In a short year and a half, Home Franchise Concepts (HFC), parent company of Budget Blinds, Tailored Living and American Decorative Coatings (a.k.a. Concrete Craft), brought 34 U.S. military veterans onboard as franchise business owners through the company’s Million Dollar Franchise Event (MDFE). Launched on Veteran’s Day, 2013, the MDFE enabled veterans to purchase either a Budget Blinds or a Tailored Living franchise at a substantial discount, a tangible “thank you” for their service and sacrifice to our country.

Chad Hallock, CEO and Co-Founder of Home Franchise Concepts shares the excitement on the success of the program: “Reaching this $1 Million milestone is a celebration of the American Heroes that make up 10 percent of our franchise network. We truly believe that our veteran franchisees are some of the most talented, hard-working individuals out there and we couldn’t be more honored to have them in our family.

One of HFC’s newest (and youngest) veteran business owners is 24-year-old Kevin Paulson, former Marine and now franchise owner of Budget Blinds serving South Charlotte, who was recently featured in The Charlotte Observer. Paulson said owning his own business is a dream come true. He’s set his sights on $1 million in sales each year, and with his enthusiasm and strong corporate and family support, he’s well on his way to a successful financial future! Click here to read Paulson’s story.

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