Posts Tagged ‘Bill Valway’

SEMA 2023: Industry Upgrades and How the City and Show Has Changed

Nov 8th, 2023

Changes that were coming are already here—both in the window film industry and at the SEMA Show at large. That was the major takeaway from tint shop owners and supplier representatives we spoke to last  week during the show. What was top of mind? Color PPF If you walked the halls where our industry’s suppliers […]

Valway’s AP Corp Acquires Solar Tint Inc. in Miami 

Aug 23rd, 2023

AP Corp has completed its second acquisition of a window tinting company.   The Sykesville, Md.-based provider of commercial window film and graphic solutions has snatched up Miami-based window tinting company, Solar Tint Inc, one of the only 3M window film dealers in the greater Miami area.  AP Corp Owner Bill Valway hopes it’s the […]

AP Corp. Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Dec 8th, 2021

AP Corp., a window film and graphic solutions company, is celebrating its 20th year in business. Since opening in 2001, the Sykesville, Md., company has grown from a one-person operation installing automotive tint to 20-plus team members working in more than 20 product categories. Those segments include commercial security window film, solar window film, branded […]

Predictive Indexing Software Helps Make Hiring Decisions

Jul 17th, 2019

The window film industry has the constant challenge of finding and keeping quality employees for businesses, but what if a software program could help you make better hiring decisions? One window film company has purchased a license to use a predictive indexing (PI) software to aid it in finding the right fit for potential hires, […]

Recent Fire Destroys Shop But Donations Continue

Dec 12th, 2018

Early last week a fire destroyed Daniel’s Auto Glass, a window film and auto glass business, in Bassett, Va.. The building was a total loss. The shop’s owner, Daniel Hanks, was left with no office nor tools to tint customer’s windows or repair or replace windshields. But then the industry stepped in to help Hanks […]

Getting Into the Decorative Side of Window Film

Sep 27th, 2018

One of the great talks this morning at the International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ (WFCT) came from Bill Valway. He is the founder and CEO of Absolute Perfection Window Tinting (AP Tinting). Valway led a discussion called “Diversity with Deco” where he encouraged the audience to learn more about decorative film and wraps. His […]

New Owners Purchase 44 Tools and Performance Auto Spa

Jul 5th, 2018

Performance Tool Distributing (PTD), known as 44 Tools and Performance Auto Spa (PAS), has two new owners. Bill Valway, owner of AP Corp., of Sykesville, Md., and Bo Ryan, president and chief operating officer of 44Tools, have joined together to purchase PTD of Plain City, OH. The two purchased the company from owner, George Lewis, […]

Absolute Perfection Inc. Expands With New High-End Printer

Apr 27th, 2016

One of the nation’s fastest-growing tinting enterprises plans to grow even faster with the latest in printing technology. Part of a $150,000 capital investment to grow its communications branch, Sykesville, Md.-based film installation experts Absolute Perfection (AP) has purchased a new HP Scitex printer. The product will enable the company to operate as a wholesale […]

Investing in Your Employees

Jan 6th, 2016

Increasing employee retention is a hard thing to do. I spend a lot of time talking about company culture for a big reason; it’s a huge factor in retaining and attracting top talent. I had an employee tell me the other day, “When you first hired me I knew this would be the company I […]

Slow Season? Try These Wintertime Marketing Hacks

Dec 2nd, 2015

Every year the winter season rolls in and tint shops find business slowing down. It’s inevitable. Consumers are drawn to the cooling effects and shade that window film provides during the hot hours of the summer, but when it cools down, they no longer see a need for it. Over the years, we have tried […]