Our Story

Providing High-Quality Vehicle Accessories and Window Tinting Since 1982

Tint World® is the Premier Auto Styling & Window Tinting Center!

Our Story Began In 1982

Since 1982, Tint World® became America's favorite place for automotive and marine styling services by providing high-quality window tinting and vehicle accessories to people who love their cars, and quality residential and commercial window film and surface coating solutions.

Humble Beginnings

With a passion for cars, the first Tint World® was established in 1982 in Tamarac, Florida, and quickly grew into a local multi-store chain. The cornerstone of the Tint World® business philosophy was to create a well-designed studio-style window tinting and automotive styling service operation to provide quality brand products and services in clean well merchandised and stocked centers with convenient and desirable surroundings that appeal to automotive enthusiasts.

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Our History

Since 1982 Tint World® has provided high-quality window tinting and vehicle accessories to people who love their cars.

It all started in 1982 with the Tint World® name and concept to provide revolutionary-renowned, top-of-the-line window tinting service. With a passion for cars, and a vision to create a first-class window tinting service, the first Tint World® was born in Tamarac, Florida.

Tint World® quickly grew its window tinting concept from tinting cars, trucks, busses, boats, homes, offices, and buildings. As a result of increased popularity and demand, Tint World® began opening new Tint World® Centers in South Florida.

In 2006, Charles J. Bonfiglio, who was part of a well-known international auto repair franchise, had a vision to develop an auto accessories franchise, and believed that Tint World® would be the perfect concept to re-formalize into a franchise system. Bonfiglio pursued and completed the acquisition of the Tint World® brand, and established Tint World, LLC with its corporate office in Boca Raton, Florida to create a world-class Franchise Headquarters and Training Center.

Today, the “Tint World® Franchise System” is revolutionizing the Automotive Accessories and Window Tinting concept that started back in 1982 with over 200 locations open or in development and a target for 600 franchise locations in North America, and has become a “world-class place” for drivers to bring their vehicles for quality products and services that protect and personalize their rides, homes and buildings.

Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers has become America’s largest and fastest growing auto styling and window tinting franchise; specializing in window tinting, protective film, vehicle wraps, audio and electronics, security systems, car and truck accessories, wheels and tires, detailing and ceramic coating, maintenance, and installation services.

Tint World® Residential and Commercial Mobile Services operations include applying window films, tinted films, solar energy saving films, protective security films, decorative films, graphics films, perforated films along with providing other residential and commercial products, auto maintenance, and installation services using specialty work vehicles.

We have changed a great deal since our humble beginnings in 1982, but one thing that has not changed is the premise that we treat our customers like family and friends, because if we do that, we will create long-term relationships that stand the test of time. We have seen customers and their families return to Tint World® for generations, and look forward to serving families for many more generations to come.

Our Founder

Charles J. Bonfiglio, Franchise Founder

At 21 years old, I started out in Brooklyn NY with a dream of moving to Florida and opening my own car audio and accessory shop.

I purchased a one-way airplane ticket and flew to Fort Lauderdale with two suitcases over 40 years ago, and began my journey to own my own business.

In my search to find a location to open my new business, I found that landlords did not want to lease to me and only wanted successful brand name businesses, and the banks did not offer loans for new startup businesses!

As I continued to find ways to develop my new business, I was introduced to #franchising, which provided me a blueprint for success. Franchising provided me the ability to obtain business loans and to secure attractive lease locations for my businesses.

Since there were no car audio and accessory franchises at that time, I became a franchisee of an auto repair business and grew my franchises to open 10 automotive franchises in South Florida.

It was through that experience that I learned how to build a reliable staff so that I could operate more franchise locations. I also was able to leverage my franchise business success to buy real estate, construct buildings, and lease them to my franchised locations.

During each 15-year franchise agreement term, I was able to pay off the real estate mortgages and later sell my franchise businesses for a profit, while holding the real estate ownership, and leases to collect residual rental income from the tenants.

I would not have been able to reach this level of success without a franchise brand name with a proven business system behind me.

