Eastman Names National, Regional Dealers of the Year

March 6th, 2024 by Casey Flores

It’s annual dealer meeting season, and next to get accolades for 2023 is team Eastman.

The company held its 2024 Elite Dealer Conference last week in Amelia Island, Florida, and named Jason Yancer, owner of Sunbusters Window Tinting in Austin, Texas as its 2023 National Dealer of the Year.

The gathering was made up of LLumar SelectPro dealers from the United States and Canada, who receive “annual recognition based on growth achieved by establishing the highest level of trust in the market while delivering exceptional experiences for their customers,” according to Eastman.

Yancer, who won the night’s highest honor, has been in business for 30 years.

“With expansions to three locations and a remarkable team of 11 skilled installers, Sunbusters has triumphed over the challenges of 2023, achieving outstanding results,” a company statement reads. “Their commitment to promoting excitement and collaboration within the group, along with their willingness to share knowledge and best practices, exemplifies the spirit of a LLumar Select Pro Dealer.”

“We’ve grown the business very organically,” Yancer says. “We hardly do any marketing and do a decent amount of wholesale work like car dealerships.”

He started in 1994 when Austin was nowhere near the city it is now. The metro area has doubled since then.

“There are a lot more car dealerships and cars here. We’ve grown with that,” he says.

“Six or seven years I got into flat glass. We were riding the Austin tech wave of new offices and decorative film,” he says, which brought a lot more competition. “I had the opportunity to sell off that side of the business in 2015—that was about $750,000 of our revenue at the time. We’ve been able to focus on the automotive business since then and our PPF division has grown significantly with the market.”

He mostly thanks his staff.

“I didn’t have a bunch of money when I started so I had to work myself out of each job.” He says. “Most of our staff has been with us five to 20 years. We’ve been well-supported by Eastman and it’s really cool to win with them.”

His secret to retention? Stay busy, stick to the process and treat them with respect.

The company’s regional dealers of the year were also recognized and are as follows:

Northeast Automotive Film Dealer of the Year
Outtasight Window Tinting & Vehicle Wraps of Lynchburg, Virginia
Greg Harrison, Owner

Northeast Architectural Film Dealer of the Year
Atlantic Sun Control, Inc. of Manassas, Virginia
Chris Baccus & Brien Looney, Owners

Northwest Automotive Film Dealer of the Year
Spokane Sunscreen of Spokane, Washington
Rick Johnson & Megan Johnson, Owners

Northwest Architectural Film Dealer of the Year
Metro Tint of Portland, Oregon
Jared Gray & Brad Magee, Owners

Southeast Automotive Film Dealer of the Year
Exzact Window Tinting of Panama City, Florida
Keith Fosmire, Owner

Southeast Architectural Film Dealer of the Year
Advanced Film Solutions, Inc. of Land O’ Lakes, Florida
Mike, Michele and Adam Feldman, Owners

Southwest Automotive Film Dealer of the Year
Precision Window Tinting of Las Vegas, Nevada
Brian Morrison, Owner

Southwest Architectural Film Dealer of the Year
Solar Care Window Tinting of Oceanside, California
Carlos Laney, Owner

Mid-West Automotive Film Dealer of the Year
Automotive Appearance Pros of Worthington, Ohio
Dave Shefler, Owner

Mid-West Architectural Film Dealer of the Year
Suntrol Glass Enhancing Films of Cleveland, Ohio
John Hansen, Owner

South-Central Architectural Film Dealer of the Year
A1 Glass Coatings of Universal City, Texas
Mike Wanke & Russ Newbern, Owner

Canadian Automotive Film Dealer of the Year
Reflex Teinte Inc. of Quebec City, Quebec
Eric Bouchard & Christian Bouchard, Owners

Canadian Architectural Film Dealer of the Year
Spectra Light of Calgary, Alberta
Matt Bell, Owner

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