About Us

Quality Experience Integrity

At Elite Window Tinting, we care about providing quality service, and finding the best fit for our customers’ vehicles, budget and desired performance. We are committed to helping our customers make informed decisions about window tint and paint protection, and we are honest about what our customers can expect from us.

Elite Window Tinting serves customers in the greater Portland and Vancouver areas. Our professional staff has more than 50 years of combined experience, and we have worked with all brands, products and major manufacturers in the industry, so we know the best possible options for our customers. Elite Window Tinting is Portland’s only certified 3M automotive window film dealer.

About the Owners


Northwest native and lifelong automobile enthusiast, Tad began his training in window tinting in 1993, working for a tint shop in Vancouver, Washington. After several years of learning and refining his craft, he developed a reputation for excellence as well as a wide client base throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington. Ultimately, this led to his founding the original Elite Window Tinting in Milwaukie, Oregon in 2000. Now, with twenty four years under his tool belt, Tad's knowledge and experience in window and paint protection films is unparalleled in the region, and his name has virtually become synonymous with quality.


Zac got his start in the competitive sunbelt area of Santa Fe, New Mexico. He began his window tinting apprenticeship in 1994, and worked his way up to lead installer in just two years. In Vancouver, Washington he received advanced factory training from one of the world’s largest film manufacturers, training which helped earn him the reputation of being "the guy that tints the windows that others cannot." Zac also met and worked alongside Tad in 1998, which led to him offering his prodigious installation expertise to Elite Window Tinting in 2003, and ultimately founding Elite Window Tinting II LLC in Portland, Oregon in 2008.


Everyone’s favorite bright and smiling face, Kenley started tinting in Kennewick, Washington in 2002.  In 2005 he moved to Portland and joined the Elite team, quickly distinguishing himself as a great innovator of creative solutions to the numerous challenges in applying film.  He refined and developed his craft over the years, eventually taking the helm as owner in 2012.  Kenley’s amicable and easygoing demeanor makes him very popular, and he takes great pride in delivering great customer service.

Tad and Zac estimate that between the two of them, they have tinted more than 35,000 cars, trucks, vans, RVs and boats – including jobs other tint shops would not touch. To learn more about what we do, view our products and services.