About Us

What is Restylers International?

Restylers International is a network of more than 300 restyling businesses that work together to promote better business practices.  They network with one another and leading manufacturers to make their businesses more successful through Training, Education, Certification, Conferences, and Volume Purchasing.  They also provide consultation on business practices including Sales and Marketing, Human Resources, Profitability, and other key aspects of running a successful business.

To review the benefits of being an RI Member, go to the Benefits page by clicking here.


RI has five owners who have been in business for over 25 years each.  Four of these owners still own and operate their own restyling business. These owners are well respected in the industry and are often consulted by manufacturers and vendors as a ‘focus group’ of industry trends.

  • Dean Alexander – Elegant Effects – Fort Collins, CO
  • Doug Smith – Auto Trim Design of Montana – Helena, MT
  • Guy Howie – Auto Trim Design & Glass – Fargo, ND
  • Vaughn Kendle – Auto Trim Design of East Idaho – Idaho Falls, ID
  • Tim Thomerson – Sold his business in central Texas in 2007 and is now the National Sales Manager for RI. He and his team are working to help members be even more successful in their business.


Tim Thomerson | Restylers InternationalTim Thomerson
National Sales Manager

Tim has worked in the restyling industry since 1977 when he started servicing car dealers with pinstripes, moldings, sunroofs, and accessories.  He opened a retail store in 1990 and built his own building in 1999 where his staff did truck accessories, window tint, signs, leather, 12 volt, and graphics. Since selling his business in 2007, Tim has managed Restylers International. His duties now include working with RI Recommended Vendors, planning annual conferences, managing the Loyalty Program, and, in general, making sure RI continues to be a valuable asset to both RI Members and Vendors.

Dean Alexander| Restylers InternationalDean Alexander
Customer Development

Dean owned Auto Trim Design of Fort Collins from 1982 until 2007.  In his two locations, he sold auto and truck accessories and window tint and signs. In 2007, he sold a portion of his business to his partner.  He currently continues to manage Elegant Effects in Fort Collins, CO, which specializes in commercial window tint.  In fall of 2013, Dean began working part time with RI as a customer development consultant.  He focuses on contacting RI Members and consulting with them on how to best market various product lines.  His many years of experience makes him well qualified to help others benefit from his success and to avoid costly mistakes.  He also takes the lead in planning training seminars on behalf of RI and its vendors.

Kim Redden| Restylers InternationalKim Redden
Customer Service

Kim Redden worked for Auto Trim Design of Waco, Texas, for almost 25 years.  During those years, she assisted with installations, handled both retail and car dealer sales, and did the ordering and inventory management, as well as bookkeeping. Since starting with RI in 2010, she has become a familiar voice on the phone as she helps RI Members with orders, questions, and issues. She also plays a huge role in preparation for the Restylers International Conference and in keeping things running smoothly at the annual event. She is known and appreciated by RI Members for always going the extra mile to take care of them.


Art Morgan – Sales

Art Morgan joined the RI Team in September of 2019 to help continue to grow sales and membership.  Prior to joining forces with RI, Art was the owner of a successful General Contracting firm, handling both sales and oversight of many special projects, often with a very large work force.

Art says:  “After many years of working outside, and dealing with employees and sub-contractors in the Texas heat, I was ready for a change.  I am really enjoying working in the air conditioning and talking to RI Members on the phone, so you know I will be in a good mood when I call your shop!”

RI Members, look forward to receiving a call from Art soon, or to seeing him at upcoming RI Shows and Events.


There are 2 levels of membership:  Basic and Premier.  Here is an OVERVIEW of each:

PREMIER – $295, but you get $200 back AND earn Loyalty Rewards AND get Free Conference attendance AND more!! 

  • $200 in Quarterly Coupon Codes to use on Shop RI
  • Earn 1% Loyalty Rewards on Solar Gard and Shop RI
  • Protected Market Area
  • Great pricing with RI Approved Vendors

BASIC – Still free

  • Great pricing with RI Approved Vendors
  • Benefit by being a part of the ‘RI Family’