Moran Family of Brands, a respected name in the aftermarket auto repair, maintenance, and accessories industry, knows the benefits of a successful model for business expansion. With a legacy of more than 30 years and renowned brands such as Mr. Transmission, Alta Mere, and Milex Complete Auto Care, the Moran Family of Brands brings extensive expertise and resources to franchise development. Their newest brand, Turbo Tint, came about in partnership with an Alta Mere franchise in Oklahoma City.
As an Alta Mere franchisee, Greg Goodman sold window tinting and a variety of other car accessories, such as backup cameras and alarms. But, as those accessories became standard in today’s car models, Goodman looked to modernize his business. He conceptualized Turbo Tint, a streamlined automotive window tinting concept that prioritized speed and convenience, in 2019. Customers select a window tint package and schedule their appointment online. When they arrive at the store, they choose their shade of window film, with the installation taking an hour or less to complete.
Unparalleled Growth and Expansion
Goodman shared his ideas with Moran Family of Brands, and they collaborated together to develop the concept while beta testing it at Goodman’s Oklahoma City store. The beta test was more successful than anticipated which led to the development of the full Turbo Tint model. The test occurred during the pandemic and the store experienced a nearly 30% growth in sales year over year.
“We’re thankful for our company culture of DRIVE (dedication, respect, integrity, vision & enthusiasm). Without it, Turbo Tint might not be here,” said Moran President Pete Baldine. “The innovative concept of speed and convenience combined with the increasing demand for window tinting has proven to be a winning combination. Turbo Tint’s impressive performance reflects its disruptive concept along with our commitment to providing exceptional franchise opportunities that adapt to changing market dynamics.”
Turbo Tint is focused on creating customer experiences that result in satisfaction and loyalty, which is part of the Moran Family of Brands mission statement.
Since its franchise establishment in October 2020, Turbo Tint has expanded rapidly. It started with two additional stores in Orlando and Delray Beach, Florida, and in the last two months alone, Turbo Tint has opened three new stores. There are 46 signed agreements awaiting development with six more slated to open by the middle of September.
This expansion includes a recent development agreement with Clear Window Solutions LLC, spearheaded by Moran’s Co-Founder and Chief Executive, Barbara Moran-Goodrich, and Franchise Update Chairman, Gary Gardner. Clear Window Solutions LLC will bring 12 Turbo Tint locations throughout Nevada, Arizona, and Houston. The first is Las Vegas which is expected to open later this year, followed by Phoenix, Tucson, and Houston.
Multiple Services and High-Profit Margins
While specializing in automotive window tinting, Turbo Tint also provides additional services. It offers architectural window tinting solutions for residential and commercial applications, as well as automotive paint protection film. Their highly skilled technicians apply a thin protective film to safeguard a vehicle’s exterior from scratches, rock chips, fading, and abrasion caused by road debris. This diversified service offering allows Turbo Tint to tap into more markets and create new revenue streams. In addition, Turbo Tint is now introducing ceramic coating services, which is in high demand.
Turbo Tint keeps customers at the center of its plan, including where they wait. All locations include a modern and spacious area with oversized leather chairs for customers to relax during the short hour they wait. The waiting areas include flatscreen TVs and computer workstations with free Wi-Fi in front of a cozy fireplace setting. Customers also receive complimentary coffee, beer, wine, soft drinks, and snacks to enjoy during their one-hour installation guarantee.
Franchise Opportunities and Future Growth
Turbo Tint’s franchise development has created a host of opportunities for aspiring franchise owners. With 18 to 21 stores operating by the end of the year and a projection of more than 100 units in the next few years, Turbo Tint presents an exciting investment prospect. The brand’s small product line translates into large profit margins, making it an attractive opportunity for franchisees seeking a lucrative business venture.
Turbo Tint offers an obtainable opportunity for entrepreneurs with an initial investment range of $234,010 to $314,900. That includes the $45,000 franchise fee and six months of operating costs.
Learn more about the Turbo Tint brand and Moran Family of Brands by visiting https://franchise.turbotint.com/.
About Turbo Tint
Turbo Tint specializes in automotive and architectural window tinting solutions. Under the brand’s concept, customers can purchase a tint package and schedule an appointment online.
Article originally published on Franchise Journal.