Window Film Veteran Lyman MacNutt Passes Away

November 19th, 2014 by Casey Flores

40-year window film veteran Lyman G. MacNutt, owner of Solar-X in Sarasota, Fla., passed away on November 12, 2014.

According to the obituary, MacNutt passed away peacefully, “surrounded by loved ones.”


40-year window film veteran Lyman G. MacNutt.

Window Film magazine columnist and tint shop owner Mike Feldman has known MacNutt for years and is saddened by the loss.

“I competed against him and his company and he was always a terrific competitor who kept a balance between business and family (something we can all take a lesson from),” he says. “Many of the area’s best installers developed their craft and learned their skills from Lyman. From a competitor’s perspective he was just plain cool.”

Lawrence Constantin, director of sales and marketing at Solar Gard shares Feldman’s sentiments about MacNutt.

“Lyman was a true ambassador to the window film industry. He was always taking the time to educate his fellow professionals and especially the home and business owner on the benefits of window film. For over 40 years he carried that passion with him—it was contagious. And all of us are better for knowing Lyman. As a friend to Solar Gard for more than 30 years and a personal friend and true professional, he’ll be sorely missed.”

Lyman is survived by his daughter Mary Beth MacNutt (Gary Lill) of Sarasota, son Jon MacNutt (Kerri MacNutt) of Sarasota, two grandchildren Avery and Ryder, siblings Lowell MacNutt of Beaufort, S.C., Owen MacNutt of Cape Cod, Mass., Gigi Rouse of West Yorkshire, U.K., and niece and nephew.
In remembrance of Lyman, a celebration of his life will be held in January, 2015. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to

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  1. The window film industry has lost a little lustre with the passing of Lyman MacNutt. I had the good fortune and privilege of having him as a friend (and customer) for more than thirty years. He was a credit to this industry with his ethics and honesty in promoting and selling window film. He was always searching for knowledge about window film so that he could say as much as possible about its performance capabilities without exaggeration or unnecessary embellishment. I will sorely miss him and the time we spent together – it was far too short.

    I wish his beloved family and friends the best in dealing with this enormous loss.


    Nick Routh

  2. The window film industry lost a pioneer with his passing. He passed away much to early. He was a highly respected Rock Star in this business. Lyman was a mentor to me in a lot of ways. I will miss our conversations. I will miss your Florida style. Most of all I will miss you. Rest In Peace my friend.


    Rick Puthoff

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