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Mobile Electronics August Issue, 8-2-2016 -- With inevitable constant change in the automotive sound industry, retailers must always explore creative new ways of keeping their businesses prosperous. Author Johnny Rich said, “The future is certain. It is just not known.” As new ways of meeting goals are examined, retailers shape their own futures. One way of doing this is via co-branding, which offers an option for financial security, among other benefits.

Steve Beagelman of SMB Franchise Advisors has over 25 years of experience in the franchise industry. He is a Certified Franchise Executive and has worked with brands such as Rita’s Water Ice, Hollywood Tans and Saladworks. “You have to choose a partner who’s willing to be somewhat flexible,” he stated in regards to selecting a company to co-brand with. “If your brand is too strict and rigid, it’s hard to make a co-brand situation work. You need what I call two willing partners to work together.” Recently, one notable company within 12-volt has chosen to co-brand with franchising brand, Tint World. Such a decision can be a difficult one, and depends on whether such a relationship would be fruitful for both parties. What are the benefits—are there any downsides?

A Changing Market

At SEMA in 2008, Auto Sound Specialists of Union City, Calif. learned about Tint World, but at the time, things didn’t work out. “We realized it would be a nice fit, but it wasn’t the time for us,” said Kenny McCardie, owner of Auto Sound. “Their infrastructure we didn’t think could support us being in Northern California. Even at that point, we identified that the basic idea definitely fits what we do here. We kept an eye on them from 2008 until present. A few years ago they opened in Northern California. That's when we realized it was time to reconsider.”

McCardie acknowledged that everyone is struggling. Co-branding can be a good solution depending on a company’s needs. “A lot of times as independent owners, we think ‘it's my way,’ and are reluctant and almost afraid of change,” McCardie said. “But we're living in a changing world and economy. We need to make the adjustments.”

With co-branding can come a whole host of benefits including financial stability, improved marketing and technical support. Beagelman of SMB Franchise Advisors added, “It is certainly very synergistic—you already have a staff, already have customers coming in, why not offer an additional product line?”

McCardie pointed out the car audio electronics industry has been shrinking. “Instead of being afraid of the change, working with other organizations will help us grow. So many doors will open because we have the help of a larger company,” he said, pointing out more of the benefits. “As a small business, there's only so much we can do.”

According to Anthony Foley, the Franchise Development Director at Tint World, they’ve developed solutions for marketing and IT support, and also help franchisees understand business management. Tint World has been open since 1982 and the corporate office is located in Boca Raton, Fla. “Every individual business is different,” he said. “Every owner has a unique spin on how they want to enter the business and get customers. We understand that. We all have a unique perspective on how businesses need to run. We know what business owners are looking for. We know what makes their businesses operate in a fluid fashion. We've been in their shoes.”

Tint World aims to make business more automated for the franchisee and places special focus on the core profit, according to Foley.

“How do we help them drive more revenue more efficiently?” Foley said. “How do we help them drive more business? Cover conversions, key performance indicators—that gives us a good barometer on where business is and where we need to go. Where are you now and where do you hope to be?” This is an important question business owners must ask daily, and the answer is subject to change as the business evolves. Each retailer chooses the best ways to further their own goals. For some retailers, such as Auto Sound Specialists, co-branding can be a good solution. For others, remaining independent might be the better choice—this all depends on individual needs and aspirations for the future.

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Global automotive leather leader Katzkin and Tint World, the foremost window tinting and automotive styling retail franchise, have joined forces to create a new choice for total vehicle transformation. Together, Katzkin and Tint World bring more than 60 years of experience to the retail world. This partnership creates a full-service, one-stop approach to vehicle personalization that includes a complete cloth to leather interior transformation within a 24-hour installation timeframe. Katzkin will be available in 36 Tint World franchises throughout the country with an expected expansion into 45 Tint World franchises in the U.S., then will move into their International operations by year end. The alliance opens a new channel for consumers to upgrade their vehicles with the affordable luxury of a new leather interior, while further customizing their ride through other interior and exterior enhancements at the same time and same facility.

“There’s an enormous synergy between our two brands,” said Brooks Mayberry, CEO for Katzkin. “Beyond our reputation for service and quality, we’ve based our differentiation within the industry on establishing a new benchmark for automotive leather design. Katzkin offers an average of eight unique leather design options for each vehicle, giving the consumer choices that enable vehicle personalization,” said Mayberry. “Tint World has a stellar reputation for providing its customers every additional aspect of personalization, both inside and out, and we’re anxious to be part of that solution.”

Katzkin will be providing a state-of-the-art kiosk within each franchise store -- an industry first that provides a physical touch and feel leather sample as well as immediate access to the company’s “VIS” vehicle interior selector, with more than 500 pre-designs for over 1,000 vehicle patterns, with the option of Heated & “now Cooling” seats. An initial soft roll-out will begin throughout Tint World stores in late April, including point-of-sale materials and detailed ordering information.

