2012 Founders & Visionaries- Hawaii's Best
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L to R: Darren, Brandon, Dave, Keith, and Pono
Built to Last
If you want something done right, go with someone who has experience. Co-owners and business partners David Leandro and Keith Condon have been working in glass tinting for a combined 36 years. So when it comes to doing it right, customers can count on them and their crew at Pacific Rim Glass Tinting (PRGT).
Perhaps one of the most important lessons they have learned is that quality products can make all the difference. “PRGT exclusively uses 3M window film products,” Leandro says. “3M invented window film and continues to be the world leader in innovation and worldwide sales. We feel that 3M window films are the only product we would use on our own homes, so it is the only film we will sell to our customers. Period.”
Putting themselves into the shoes of their customers has led PRGT to much success since its inception in 2008. Caring for their customers’ residences and businesses as if they were their own, Leandro and Condon always ensure that an owner is present on the job site.
L to R: Keith Condon and David Leandro
A strict adherence to high-quality work is part of what the business was founded upon in the first place. “Window film has had a bad reputation in the past,” Leandro says. “We decided that what was needed was a quality-minded window-film company that represented No. 1 film.”
The 3M film Leandro speaks so highly of is truly impressive. The products will not only bring energy costs down by reducing heat coming through, but they also achieve a certain level of security. One line, the 3M Impact Protection Attachment Systems, attaches the filmed window to the window frame, forming a type of shield to protect from severe weather, such as powerful winds and earthquakes. The shiled is so strong, it can even handle even bomb blasts!
As if that weren’t enough, another unlikely benefit to the 3M products is ultraviolet-ray (UV) protection. The Skin Cancer Foundation has recommended many 3M window film products based on their effectiveness on protecting against UV rays.
3M is clearly not your typical window film. It is backed by a lifetime residential warranty, and the crew at PRGT will ensure a quality installation as well. “Our customers are always happy with their purchase,” Leandro says. “We make sure they know what they are getting when they choose PRGT, and we never leave a job until we are sure the customer is very happy with both the product and the workmanship.”
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