The Auto Paint Guard Team
Owner / Installer
Ryan Burroughs is the owner and president of Auto Paint Guard. After graduating USF business school in 2000, he purchased a new car and wanted to protect the vehicle with a new product called paint protection film. In the pursuit of a perfect installation, he attended Xpel training in Texas. The rest is history. Twenty years later, he has installed thousands of protection kits on vehicles throughout Tampa Bay and the US. His reputation for the pursuit of a perfect installation is why his customers return each time they purchase a new vehicle.
On a personal note, Ryan is married to his supportive wife for 16 years and has a five-year-old son. When he is not at work, he enjoys camping with his family and being outdoors. His other hobbies include racing mountain bikes, racing cars at Sebring and Daytona, and drinking a smooth glass of bourbon.
Yvette joined Auto Paint Guard in 2011. She ensures our facility runs smoothly on a daily basis. She enjoys all outdoor activities. When not at work, Yvette spends her time with her husband and two children shopping, biking, rollerblading and going to the beach.
Eric started working at Auto Paint Guard in 2018. He began installing window tint over 30 years ago and paint protection 15 years ago. He enjoys hanging out with his wife and two kids. If you can’t find him at his daughter’s soccer game on the weekend, he is probably modifying his Trackhawk or making some delicious food on his smoker.
Auto Paint Guard’s Installers
Started in 2011
Justin was trained by Ryan Burroughs and certified by Xpel. His hobbies and interests include bowling in a league, hanging out with family and friends, and he enjoys watching sporting events such as football, basketball and golf.
Started in 2013
Trevor was trained by Ryan Burroughs and certified by Xpel. His hobbies include playing hockey and bowling in a league. He’s a super-fan of most sports and enjoys traveling with his wife when he has time off.
Started in 2014
Taylor was trained by Ryan Burroughs and certified by Xpel. His hobbies include running, traveling, trail riding in his jeep and doing anything outdoors.
Started in 2015
David has installed window tint for 32 years. He enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids. If you can’t find David at work or with his family, he is serving our country in the National Guard.
Started in 2019
Jacob was certified by Xpel in 2019. He is currently expanding his paint protection skills by training alongside Ryan Burroughs. He enjoys working out and studying politics and science. Jacob serves our country in the National Guard.
Auto Paint Guard’s Partners
Owner of Presidential Detailing
Billy started in 2007 and specializes in paint correction and ceramic coating. When he’s not at work, he and his wife are chasing their two young sons. He enjoys biking, racing cars and attending church every Sunday with friends.
Owner of The Dent Company
Michael started in 2001 and he specializes in “paint-less dent repair”. When he’s not bending metal back into place, he’s enjoying the outdoors with his wife and daughter. He also shoots below par golf when time permits.
Gabe began working with Billy at Presidential Detailing in 2017. He is trained and certified in paint correction and ceramic coating applications. He enjoys cycling, racing cars and attending car events across the country.