As a leading manufacturer of window film and paint protection film, Solar Gard is proud to partner with an impressive network of skilled artisans, business leaders, and entrepreneurs. In celebration of those dealers and installers, Solar Gard announces our 2017 Featured Partner series. Starting March 1, 2017, each month we will highlight one of Solar Gard’s exceptional partners.

We are excited to recognize our outstanding dealers and we look forward to sharing their compelling stories!



Congratulations to Kyle Fuller, Owner of Tint Pro in Bonaire, GA, on being named Solar Gard’s August 2017 Featured Partner for North America.

Kyle’s passion and commitment to the window film business are legendary. He was recently featured in Window Film Magazine for his unique approach to building business through networking with other industry leaders. Kyle shared some insight into his success.

How do you manage to develop and strengthen your business partnerships, while prioritizing the many demands on your time?

Four years ago, I decided that I still had a lot to learn – as well as share. A few other business owners and I committed to set aside time each morning to share challenges and successes that impact our business. We live in different cities across the U.S. and that allows us to learn from dealers with unique perspectives, customers, and business practices. This dedication to building a great network of leaders has also built great friendships. Read the full article.

What drives you to keep going when it’s really tough?

When it gets hard around here we focus on the next great project.

For example, when a car comes in for one of our services, we educate them about the other products that we offer. I find that the hard part is getting them in the door; once they are here we can find additional products or services that would a great fit for them. Another way we focus on new projects is to go out and offer free estimates to businesses. There is always work, sometimes you just have to go out and find it!

Why do you choose to partner with Solar Gard?

I love how Solar Gard has always supported me as a dealer! I have tried film produced by Solar Gard’s competitors’ over the last 16 years as both an installer and business owner – not one product could make me switch.

Comedy or horror?

Comedy all the way – I live for a good laugh!

What’s your dream car?


Thank you, Kyle!

Learn more about this successful partner at

Solar Gard Featured Partner - Tint Pro

Read the Article!

Learn how Kyle Fuller, owner of Tint Pro, has helped build a network of dealers to move his business forward.




Congratulations to Dru Ballard, Owner of Sun Stoppers in Nottingham, MD, on being named Solar Gard’s July 2017 Featured Partner for North America.

Over the last decade Dru has served as an excellent extension of the Solar Gard brand and developed a powerful presence in the greater Baltimore area. He very graciously took a few minutes to share some insight into his success.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

Make integrity and hard work the core of all you do. Always strive to put your best foot forward and leave the laziness to someone else!

What inspires you?

A continual drive to be successful. By focusing on delivering flawless installations with exceptional Solar Gard products – as well as creating an outstanding customer experience – we’ve been able to elevate Sun Stoppers to the next level in our market.

What do you like about Solar Gard products?



Congratulations to Shanon Windecker, Owner of ATD Window Tinting in Las Cruces, NM, on being named Solar Gard’s June 2017 Featured Partner. Shanon is a driven entrepreneur who started his successful family business over 33 years ago. Shanon shared insights into his success and partnership with Solar Gard:

What is your business motto?

Sell yourself first, the rest will fall into place

What’s your biggest challenge as a business owner?

As a working general manager, you have to wear many hats so to speak. The biggest challenge is to make sure I’m always wearing the right hat at the right time!

Why do you choose to partner with Solar Gard?

I enjoy the people and appreciate support I receive! Solar Gard sales team members Tom Foster and Tracy MacCafferty have been a great support and friends to our business over the years.


MAY: Window Kote

Congratulations to Brian & Cheryl Hoffman, the owners of Window Kote in St. Petersburg, FL, on being named Solar Gard’s May 2017 Featured Partner.

As our committed dealer for many years, Window Kote has trusted Solar Gard® products for all their commercial and automotive window film projects. Cheryl & Brian invited us into their shop to share some valuable insight on what makes this family business a success.

When and why did you decide to start your own business?

Window Kote has been a family owned business since 1985. When this company originally started, window film was a new concept. With the extreme heat that we have in Florida, our family decided to take a chance on a this new industry with the belief that there would be future growth.

What is the most exciting part of having your own business?

Growth, both personally and professionally. We meet a variety of people in the course of our everyday work and are constantly reminded what a vast world we live in where



Congratulations to Jose Flores, Owner of Joe’s Mobile Tint in Madera, CA, on being named Solar Gard’s April 2017 Featured Partner.

As a proud Solar Gard® dealer, work of the highest quality and world-class service are paramount to Jose. He took a few minutes to share some insight into growing his business:

What’s the biggest challenge of running your window film business? How do you tackle and overcome?

It’s difficult to accommodate all customer scheduling requests, but the ComputerCut® software saves us valuable time and increases productivity by allowing us to plot all the cars at once. We have become so much more efficient, and shop now operates like an assembly line.

What is the most exciting part of being in the window film industry?

I meet so many amazing people that I never would have, had I not pursued this as a career.


Are you a Solar Gard dealer? Email to become the next Solar Gard Feature Partner!