Tint World® Opens First Louisiana Location in New Orleans
National Automotive Styling Centers™ franchise has opened their first Louisiana franchise in New Orleans, fusing tinting and auto customization with classic and antique restoration.
July 13, 2018 // Franchising.com // NEW ORLEANS, La. - Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™, a leading auto accessory and window tinting franchise, has opened in Jefferson Parish within the New Orleans metropolitan area. Owned and operated by Stephen Klein, the store will provide the community with the recognizable products and services expected from Tint World®, such as mobile electronics and car stereo upgrades, vehicle customization and window film, but will also incorporate an antique and classic restoration shop.
Klein has been involved with automotive work since he was just a teenager working on antiques with his grandfather. What started as a hobby quickly became monetized, and he financed his time in college by fixing up cars and then selling them. He later opened and operated an antique and classic restoration shop in Baton Rouge for 7 years, but he shut down the shop after his father became ill and moved to New Orleans where he then reopened.
“Klein’s experience and expertise with restoration and customization perfectly compliment our brand,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, CEO of Tint World®. “He wanted to build a one-stop shop for the customers in his community, and we were his answer for that. I’m excited to have someone as passionate as Klein at the helm of a Tint World® franchise, and I know that he will succeed with our first franchise in Louisiana.”
Tint World® of New Orleans will allow Klein to lead with the recognizable Tint World® brand visibly positioned at the front of his hybrid location. Combining two unique yet complimentary businesses, Klein will operate his franchise with the addition of his hot rod and classic restoration business in the back.
“I worked with a degree of auto accessories at my older store, but it was just on a smaller scale,” Klein said. “There’s a huge demand for it though, and that helped bring me to Tint World®. Charles and I hit it off right away. I was so impressed with his marketing, and the brand is so recognizable I feel like it sells itself. I also love that Tint World® gives me an opportunity to build a business that I can step away from, and with the right people in place, trust that it will continue to operate smoothly in my absence.”
The all-new Tint World® of New Orleans store is located at 5821 Jefferson Highway, Building A in Elmwood, Louisiana. To find out more, call 504-708-5366.
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.
About Tint World®
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.
Charles J. Bonfiglio
CEO, Tint World®
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