Jenny and her husband at
the St. Louis Zoo after
attending a National Tanning
Conference in January 2018.
Sun Kiss Tanning opened in Columbia City, IN on October 1, 2006 by Jeanne Pfeiffer and her daughter, Jade Pfeiffer Wigent. Together, they wanted to bring something luxurious to the tanning market of Columbia City. In the initial stages, Jeanne and Jade met with Steve and Tonya Leach from southern Indiana who had a thriving, multi-location Sun Kiss Tanning operation. Using their business model they were able to work together and offer something truly unique to the community while remaining independent, locally owned, and non-franchised.
In June of 2011, Jeanne and Jade contacted Megan Palmer Thornton with an opportunity to start new ownership of Sun Kiss Tanning. Megan officially took over the business August 1, 2011. She is a 2003 graduate of Columbia City High School and a hairstylist of 12 years currently serving Columbia City's hair needs and resides in Fort Wayne, IN with her husband, Mitch and her son, Jax. With the mentoring and friendship of Jeanne, Jade, Steve, and Tonya, Sun Kiss Tanning continues to have an impeccable reputation for being the cleanest, safest, and friendliest tanning environment around.
On February 1st, 2016 Sun Kiss was purchased by Reffitt Investments, LLC. After years of being customers Billy and Jenny Reffitt are excited to continue the tradition of excellence Jeanne, Jade, and Megan have provided. Jenny is the owner/operator and you'll often see her at the salon working alongside the staff or rolling up her sleeves fixing beds, doing cleaning, etc.