Turbo Tint’s Greg Goodman Named IFA Franchisee of the Year
Longtime owner recognized for excellence in franchising and service to others
Orland Park, IL (March 2023) – Greg Goodman, owner of the Turbo Tint store in Oklahoma City, has been named as one of the International Franchise Association’s Franchisees of the Year. Goodman was one of 97 recipients to receive the honor and was presented with the award on March 1 at the IFA’s 63rd annual convention in Las Vegas.
Goodman has been a franchise owner in the Moran Family of Brands system for more than 25 years. He owned an Alta Mere automotive accessories store beginning in 1997 before opening the nation’s first Turbo Tint location, a quick service, automotive window tint installation franchise, two years ago. Additionally, Goodman plans to open his second store in Oklahoma City later this year. He is also an area developer who will open a total of five stores in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, as well as help open more franchise stores in throughout the region in the coming years.
A few years ago, Goodman came up with the concept that provides automotive window tint instillation in less than an hour and collaborated with Moran corporate executives to develop an entirely new brand. The Turbo Tint stores feature a welcoming customer waiting area that includes oversized leather chairs, flatscreen TVs and computer workstations with free Wi-Fi in front of a cozy fireplace setting. In addition to automotive window tinting, Turbo Tint also offers architectural window tinting solutions, ceramic coating and paint protection services.
The company received an overwhelming response for the Turbo Tint concept from entrepreneurs across the country as they have taken it from a single-store operation to a national brand. There are currently three open locations with signed agreements for 46 more stores. Moran expects to have 18-21 stores operating by the end of the year.
The Franchisee of the Year Award Goodman received recognizes leading franchise owners from IFA member brands whose outstanding performance and contributions help protect, enhance, and promote the franchise business model. Nominated by their parent company, individuals were selected for their service to their communities, fostering a strong and vibrant workforce, opening the doors for career growth and entrepreneurship, and supporting their fellow franchisees.
“Franchisee of the Year recipients represent the best in franchising,” said Matthew Haller, President and CEO of the International Franchise Association. “This is the highest honor the IFA awards to individual franchisees, and local business owners like Greg Goodman exemplify the power of franchising and its positive contributions to communities around the world.”
There are approximately 800,000 franchised businesses across the U.S., providing over 8.4 million direct jobs and generating over $800 billion in economic output. According to Oxford Economics, franchising on average provides higher wages and better benefits than non-franchised businesses, as well as greater entrepreneurial opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, and other underrepresented communities.
Goodman’s Turbo Tint store is family owned and operated. Greg’s wife, Patti, and their son, Chandler, are partners with Greg in the business. Chandler currently serves as Center Manager and will become Director of Operations when they open their second store later this year. Greg and Chandler were named Moran Family of Brands’ Franchisees of the Year in 2022. It was the sixth time Greg had won the award.
“We are so proud of Greg and the incredible honor he received from the International Franchise Association,” said Moran Family of Brands’ President Pete Baldine. “Greg has been one of the longest tenured and most successful franchisees in our system. We have continued a wonderful relationship with Greg and his family through the creation and development of the Turbo Tint brand. This award is a fitting recognition of his success and accomplishments as a franchise owner.”
About Moran Family of Brands:
Moran Family of Brands is one of the nation’s leading franchisors of general automotive repair, transmission repair, automotive accessories, and window tint and paint protection services. Based in Midlothian, Illinois, Moran Family of Brands provides specialty products and services in virtually every aspect of the automotive aftermarket through four individual brands and a total of more than 120 franchise locations nationwide including: Mr. Transmission, Milex Complete Auto Care, Turbo Tint, Alta Mere “The Automotive Outfitters”, and SmartView Window Solutions. For more information on Moran Family of Brands visit http://www.moranfamilyofbrands.com.
About the International Franchise Association:
Celebrating over 60 years of excellence, education, and advocacy, the International Franchise Association (IFA) is the world’s oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. IFA works through its government relations and public policy, media relations, and educational programs to protect, enhance and promote franchising and the approximately 790,492 franchise establishments that support nearly 8.4 million direct jobs, $825.4 billion of economic output for the U.S. economy, and almost 3 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). IFA members include franchise companies in over 300 different business format categories, individual franchisees, and companies that support the industry in marketing, law, technology, and business development.