May 12, 2016 // Franchising.com // BOCA RATON, Fla. – Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™, a leading auto accessory and window tinting franchise, recently finished training six new store owners to operate locations in Pennsylvania, California, Texas, Maryland and Illinois. While the Pennsylvania location was recently purchased and taken over by a new owner, the other five locations will be new store openings.
Each Tint World® store owner goes through three full weeks of classroom and in-store training.
“The goal is for every owner to learn every phase of the business,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, CEO of Tint World®. “We want them to be familiar with all aspects of how a Tint World® is run, from employee and customer interactions to vendor relationships. It’s very important that every one of our owners has hands-on training and learns the entire business process in action so that they can take charge and hit the ground running when their store opens.”
Of the new owners who completed training, Abdual Afghani will own and operate the new San Jose, Calif. store; Pedro Flores will own and operate the new Midland, Texas store; Jeff Rackley will own and operate the new The Colony, Texas store; Stephen Leacock will own and operate the new Owing Mills, Md. store; Brandon Kurth will own and operate the new Rockford, Ill. store; and Brandon Blume, who recently purchased the Pennsylvania location, will own and operate his store in Pittsburgh, Pa.
“This group of new owners surprised me at how well they were able to grasp the training information and adapt their business experience to our franchise recipe,” said Paul Pirro, executive vice president of Tint World®. “Their diverse backgrounds and previous ownership of other businesses gives them an edge for success.”
With the new store openings, Tint World® will have nine stores in Texas, five in California, and multiple locations in Maryland and Illinois.
“Our presence is continuing to grow and it’s all because we keep attracting owners like these,” said Bonfiglio. “It’s important that we not only train our owners to be successful, but that they want to be successful. That’s the kind of culture we’re looking to create, and I have no doubt these owners will live up to that expectation.”
The five all-new Tint World® locations are set to open in June 2016, while Blume has already assumed ownership of the Pennsylvania location. 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®