franchise for 6th Year in a Row in Franchise 500

BOCA RATON, FL (01.17.2020) – Tint World Automotive Styling Centers recently ranked in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500, the world’s first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking. Placement in the Franchise 500 is a highly sought-after honor in the franchise industry making it one of the company’s most competitive rankings ever. Recognized as an invaluable resource for potential franchisees, the Franchise 500 ranks Tint World as 279 for its outstanding performance in areas including unit growth, financial strength and stability, and brand power.

“The 500 companies on this list all have something in common: They understand what consumers want now,” says Entrepreneur editor-in-chief Jason Feifer. “They may be an upstart in a brand-new category, or they may be a brand like Dunkin’ that’s ranked highly on our list for decades. But either way, making our list means they’re forward-thinking, nimble, and closely in touch with their customers’ needs—because in an ever-changing business environment, that’s what a franchise must do to thrive.”

An excited Charles Bonfiglio at a Tint World store in the Middle East.

The key factors that go into the evaluation include costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. Each franchise is given a cumulative score based on an analysis of more than 150 data points, and the 500 franchises with the highest cumulative scores become the Franchise 500 in ranking order.

“Appearing in the Entrepreneur Franchise 500 for the sixth consecutive year proves the dedication and work ethic of the Tint World team,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, CEO of Tint World. “The Tint World staff and franchise owners are committed to maintaining the company’s position among the elite automotive styling franchises. We’re all extremely grateful this recognition, but it also inspires us to achieve even more in 2020.”

Over its 41 years in existence, the Franchise 500 has become both a dominant competitive measure for franchisors and a primary research tool for potential franchisees. Tint World’s position on the ranking is a testament to its strength as a franchise opportunity.

Tint World Automotive Styling Centers offer sales and installation of auto and marine 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. 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, with franchise opportunities available worldwide.

To view Tint World in the full ranking, visit entrepreneur.com/franchise500. Results can also be seen in the January/February 2020 issue of Entrepreneur, available on newsstands Jan. 14.

Tint World Opens New Olathe Location

OLATHE, KS (10.21.2019) – Tint World Automotive Styling Centers has announced Tint World of Lenexa, under the ownership of local entrepreneur Austin Gurba and co-owners Evan Gurba and Bob Peel, has moved to a larger location in Olathe following years of business success.

“I have a passion for all types of cars and spent many years going to car shows with my own vehicles,” Gurba said. “I wanted to turn my passion into a career, and Tint World provides a great path for success in this industry. They have streamlined the process to give you all the support you need to reach your business goals.”

Tint World Olathe, Kansas will provide a full range of automotive styling and safety services including automotive tint, automotive paint protection film, mobile electronics, advanced driver-assistance systems, car stereo upgrades, and residential and commercial window film.

“Austin is a young entrepreneur who has invested in his passion and seen it pay off,” said Charles Bonfiglio, president and CEO of Tint World. “He leaned into his sales background and put a lot of love into the Lenexa store. Now, six years later, the trio has purchased a larger building and completed a full renovation to accommodate the demand in the area.”

The all-new Tint World Olathe, Kansas store is located at 1301 E Santa St, Olathe, KS 66061. For more information, call 913-815-8468.

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Tint World Receives Seventh Franchise Times Top 200+ Ranking

BOCA RATON, FL (10.03.2019) – Tint World Automotive Styling Centers has been named to the Franchise Times Top 200+ list for 2019. This marks the seventh year the company has been named as a top performing U.S.-based franchise brand.

“To receive this type of recognition again is gratifying, but honors like this wouldn’t be possible without the dedication and determination of every member of the Tint World organization,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, president and CEO of Tint World. “Our franchise owners and corporate staff are passionate and driven. They truly live the Tint World culture.”

The Franchise Times Top 200+ list is an annual ranking of the 500 largest franchise systems in the United States by global system-wide sales, based on the previous year’s performance. The project is the result of a five-month research and reporting effort each year that results in the most credible and objective franchise ranking available.

“We’ve had significant growth in the last year, and we’re poised to continue that upward climb,” Bonfiglio said. “We currently have 75 different locations in four different countries, with more stores set to open in late 2019. The business model we utilize is proven to be successful, and the same can be said for the support systems we have in place. There couldn’t be a better time to join the Tint World family,” said Bonfiglio.

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Tint World Names Maria Landaeta as Creative Design Manager

BOCA RATON, FL (09.24.2019) – Tint World Automotive Styling Centers has named Maria Landaeta as its lead creative graphic designer.

Landaeta is a recent Cum Laude graphic design graduate of Florida Atlantic University. She brings extensive experience in web design, branding, packaging and application development to the Tint World family and will lend her expertise to leading the visual esthetic of the Tint World brand.

Maria Landaeta

“While attending school to fine-tune her design skills, Maria acquired multiple certifications putting her at the very top of her class,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, president and CEO of Tint World. “In addition to her knack for design, she has experience with adapting her designs to suit a diverse range of consumer markets, which has provided her the skills to transition to a worldwide franchise very easily.”

Bonfiglio said the leadership and organizational skills Landaeta developed in the fast-paced world of design will be an asset in delivering quick results to the Tint World corporation and all of its franchisees.

“Tint World makes it a priority to stay current with the latest in design and marketing trends, which is what attracted me to the company immediately,” Landaeta said. “This company has a reputation for excellence that has helped numerous entrepreneurs succeed. I am proud to join this talented team and I look forward to lending my design expertise to help Tint World® continue to grow.”

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. 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, with franchise opportunities available worldwide.

Visit www.tintworld.com for more.