When Erich Overhardt’s Turbo Tint location opened in Delray Seaside, Florida, earlier this month, it marked simply the second location for the automotive window tint companies franchise launched final 12 months by Moran Household of Manufacturers.
The nascent nature of the idea didn’t trouble Overhardt, whose profession in franchising stretches from his opening the primary Little Caesars in California in 1982 to serving as govt director at Chipotle Mexican Grill and serving to rework the enterprise from a two-unit idea in Denver right into a nationwide chain with 600 eating places and greater than $750 million in income when he left in 2006.
“I made a decision I needed to get revenue streams from totally different areas,” mentioned Overhardt, who’s a franchise adviser with Enterprise Alliance Inc., owns 20 merchandising machines by way of NourishHealthyVending and was “ready for the subsequent factor.”
“Turbo Tint ended up being the cat’s meow for me,” he mentioned. By way of his franchise dealer expertise, he knew the management at Moran, the franchisor of automotive chains Mr. Transmission and Milex Full Auto Care, and discovered about Turbo Tint, which the corporate developed in concert with franchisee Greg Goodman. (Goodman operates the primary Turbo Tint retailer in Oklahoma Metropolis and is dedicated to opening 5 places. The model additionally has agreements signed in Orlando and Venice, Florida.)
“I cherished the enterprise mannequin and I favored the worker rely,” mentioned Overhardt. “I come from eating places the place you’d have 30 staff” at one location. “It’s solely 4 to 6 folks in every Turbo Tint.”
Overhardt signed an space improvement settlement to open 16 Turbo Tint shops throughout 4 counties in southeast Florida— Martin, Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Seaside—by way of a mixture of his personal places and bringing on franchisees. South Florida’s tropical local weather makes it a great marketplace for the model, he mentioned.
“What higher place than South Florida for tinting—tinting every thing,” mentioned Overhardt of the idea, which along with automotive window tinting provides residential and industrial window tinting and paint safety companies. His first weeks in enterprise have been “incredible,” and he’s within the strategy of signing a lease for a second location.
There’s loads of competitors in Florida, Overhardt acknowledged, “however it’s very fragmented.” Fellow franchise Tint World lists 16 Florida places and is closing in on 100 whole items. The place Turbo Tint stands out, Overhardt mentioned, is its use of a higher-grade movie, its specialised deal with tinting and its customer support. The set up course of is accomplished in an hour or much less, based on the corporate, with the acquisition and scheduling accomplished on-line.
The price of a Turbo Tint franchise ranges from $212,000 to $282,000.