According to Paul Pirro, Vice President of Dealer Operations for Tint World, both organizations provide quality and a distinctive reputation that goes well beyond industry standards. “Katzkin has long been regarded for its OEM and dealership work, and by teaming with Tint World, we can together open the doors to a burgeoning enthusiast audience that wants to create its own personalized ride experience.” With headquarters in Florida, the company began 32 years ago as a window tinting company and has grown into a full-service Automotive Styling Service Center. Tint World has a majority of franchises east of the Rockies with additional outlets in California and Texas. The company is currently building new stores in Canada, Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, and Dubai.

March 11, 2021 -- DS18 has officially partnered with Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™, a leading window tinting and automotive accessory franchise! DS18 CEO, Sasha Susterman, has secured a new venture for the internationally recognized franchise, as authorized sellers and installers of ALL DS18 products. DS18 will now have the exciting opportunity to show Tint World® customers their shared passions in great customer service and love for all things LOUD!

DS18, the official Jeep Sound Systems vendor, also specializes in a variety of other audio sects which include a vast and complete line of Mobile, Marine and Pro Audio. This new partnership with Tint World® extends full access to all DS18 products, services and support.

With over 80 retail locations worldwide, Tint World® makes it even more accessible for audio loving customers to get their DS18 gear at a moment’s notice.

National Automotive Styling Centers™ announces its new online store which will provide customers a seamless shopping experience with factory-direct prices and free shipping to local stores for prompt installation

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Nov. 28, 2017 – Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™ has developed a revolutionary new way for customers to shop for automotive accessories and have them installed at their local franchise location.

The new Tint World® online store, which officially went live just in time for the holidays, bridges the gap between online shoppers and Tint World® brick and mortar stores.

“We’re always looking to stay ahead of the curve at Tint World®, both for our customers and for our franchisees,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, Tint World® CEO. “Our new online store is the first in the industry to offer a streamlined system for purchasing automotive parts and accessories online and have the option to ship those purchases directly to a Tint World® location for fast, hassle-free installation.”

The option to find a local installer will cater to the “do-it-for-me” consumer, while the factory-direct pricing and Tint World® quality selection will appeal to the “do-it-yourself” auto enthusiast. Tint World® is an authorized seller and installer for all the brands it offers both instore and online, so consumers receive the benefit of receiving parts and labor from a single source.

“Shoppers are more informed now than ever,” Bonfiglio said. “By offering a convenient online shopping experience and competitive pricing, we’re able to provide more products to customers and the added-value of proper installation by knowledgeable experts. The customer will be able to identify nearby Tint World® locations based on geographic location and set installation appointments from the online store interface. This will allow for seamless communication between the online store and physical store locations, creating value on both sides of the transaction.”

Featuring thousands of automotive accessories and counting, the new online store offers automotive aftermarket styling products and accessories such as mobile electronics, auto security, custom wheels, performance parts and a variety of state-of-the-art accessories. While Tint World® boasts locations all over the U.S., the new online store will give everyone the opportunity to take advantage of Tint World®’s excellent product and service offering.

“We are proud to have partnered with our manufacturers and distribution warehouses to provide our customers with online shopping with factory-direct pricing,” Bonfiglio said. “It also allows us to simultaneously expand our franchisee’s product and service offerings without adding excessive inventory costs. It’s a win-win for Tint World® customers and franchisees.”

The Tint World® online store offers free shipping on purchases over $99 dollars, and all purchases that are shipped to a local Tint World® include free shipping as well. For more information, visit www.tintworld.com.

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.

National Automotive Styling Centers™ builds on 2021 achievements for 40th anniversary

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Feb. 14, 2022 — Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™, a leading window tinting and automotive accessory franchise, celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2022 by building on its remarkable success in 2021, highlighted by 16 new store openings and a $15 million increase in annual revenue.

“With a total of 94 Tint World® locations in operation, we’re closing in on our 40th anniversary target of 100 open stores, with 68 new franchise licenses under development for 2022,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, president and CEO of Tint World®. “We’re also proud to have significantly increased revenue in 2021 to over $62 million, thanks to average store sales growth and in large part to the growing number of Tint World® locations that recorded more than a million dollars in annual revenue.”

Tint World®’s extraordinary annual performance in 2021 demonstrates the franchise brand’s powerful value and the strength of its unique growth strategy and franchise success model.

“The innovative transparency of our franchise disclosure document has helped increase the number of area developers in the Tint World® family,” Bonfiglio said. “More than 30% of the new franchises we awarded in 2021 will develop multiple locations in their territories, which is critical to our growth and also reflects the confidence that our franchisees have in the Tint World® brand model.”

In addition to franchise growth, Tint World® has invested in constructing a new 12,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility to house the company’s corporate office, training center, and new Tint World® demonstration center serving to represent the evolving Tint World® brand.

