Steve Desaulniers, owner of Tint Pros in Henderson, Nev., was one of the five locals competing in the 2006 International Window Film Tint-Off™ and the only one to place. Desaulniers, whose company offers both auto and architectural tinting, competed in the architectural glass competition at the request of his manufacturer, took third place and later sat down with Window Film magazine to discuss the industry, the competition and what makes a job difficult.
Q. How long have you been with The Tint Shop?
Q. How’d you get started in the business?
Q. How many projects do you think you’ve tinted since you started?
Q. What do you think is the biggest obstacle for tint shops today?
Q. What are your future plans for your role in the window film industry?
Q. What is your favorite frame to film?
Q. What is your least favorite frame to film?
Q. What style of windows do you find the most difficult to film?
Q. If you could tint one building (or style of building) that you have thus far not tinted, what would it be?
Q. Did you encounter any obstacles in the tint-off, and if so, what were they?
Q. How competitive did you find the Tint-Off?
Q. What are your hobbies?
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