In 2007, I decided it was time to live my dream of opening my own car audio and accessory business, but did not want to start from scratch, so I purchased a six-store chain in South Florida called Tint World®, to develop the unique, automotive franchise lifestyle brand that I always wanted, and felt others would want to own as well.

Today, I am a strategically driven entrepreneurial visionary, who provides value and success to others, though franchising!

Our Mission

Why Tint World® Exists

Mission
To deliver premium products with an unparalleled luxury service experience as the leading automotive styling and window tinting franchise.

Vision
To be the world’s premier franchise company that’s sets industry standards of excellence while maintaining our mission and commitment to growth.

Culture
Our Tint World® centers are owned and operated by our family of franchise owners who are professionals that are passionate about what we do.

Our results-driven culture empowers our franchisees to achieve their own vision of success while performing outstanding service for our customers and communities.

Core Values
Our growing franchise team is staffed with talented, passionate, like-minded people – who all work together to provide support for our franchise owners’ success.

Our philosophy is to treat others the way we want to be treated, and to always do what we say, and to do what’s right and smart for the long term.

The Story Behind Our Mission
Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers was Built on Dreams and is Driven by Passion - A Franchise Built by A Franchisee, For Franchisees.

We created the automotive accessory and window tinting franchise that we always dreamed of and strongly believed others would feel the same way.

The Story Behind Our Vision
We envision a world where every vehicle and building can be transformed into a personalized expression of its owner's unique style and needs.

Our products and services provide style, protection, comfort, safety, and performance for cars, trucks, watercraft, homes and commercial buildings.

Tint World history,

Our History

It all started in 1982 with the Tint World® name and concept to provide revolutionary-renowned top-of-the-line window tinting service. With a passion for cars, and a vision to create a first-class window tinting service, the first Tint World® was born in Tamarac, Florida.

Tint World® quickly grew services by offering tinting cars, trucks, busses, boats, homes, offices, and buildings, and then by offerings additional services from the original Tint World® Center in Tamarac Florida. Tint World® also began expanding by opening new Tint World® Centers due to its popularity and the consumer demand in South Florida.

Before Tint World®, in 1982, if you wanted your car windows to be tinted in the local Florida area, there were only a few tint shops that were expensively priced, in dingy unprofessional looking shops without any quality window tinting standards. It was clear that there should be a quality place to go and get your car tinted by a professional window tinting center.

Tint World History

Tint World® started from a single store and has grown to be a nationally acclaimed franchise. Browse through our years of success below.

1982

Tint World® in Tamarac, Florida was born

1983

Added Auto Detailing Services

1984

Added Auto Alarms Services

1985

Added Car Stereo Systems Services

1986

Added Residential and Commercial Window Tinting Services, and 2nd store in Coral Springs, Florida

1987

Added Auto Accessories and perfected its business model, and 3rd Store in Pompano Beach, Florida

1988

Added 4th store in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

1990

Added 5th store in Hollywood, Florida

1994

Added 6th store in Boca Raton, Florida

1998

Tint World® made its debut on the Internet with the unmistakable www.TintWorld.com

2005

Added 7th and 8th store in Sunrise and Weston, Florida

2006

Tint World®, LLC was formed to begin franchising

2007

Added 9th store and 1st Franchise store in Hollywood, Florida

2009

Upgraded all stores with interactive electronic displays

2010

25 stores open, or in development within 6 US states

2011

Tint World® made the 2011 Inc. 500/5000 list for fastest-growing private companies in America

2012

Celebrated 30 years in business and became an international franchise with locations in Canada & the Middle East

2013

Tint World® ranks Top Mobile Electronics Retail Store Chain

2014

Tint World® ranks Top 50 franchise opportunities owner satisfaction in Franchise Business Review

2015

Tint World® makes 4th year in Inc. 500|5000 list for fastest-growing private companies in America