“Our focus on supporting the success of Tint World® franchisees positioned us to continue growing and expanding into new markets even during an unpredictable economic climate,”. Bonfiglio said. “We are committed to equipping our franchisees with all the tools they need to succeed, including essential technology, operations and marketing solutions, so they can deliver the premier automotive services Tint World® is known for.”

Tint World® was recognized as a Fast & Serious Smart Franchise Brand by FranchiseTimes for 2022, and for its continuing achievements in 2021 by multiple prominent industry and business publications and organizations, including Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500® and Top Global Franchises, the Inc. 5000, Inc. 5000 Regionals: Florida, Franchise Business Review’s Top Franchises, the Franchise Gator Top 100, and the Franchise Times Top 400.

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.

Founded in 1982, Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™ is America’s largest and fastest-growing automotive accessories and window tinting international franchise, specializing in window tinting, protective films, vehicle wraps, audio and electronics, security systems, car and truck accessories, wheels and tires, detailing and ceramic coating, and installation services.

Tint World® Mobile Services™ include marine, residential, and commercial window tinting films, solar films, decorative films, safety and security films, and protective ceramic coatings. Tint World® has locations in the United States, Canada, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, with master franchise opportunities available worldwide. To find out more, please visit www.TintWorld.com or www.TintWorldFranchise.com.

Tint World, a leading auto accessory and window tinting franchise, has expanded its Roswell, Georgia location with the addition of 12-volt industry veteran Calvin Thomas. A past finalist for Mobile Electronics Magazine’s Installer of the Year award, Thomas brings decades of car audio, fabrication and integration experience to the Automotive Styling Centers location.

“Calvin’s can-do attitude coupled with his more than 20 years of experience allow him to tackle virtually any car audio project our customers can roll in,” said Amish Patel, Tint World® Roswell franchise owner. “The 12 volt industry isn’t as simple as it used to be 10 or 15 years ago and now, you have to be able to integrate aftermarket systems in a fashion that makes them appear OEM. Calvin’s custom fabrication experience will allow this service for our customers.”

Thomas comes to Tint World® with a reputation for award-winning projects and skills. A two-time nominee for the prestigious Installer of the Year award, he has also been named one of the Top 100 Installers by Mobile Electronics Magazine. His past experience includes work as a master fabricator, having built a number of International Auto Sound Challenge Association World Champion winning vehicles. As a Tint World® installer, Thomas hopes to leverage his 12 volt and fabrication experience as a benefit to the entire franchise system.

“Tint World® has a lot of things down pat and I want to expand on that and share my experiences and ideas with the entire business,” said Thomas. “There are a lot of opportunities to grow in the custom installation and fabrication sector and the more Tint World® learns as a business allows us to offer higher quality projects for our customers.”

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, detailing services and more. Stores are located throughout the U.S. and abroad, with franchise opportunities available worldwide.

To find out more, please visit www.tintworld.comand tintworldfranchise.com.

 Tint World, a leading auto accessory and window tinting franchise, has expanded its Naples, Florida service offering with the addition of 25-year automotive industry veteran Randy Swartz. An experienced 12-volt installer, fabricator and SEMA show car builder, Swartz will oversee all of the installation departments, customizations and high-end fabrication work as the location’s all-new store manager.

"There are only a handful of people in the country that possess Randy's skill set and overall industry knowledge,” said Michael Richards, Tint World® Naples franchise owner. “In addition to Tint World®’s core products and services, we can now offer next level fabrication and customization to become a true one-stop shop for all cars, trucks, boats and off-road vehicles. We are very excited Randy has joined the Tint World® Naples team, as his hire has turned the vision I had for a shop in southwest Florida into a reality. He’s a great guy and I know our customers are going to love him."

A Florida native, Swartz comes to Tint World® with an extensive background building and fabricating custom audio, 12-volt upgrades, exhaust systems, suspension components and everything in between for cars, trucks and motorcycles. Having spent 10 years working in his own shop in western Florida, Swartz built and installed custom parts for Corvettes and other exotics including Lamborghinis and Ferraris. In the 2000s, he built a SEMA display Corvette for a mobile electronics company and also contributed to show cars for Pioneer and Sony. Experienced with metal, wood and other composite fabrications, Swartz will allow Tint World® Naples to expand its custom fabrication and installation services for interior 12-volt upgrades and safety equipment, as well as suspension kits, forced induction and boat and motorcycle upgrades.

“Working with Tint World® will allow me to share my experience building and modifying cars, trucks and motorcycles with area enthusiasts and other Tint World® installers,” said Swartz. “I’ve been working on cars for nearly 30 years and even installed stereos in Ferraris before they offered them from the factory. I’m excited to help Tint World® grow as a whole and to continue doing what I love, now as a part of the best team in the industry.”

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, detailing services and more. Stores are located throughout the U.S. and abroad, with franchise opportunities available worldwide. 

