After finishing college as an art major, Kyle was working for a slave-driver of a sign company in 1997 when a customer came into the shop to pick up his finished signs – for Lighting Mike’s. Kyle immediately recognized his college friend Mike Burke, and the two caught up on the years since they’d graduated. Mike, who Kyle calls the king of giving opportunities, offered to hire him to work for Lighting Mike’s, making signs and graphics, along with running the front counter. As they worked together Mike pushed Kyle to let him teach him to tint. He resisted at first, but finally gave in, with one caveat: if he was going to learn to tint, he wanted to learn to be the best. When Mike sold the business in 2005, Kyle left Charlotte to work for Verizon where he became the #7 salesman for the entire midwest. He quickly realized that he didn’t enjoy the cutthroat corporate culture and moved back to Charlotte where he ran a couple of home-based business that he also became disillusioned with. When the opportunity came up to rejoin Mike, this time at Sunstoppers, Kyle took it and has never looked back. His personal goal is to be like Mike – building relationships and providing the best experience possible. He believes that anyone can tint a window, but educating the customer and showing them we care; that’s what sets Sunstoppers apart.
VJ had held a number of different jobs, from certified GM technician, to mortgage finance, to custom stair building by the time he met Mike Burke while working the front desk at Lifetime Fitness. After several months of knowing each other in passing, Mike approached VJ and asked him what a hardworking young man like him was doing working the front desk at a gym. VJ was familiar with Sunstoppers, and never one to beat around the bush, Mike told VJ if he thought he wanted to be a part of it to meet him at his Matthews shop that morning. VJ spent the day riding around to each store with Mike, meeting the other employees and learning how the business operated. After 3 more days together, VJ quit his job at Lifetime to start working full-time for Sunstoppers and hasn’t looked back. He is a hard worker and fast learner – after 2 1/2 years, he is about to step up to running the Albemarle Road store when Kyle moves on to take the reins at the new location on South Blvd.
Professional Glass Tinting
At Sun Stoppers, we work to show the benefits of window tinting. Not only will your windows look better, they will BE better.
Window film comes in many colors and styles, bringing beauty and function.
- Glare reduction
- UV protection
- Heat rejection
Unfortunately, as with many industries, the window tint business also has its low-quality side. Cheap poor performing window film is sold at auto parts stores or installed by questionable tint shops. This window film soon turns ugly and inefficient, becoming purple, bubbling, and cracking quickly under the sun.
At Sun Stoppers, we sell only the highest quality window film accompanied by a Lifetime Performance Warranty, and, of course, exceptional customer service.