2016

Tint World® ranks no. 24 in South Florida Business Journal's fast 50 awards

2017

Tint World® celebrates 35 years in business with over 60 stores open in US states plus locations in ­Canada & the Middle East and makes 3rd year in Entrepreneur Top 500® Franchises

2018

Tint World® celebrates awarding 100 franchises in North America plus a new location opening in Dubai and makes 4th year in Entrepreneur Top 500® Franchises

2019

Tint World® makes 5th year in Inc. 500 | 5000 list for fastest growing private companies in America and makes 5th year in Entrepreneur Top 500® Franchises

2020

Tint World® makes 6th year in Inc. 500 | 5000 list for fastest growing private companies in America and makes 6th year in Entrepreneur Top 500® Franchises

2021

Tint World® makes 7th year in Entrepreneur Top 500® Franchises and 1st year being named Entrepreneur #1 Automotive Franchise in America

2022

Tint World® celebrates its 40th year anniversary with 100+ franchise locations and makes 8th year in Entrepreneur Top 500® franchises and 2nd year being named Entrepreneur #1 Automotive Franchise in America

Why Tint World® Exists

At Tint World® our mission has always been to deliver exceptional products and services with unparalleled customer experience. As a result, we have become a world-class place for our customers, who want the best for their automotive, marine, residential, and commercial investments.
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Our Customers

Our customers are the reason we exist and the core of all we do. When someone walks into our clean, comfortable facilities, they and their investments will be treated with the utmost respect. Customers will always receive high-quality products and services.

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Our Franchises

Tint World® franchise stores are owned and operated by our family of industry professionals who are passionate about what we do. The Tint World® Franchise provides structure and support for every aspect of their business. We are committed to these individuals and their success.

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Our Communities

At Tint World®, the communities that we are a part of are a constant source of pride in our franchise. We are dedicated to serving others. Whether it be through our Veterans Program, impactful charities, or economic support – we want to help make the world a better place.

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EXPERIENCE COUNTS

150+

Locations

4

Countries

40+

Years In Business

#1

Rank In Category

Tint World® Is Growing Towards The Future!

Our vision is to build a progressive network of the best automotive styling centers in the world.

Tint World® Is Growing Towards The Future! Our vision is to build a progressive network of the best automotive styling centers in the world. Tint World® is comprised of a team of experts with over 40+ years of experience that create, design and innovate with leading manufacturers in the automobile accessory and window film industry. This allows Tint World® to stay on the pulse of the latest technologies, trends, products and installation techniques to remain on the cutting edge of the automotive aftermarket and window film industry.

