About Sun Stoppers

If you need automotive window tinting, residential or commercial window tinting, or paint protection solutions, look no farther than Sun Stoppers.

Our Founder

22 year legacy of excellence

Our founder and owner of Sun Stoppers Window Tinting,Mike Burke, strives to create a successful team who work together 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 grown to 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 he created his first retail location, Lighting Mike’s, in 1999 to keep up with the demand. Over the next 6 years Mike expanded 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 sold Lighting Mike’s and spend time with his young family. While taking a break from the automotive industry he pulled on his educational background and started 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 and providing a superior product with excellent customer service. By doing one thing extremely well. That one thing is window tinting! 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 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 and Fairmont, West Virginia. 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 all affiliated companies 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 please contact Mike Burke directly at mike@sunstoppers.com.


Let us accommodate your schedule with one of our nine area locations! Choose from Charlotte, Matthews, Concord, Rock Hill, Lake Norman, Auto West, Southend, Uptown and Monroe. You can even drop your vehicle off with us and rent one of our Sun Stoppers Courtesy Cars for the day!