Tint World® has opened its all-new Houston, Texas location. Owned and managed by Houston natives Brandon Sanders and Antwoine Stewart, along with business partner Emmanuel Sasu, the Westpark Drive store will provide area residents with a variety of services, including vehicle customization, residential and commercial window film and marine upgrades and styling.

“Brandon and Antwoine are perfect examples of just how accommodating the Tint World® franchise model is to business savvy individuals,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, CEO of Tint World®. “With engineering and military backgrounds, their specialty before discovering our brand wasn’t necessarily automotive related, but they chose Tint World® because the system provided them with all the tools necessary to become a cornerstone of the Houston automotive accessories market.”

The process that led to the opening of the all-new Houston Tint World® began when Brandon, Antwoine’s uncle, and Emmanuel started looking for a new investment opportunity through franchise ownership. After considering his options for the area, Brandon consulted Antwoine and Emmanuel regarding a partnership, at which time they discovered the Tint World® business model. 

Located on Westpark Drive, the new Tint World® store opened its doors on August 23. Brandon and Emmanuel, are both Prairie View A&M University graduates, operate the business as owners while Antwoine serves as the stores’ general manager. The store will offer discounts and specials for Prairie View alumni and students, as well as U.S. Military veterans and active service members.

“What convinced us that Tint World® was the right opportunity was that it provides you to be your own boss and manage all aspects of a business, coupled with unlimited corporate training and support,” said Stewart. “We wanted to build a business that we enjoy and would benefit the local community we’re proud to call home, and given the size of Houston’s car and truck enthusiast scene, we’re well positioned to become the trusted automotive customization source for enthusiasts of all types.”

The all-new Tint World® Houston store is located at 5634 Westpark Drive, Houston, TX 77057 and is open Monday through Saturday. For those interested in employment opportunities, applications for experienced tint installers and 12 volt technicians are being accepted now. To find out more, call 832-404-2212.

Tint World® has made the Inc. 500|5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in the nation for 2015. This year’s inclusion marks the fourth year Tint World® has made the prestigious list.

“Being named to the Inc. 500|5000 list once again is truly a testament to the Tint World® model and the enormous amount of work that has been accomplished system-wide to ensure the brand continues to make significant strides,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, CEO of Tint World®. “Our goal is to continue down this path as we continue to position Tint World® as the leading automotive customization and window tinting franchise in the world.”

The Tint World® franchise model is based around the Automotive Styling Centers™, which provide automotive, marine, residential and commercial window tinting and film installations. In addition to window tinting, Tint World® franchises offer sales and installation of mobile electronics, audio video equipment, security systems, auto accessories, detailing services and more. Owners are provided comprehensive corporate support during all phases of the opening process, including startup, location selection, training, marketing and sales support, and franchisees are encouraged to explore multi-store ownership opportunities. Currently, Tint World® has nearly 70 individual locations opened or in development throughout the U.S. with more planned, including internationally.

Tint World Automotive Styling Centers, a leading auto accessory and window tinting franchise, was ranked as the No. 3 Top Emerging franchise, No. 14 Fastest Growing franchise, and No. 36 Top 100 franchise of 2016 by Franchise Gator, one of the largest online franchise directories.

“Receiving consistent recognition as a top franchise shows that Tint World® goes beyond franchise expectations,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, Tint World® CEO. “The achievements we’ve received as a franchise can be attributed in part to the business model we offer our store owners. We’re also constantly improving what we provide for our franchisees, from updated systems and training to unique and innovative technology, and it’s translated into success for the entire Tint World® team.”

Franchise Gator rankings are provided to prospective franchisees as a way to identify the best franchise investments. They rank franchises with a formula based on financial stability, growth, transparency, engagement, continuity and sustainability.

“We have some of the best franchisees out there, and none of this recognition happens without the hard work of each and every one of our store owners and their team members,” said Bonfiglio. “They work together by sharing new ideas and what’s worked for their market, and they are passionate about growing the Tint World® brand. We are always on the lookout for new franchisees who have that same mentality about owning and growing their own business.”

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, and franchise opportunities available worldwide.

For more information on Franchise Gator’s franchise rankings, visit www.franchisegator.com.

Tint World, a leading auto accessory and window tinting franchise, has announced an official partnership with automotive spoiler and hood scoop manufacturer, DAR Spoilers. With the agreement, DAR’s high quality, American-made products can be purchased and installed at Tint World Automotive Styling Centers nationwide.

“DAR Spoilers are the perfect complement to Tint World’s offerings,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, CEO of Tint World. “DAR’s products are not only built to the highest standards in the automotive industry, the varieties they offer are expansive enough that virtually any customer can come into a Tint World location and get the spoiler of their dreams, allowing our customers yet another option to build their ideal car, truck or SUV.”

