Welcome back to behind the tint. Today, I have the honor to talk about the great and powerful Alex Valencia! A seasoned trainer from XPEL, who has dedicated 17 years to mastering and teaching the craft of PPF. Lets get into Alex's journey, the values that drive him, and his insights into making it in the Paint Protection Film industry.
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.
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.
The Art of Tint in New York and XPEL: An Interview with Shop Owner Tom Kovach
Every successful business has a unique story behind it. Today, we dive into the world of window tinting in the heart of New York and get to know more about the renowned brand, XPEL. Sitting with us is Tom Kovach, the owner of "The Art of Tint", a popular window tinting shop with an inspiring journey.
Tom, can you tell us about the story behind your business? How did it come into existence?
"Oh, it’s quite a tale. At 16, right after getting my driver's license, I was all about getting those dark tints. After my third disappointing experience with a local shop, I took matters into my own hands. I got a roll of window tint, taught myself, and started with my own car. Soon, I was tinting for my family and friends. By the time I was working at my parents’ printing shop, fate took another turn. A customer there, who owned a car customizing company, became my ticket into the professional world of tinting.