About Sun Stoppers

Whether it’s a 20 year old window, a new office building, one door, or a 3 million dollar yacht we bring prompt and professional service to every job. We break down our estimates by each piece of glass and give you one “Exact Price” quote, based on the square footage. Please take a few moments to review our website and our large portfolio of offices, homes, vehicles, and boats we have had the pleasure of applying window film on here in the low country. Stop by and meet us at our showroom and headquarters in Mount Pleasant, SC. Thank you and have a great day!

About Sun Stoppers Charleston

At Sun Stoppers we’re a family business. We are in the window film and paint protection film industry. We’re focused on building relations with all our customers. We want to provide you with window film that stops the ultraviolet rays, solar energy & glare coming into your home, auto & business. We have found that most of the people living in the Charleston area don’t understand the window film industry. Most people associate it with automobiles. Window film is like sunscreen lotion, except all our films (auto, residential, commercial) block 99% of the damaging UVA & UVB rays, while also stopping the heat & glare. It is one of the governments top green industries. We have an energy star partner rating issued to our product. The E.P.A. listed Charleston as the worst city in the United States for ultraviolet rays.

The window film industry is over a 7 billion dollar business annually. Sun Stoppers has been in the window film business for over 25 years, at Sun Stoppers Charleston we’re part of 11 locations on the east coast. We are locally owned, college educated we carry workman comp & several million dollars of insurance. We work very hard to earn your trust & respect. We are the most honest & professional window film company in the low country. This is not bragging or boasting we hear this daily, please read our reviews online, we have a AAA rating with Angie’s List (the highest you can get).

Please view our portfolio page to see some of the window tinting projects we’ve had the pleasure of working on in the Charleston area. Please contact us with any questions or to receive a free in house or business consultation or estimate. Thank you!

Ron Ellis – Owner

Our Founder

A 22 year legacy of excellence

Mike Burke, founder and owner of Sun Stoppers Window Tinting, strives to create a successful team who work together in order to provide clients with the best possible experience and finished product. Built on the concept of family values, teamwork, quality products and professional installation, Sun Stoppers has become the industry leader in window tint and automotive paint protection solutions. Mike Burke graduated with a marketing degree from Western Carolina University in 1994 and spent 6 months of the following year as the #1 salesman at Scott Clark Toyota. An entrepreneur at heart he packed up in 1996 and moved to Myrtle Beach to open his first tint shop, Innovations. Homesick after a year at the beach Mike returned to Charlotte and started a mobile tinting company, The Tint Man. He quickly became the primary tint provider for most of the stereo and accessory shops within a 50 mile radius of Charlotte. The Tint Man was so successful that in 1999 he created his first retail location, Lighting Mike’s, to keep up with the demand. Over the next 6 years Mike built and developed Lightning Mike’s into 6 locations throughout the Charlotte area, offering a variety of aftermarket automotive services, inspections, A/V, accessories, wheels & tires in addition to the ever popular window tinting.

By 2005, after gross sales of $1.6 million, Mike choose to sell Lighting Mike’s and spend more time with his family. He took a break from the automotive industry, pulling on his educational background to start an ad agency, Pinpoint Advertising, which focused on direct marketing to upscale clients. After growing Pinpoint to self-sufficiency, he then sold it in 2006 to open Sun Stoppers. With Sun Stoppers, Mike took what he learned building and running his first several companies and decided to follow a Starbucks inspired marketing strategy, focusing on quality rather than quantity, with an emphasis on providing a superior product and excellent customer service. By doing one thing. window tinting, extremely well! Sun Stoppers built a reputation as the place to go for the best overall customer experience and window tint installation. Over the course of Sun Stoppers’ 12 years in business, Mike has expanded his product offerings to include mobile tinting, automotive paint protection, roller shades, residential and commercial flat glass tinting and specialty and printed films for commercial storefronts, branding and advertising.

Sun Stoppers now has 11 local retail locations include Matthews, Charlotte, Uptown, South Tryon, Lake Norman, Concord, Monroe, Rock Hill, Southend, Stoughton, Massachusetts as well as Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, Charleston, SouthPort . Sun Stoppers has three flat glass divisions that can aid with any commercial or residential window tinting solutions. In addition to window tinting and paint protection services, Sun Stoppers has created a design, print and installation company called Southend Graphics. Southend graphics specializes in full vehicle wraps, automotive graphic accents, graphic design, storefront graphics and installation. As Sun Stoppers and its affiliated companies and divisions continue to expand, Mike is careful never to lose sight of the core values that make Sun Stoppers and his team great; motivation, teamwork, quality and putting the client first.

If you’re an existing window tint or paint protection company and would like to expand your business through a partnership with Sun Stoppers, contact Mike Burke at mike@charlottepaintprotection.com.