Our Mission

"Bringing happiness to people in the spaces where we live, work and play."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A look through time

Solar Art was founded in 1985. The original owner, Chris Sugai, had a goal of taking the window film business to the next level with a superior level of service and professionalism that the industry had never seen. In 2010 the company sold to entrepreneur Matthew Darienzo, who's mission was to build on what Chris had established but expand the company like no other in it's industry. His vision was to do this by building the right team with the right culture and acquire independent window tint shops across the country. Each time learning from the knowledge and experience of the owner while bringing most of them along for the ride. With 4 locations all along the west coast, 61 employees and plans to go across the country, Solar Art is just getting started. Look for us in a market near you soon!

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Suntech

May 2011

Solar Art acquires a window film company expanding it's presence in the Los Angeles market.

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Stop The Sun

August  2013

Solar Art acquires a window film company expanding it's presence into North County San Diego.

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San Diego Glass Coatings

March 2015

Solar Art acquires a window film company expanding it's presence into South County San Diego.

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Royal Window Films

April 2015

Solar Art acquires a window film company expanding it's presence in the Orange County market.

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Window Solutions

August 2016

Solar Art acquires a window film company expanding it's presence into the San Francisco Bay Area.

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ABC Sun Control

August 2017

Solar Art acquires a window film company expanding it's presence into the Seattle & Tacoma area.

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WTLA

December 2018

Solar Art acquires a window film company expanding it's presence in the Los Angeles market.

Meet the Team

Learn about the team you will be working with during your journey with Solar Art!

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Matthew Darienzo
CEO

I like pizza.

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Brian Lagestee
Brian Lagestee
COO

Time is a valuable resource, choose where you spend it wisely.

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Howard Wallace
Howard Wallace
VP of Sales & Finance

New science suggests that coffee + nap in that order is better than coffee or nap without the other.

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Dawn Baggs
Dawn Baggs
Director of Accounting

In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun.

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Michelle Benyamini
Michelle Benyamini
Director of Operations

Lover of legos, basketball, kick boxing, Nike shoes, friends and family.

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Jennifer Solar
Jennifer Solar
Director of Graphics

 I'll win every time in F.R.I.E.N.D.S. trivia.

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Jasmine Banegas
Jasmine Banegas
Contracts & Insurance Admin

I love a good bag of chips.

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Michelle Nolan
Michelle Nolan
Accounting Associate

Likes breweries, books, and brunch!

Michael Benedetti
Michael Benedetti
Accounting Associate

I love to ski, run, and golf!

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Michele-Wetzel
Michele Wetzel
Accounting Associate

If I'm not working I'm probably gardening, cooking or watching Netflix.

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Chris Cunningham
Chris Cunningham
Operations Manager (OC/SD)

I'm a proud father of two and a New Jersey native.

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Alex Bratchikov
Alex Bratchikov
Operations Manager (SF)

I love to cook as long as someone else is cleaning up.

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Jennifer Bradford
Jennifer Bradford
Operations Manager (SEA)

I love scary movies and PB&J sandwiches!

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Jesus Barbosa
Jesus Barbosa
Operations Assistant (LA)

Solar Art pays me in tacos, the currency of the future.

Chad Shields
Chad Shields
Project Manager

I like cracking eggs, skulls, and Benjamins. I have a long history in construction and in my free time I enjoy hiking, camping, and cooking.

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Jeff Salt
Jeff Salt
Estimator (OC/SD)

You can probably find me on a basketball court or a soccer field!

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Kirk Lane
Kirk Lane
Estimator (IE)

The chances of getting what you want greatly increase when you ask.

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Bob Mason
Bob Mason
Estimator (LA)
I love to scuba dive in tropical warm water.
George Ricciardi
George Ricciardi
Estimator (LA)
George brings wisdom and 40 years of experience to every job!
Gregg Templin
Gregg Templin
Estimator (SF)

Hard working team player! Family, Tennis, Fitness and JEEPS are my passion!

Josie Adele
Josie Adele
Estimator (SF)

Stewardess of sustainable living, and dancing sprite, who loves nature...and her kitten, Solstice.

Scott Steckler
Scott Steckler
Director of Business Development (SEA)

32 years in a Window film & Graphics industry in the pacific NW with a passion for the benefits of Thin Film Technology and a resource for architectural window films. 

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Fabian Garcia
Fabian Garcia
Estimator (SEA)

Lover of Music, Sports and The Great PNW.

Bret Seeger
Bret Seeger
Estimator (SEA)

Music lover, dog lover, my goal is to always give the highest level of customer service while finding the solution that meets our customers needs.

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Jamie Gerber
Jamie Gerber
Graphics Estimator
Blood, Sweat, Respect...The first 2 you give the last you earn.
Lou Carrasco
Lou Carrasco
Production Specialist

Actually, the only time I ever took out a one iron was to kill a Tarantula. And I took a 7 to do that!

Our Core Values

Be Authentic

Be authentic and transparent in everything you do

Show Respect

Treat others the way you want to be treated

Use "We" not "I"

There is no "I" in "Team"

Have fun, Be Positive

Positivity cultivates creativity

WOW the Customer!

We are here to serve YOU!

Learn about our core values

 

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Here at Solar Art we value each and every opportunity to work with new and existing customers to help bring happiness in the spaces we live, work and play. Ready to work with us? A team member awaits your call!

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Our Friends & Partners

Solar Art installs window tinting on private offices, storefronts and even entire buildings in the Orange County, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle areas. We have worked with companies like UCLA, Facebook, Google and more to install window films and graphics. 

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People, like you

10,000

Properties installed with window film

300

Cities we've served

190+ Reviews

4.79 Review Rating

Oscar G. came over to my residence to tint my sliding doors. He is courteous and his work is impeccable. I'm extremely please with what he has done, and will definitely use him and his company again.

Ryan Z
Los Angeles, CA

This team was easy to work with and were prompt on the day of install. They worked cleanly with little disruption to our working environment. We also had a last minute request to frost two additional windows in our conference room and they accommodated as best they could with time permitting (they were able to get those two added windows covered while they were here). I would recommend working with ABC Sun Control to anyone that has window covering needs, either tinting or frosting.”

Elysian Brewing
Seattle, WA

Solar art was professional, personable, and easy to work with. What I enjoyed about my experience, is the accountability they held. I’m very pleased with the mural they installed at my yoga studio. I highest recommend them for any of the services they offer. Yay! :)

Paola Patel
Orange County, CA

These guys are terrific. I feel like they give me really honest advice, recommend what's best for me (not necessarily for them), do their work with pride (carefully and efficiently), and stretch to make things convenient for me in my very narrow time constraints. We've had them do a lot of windows for us in various treatments depending on the requirements for different windows. I wholeheartedly recommend them to you.”

Sandy Lillie
San Francisco, CA

Had a great experience with the Solar Art team! From the prompt communication to the quick frosting installation on my companies conference room windows. My manager was hesitant to get the installation, and didn't have time to do his research on Solar Art, so he left the ball in my hand. Literally every employee in our office made a compliment on our frosting, and my manager now wants to frost additional conference rooms and offices in our new suite.”

Apriana Phelps
Orange County, CA

We are very happy with the service we received! The individual that gave us the consultation gave us great advice and recommendations. We were planning to tint other windows but he recommended that it wouldn't make much of a difference because of where they were located. We really appreciated the honest of suggestions. The work they did was fast, clean and done in a timely matter.

Gabriela H
Los Angeles, CA

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