Custom vehicles with window tint and aftermarket accessories enhance the style of anyone’s ride. While there has always been a growing demand for automotive aftermarket products and services, the current economic climate has encouraged car enthusiasts and non-enthusiasts to modify their vehicles for maintenance, comfort, protection and style. By Brianna Bohn
Custom vehicles with window tint and aftermarket accessories enhance the style of anyone’s ride. While there has always been a growing demand for automotive aftermarket products and services, the current economic climate has encouraged car enthusiasts and non-enthusiasts to modify their vehicles for maintenance, comfort, protection and style. As a leader in the automotive aftermarket industry, which is projected to grow from $427 billion to $514 billion by 2024 according to the Auto Care Association, Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™ is paving the way for success for its franchisees while bringing top-of-the-line products and services to customers.
“The average of the top 50% of our stores tipped over $1.2 million in growth for 2022. We have six stores open in Canada, with two more in development, and we just awarded a 10-store multi-territory, bringing us to over 150 new locations in development. We’re attracting big players because our FDD reflects that our business is a predictable model with a high gross profit,” said Charles Bonfiglio, CEO and founder of the largest and fastest-growing automotive accessories and window tinting international franchise.
With over 40 years of experience in the automotive maintenance and aftermarket accessories industries, Bonfiglio has empowered his team to help optimize operations. Tint World offers extensive opportunities with multiple profit centers in an untapped niche market. In addition to the automotive services the brand provides – including 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 has a mobile service that specializes in marine, residential and commercial tinting and security film products.
As a major player in a booming industry, Tint World continuously implements innovative measures, including new technology and marketing techniques, to stay at the top. “This is a complicated business, but I simplified it by automating the purchasing, distribution, online ordering, appointment scheduling, sales, marketing and operations. We provide full support to help franchisees grow in each segment,” Bonfiglio said.
For many, investing in a full-service turnkey franchise is a no-brainer. Tint World has 250 franchises sold or open, 22 of which opened last year. Bonfiglio attributes this fast growth to his relationships with real estate partners as well as the members of his team who specialize in business development and construction.
“My franchisees benefit from a team that works tirelessly and loves what they do. We’re a family, and we have good communication,” explained Bonfiglio, who shared that he looks forward to working with his franchise family and team every day. Franchisees have access to ongoing support and tools, including Tint World’s cloud-based business software platform, which includes systems for business management.
With all of this in mind, it comes as no surprise that Tint World has earned countless awards, highlighting the achievements of the brand’s business model and the efforts of the Tint World team. In addition to being ranked as one of the most innovative franchises in 2023, Tint World has been ranked as a top-50 franchise by Franchise Business Review for the past nine years. The brand also has been ranked among the top franchises in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500® since 2015, has been on Franchise Gator’s Top 100 list since 2014 and on Franchise Times’ Top 200+ list since 2012.
“I care about my team and their success,” Bonfiglio said. “With all our technology, marketing techniques, planning and efforts, we set our franchisees up for success. I’m proud of everything they’re doing.”