It's been since 1996 when I began learning about everything in the window tinting world. That was my senior year of high school and I knew I was acquiring a skill that had a market. As with most people in this industry, I started with automotive. Tinting cars for friends in my parents' garage starting turning into an actual job. I went to some conferences to learn proper techniques and learned about residential and commercial window tinting. A few years passed after high school and my time at University of Northwestern Ohio in Lima and I decided to move to the Dayton area to start my business. I was getting things going in 2001 and officially started Film Solutions in 2002. While I'm now retired from the automotive world, I love to say I've been at thousands of homes and businesses since then, working in the largest homes and very popular establishments. From the beginning, I've only wanted to grow the business organically, which has contributed to great success. This is my livelihood, so every job I do is done as perfectly as possible the first time. Every job has a warranty from the manufacturer that covers the product, workmanship, and window glass if applicable. I am a master-accredited specialist with the International Window Film Association, so you can be assured I know my stuff. When you call me at Film Solutions, you're getting me the entire way. You're not going to have a salesperson come who promises everything and later have another person or crew show up who you've never met and need to explain the job again. There's no confusion and I try to provide a good "contractor" experience.
It seems like the brand of window film somebody uses in this industry somehow defines them. It took me a while to figure it out but with over a quarter-century's experience under my belt, I realize that a lot of films come from the same couple of places. This is true with so many manufactured products. I mainly deal with Llumar and Vista products made by Eastman Chemical, but there are times when I will use something else if it fits the application better. Yes, Eastman is the largest manufacturer of window film in the world, but I'm not one to harp on that. They actually make a lot of film for the other brands out there, so the truth in marketing is easily blurred. Product specifications should be what's important when comparing window film products, and I have no problem doing that.
A lot of homeowners have reservations when they hire somebody to do work in their home. I get it. I've had my own experiences with contractors. Please know this is my company and it's my name on my work. I want you to be able to share your experience with people you know. I'm in a lot of nice homes and understand the pride in owning a nice home. My own home (technically the backyard) was featured in Dayton's Housetrends Magazine in Summer 2020. I thoroughly enjoy being home and spending life with my lady Katrina and our two four-legged children. Both of us love good food, watching movies and television series that have substance and good writing, and aspire to retire in Colorado where we can drink our coffee in the Rocky Mountains. But...that won't happen for a while.
Jason Jones, Owner and IWFA Master-Accredited Specialist
Photo Credit: Alison Gambill