Portland, Ore.— Pacific Window Tinting’s co-owner Jared Gray was recently named the 2012 North American Dealer of the Year by Panorama, Solar Gard’s premium line of window film. The award was given during Solar Gard’s annual National Dealer Meeting in Orlando, Florida in March.
This is quite an accomplishment for any dealer, but an especially remarkable achievement for Pacific Window Tinting (PWT) as the Portland area and Northwest region in general is not known for excessive sunlight. “Being situated in the Northwest, it’s difficult to compete with the warmer climates generally in this industry,” said Jared as he spoke with Window Film Magazine, “but I think we are starting to make a difference and raise awareness of the need for window film in colder climates. For me, success comes down to a lot of hard work, passion and always putting the customer first.”
Owners David & Genise Vernon and Jared Gray have worked together to build Pacific Window Tinting to a nationally recognized company. David Vernon states “while I’d like to take credit for [the award], it’s really Jared that’s made the difference. It’s his ability to meet and exceed customer expectations, combined with his ability to build a personal relationship with his customers that truly sets us apart from everyone else.”
Jared’s level of professionalism is also highly respected. For many years, he has been a member of Solar Gard’s National Dealer Council, a group that helps develop industry standards and guides the future of the window film industry. Solar Gard, a division of Saint Gobain, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of architectural window films, photovoltaics and custom coatings
This isn’t the first time PWT has been recognized for their commitment and business success. In 2007, the company earned Panorama’s Western Region Dealer of the Year Award.
Pacific Window Tinting is a locally and family owned company that has grown by leaps and bounds since it was founded in 1998. Often times when people think of window tinting cars and limousines come to mind, but PWT’s specialty is in buildings and they have become Oregon’s premier window tinting company. The products they offer include solar film (for reflecting heat and sun damage), security film (to guard against break-ins) and anti-graffiti film (to protect against vandalism). They also offer a complete line of decorative films and graphics, and even custom design projects for their customers.
While Pacific Window Tinting’s work can be seen all over Oregon, some of their most notable projects include the Portland Art Museum, Portland City Hall, the University of Oregon and Autzen Stadium, and 1,000’s more.