Sunburst Tan was started in 2001 by owner Mike Lipsky, a Florida Tech graduate and Wisconsin native.
In Mike's words:
"It was the year 2001 and I felt I was living in the movie "Office Space". I was pulling 60-hour weeks stuck in a cubicle. Rarely did I get a glimpse of sunlight from my black hole. Nobody got my memo that I needed a window location. It was depressing!
When I hit the beach on the weekends, I started the day embarrassingly pale and ended the day sunburned.
That's when I discovered the many benefits of indoor tanning. Soon I was developing a base tan during the week that protected me at the beach, like SPF. I feel in love with it.
After tanning at a few different tanning salons, I realized a common theme had emerged among them all: Bad customer service and no cleanliness. I thought, “I can do this better...much better!”
So I quit my cubicle job, racked up my credit, and started Sunburst Tan. I wanted people to experience better tanning, and the difference is dark!
Soon I discovered that everyone enjoys a tan, and it's not just for looks, but for relaxation and therapeutic reasons, too. Our customers are women, men, students, surfers, doctors, lawyers, waitresses, business owners, and all walks of life.
I enjoy making customers happy and educating them about the benefits of indoor tanning and sunshine. "