The 15 to Emulate

August 2nd, 2021 by Bryan

2018’s Top Window Film Dealers

By Tara Taffera

If the revenue posted by WINDOW FILM magazine’s 2018 list of Top Dealers is any indication, the window film industry continues on its trajectory of growth. In fact, we expanded our list this year from 10 to 15 companies, as there were additional dealers posting impressive numbers.

Marietta, Ga.-based Window Film Depot, which has 26 locations, took the number one spot this year with $10.1 million in revenue in 2017. National Glazing Solutions, located in Atlanta and with two locations, was second in revenue with $9.7 million.

Eleven of the top 15 dealers increased sales by at least 10 percent. Absolute Perfection saw the largest increase—77 percent—by a large margin.

Four others—Eclipse Window Tinting, Window Film Depot, T&T Tinting Specialists and National Glazing Solutions—increased revenue by more than 20 percent.

Overall sales among the top dealers increased 17 percent. By application, growth was relatively consistent among all segments. Commercial work increased 18 percent, followed by residential (16 percent) and automotive (15 percent).

The list includes two first-timers, both heralding from the South— SunStoppers and Advanced Tint Co.

Last year, WINDOW FILM featured a group of companies that experienced rapid growth. A few of those made the move to our top 15 in 2018, and those are noted in our chart.

All of the dealers were selected based on their self-reported 2017 sales. A few companies did not confirm their figures, and WINDOW FILM estimates those numbers based on overall industry growth. Those companies are denoted by an asterisk next to their listing.

If you think your company may qualify as a top dealer, contact Tara Taffera at ttaffera@glass.com to be considered for next year’s list.

We have also compiled some top projects from three of our top dealers. So check those out in the following pages.

Campbell Window Film | Huntington Beach, Calif.

Top: Campbell Window Film offers residential installations utilizing its solar control and daytime privacy films.

Window Install: Campbell says Jorge Diaz, is one of the company’s best installers, and has been with them for more than ten years.

Truck: The company’s employees stay busy driving its trucks to various locations to perform a variety of tint jobs.

Bottom: Campbell Window Film installed its products on the City National Plaza in Los Angeles.

SunStoppers | Matthews, N.C.

Top: Four of these race cars are wrapped in XPEL’s paint protection film, and were part of the recent Gold Rush Rally.

Middle: The SunStoppers team in Charlotte, N.C., after setting a Guinness Book World Record for most car windows tinted in a day.

Bottom Left: The Monster energy car, driven by Kurt Busch, was wrapped in paint protection film by XPEL and then wrapped with 3M satin black with graphics tinted with XR plus film.

Bottom Right: A SunStopper installer works on an architectural job for a national retailer.

T&T Tinting Specialists Inc. |  Honolulu, Hawaii

Top: The majority of the T&T Tinting Staff at the company’s main/airport location.

Middle Left: The Classic 1965 Ford Cobra, installing LLumar Self-Healing PPF to the front facing painted surfaces to protect custom paint job.

Middle Right: T&T offers various tropical glass graphics, and this install is a popular one that was installed at the Hale Koa Hotel, Waikiki Hawaii.

Bottom: New 2018 Porsche S in for FormulaOne Stratos Ceramic Film, AIR 90 on the front windshield and LLumar Self-Healing PPF for entire front clip.

To view the laid-in version of this article in our digital edition, CLICK HERE.

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