Meet The Tint World® Leadership Team

Charles J Bonfiglio

Charles J Bonfiglio

Founder / Chief Executive Officer

Jeanette Bonfiglio

Jeanette Bonfiglio

Chief Financial Officer

Jonathan Norman

Jonathan Norman

Chief Investment Officer

Michael Lopez

Michael Lopez

Chief Operating Officer

Paul Pirro

Paul Pirro

Chief Development Officer

Jon Garrett

Jon Garrett

VP of Operations

John Marsh

John Marsh

Senior Director of Franchise Services

Anthony Foley

Anthony Foley

Director of Business Development

Sean Christianson

Sean Christianson

Director of Digital Technologies

Kelly Wruck

Kelly Wruck

Director of Franchise Administration

Chad Zani

Chad Zani

Director of Sales and Marketing

Donna Brenner

Donna Brenner

Controller

Madison Belfour

Madison Belfour

Senior Manager Data Analytics & Special Projects

Joe Iglesias

Joe Iglesias

Merchandising Manager

Michael Glick

Michael Glick

Manager of Business Development

Jack Tusa

Jack Tusa

Events Manager

Patrick Amaral

Patrick Amaral

Social Media & Design Manager

Sofia Rosati

Sofia Rosati

Project Communications Manager

Crystal Perez

Crystal Perez

Manager Real Estate

Philip Delgado

Philip Delgado

Product Manager

Amanda Bonfiglio

Amanda Bonfiglio

Social Media Manager

Christian Dilan

Christian Dilan

Digital Media Manager

Maria Landaeta

Maria Landaeta

Creative Designer

Robb Bagnall

Robb Bagnall

Business Coach

Justin Pickels

Justin Pickels

Business Coach

Luke Fidler

Luke Fidler

Business Coach

Jeremy Doran

Jeremy Doran

Franchise Service Specialist

Carl Montanari

Carl Montanari

Franchise Service Specialist

David Frey

David Frey

Franchise Service Specialist

Dane Bryant

Dane Bryant

Front-end Web Developer

Juan Rivera

Juan Rivera

Social Communications Strategist

Eliot Scarpetti

Eliot Scarpetti

Videographer & Photographer

Brian Licata

Brian Licata

Videographer

Teddy Bear Bonfiglio

Teddy Bear Bonfiglio

Chief Doggie Officer

Tint World® Award-Winning Franchise

Our awards highlight and validate our mission to be the leading automotive styling and window tinting franchise. Browse through all of Tint World®'s awards below to learn more.

Entrepreneur Magazine Ranks Tint World® Top 500 Franchises

Entrepreneur Magazine Franchise 500 reviews the world's best and most comprehensive franchises and named Tint World® Franchise as part of their annual Top 500 Franchises for 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022.

Entrepreneur determines which companies come out on top and dominate established industries. Then, each eligible franchisor was scored based on more than 150 data points, and those with the highest cumulative scores become the Top Franchise 500.

Franchise Business Review Ranks Tint World® Top 50 Franchise

Franchise Business Review is the leading market research company in the franchise industry and named Tint World® Franchise as part of their annual Top 50 Franchises for 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022.

Franchise Business Review researches hundreds of franchise companies to compile this ranking, and the franchise opportunities on this list have been rated among the very best franchises by their own franchisees - the real franchise experts!

Franchise Gator Ranks Tint World® Top 100 Franchises

Franchise Gator has one of the largest directories of business opportunities and franchises on the internet. Their Top 100 list is a yearly ranking of franchise opportunities. Tint World® made this Top 100 list for 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022.

The Franchise Gator ranked list is based on several key factors including, but not limited to, financial stability, growth, transparency, continuity, and sustainability.

Franchise Times

Franchise Times Top 200+ is the only ranking by worldwide revenue and locations of the largest 500 U.S.-based franchise brands. Tint World® made the Top 200+ list for 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022.

Franchise Times Top 200+ also analyzes 12 industry sectors based on percentage change in sales growth, reports the 10 fastest-growing franchises by four different measures, and includes little-known stories about the biggest names in franchising.

Entrepreneur Magazine Ranks Tint World® Top Franchises for Veterans

Entrepreneur ranks the top 150 franchises that offer incentives and other programs to help veterans become franchisees and named Tint World® Franchise as part of their annual Top Franchises for Veterans for 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022.

These are the Top Franchises that truly offer the best opportunities for veterans interested in becoming franchisees supported with an incentive offer (usually a franchise-fee discount) for veterans joining their system.

Inc. 5000

Inc. 5000 ranks the country's top 5000 fastest-growing private companies. Tint World® made this list for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2019, 2020.

The Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth over a three-year period. This list honors the extraordinary journeys of the fastest-growing companies in America. It is the most prestigious honor for growing private businesses and business leaders.

FRANdata

FRANdata is a leader in strategic analysis, forecasting and measuring of franchise performance.

Tint World® has been a member of the Franchise Registry for 10 years, and currently holds a FUND Score of 830, putting them in the top tier of scores. As a verified member, Tint World® has access to FRANdata information offering insight into the franchise market and helping with future strategic planning.

Tint World® Is Going Places!

At Tint World® our vision is to be recognized as a “world-class service” go to place consumers can come for high quality products and services to improve safety, protection, comfort and performance, for their largest investments; their Automobile, Watercraft, Home, and Business.

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Tint World® Is Expanding All Over The Globe

Customers will always receive high-quality products and services – we want to provide exciting and lasting relationship with every Customer.