Tire Pro Fulfills Entrepreneurial Dream With Louisiana’s First Turbo Tint Location

Tire Pro Fulfills Entrepreneurial Dream With Louisiana’s First Turbo Tint Location

Driven by a lifelong passion for cars and a desire to fill a niche in his local market, George Lugo transitioned from a successful career in tire sales to franchise ownership with the opening of the first Turbo Tint in Louisiana.

George’s decision to open a Turbo Tint franchise in his hometown of Metairie, Louisiana, was influenced by his observations of the independent shop owners he worked with during his tire industry career. Seeking the independence and profitability of entrepreneurship, he saw Turbo Tint as an opportunity to leverage his expertise in a business that emphasizes customer service and operational efficiency. George signed a territory agreement to open two additional Turbo Tint locations in the coming years, highlighting his commitment to expanding the brand's presence in Louisiana.

The demand for window tinting services is on the rise, driven by increasing awareness of the benefits of window tinting for protection from damage caused by the sun’s ultraviolet rays, along with privacy and energy savings. Last summer marked the hottest summer on record in many parts of the country, and Louisiana experienced an unprecedented heatwave.

“Window tinting is in high demand here due to Louisiana's climate. People are looking for efficient ways to protect their vehicles' interiors and keep them cool,” Lugo said.

Fast, Convenient Window Tinting
George is a Metairie native who now resides in Kenner. He admired Turbo Tint’s business model, which focuses on quick and convenient service, a departure from the traditionally time-consuming window tinting process.

“The hot weather here makes window tinting a popular choice. Turbo Tint's model of speed and convenience will appeal to customers who have previously hesitated due to the inconvenience of traditional tinting services,” Lugo said.

The Turbo Tint franchise model, which allows customers to purchase tint packages and schedule appointments online, aims to streamline the customer experience. When they arrive for service on their vehicle, customers only need to select their desired shade of window film. The entire installation process is completed in one hour or less. George admired the brand’s efficiency, which gives it a competitive edge. The Metairie store features state-of-the-art facilities, including two automotive tint bays, one paint protection bay, and a customer lounge designed for comfort.

Turbo Tint is part of Moran Family of Brands, a national leader in general automotive repair, transmission repair, and window tint services. The executive team at Moran is confident the location will thrive under George’s leadership. Moran is the franchisor of six brands, including Milex Complete Auto Care and Mr. Transmission.

“George's deep understanding of the automotive industry and his connection to the community make him an ideal franchisee for Turbo Tint. We're excited to see the brand grow in Louisiana,” said Pete Baldine, Moran’s president.

The Metairie Turbo Tint store, located at 2800 Athania Parkway, is a newly constructed building that Lugo believes will serve as a cornerstone for automotive care in the area. Its strategic location near a busy shopping center and easy interstate access is expected to draw customers from Metairie, Kenner, and New Orleans.

The new Turbo Tint location in Metairie is a family affair. George and his wife, Evelynn, opened the shop together in June, and their two sons, Matt and Alex, play key roles in the business. Matt serves as the center manager, and Alex assists in the shop. He plans to hire four additional employees, including two senior tint installers.

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