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 February 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!


THIS MONTH'S FEATURED PARTNER

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 everyone has a story. Talking with others reminds us to stay grounded, we are all in this together.

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PREVIOUS FEATURED PARTNERS

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APRIL: JOE’S MOBILE TINT

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.

What has been critical to the growth of your company?

Adding more manpower and offering a variety of services / products to keep the shop busy year-round. By expanding our service mix to include Clearshield® Pro paint protection film and nanoceramic technology, we have definitely increased our profits!

Through his technical support and consultative approach, my Territory Manager Nick Casucci has also been extremely helpful in growing our operations.

What’s your definition of success?

To be busy all the time and recognized in the community for your achievements. The key is knowing how to juggle your business and personal life so that it all runs smoothly.

Pumping Iron or Pumping Gas?

Pumping gas.

Flip Flops or Sneakers?

Sneakers.

Barbecue or Oven?

BBQ.

Dream car?

Lamborghini Aventador.

Thank you, Jose! Learn more about this exceptional Solar Gard partner at www.JoesMobileTint.com.

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MARCH: TRUCKS PLUS

Congratulations to Brad Bell, Owner of Trucks Plus / Midwest Linings in Omaha, NE, on being named Solar Gard’s March 2017 Featured Partner.

As our committed dealer for the last 10 years, Brad trusts Solar Gard® products for their quality and name recognition to keep moving his business forward. He took a moment to share some valuable insight into his operations and continued success:

What has been the best part of growing the window film portion of your business?

It’s a fun product to sell, and always gratifying to see our customers express such joy in picking up their completed vehicle. Adding window film and Clearshield® Pro to our offerings has allowed us to exceed our sales objectives.

What part of owning / managing your own business is still exciting every day?

The challenge – it’s motivating and pushes us to be better. A fantastic end result can be incredibly validating.

How do you differentiate your service and product offerings from your competitors?

The Solar Gard name, ComputerCut® technology and skilled installers.

Superman or Batman?

Superman.

Phone or computer?

Phone.

Dream car?

69 Chevy Camaro.

Thank you, Brad! Learn more about this impressive Solar Gard partner at www.TrucksPlusOmaha.com.

Are you a Solar Gard dealer? Email (dealermarketing@solargard.com) to become the next Solar Gard Featured Partner!