Robert Flores, the previous owner of Solar Tint Inc. (left), and Bill Valway, the CEO of AP Corp (right).
AP Corp, a leading nationwide provider of commercial window film and graphic solutions, is expanding its presence on the U.S. East Coast. They have acquired Solar Tint, Inc., a Miami-based window tinting company. This acquisition allows AP Corp to become one of the exclusive 3M™ window film dealers in the greater Miami area. With three locations in Maryland, North Carolina, and Florida, AP Corp will now serve businesses, homeowners, and vehicle owners.
The CEO of AP Corp, Bill Valway, started the company in 2001 by tinting car windows in his parents’ two-car garage. Today, AP Corp is ranked among the top ten largest window film dealers in the United States. They offer various services, including paint protection film, window tinting for homes and businesses, vehicle wraps, and other commercial graphic solutions.
In 2021, AP Corp made its first acquisition by purchasing Carolina Solar Security, the exclusive dealer of 3M™ Prestige Series films in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Solar Tint Inc. has been safeguarding cars, homes, and businesses in Miami and South Florida since 1991. Robert Flores, the owner, established the company after immigrating to the U.S. from Trinidad. Under his leadership, the business has generated over $1 million in annual revenue. Flores and his team of six will continue working with Solar Tint, but Flores will transition to a consultant and sales representative role.
“After managing Solar Tint Inc. for thirty-two years, I am ready to step back and have more personal time. However, I am still eager to witness the company’s growth,” says Robert Flores, the former owner of Solar Tint Inc. “Bill Valway and I share many similarities, and I trust him and his team at AP Corp to lead our company to new heights. I will remain actively involved with Solar Tint and am excited about its future.”
“Three years ago, we began laying the foundation at AP Corp for significant growth through acquisitions. We are thrilled to enter the Miami market through the acquisition of Solar Tint, Inc., an established and highly respected brand,” says Bill Valway, the CEO of AP Corp. “I have immense respect for Robert Flores and the talented team he has assembled. His entrepreneurial journey resembles my own, and we both prioritize providing excellent customer experiences and career opportunities for personal and professional growth. I am honored that Robert has entrusted us with the next chapter of his company.”