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CAR WASH-AUTO STYLING COMBO

01/02/19

Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™, an auto accessory and window tinting franchise, has announced the opening of its first car wash-auto styling center combo in Stuart, FL. Under the ownership of local entrepreneurs Mike Edwards and Mark Stover, the store will serve Palm Beach, Martin, and St. Lucie Counties.

Edwards, a former investment banker who transitioned to car washes several years ago, will be the principal owner, and Stover, who previously owned a car detail shop for 25 years, will be director of operations for the store.

“I wanted to take my car wash and turn it into a total car center,” Edwards said. “Tint World complements my car wash business really well. The car wash’s slow season just so happens to be Tint World’s busy season. It’s the perfect marriage of two concepts.”

The franchise will be adjacent to the former CarPro Auto Spa that will be rebranded as PRO CAR WASH.

“We recognized the opportunity to co-brand with car washes because of situations exactly like Mike and Mark’s,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, president and CEO of Tint World. “Their business savvy and familiarity with the after-market accessories and car wash businesses are going to put them in a position to be extremely successful.”

The store, which opened October 24, provides a full range of automotive styling and safety services including automotive tint, automotive paint protection film, mobile electronics, advanced driver-assistance systems and car stereo upgrades, and residential and commercial window film. “This will give our PRO CAR WASH customers more products and services to keep their car looking great and at peak performance,” Stover said. 



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