AP Corp, a nationwide leading provider of commercial window film and graphic solutions, is expanding its presence across the U.S. East Coast with the acquisition of Miami-based window tinting company, Solar Tint, Inc. With the acquisition, AP Corp gains one of the only 3M™ window film dealers in the greater Miami area and will now serve businesses, homeowners, and vehicle owners out of three locations in Maryland, North Carolina, and Florida.
CEO Bill Valway launched AP Corp in 2001 when he began tinting car windows out of his parents’ two-car garage. Today, AP Corp is one of the top-ten-largest window film dealers in the United States, offering paint protection film, window tinting for homes and businesses, vehicle wraps, and other commercial graphic solutions.
In 2021, AP Corp made its first acquisition, purchasing Carolina Solar Security in Wilmington, North Carolina—the region’s exclusive dealer of 3M™ Prestige Series films.
Solar Tint Inc. has been dedicated to protecting the cars, homes, and businesses of Miami and South Florida since 1991. Owner Robert Flores launched the company after moving to the U.S. from his native Trinidad and has grown the business to bring in more than $1 million in revenue each year. Flores and his six-person team will remain with Solar Tint, with Flores transitioning into the role of consultant and sales representative.
“After thirty-two years of running Solar Tint Inc., I am ready to take a step back and have more time for myself, but I am still eager to see the company grow,” says Robert Flores, former owner, Solar Tint Inc. “Bill Valway and I have a lot in common, and I am confident he and his team at AP Corp are the right people to take our company to the next level.
“I look forward to staying actively involved with Solar Tint as much as possible and I am excited to see the company move forward.”
“Three years ago, we began laying the foundation at AP Corp to grow our presence significantly through acquisitions, and we are excited to enter the Miami market with a brand as established and highly regarded as Solar Tint, Inc.” said Bill Valway, CEO, AP Corp. “I have the utmost respect for Robert Flores and the highly skilled team he has built. His entrepreneurial journey reminds me of my own, and we are both dedicated to creating amazing customer experiences and career opportunities for people who want to grow personally and professionally.
“I am honored that Robert is trusting us with his company’s next chapter.”