Two digital marketing specialists ramped up their business portfolio with the opening of a new Turbo Tint location in Orlando, Florida.
The new location is the first of five Turbo Tint shops Derek Huizinga and his wife Rachael are planning to open in the booming Florida market. Huizinga purchased exclusive rights to the Orlando territory, which covers a 20-mile radius. “This brand carries a high value proposition by delivering a first-class tinting experience with a convenient online ordering process for busy individuals,” Huizinga said.
After one too many Michigan winters, the couple started exploring opportunities in Florida, one of their favorite vacation destinations. Before making a move, Huizinga was determined to find a second income stream to provide added security and additional revenue. The pair’s digital marketing company, May 15 Media, assists SEO clients with content placement and domain authority establishment and procurement.
Having an interest in cars, Huizinga started exploring franchise options in the aftermarket auto industry. “When I was looking at different business concepts, Turbo Tint offered a good cash flow business, and it made sense for us to pursue an opportunity in something enjoyable to me,” Huizinga said.
Moran’s Company Values Seal the Deal
After exploring numerous franchise options in the automotive industry, Huizinga’s admiration for Moran’s leadership team compelled him to sign on the dotted line. Moran makes it a priority to maintain open lines of communication, and its franchisees have the opportunity to be part of a support system dedicated to helping them thrive. Moran is committed to giving every franchisee the tools, guidance, systems, and support they need to reach their full potential and deliver stellar customer service. “A franchise gives you a footprint. I don’t like to spend time in creative development and operations. I spend my time in growth and scaling. Franchising gave me a template that works,” he added.
Huizinga admired the professionalism and flexibility of Moran’s corporate staff. Having a business partner who shared his ideology and values gave Huizinga the confidence he needed to tackle the new business venture. “Derek [Huizinga] has vast experience in growing and scaling businesses, so we look forward to adding more locations throughout central Florida in the coming year through his leadership,” said Peter Baldine, Moran’s president.
Turbo Tint Concept Gains Steam
Huizinga’s new location marks Moran’s fourth Turbo Tint shop to open its doors since the concept debuted during the pandemic. The first Turbo Tint opened in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, after nearly 40 years as an Alta Mere accessories and tint shop. It was followed by new stores in Delray Beach and Pompano Beach, Florida. The quick-installation, online purchasing and scheduling concept was tested for a year and a half before developing into a new franchise brand. “The Turbo Tint concept is a perfect fit for Florida, and expanding our footprint into the Orlando market is the next logical move,” Baldine said.
Turbo Tint specializes in automotive window tint services. Customers can purchase a tint package and schedule an appointment online. When they arrive for service, they will only need to select their desired shade of window film. The entire installation process is completed in one hour or less.
All Turbo Tint locations feature a modern and spacious customer waiting area, featuring oversized leather chairs, flatscreen TVs, and computer workstations with free Wi-Fi in front of a cozy fireplace setting. While waiting for their tint installation, customers can enjoy complimentary premium coffee, beer, wine, soft drinks, and snacks. “Our product is amazing, and at the same time, the experience is unlike any other tint shop,” Huizinga added.
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Moran franchises six brands in the aftermarket automotive and window tinting industry, including Mr. Transmission, Milex Complete Auto Care, and Turbo Tint. To learn more about business opportunities in the aftermarket auto industry, click here to be connected with one of our franchise business consultants.