Providing factory and custom-style spoilers for more than 700 models of automobiles, DAR Spoilers builds, paints and ships all products from their north Texas headquarters. Each spoiler and hood scoop is made to order and the PPG paint can be matched according to a manufacturer’s paint code. As an approved Tint World vendor, DAR Spoilers’ products – including several no-drill spoilers – will be available on Tint World’s e-commerce site as well as in-store. All products can be installed by Tint World technicians who will have constant access to installation support from DAR Spoilers.

“Aftermarket spoilers, especially ones built overseas, can have a bad reputation, but our products are American-made and tested for durability, ensuring the perfect fit each and every time,” said Jordan Imhoff, product manager at DAR Spoilers. “From our partnership with Tint World, customers can purchase our spoilers and have them installed professionally for hundreds of dollars less than what a comparable spoiler would cost at a dealership.”

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, detailing services and more. Stores are located throughout the U.S. and abroad, with franchise opportunities available worldwide.

To find out more, please visit www.tintworld.comand tintworldfranchise.com.

TORRANCE, CALIF., September 23, 2019 –Rydeen Mobile, the leader in mobile electronics innovations and driver safety, is proud to announce that it has entered in an agreement with the Tint World Franchise as an authorized vendor in the category for mobile electronics safety.  Tint World, a premier auto restyling and window tinting franchise, will now offer and professionally install the complete line of Rydeen Mobile Electronics products in all of their franchise locations. 

Tint World is a top 500 ranked, international franchise by Entrepreneur magazine for the past five years.  With over 75 locations in four countries and growing, Tint World offers a unique opportunity to expand sales and educate consumers on the growing driver safety category.

Rydeen will be focusing on its latest driver safety products. The all new BSS2LPBC is a complete and All-In-One blind spot solution using the latest advantages of true radar technology.  This self-contained unit can be added to any vehicle simply by replacing the license plate frame.  It is one of the only solutions for vehicles with metal bumpers and side panels such as SUV’s, pick-up trucks and commercial vehicles.  The unit also offers a built-in backup camera and cross traffic detection when pulling out of parking spaces where cars traveling down the lane cannot easily be seen by the driver.  The BSS2LPBC is a perfect solution for all vehicles not equipped with factory blind spot detection.

Charles Bonfiglio, chief executive officer at Tint World said, “We are pleased to announce our partnership with Rydeen and to offer their professional vehicle safety products. Their technical training and support will add value to our Franchise locations.”

“We are proud to be a part of the Tint World family and are excited about our future together.  We know that Tint World is a premier franchise that will benefit both our company and the Rydeen product customers. Tint World’s first-class locations, sales personal and experienced installation staff will ensure that our products will perform in the ways intended.  Their quality of work and value of service is among the best in the business,” stated Phil Maeda, president of Rydeen Mobile.  “We look forward to a great future together as both companies grow and prosper,” Maeda continues.

The product sales and fulfilments will be administered by Dow Electronics of Tampa Florida. “We have evaluated many options for servicing product fulfilment for Tint World,” said Phil Maeda. “Dow is hands-down the best choice for Tint World, because of their efficiency and communication abilities to each one of its franchises,” Maeda continues. Dave Elkin, Senior Vice President of Dow Electronics commented, “We are always excited to expand our fulfillment program and partnership with Tint World & their franchisees. The products and technical support from Rydeen will be a great addition.”

Rydeen product overview and training sessions are available for Tint World franchises. Please feel free to contact us at 310-787-7880 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to communicate with our sales staff for any arrangements. 

At Rydeen Mobile Electronics, our mission is to provide the safest vehicle driving experience with solution-based products and technologies... aiming for ZERO auto accidents and auto thefts...thus creating “peace of mind everyday” to consumers worldwide! For more information, visit our website at www.rydeenmobile.com.

National Automotive Styling Centers™ franchise opens new store in Goodlettsville, Tennessee

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. – Dec. 30, 2021 – Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™, a leading auto accessory and window tinting franchise, announces the opening of its second store in Goodlettsville, Tennessee. The new location is owned by Brian Weed.

“I am happy for the opportunity to become a member of the Tint World® team,” Weed said. “The people of the Goodlettsville area deserve an automotive styling center of the caliber of Tint World® and we are honored to be the one-stop location providing these services.”

Tint World® Goodlettsville, TN will offer the latest in ultra-premium window tint, automotive aftermarket accessories, automotive reconditioning, and a team of experienced installers and technicians.

“Brian’s experience in automotive styling will make this store a must-visit destination for any vehicle styling enthusiast in the Goodlettsville area,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, president and CEO of Tint World®. “Under his direction, we know we’ll see nothing but success from Brian. The people in the area can expect good things from this location!”

Tint World® Goodlettsville, TN is located at 500 S Main St, Goodlettsville, TN 37072. To book a service or find out more about what the store offers, call (615) 549-7211 or visit them online at: https://www.tintworld.com/locations/tn/goodlettsville-117/.

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.

