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Behind The Tint: Tint Haus Customs

This week, I am speaking with the incredible team at Tint Haus Customs in Davie, Florida, owners Jess Launerts and Ben Launerts. This family business is an exclusive dealer for XPEL, offering Window Tinting, Paint Protection Film, and Ceramic Coating!

Marco Cazorla: Can you tell us about the story behind your business? How did it come into existence?

Ben Launerts: Well, Marco, Tint Haus Customs is not your ordinary shop. Jess and I opened our doors in April of 2021, and believe it or not, neither of us had any prior experience in this or any related business. Our love for cars brought us together – both of us managed different Mustang clubs in South Florida. It was an unexpected foundation that brought us closer than we ever imagined.

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Behind the Tint: Inside the Success Of California Tint

This week, I am highlighting the great and powerful team of California Tint in Everett, Washington. I am talking with James Park and his business partner, Ryan Yano. This dynamic duo has achieved remarkable success, building an outstanding team and earning the title of XPEL Dealer of the Year for three consecutive years. This award is reserved for exclusive XPEL dealers who exclusively carry our products for Tint, Paint Protection Film, Home Tint, and Ceramic Coatings, and who boast the highest sales in the state of Washington!

Marco Cazorla: Thanks for taking the time to chat with me today. Let's dive right in. James, how did California Tint come into existence?

James Park: It started when I was just 17, tinting windows. After a decade of working for others, I wanted more. So, in 2012, I relocated to Washington to start my own business. The journey wasn't easy. It took sheer determination, moving places, growing the team, and several years of hard work.

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The Story of Midwest Tinting in Kansas City, Missouri
In 1974, the owner of Midwest Tinting, Brian Arnett, found himself working as an EMT when a chance encounter with a patient from Saint Louis changed the trajectory of his life. This encounter introduced him to the emerging automotive tinting industry, which was just starting to gain momentum. Despite the absence of specialized tools and instructional resources like YouTube, Brian saw the potential in the tinting business and decided to embark on this new journey.
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Attention To Detail: Elevating Automotive Excellence in North Carolina

Introducing Attention To Detail (ATD) Detailing., a leading detailing service company in North Carolina. Owned and operated by Bryan and Abby Prato, this dynamic duo brings their expertise to the Triangle area from their location just outside downtown Raleigh in Garner, NC. With a focus on Paint Protection Film (PPF), Ceramic Coating, and Automotive Window Tinting, ATD Detailing has been recognized as the XPEL Dealer of the Year for North Carolina in both 2021 and 2022.

Bryan embarked on his entrepreneurial journey approximately 15 years ago, starting as a part-time mobile detailer while fulfilling his responsibilities as a Raleigh Fire Fighter. Known for his exceptional talent, meticulous attention to detail, and unwavering professionalism, Bryan quickly built a solid reputation in the industry. As his clientele grew, so did the demand for additional services such as coatings, PPF, and window tint. In response, Bryan established his first facility in 2012 and soon outgrew the space, leading to the expansion to their current larger facility. Today, ATD Detailing operates with a team of four full-time employees, delivering top-of-the-line services. In 2019, Abby joined the team, bringing her expertise in customer interactions, sales, and day-to-day administrative duties.

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