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Are you in need of automotive window tinting, residential window tinting, commercial window tinting or paint protection solutions? If yes, then look no farther than Sun Stoppers!
A 22 year legacy of excellence
Mike Burke is founder and owner of Sun Stoppers Window Tinting. Mike strives to create a successful team who work together in order to provide clients with the best possible experience and finished product. Built on the concept of family values, teamwork, quality products and outstanding professional installation, Sun Stoppers has become the industry leader in window tint and automotive paint protection solutions. Mike Burke graduated with a marketing degree from Western Carolina University in 1994 and spent 6 months of the following year as the #1 salesman at Scott Clark Toyota. An entrepreneur at heart he started over in 1996 and moved to Myrtle Beach to open his first tint shop, Innovations. Homesick after just a year Mike returned to Charlotte and started a mobile tinting company, The Tint Man. He quickly became the primary tint provider for most of the stereo and accessory shops within a 50 mile radius of Charlotte. The Tint Man was so successful that in 1999 he created his first retail location, Lighting Mike’s, to keep up with the demand. Over the next 6 years Mike turned Lightning Mike’s into 6 locations throughout the Charlotte area, offering a variety of aftermarket automotive services, inspections, A/V, accessories, wheels & tires, in addition to the ever popular window tinting.
By 2005, after gross sales of $1.6 million, Mike sold his Lighting Mike’s stores and spent more time with his family. He took a break from the automotive industry, pulling on his educational background to start an ad agency, Pinpoint Advertising, which focused on direct marketing to upscale clients. After growing Pinpoint to self-sufficiency, he then sold it in 2006 to open Sun Stoppers. With Sun Stoppers, Mike took what he learned building and running his first several companies and decided to follow a Starbucks inspired marketing strategy where he focused on quality rather than quantity and an emphasis on providing a superior product and excellent customer service. By doing one thing. window tinting, extremely well! Sun Stoppers built a reputation as the place to go for the best window tint installation and overall customer experience. Over the course of Sun Stoppers’ 12 years in business, Mike has gradually expanded his product offerings to include mobile tinting, automotive paint protection, roller shades, residential and commercial flat glass tinting and specialty and printed films for commercial storefronts, branding and advertising.
Sun Stoppers now has 11 local retail locations include Matthews, Charlotte, Uptown, South Tryon, Lake Norman, Concord, Monroe, Rock Hill, Southend, Stoughton, Massachusetts as well as Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina and Fairmont, WV. Sun Stoppers has three flat glass divisions that can aid with any commercial or residential window tinting solutions.
In addition to window tinting and paint protection services, Sun Stoppers also created a design, print and installation company called Southend Graphics. Southend graphics specializes in full vehicle wraps, automotive graphic accents, graphic design, storefront graphics and installation. As Sun Stoppers and its affiliated companies and divisions continue to expand, Mike is careful never to lose sight of the core values that make Sun Stoppers and his team great; teamwork, motivation, quality and putting the client first.
If you’re an existing window tint and/or paint protection company and would like to expand your business through a partnership with Sun Stoppers, contact Mike Burke at email@example.com.
Let us accommodate your schedule with one of our 9 area locations: Charlotte, Matthews, Concord, Rock Hill, Lake Norman, Auto West, Southend, Uptown and Monroe. You can even drop your ride off and rent one of our Sun Stoppers Courtesy Cars for the day!