Tint World Declared One of the Fastest-Growing CompaniesSeptember 8th, 2011 | Category: Featured Content
Window film franchise, Tint World Window Tint and Automotive Styling Center, has been included in Inc. Magazine’s 500/5000 list at #4439. The Boca Raton, Fla.-based company earned the honor by being one of the fastest growing private companies in the United States. Starting with just six locations, the franchise has more than quadrupled in size within the last five years and has grown by 20 percent in the last three years. The company’s revenue jumped from $4.1 in 2007 to $4.9 million 2010.
Anthony Foley, director of franchise development for Tint World, attributes the growth to being a unique presence in the industry as a franchise.
“It’s the fact that the industry doesn’t have a presence like us and the consumer is looking for something like us,” says Foley. “I definitely knew we had something special here and it’s great that other people can see what we are putting together.”
“I wasn’t surprised by the growth because I knew that there was a good model here, very low cost and an easy system for someone once they have been trained,” says Charles J. Bonfiglio, Tint World’s franchise president. “I knew it was going to grow pretty quickly, but to go from six stores in 2006 to 28 stores sold in the U.S. in 2011 is great.”
“It was a surprise,” says Bonfiglio about making the Inc. Magazine list. “I got emailed that they saw the company growing so we became part of the program. A month or two later they sent us a notice telling us we have been selected. We couldn’t say anything for two months.”
“That was an exercise in patience for sure,” says Foley. “Now we are really looking forward to advancing that number on the list year to year.”
The Inc. list has set a new goal for Tint World to increase its ranking in future lists. Besides the list, Tint World is just looking forward to continued growth within the automotive aftermarket industry.
“We are constantly looking to find franchisees that are a good fit,” says Foley. “At the end of the day, the strength of the franchise system is the strength of the franchisees. That all starts with profiling and making sure we are a good fit before we start working together. We are growing rapidly and are looking to expand into the international market which could be solidified by the end of the year.”