Press Release (UNEDITED): LAS VEGAS — The International Franchise Association (IFA) today named Pete and Barbra Muller, owners of two Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™ locations in Orlando, Florida, as two of its 2023 Franchisees of the Year. The Mullers were honored at the 63rd IFA Annual Convention in Las Vegas for being outstanding franchise establishment owner-operators.
“Franchisee of the Year recipients represent the best in franchising,” said Matthew Haller, president and CEO of the International Franchise Association. “This is the highest honor IFA awards to individual franchisees, and local business owners like Pete and Barbra exemplify the power of franchising and its positive contributions to communities around the world.”
The Franchisee of the Year Award, sponsored by IFA’s partner Paychex, recognizes leading franchise owners from IFA member brands whose outstanding performance and contributions help protect, enhance, and promote the franchise business model. Nominated by their parent company, individuals are selected for their service to their communities, fostering a strong and vibrant workforce, opening the doors for career growth and entrepreneurship, and supporting their fellow franchisees.
“Tint World® offers outstanding support and innovative franchise systems that have driven our success in Orlando,” Pete Muller said. “We’re proud to deliver Tint World®’s premium products and services to the automotive community here and committed to continuing to meet their high standards and expectations into the future.”
Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™ offer sales and installation of auto accessories, mobile electronics, audio video equipment, security systems, custom wheels and tire packages, window tinting, vehicle wraps, paint protection films, detailing services, nano ceramic coatings, maintenance and repair services, and more. Tint World® is also the leading provider of residential, commercial and marine computerized window tinting and security film services with locations throughout the U.S. and abroad, with franchise opportunities available worldwide.
“Pete and Barbra are dynamic representatives of the Tint World® family, and their success reflects their passion,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, CEO and president of Tint World®. “They provide a great example of the opportunities available through our innovative system and strategy.”
There are approximately 800,000 franchised businesses across the U.S., providing over 8.4 million direct jobs and generating over $800 billion in economic output. According to Oxford Economics, franchising on average provides higher wages and better benefits than non-franchised businesses, as well as greater entrepreneurial opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, and other underrepresented communities.
About the International Franchise Association
Celebrating over 60 years of excellence, education, and advocacy, the International Franchise Association (IFA) is the world’s oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. IFA works through its government relations and public policy, media relations, and educational programs to protect, enhance and promote franchising and the approximately 790,492 franchise establishments that support nearly 8.4 million direct jobs, $825.4 billion of economic output for the U.S. economy, and almost 3 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). IFA members include franchise companies in over 300 different business format categories, individual franchisees, and companies that support the industry in marketing, law, technology, and business development.