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Hidden Gems: Meet David Hoeksema of Tint Express

Today we’d like to introduce you to David Hoeksema.

Hi David, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
Window Tinting and custom car building has been my passion since the age of 16 years old. I moved to the Sunshine state from Michigan with the goal of opening my own shop. At the age of 18, I had successfully open my first window tinting and custom car body shop in Fort Myers, Florida. At this location, I was granted the honor of being a Formula One Window tinting Dealer. In Fact – at that time, I was the youngest Formula one dealer. I thank a lot of my success in learning the ropes and perfecting my knowledge in the window film industry to my Rep and dear friend Wayne Walker. While I was a Formula One dealer, I also won the Window Tint TintOff Competition.

Throughout my life, I have built show cars that won trophies and competitions from places like NOPI, SlamFest, LowRider winner. My work for custom vehicles has been featured in magazines like ImportTuner and Lowrider. My Residential window tinting work can be seen in featured homes in magazines like Architectural Digest.

I have had the pleasure of tinting and customizing vehicles for many famous authors, actors, sport stars but I treat every customer the same. My goal has always been to provide the best quality installation, Use the highest quality films/products in an effort to provide the most outstanding window tinting experience available in the market.

My time of Competitions are over. Nowadays, I am 100% focused on my family of six and my Mobile Window Tinting Company. We are showing great growth and proudly servicing over 14 Counties.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
The economy is definitely a volatile factor. As you may understand window tinting is something people will put off if the economy gets tough. Weather also plays a huge role in summer Window tint becomes more of a need, in winter or during storms we fall in the last spot on the list.

Another huge hit was the beginning of COVID. Being a mobile service and being exposed to so-many customer a day made it very risky for my staff, my customer and myself. We had to make very tough choices and close down for a very long time in order to make the correct ethical choices.

Appreciate you sharing that. What should we know about Tint Express?
Tint Express we focus on customer satisfaction and convenience. Our window tinting technique allows our expert tint technicians to install window tint film at any location. We come to the customer’s home, Job or Kid’s soccer game. We are equipped and self-sufficient to be able to tint in the middle of a baseball field if necessary. Our Company guarantees better quality tint installation than a shop. We travel all of Florida and may also perform large Commercial and residential installations out of state. ​

Our technicians are trained and certified by myself -a Master Window tint installer. I am very proud of our focus on Micro edges to avoid those ugly gaps other installers leave behind. We are fully hand-cut installers. We have one of the most-watched window tinting videos with almost 7 million views.

Our Films are American Made Only. We do not install cheap Chinese dye film. Our American made films are the upmost advanced technology in tint film science and are manufactured in Nevada.

We proudly announce a near zero pollution manufacturing process. No other manufacturer comes close to our green commitment. Lastly, our manufacturer has a patent-pending bonding technology unmatched by any competitor currently in the market. Having the best film in the market also guarantees the best warranty. We offer National Lifetime Warranties in most of our products. One of our top seller is Ceramic Film. Being the newest film technology in the market, Ceramic has been design to keep the most heat out of your vehicle or home while protecting you from harmful UV rays.

We provide free estimates and take pride in providing our customers with not only a price but the most up-to-date education in films and choices to meet their window tinting needs.

How do you define success?
For me, success is raising a healthy, happy family who continues my business and providing such an excellent service that I leave with a happy customer who is now a client for life.

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  1. Jonathan H

    May 10, 2022 at 6:26 pm

    So proud of my dad for being in this page ♥️♥️♥️

  2. Franc Morales

    July 25, 2022 at 7:48 pm

    Fantastic Work! He has done four vehicles for me and my family. Great work every time. We also have recommended him to friends for boats and houses and everyone is very happy with their work. I am glad to read such a great article about the amazing man and company.

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