Al & Ed’s Autosound, the 14-store franchise chain in Southern California, announced it is now stocking 3M window film.
To date, half of Al & Ed’s franchisees have been certified to apply 3M window tint and all stores will soon carry the product.
Al & Ed’s will stock 3M film from the Crystalline line down to entry level film.
“When you are talking window tint, the only brand that matters is 3M. 3M has such huge brand recognition among consumers that it elevates the stores, as they now have a premium level of product to offer,” said Al & Ed’s General Manager John Haynes, adding, “One of our stores doubled their tint business within 60 days of selling the brand.”
Al & Ed’s has bucked the downward trend in car audio and is posting double digit growth. A franchise-based model, the Al & Ed’s Autosound succeeds by teaming up with the store ownership. Not only do the stores benefit from the Al & Ed’s corporate direction, but all owners contribute to the knowledge and idea base of the company. Al & Ed’s truly works together for the success of all.
Established in 1954, Al & Ed’s is a multi-generation company. Originally franchised in 2001 after Al Brotsky’s retirement, the concept of having store owners, as opposed to managers, allows Al & Ed’s to accept challenges and push the stores to the highest levels. While under the umbrella of Al & Ed’s in brands, looks and marketing, each store owner imparts his own personality on their store.
‘The franchise structure allows our store owners to focus on selling, installing and service to their clients, while we do most of the heavy lifting” said Haynes. “We handle products, pricing, marketing, point-of-sale, website and other operational functions, all of which steal valuable time from most shop owners.”
Al & Ed’s offers only top tier brands, such as Alpine, Focal, Kenwood eXcelon, Pioneer Specialist, Rockford-Fosgate and dozens more. Besides offering over 100 core and specialty vendors, the stores have a point-of-sale system, individual store websites, corporate driven advertising, defective product handling and many, many advantages.
Contact for more info or to become an Al & Ed’s Autosound franchise: jhaynes2al-eds.com