Hijazi and Tint World CEO Charles J. Bonfiglio connected during a long late-night Skype conversation in which they discussed cars, family, entrepreneurship, and a shared interest in introducing the Tint World brand to Dubai.
Their friendship ultimately led to Hijazi’s acquisition of a master franchise license for the UAE and plans to open as many as six stores in the country.
“Khalil’s background as an entrepreneur and Dubai’s passion for cars make this a perfect fit for the Tint World family,” Bonfiglio said. “He and his family have a lot of business experience in the region, and they have the knowledge and financial resources necessary to enter a new, competitive market. This is an important and exciting new phase for the Tint World brand, and we wouldn’t be making this leap without a partner we trust.”
Hijazi attributes his entrepreneurial vision to his family, which instilled a sense of enterprise as well as a grounding in faith and ethics. Hijazi also manages his family’s businesses in education, automotive, construction, and the medical field and teaches a class on entrepreneurship for high-school students.
“Entrepeneurship and education are a way of life for me,” Hijazi said. “I’ve been involved in business since I was 13, and establishing the Tint World® brand in the Dubai market is an enormous opportunity. Charles’ record of success speaks for itself.”
The Dubai location marks the second store in the Arabian Gulf, with the first being in Saudi Arabia. Tint World is seeking franchise master partners to continue to develop Tint World in the area, specifically in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, and Qatar.
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.
About Tint World
Founded in 1982, Tint World has grown to become an award-winning franchised provider of automotive, residential, commercial and marine window tinting and security film services. With Automotive Styling Centers in the U.S. and abroad, each franchise location houses approximately 20 profit centers, ranging from in-store accessory installations to off-site sales and installation of residential, commercial and marine window tinting and security films. To find out more, please visit www.tintworld.com and tintworldfranchise.com.
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