Posts Tagged ‘Sun Stoppers’

Two Industry Veterans to be Inducted Into Window Film Hall of Fame

Jun 7th, 2023

Long-time window film industry veterans Darrell Smith, executive director of the International Window Film Association (IWFA), and Mike Burke, Sun Stoppers founder, will be the next professionals inducted into the Window Film Hall of Fame at the 2023 International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ (WFCT) in Virginia Beach, Va. Each received multiple nominations and were […]

WFCT to Host a Special Tuesday Educational Session

May 24th, 2023

Most people get to the International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ (WFCT) the day before it begins—why not get some quality education that day as well? Tuesday’s special pre-session offers the highest quality in education—from notable presenter Mike Burke of Sun Stoppers. It is available to all full registrants at no additional charge and runs […]

Talking Tint Rescue With Mike Burke

Apr 26th, 2023

Sun Stoppers founder Mike Burke was sitting in a Myrtle Beach, S.C., bar 10 years ago when the concept of a Tint Rescue video series first entered his mind. Burke and an industry peer were sharing a drink, observing and discussing glaring inefficiencies in the establishment. I caught up with Burke, who shared details of […]

Mike Burke Fights Skin Cancer with Courage

Oct 12th, 2022

The Skin Cancer Foundation has emphasized the significance of skin cancer prevention, early detection and prompt, effective treatment since its 1979 founding. The organization lists window film as a tool in its Daily Sun Protection Guide, an effort that hits home professionally and personally for Sun Stoppers’ founder Mike Burke. “When I was in my […]

Losing Labor: Film Shops Discuss Employee Retention

Feb 16th, 2022

Hiring—and keeping—a stockpile of experienced installers is on every owner’s wish list. It’s been a challenge for Kyle Fuller of Tint Pro in Warner Robins, Ga., whose workforce diminished by 40% to start the year. The Problem “I had an employee that worked for me for 88 days,” Fuller says. “He was coming up on […]

Printing Profit With Plotters

Oct 6th, 2021

Kris Queen founded 5Star Window Tinting in 2014, merging with Sun Stoppers on Sept 1, 2020. The New Lenox, Ill., location houses a Graphtec plotter and is on track for an estimated $600,000 in sales in 2021. Queen says the printer has doubled last year’s sales by speeding up the installation process dramatically. “I used […]

Film Stars: Mike Burke Shares the Challenges He Faced In the Industry

May 1st, 2019

Mike Burke, owner of several Sun Stoppers Window Tinting locations across North Carolina, sheds light on his journey through the industry. His nearly three decades in the window film industry is just one testament to how much he values it. In fact Burke’s found it to be a brotherhood. Sun Stoppers currently has 15 locations […]

Life in the Fast Lane

May 10th, 2017

What do legendary NASCAR drivers Kurt and Kyle Busch have in common with the window film industry? Rob Ruska, owner of Sun Stoppers Charlotte in North Carolina, who’s been tinting the brothers’ cars and homes since the early 2000s. “I’ve become friends with some of the drivers like Kurt and Kyle Busch,” he says. “I […]