February 25, 2016 // Franchising.com // BOCA RATON, Fla. – Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™, a leading auto accessory and window tinting franchise, has finished training three new store owners to open up locations in Gulfport, Mississippi; Boise, Idaho; and Union City, California. While the California location will be the fourth Tint World® to open up on the West Coast, the Idaho and Mississippi locations will be the first Tint World® stores in their respective states.
“It’s good to see the Tint World® business expand to more states in the U.S.,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, CEO of Tint World®. “This will put our total reach at 18 states and three countries. With the continued addition of experienced and knowledgeable owners like the ones that trained at our headquarters, I’m confident we’ll continue to expand our reach across the nation.”
The new Boise store owner, Dan Burrup, brings more than 15 years of automotive experience to his new Tint World® store. Burrup started as a used car dealer and before long opened an automotive repair and maintenance shop.
“We were originally looking for a stereo franchise and Tint World® kept popping up,” said Burrup. “The more we looked into Tint World®, the more we liked it. They’re very organized with a good system and good portfolio of vendors, and their marketing strategy was something we felt we could depend on.”
The Gulfport store will be owned and operated by brothers Donnie and Steve Saucier, who are no strangers to franchising. The Sauciers owned an automotive franchise in the past, and currently own a physical security franchise.
“The marketing plan that Tint World® has to offer is second to none based on my experience,” said Donnie Saucier. “A lot of times marketing is on a national level and the local level is left up to the owner. Not with Tint World®. They are extremely involved in the marketing specifics for each individual location and their online and social media marketing is very impressive.”
The new Union City location will be a co-branded franchise and it will operate under the ownership of Kenny McCardie. Since 2002, McCardie has excelled in the automotive industry as the owner of Auto Sound Specialists.
“Tint World® offered a turnkey solution and a brand that I could collaborate with and strengthen my position in the market,” said McCardie. “The detail and thoroughness of the training was great, and the passion from the whole corporate franchise team was obvious. Every aspect of the business was addressed, from customer service and sales to marketing and operations.”
The three all-new Tint World® locations are set to open in March and April 2016. For those interested in employment opportunities, applications are being accepted now. To find out more, call 800-767-8468.
Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™ are leading providers of automotive, marine, residential and commercial window tinting and also offer sales and installation of mobile electronics, audio video equipment, security systems, auto accessories, custom wheels and tire packages, detailing services, 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.
Founded in 1982, Tint World® has grown to become an award-winning franchised provider of automotive, residential, commercial and marine window tinting and security film services. With Automotive Styling Centers™ in the U.S. and abroad, each franchise location houses approximately 20 profit centers, ranging from in-store accessory installations, to off-site sales and installation of residential, commercial and marine window tinting and security films. To find out more, please visit www.tintworld.com and tintworldfranchise.com.
SOURCE Tint World®
Charles J. Bonfiglio
CEO, Tint World®