Founded in 1982, Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™ is America’s largest and fastest-growing automotive accessories and window tinting international franchise, specializing in car and truck accessories, mobile electronics, audio-video equipment, security systems, detailing services, nano ceramic coatings, custom wheel and tire packages, maintenance and repair services, and much more. Tint World® services include residential, commercial, and marine window tinting films, solar films, decorative films, safety, and security films. Tint World® has locations in the United States, Canada, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, with master franchise opportunities available worldwide. To find out more, please visit www.TintWorld.com or www.TintWorldFranchise.com.

National Automotive Styling Centers™ has teamed up with Directed, a world leader in automotive electronics, to offer customers the world’s bestselling vehicle security and remote starters

BOCA RATON, Fla. – March 30, 2017 – Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™, an auto accessory and window tinting franchise, has partnered with Directed to offer customers their full line of Viper security and remote starter products.

“This new Viper program generated massive responses from the Tint World network,” said Paul Pirro, executive vice president at Tint World®. “All of our owners and techs are excited about this deal and what it means for their businesses, as well as for Tint World® customers.”

Viper created the smartphone car control category and is pioneering the keyless lifestyle revolution with Viper SmartStart, which has been downloaded to more than two million iPhone, Android and BlackBerry smartphones.

“Tint World® has grown immensely since they started franchising,” said Al Fontane, Directed vice president of sales, eastern region. “Having all the Tint World® stores carrying and selling the Viper brand name is strong for us. Customers will even have the option to use our website configurator to create the Viper system they want and then go directly to their nearest Tint World® store to get the system set up.”

“I love it when two leaders in their category and space can get together and do business,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, Tint World® CEO. “If you poll people asking about the best brand in automotive remote start and security, they’re going to say Viper. This partnership just solidifies our position as the top independent automotive franchise out there.”

Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™ 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, and franchise opportunities available worldwide.

For more information about Directed, and specifically their Viper line of products, visit http://www.Viper.com/.

For more information on Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™ and national franchise business opportunities available now, visit tintworldfranchise.com.

Rapid growth cited as need for new franchisee website for National Automotive Styling Centers™

BOCA RATON, Fla. – June 22, 2018 – Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™, a leading auto accessory and window tinting franchise, announced today the company’s updated franchise opportunity website, which outlines the growing opportunities in the automotive styling industry and what sets apart Tint World® from other franchises, not only in the automotive space but across all franchise markets.

“Updating the franchise opportunity side of our web presence has been a huge passion project for me,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, CEO of Tint World®. “There are so many opportunities in the automotive styling industry, and since we’re the fastest-growing independent automotive franchise, I felt it was important to help convey the advantages that entrepreneurs, regardless of background, have by joining the Tint World® family.”

The new Tint World® franchise site offers a variety of information about the automotive aftermarket industry, as well as crucial information about Tint World®, from virtual tours of local stores, company videos and an outline of the company’s aggressive, strategy-driven online marketing; to an overview of Tint World®’s Single Sign-On Franchise System, which provides each franchisee with a simple and intuitive modular cloud-based platform to manage their entire franchise business.

“We’ve set a goal of having 300 stores by 2025,” Bonfiglio said. “This summer alone we’re looking at nine new store openings, eight of which are stateside with the last being in Dubai. We’re looking to make headway overseas in the coming months with more international franchise opportunities. We’re also looking to expand even further in the U.S. into areas like Colorado, Virginia, Connecticut, and South Carolina, and to boost our presence in states like Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and California.”

The new site also outlines Tint World®’s 6-step process to ownership, as well as the variety of franchise programs that include single-store franchise, multi-store franchise, and international master-franchise opportunities, along with conversion store programs and co-brand store programs, which offer discounted franchise fees.

“Ultimately, the goal is to make the process of discovering and deciding on a Tint World® franchise as streamlined and informative as possible,” Bonfiglio said. “As a former franchisee in the automotive services world, I have a unique understanding of what entrepreneurs are looking for—and what they need—to succeed. Above all, we’re looking forward to finding people from all walks of life who see the benefit, excitement and the potential of opening up their own Tint World® store.”

For more information, please visit: https://www.tintworld.com/franchise-opportunities

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, withfranchise opportunitiesavailable worldwide.

Founded in 1982, Tint World® has grown to become an award-winning franchised provider of automotive styling, 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.

Florida graduate aims to increase performance for leading automotive accessory franchise

BOCA RATON, Fla. — May 14, 2021 —Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™, a leading window tinting and automotive accessory franchise, recently hired Madison Belfour as the new digital marketing analyst for the franchise.

A recent graduate of the University of Florida, Belfour holds degrees in both business administration and journalism. She is responsible for creating marketing campaigns that benefit both the franchise owners individually, as well as overall growth of the franchise.

Belfour’s keen attention to detail and passion for marketing is essential for continually optimizing campaign performance while helping to generate greater overall revenue for the franchise’s 80-plus locations currently open.

“Madison is a wonderful addition to our corporate team,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, CEO and president of Tint World®. “We strive to have the best people in place. Her experience will help our franchisees grow their businesses, while supporting the continued success and growth of our overall franchise.”

