Volume 10, Issue 3                              May/June  2006


15 MINUTES
AUTO GLASS

Reyna Reigns

Soft spoken and unassuming George Reyna walked away from the 2006 International Window Film Tint-Off™ with a second place victory. The first-time IWFE competitor and owner of Tint Masters in Costa Mesa, Calif., sat down with Window Film magazine to discuss his victory.

Q: How long have you been applying window film?
Fourteen years, since 1992.

Q: How long have you owned your company?
Three and half years.

Q: How’d you get started in the business?
Through friends.

Q: How many vehicles do you think you’ve tinted since you started?
I don’t know. That’s a lot of cars.

Q: What do you think the biggest obstacle is for tint shops today?
Finding good workers.

Q: What are your future plans for your business?
Grow the business, get bigger.

Q: What is your favorite car to tint?
BMW.

Q: What is your least favorite car to tint?
VW Beetle.

Q: What vehicle do you find to be the most difficult to tint?
The Cutlass Supreme.

Q: Did you encounter any obstacles in the tint-off, and if so, what were they?
No, none.

Q: Will you compete again next year?
Yes, if they invite me.

Q: What are your hobbies?
Spending time with my kids. WF

Quick Facts
Family? Three daughters: Diana, Monica and Vanessa.
Favorite food? Guatemalan. It’s where I’m from.
Favorite movie? Romantic movies.
Favorite pastime? Spending time with my kids.
Favorite book? The Bible.
Favorite car? A4
Favorite sport? Soccer.
Favorite sports team? L.A. Lakers.
One word description of yourself? Humble
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15 MINUTES
ARCHITECTURAL GLASS

A Little More Southern Comfort

Kyle Moody, installation technician at The Tint Shop in Milledgeville, Ga., rounded out the near sweep of the podium 
by Southerners at the 2006 International Window Film Tint-Off™, taking second place in the architectural competition. 

Q: How long have you been applying window film?
Sixteen years.

Q: How long have you been with The Tint Shop?
Eight years.

Q: How’d you get started in the business?
At the first shop, I just went to work there and ended up tinting windows.

Q: How many projects do you think you’ve tinted since you started?
I have no idea. A bunch. A whole bunch, between cars and houses. More than I have to show for it.

Q: What do you think is the biggest obstacle for tint shops today?
Competition. The outside, non-professional companies, the “backyard” tinters.

Q: What are your future plans for your role in the window film industry?
Just keep on doing what I’m doing for now and possibly be an owner or co-owner in the future.

Q: What is your favorite frame to film?
Anderson windows.

Q: What is your least favorite frame to film?
Old, wooden frames with individual panes.

Q: What style of windows do you find the most difficult to film?
Old, wooden frames with individual panes. It’s harder to keep them clean.

Q: Did you encounter any obstacles in the tint-off, and if so, what were they?
Being nervous. And getting my tools [there], bringing the tools on the airplane.

Q: How competitive did you find the Tint-Off?
I thought it was really competitive. There were some really good tinters here.

Q: What are your hobbies?
Hunting and fishing. And just about all sports. WF

Quick Facts:
Family? Single (with a girlfriend), parents, sister and two nieces.
Favorite food? Bacon.
Favorite movie? Hoosiers.
Favorite pastime? Hunting.
Favorite magazine? Outdoor magazines.
Favorite car? Ferrari.
Favorite sport? Volleyball.
Favorite sports team? North Carolina Tar Heels.
One word description of yourself? Fun.

 

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