Trusted Quality for 40 Years

trusted quality
for over 40 years

window tinting for your home, business & CAR

FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED SINCE 1975

CA CONTRACTOR LICENSE #863435
SERVING SANTA CRUZ, MONTEREY & THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA SINCE 1975
About TGC
transparent glass coatings, inc. 
We are the window tint pros.

At Transparent Glass Coatings, we pride ourselves in providing window tinting services that are superior to any other. For more than four decades, we have satisfied customers throughout Santa Cruz, Monterey & the San Francisco Bay Area. We understand what it means to provide excellent products and attentive Customer Service.

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Your Local Authorized 3M Dealer 
home & business
more than just window tinting

Window coating means added security and safety, reduced interior fading, lowered risk of harmful UV exposure,greatly reduced amount of glare and decreased heat from the sun. Learn more

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window film pros for 40 years

 providing the highest quality products & service for home, business & auto

T.G.C. was founded by Donald and Eileen Hansen in 1975 in Santa Cruz, California. They still maintain ownership along with their two sons, Derek and Steven. The most combined experience in the company (108 years) is considered to be one of the foremost in the world for this industry.

Although the company is considered quite large by industry standards, it still maintains a family business atmosphere and attitude. T.G.C.'s Core Purpose Statement hangs on the wall of every office: "To enhance life experiences by operating with the highest standards of quality and integrity, while also applying successful teamwork to create opportunities for growth and more enjoyable relationships.

Because T.G.C. is one of the oldest businesses of its kind, it has had the opportunity to be the innovators of the installation techniques that are now the industry standard. We have also been the sounding board for manufacturing standards and product development. T.G.C. uses only the world's finest products and has always been known for extremely high workmanship quality, offering the very best in window tinting service in the area.

Our customers include the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Seagate Technologies, Veritas, the counties of Monterey, Salinas and Santa Cruz, Westfield Shopping Malls, The University of California, Santa Cruz, and the Salinas Union School District. The United States of America Department of Defense and the Naval Postgraduate School have also contracted the services of T.G.C.

Our work can be seen at every major golf course's pro shop and facility from Pebble Beach to Pasatiempo. At least one of the T.G.C. installation crews can be found in someone's home anywhere from San Francisco all the way to beautiful Big Sur every day of the work week. Looking for the very best Window Tinting Service in Santa Cruz, Monterey and the San Francisco Bay Area? Transparent Glass Coatings is your one stop shop!

T.G.C. is a member of the Independent Window Film Association (IWFA), the Building Owner and Managers Association (BOMA), and is a American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) industry partner.

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Auto paint protection

As Monterey Bay’s only LLumar SelectPro™ dealer, we are proud to offer this exclusive paint protection film. And our expert installation gives you the exact level of protection you need for your vehicle.

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A COLLECTION OF PHOTOS FROM OUR FINISHED PROJECTS, HOME, BUSINESS & AUTO.

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"Just had the back windows of my Subaru tinted and TGC did a great job. Not only was the process hassle free, they made it very enjoyable."

-Daniel Martin -Google Review

"Very impressed with professional nature. Timely quotes, reasonably priced.
Cameron did a great job with installation, neat and clean. I appreciate the communication and customer service."

-Chiropractic Assistants - Google Review

"I had explained to the estmator technician what I was wanting to achieve shade and privacy. He gave me 3 examples which i chose one of which is the one he would have recomended ....." read more

-Michael Sowders - Google Review

"TGC is a great place to get your cars tinted.   The staff is very knowledgeable.  Casey the installer does a amazing job.  I've had several of my cars tinted by him, and I've never been disappointed....." read more

-littleripcurl - Google Review

"The folks at TGC have showed me the light, then beautifully and expertly subdued it with the best tinting film available on the market....." read more

-Matthew De Brito - Google Review

"From the beginning estimate thru the install, all went perfectly."

-Annette Watts - Google Review

"From the beginning estimate thru the install, all went perfectly."

-Annette Watts - Google Review

"Great service, prompt and courteous and the best part is I'm cutting down on the sun damage we've been dealing with since moving into this house!"

-Michael O'Connor - Google Review

"From the beginning estimate thru the install, all went perfectly."

-Annette Watts - Google Review

"Excellent and prompt service, and I love the results!  My home is noticeably cooler than in the past without filtering out too much of the light."

Donna Senko - Google Review

"From the beginning estimate thru the install, all went perfectly."

-Annette Watts - Google Review
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831-476-9627 - Santa Cruz
831-464-8468 - Automotive
831-373-3334 - Monterey
408-448-8468- Silicon Vly
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Monday - Friday
8:30am to 5:00pm
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2521 S. Rodeo Gulch RD. Soquel, CA 95073