Rob bought his first roll of tint at an auto parts store in New York as a young teenager. He started with his father’s truck and his brother’s car, then continued tinting car windows in his garage for friends. When he got his license, he started helping out at a local stereo and tint shop, and got his first full-time job tinting windows and installing stereos and accessories when he turned 18. In ____ he was recruited by Pro Tint to move to Charlotte to do tint and paint protection. By 2007, Rob was at a turning point. He enjoyed his work and lifestyle but was unhappy at Pro Tint. He was considering switching careers when he found Mike Burke online. He loved what he saw of Mike’s drive and enthusiasm, so he contacted him and the two met. After working together for a week, Mike approached Rob with the idea of opening a second Sunstoppers store in an old Lightning Mike’s location that was coming up for lease. Rob was all-in, and they started Sunstoppers Lake Norman within a month. Initially they focused only window tint, but as paint protection films improved, they decided to add that service as well. With Mike, Rob finally feels like a true parter who’s found his long-term career.
In 2010, Aldo had just left a construction job where he felt he didn’t fit in. His father-in-law, a neighbor of Mike’s suggested the two meet, and Mike hired Aldo to work in his flat glass division tinting houses and commercial properties. Mike taught him everything about flat glass tinting, and during the down times he would fill in at the other stores, helping out wherever he was needed. After about a year, Rob’s helper in Lake Norman left due to an injury and Aldo took hi place in Lake Norman full-time. Rob taught him the ins and outs of automobile tinting and paint protection, and he loves the challenge of every car having its own particularities. He’s found his home with the Sunstoppers family and can’t imagine going anywhere else.