Turbo Tint and Franchise Update Co-Founders Ink 12-Unit, 3-State Partnership
In a coalition of co-founders, Moran Family of Brands co-founder and CEO Barbara Moran-Goodrich has partnered with Franchise Update Media co-founder and Chairman Gary Gardner to create a new franchise ownership group, Clear Window Solutions. The new partnership plans to open 12 new Turbo Tint locations across three states: Nevada, Arizona, and Houston. The first is expected to open in Las Vegas later this year, followed by new stores in the Phoenix, Tucson, and Houston markets.
Under the agreement, Gardner will oversee market development, site selection, and buildout while Moran-Goodrich will manage the operations side of the business. Moran-Goodrich and Gardner will be majority shareholders in the Clear Window Solutions ownership group while Moran President Pete Baldine, Franchise Development Representative Ben Reist, Marketing Director Amanda Maquet, and Business Development Manager Grant Maquet will each be minority partners.
“I am thrilled to join with Gary Gardner on this business venture as we bring the Turbo Tint concept to the Las Vegas market,” said Moran-Goodrich. “I have been friends with Gary for many years and he was very impressed with Turbo Tint’s quick installation, online purchasing, and scheduling concept as he was looking for franchise investment opportunities.”
“When Barb first mentioned the creation of Turbo Tint several years ago, the concept immediately caught my attention,” said Gardner. “There is a simplicity in the business model with a straightforward approach, small product line, and large profit margins. I was sold after seeing some of the locations in Florida and felt now was the perfect time to work with Barb in bringing additional Turbo Tint stores to a new market.”
The first Turbo Tint store opened in Oklahoma City in October 2020. There are currently two additional open locations in Orlando and Delray Beach, Florida with signed agreements for 46 more. Moran expects to open five or six Turbo Tint stores in the first quarter of 2023 and anticipates having 18 to 21 operating by year-end.
Turbo Tint specializes in automotive and architectural window tint services. Customers can purchase an automotive tint package and schedule an appointment online. When they arrive for service, they will only need to select their desired shade of window film. The entire installation process is completed in one hour or less. In addition to automotive window tinting, Turbo Tint also offers ceramic coating and paint protection services.
All Turbo Tint locations feature a modern and spacious customer waiting area featuring oversized leather chairs, flatscreen TVs, and computer workstations with free Wi-Fi in front of a cozy fireplace setting. While waiting for their tint installation, customers can enjoy complimentary coffee, beer, wine, soft drinks, and snacks.
Based in Midlothian, Illinois, Moran Family of Brands provides specialty products and services in virtually every aspect of the automotive aftermarket through a total of more than 120 franchise locations nationwide. Brands include Mr. Transmission, Milex Complete Auto Care, Turbo Tint, Alta Mere, and SmartView Window Solutions. For more information visit moranfamilyofbrands.com.
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