Belfour spent the first three years of her career working for local marketing agencies in the South Florida area. Following a series of conversations with Bonfiglio, Madison picked up on his immense passion for franchising and was immediately motivated to put her skills to work for the growing franchise.

Belfour said one of her favorite parts of working at Tint World® has been the seamless transition. One of the first projects Belfour took on was the Tint World® 2021 International Franchise Convention. Unlike any prior annual convention, the event was held virtually due to the pandemic – presenting its own unique adaptations. Proactive and detail-oriented, Belfour saw the opportunity to step in and contribute value to help make the event a success.

As time has gone on, Belfour has continued sharpening her relationships with franchise owners – understanding their needs and offering tailored campaign solutions to reach their objectives. With new trends emerging constantly, she stays diligent to help keep Tint World®’s fingers on the pulse.

“Since day one, I instantly felt like I was a part of the Tint World® family. It feels great to be part of such a passionate team and I look forward to continuing to grow within this growing franchise,” Belfour said.

 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.  

Founded in 1982, Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™ is America’s largest and fastest growing automotive accessories and window tinting international franchise, specializing in car and truck accessories, mobile electronics, audio video equipment, security systems, detailing services, nano ceramic coatings, custom wheel and tire packages, maintenance, and repair services.  

Tint World® services include residential, commercial, and marine window tinting films, solar films, decorative films, safety, and security films. Tint World® has locations in the United States, Canada, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, with master franchise opportunities available worldwide. To find out more, please visit www.TintWorld.com or www.TintWorldFranchise.com

National Automotive Styling Centers™ franchise teams with national auto accessory manufacturer

BOCA RATON, Florida –May 10, 2018--Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™, a leading auto customization and window tinting franchise, has partnered with Rostra Accessories, a leading manufacturer of aftermarket auto accessories, to expand its product offerings.

“Rostra Accessories is one of the leading manufacturers of cruise controls, backup cameras and parking assistance systems,” said Charles Bonfiglio, CEO of Tint World®. “Not only will this partnership give our stores more product offerings, but Tint World® customers will have access to a wide variety of new safety and convenience products to choose from.”

The largest supplier of cruise controls and automotive accessories in the North American aftermarket, Rostra Accessories produces a variety of specialty aftermarket add-ons for automobiles, including new technologies that integrate cameras into the vehicle to assist with backing up, obstacle detection, parking assistance and dashboard recording. Rostra has recently introduced a complete line of new Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 111 (FMVSS 111) compliant cameras that adhere to this new camera requirement effective May 01, 2018.

“This is our first partnership with a multi-chain retail outfit, and we chose Tint World® because of their reputation and reach,” said Pete Kallgren, president of Rostra Accessories. “By partnering with their stores, we can help them expand the products available to consumers, particularly in the realm of cruise controls and other specialty products. A lot of people don’t realize that if your car doesn’t have cruise control, you have the ability to add it with a quick, cost-effective installation. So now if you come to Tint World® to get a new stereo system, window tint, or paint protection, you can also get a cruise control while you’re at it.”

As part of the partnership, Tint World® franchisees will be able to select from Rostra’s wide array of cruise controls, after-market cameras and LED lighting to sell in their stores. Both franchise owners and customers will benefit from the expansion of options available to consumers, specifically with custom and OEM solutions.

“Loren [Mikesell] from Rostra was integral in helping setup this partnership,” Bonfiglio said. “We love working with vendors who understand what we bring to the market and that know they can develop new business opportunities with their products by teaming up with Tint World®.”

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, withfranchise opportunities available worldwide.

Rostra, an ISO 9001 and TS 16949 Certified company, in addition to supplying OEM components to some of the world's largest auto and truck component manufacturers, is also North America's single largest supplier of cruise controls and automotive accessories to the North American aftermarket automotive. We are currently pioneering the development and marketing of innovative automotive accessories. Backed by nearly 150 years of experience in precision manufacturing, we have earned our reputation as an ideal partner throughout the automotive industry. For more information, call 800-782-3379 or visitwww.rostra.com.

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.

National Automotive Styling Centers™ franchise teams with nanotechnology-based windshield protection company.

BOCA RATON, Florida –June 6, 2018--Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™, a leading auto customization and window tinting franchise, has partnered with the Canadian company Alchemy, manufacturers of a breakthrough windshield-protection application based on cutting-edge nanotechnology.

“Alchemy’s ExoShield is at a whole new level for windshield film,” said Charles Bonfiglio, CEO of Tint World®. “The company’s state-of-the-art technology makes the ExoShield easy to apply and durable, and it protects your windshield better than any other product that’s out there. This is a really important addition to Tint World®’s offerings that will keep our customers safe and save them money in the long run.”

