September 29, 2016 // Franchising.com // BOCA RATON, Fla. – Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™, a leading auto accessory and window tinting franchise, has opened a new location in Longwood, Florida, just minutes north of Orlando. Owned and operated by Barbra Muller, the new store is the 12th Tint World® location in Florida and will provide residents with a variety of services, including mobile electronics and car stereo upgrades, vehicle customization, automotive, residential and commercial window film, as well as marine audio and styling.
“Barbra and her team are what every franchisor wants in place when opening a new location,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, CEO of Tint World®. “She has extensive business experience, and has surrounded herself with some of the highest skilled installers and tinters in Central Florida. Her team has a combination of more than 65 years of industry experience. The sky is the limit for this store.”
A native Central Floridian and business graduate of the Univeristy of Central Florida, Muller has spent more than 15 years in customer service management, dedicating her career to always providing complete customer satisfaction and consistently delivering on that promise. She is excited to transition her skills into managing her new store.
“My number one goal with this store is to be customer focused,” said Muller. “Too many times people pull up to a shop and they feel uncomfortable or intimidated by, or afraid of weird sales tactics. We want to be a safe location with a professional atmosphere. We want everyone to feel comfortable, whether you’re a busy professional dropping your car off or a parent who needs to keep your kids entertained at the shop while your car gets worked on. As a mother of two young children myself, this was very important to me.”
The new location will be one of the largest Tint World® locations in the nation at more than 6,000 square feet. The shop has a large showroom with beautiful hardwood floors and fully interactive displays that allow customers to touch, see and hear every product before they make their purchasing decision. A grand opening celebration will be held at the store on Saturday, October 8th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“My husband and I both have deep roots in the Orlando community,” said Muller. “We spent years saving our money with the plan to eventually open our own business, but we never really knew what type of business it would be. My husband has worked in the automotive electronics industry for 20 years and was very familiar with Tint World®’s reputation and success in other markets. We didn’t want to risk our savings to setup a business completely from scratch, so moving forward with a franchise gave us that extra security we knew would help make us successful. That’s when we decided that opening the first Tint World® location in the Orlando market was the right decision for us.”
Muller’s husband is an automotive aftermarket veteran, and has been in the industry for 20 years. “It’s great having your husband be so connected to the business,” said Muller. “The best part is I’ve been able to tap into his network to make sure that we have the best installers and window tinters in Central Florida. We believe we can offer the best quality work to our customers in Orlando and I’m really excited to start serving our community.”
The all-new Tint World® Longwood store is located at 2100 North Ronald Reagan Blvd., Longwood, FL 32750 and is open Monday through Saturday. To find out more, call 321-247-TINT (321-247-8468).
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®