New smart features like Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) and Heads-Up Displays (HUD) are embedded in windshield glass, a development that has driven up the cost of replacement windshields in recent years. With some replacements costing $1,500 or more, ExoShield’s protection is more important than ever. ExoShield is composed of proprietary nanomaterials that increase impact resistance up to six times the industry standard and block 99.9 percent of harmful UV rays.

“This partnership with Tint World® will make ExoShield accessible to a significantly larger market,” said Khanjan Desai, co-founder and CEO of Alchemy. “More than that, it demonstrates that the experts in the automotive aftermarket believe in our product and our technology and want to get the best technology out in front of their customers.”

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.

Alchemy, previously Neverfrost, was founded in May 2013 by a group of Nanotechnology Engineering graduates from the University of Waterloo. The company began with an intent to commercialize a breakthrough innovation in anti-frost nanocoatings, and soon thereafter expanded its technological infrastructure to include the current ExoShield technologies.

At Alchemy, our ambition and vision is quite simple: to build a nanotechnology company for the 21st century. We believe that with the right platform technologies, a culture that encourages creative risk taking, and a modern approach towards creating and commercializing technology, we can deliver high performance nanotechnology powered solutions to enhance all types of materials around us. For more information about Alchemy, visit https://alchemynano.com/

ExoShield is a thin, transparent film applied on the exterior surface of a windshield, using the same skills and tools used for applying window tint. The state-of-the-art nanomaterials behind ExoShield enable a wide array of benefits for every automotive vehicle and operation type. ExoShield films can prevent stone chips, improve visibility, and block UV radiation. For more information about ExoShield, visitwww.alchemynano.com/exoshield.

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.

New hire aims to increase performance for leading automotive accessory franchise

BOCA RATON, Fla. — July 15, 2021 —Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™, a leading window tinting and automotive accessory franchise, recently hired Nicholas Sherman as its new front-end developer.

A graduate of the University of Florida, Sherman started his career as a market and data analyst. Deciding to switch his occupation, he enrolled in a 400-hour coding boot camp and received his full stack developer certification. After a stint developing skills for the Amazon Alexa and supporting web service pipeline work, he joined Tint World®.

“It’s been great joining the Tint World family and being able to make a difference on a daily basis,” Sherman said. “I started my career with a 500-person firm and was just another number there. Here I’m a central part of the team and am dedicated to helping our company and franchisees succeed in the years ahead.”

As front-end developer, Sherman is responsible for an ongoing redesign and overhaul of the Tint World® website to make it faster, more responsive and fluid, and more robust. He also assists the marketing department with email campaigns, newsletters, and other promotions.

“Nick is an awesome addition to our headquarters team,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, CEO and president of Tint World®. “His technical expertise and experience will ensure that our website – the public face of our brand – provides the easiest, best and most up-to-date informational and e-commerce experience for site visitors. His contributions are vital to the future growth of the franchise.”

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.  

Founded in 1982, Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™ is America’s largest and fastest growing automotive accessories and window tinting international franchise, specializing in car and truck accessories, mobile electronics, audio video equipment, security systems, detailing services, nano ceramic coatings, custom wheel and tire packages, maintenance, and repair services.  

Tint World® services include residential, commercial, and marine window tinting films, solar films, decorative films, safety, and security films. Tint World® has locations in the United States, Canada, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, with master franchise opportunities available worldwide. To find out more, please visit www.TintWorld.com or www.TintWorldFranchise.com

BOCA RATON, Fla. – May 14, 2020 – Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™, a premier automotive styling and window tinting franchise, has announced a partnership with BioPledge®, the EPA-registered, hospital-grade, AntiMicrobial Protection (AMP)™, offering their customers long-lasting, industry-leading protection from germs that can cause illness and odors.
The partnership is part of Tint World®’s ongoing commitment to helping vehicle owners stay safe and healthy during the COVID-19 crisis.

“BioPledge is an industry-leading disinfectant for treating microbes that can build up on high-touch surfaces inside vehicles, boats, homes, and offices,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, CEO and president of Tint World®. “Our customers are looking for the additional level of security that BioPledge delivers right now, and during this challenging situation we’re doing everything we can to enhance their safety.”
BioPledge® is EPA-Registered, offering Anti-Microbial Protection (AMP)™ that instantly kills viruses, bacteria, mold, mildew, algae, and yeast – all without the use of caustic chemicals or scented masking agents. A one-time treatment of BioPledge® AMP™ forms a protective shield that delays the growth of harmful microbes on interior surfaces and prevents odors for up to 30 days after it is applied. BioPledge® AMP™ treatments also remove organic and inorganic odors from air, carpet, upholstery, and other “high-touch” surfaces.

“With this partnership, Tint World® customers will have the number one option for preventing germs and microbes in their vehicles, which is a critical service and one that’s top of mind for most people right now,” said Alex Baranga, president of BioPledge®. “Tint World®’s success is built on providing the highest-quality products and services that are available, and BioPledge® is looking forward to being part of that mission.”

Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™ offer sales and installation of auto and marine 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.

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