National Window Coverings Franchise Known for Active Support of Veteran Programs Helps Makeover Veteran’s Home for Designing Spaces® Series Airing on Lifetime® Television
(Orange, CA, August 1, 2016) – Budget Blinds®, the largest window coverings franchise in North America with over 1,000 territories, recently participated in its third episode of Designing Spaces’ Military Makeover. This time, the show’s producers and sponsors surprised Marine Lance Corporal Michael Adams, whose vehicle ran over a double stack anti-tank mine while on tour in Afghanistan resulting in numerous surgeries on his left ankle and wrist, Traumatic Brain Injury, and PTSD, with a home that will support him and his family for the rest of their lives.
Military Makeover works hard to find deserving military veterans in need of home renovations as a way of saying “thank you” to our nation’s heroes like LCpl Adams who left the military with an honorable discharge on August 3, 2007. Michael went on to attend Motorcycle Mechanics Institute where he became a certified mechanic. In 2009, he met his wife Britiany and they now have two beautiful children. Their eight-year-old daughter, Nevaeh (which is Heaven spelled backwards) is an extremely outgoing and happy girl. Cecelia is three years old and was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, acute Autism, and a white matter deficiency and has an underdeveloped corpus callosum. Although she is unable to speak, walk or crawl, she is a very happy child.
The newest addition to the Adams’ family, a service dog from K9 for Warriors named JW, came in June 2015, after a year-long wait. JW wakes Michael from nightmares and helps keep him calm in crowded places. In September of 2015, JW saved LCpl Adams’ life by alerting Britiany after he suffered a stroke, solidifying JW’s position in the family.
The home that Military Makeover’s team of experts, including Budget Blinds and their valued manufacturing partners, Custom Brands Group and Rowley, renovated for the Adams’ family originally belonged to Britiany’s grandparents’ who offered the home they were living in as a rent-to-own. With a little TLC, including the new child-safe window coverings, the home will certainly make life easier for Michael and his family.
To see the final results, watch the three-part series of Designing Spaces’ Military Makeover on Thursdays, beginning on August 18 at 7:00 a.m. (ET/PT) on Lifetime® Television.
“We were thrilled to participate in Military Makeover for our second time,” said Tracy Christman, Vice President of Vendor Alliance at Budget Blinds, who also appears in an episode. “Not only does Budget Blinds have a long-standing history and commitment to supporting our veterans, but also because one of Budget Blinds’ goals is to help educate consumers on products, options, and features to keep homes with children safe, while still enjoying beautiful window coverings.”
Chief Executive Officer of Budget Blinds and its parent company, Home Franchise Concepts, Shirin Behzadi, also added, “At Budget Blinds, we share a strong commitment to supporting veterans who have served our country. Many of our franchisees across the country are veterans or have personal connections to the U.S. Armed Forces, so we feel extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to give back to these true American heroes when and where we can.”
Budget Blinds offers Veteran programs that heavily discount franchise fees, and recently received the Best for Vets: Franchise 2016 ranking by the Military Times. They have also received accolades or recognition for their Veteran programs from VetFran and Franchise Business Review™, as well as other prestigious franchise networks including Entrepreneur®, Franchise 500™, Inc. 5000, Canadian Franchise Association® and Franchise Times®. To learn more about their Veteran business ownership opportunities, visit budget-blinds-franchise.com.
Budget Blinds will be featured in the three-part series airing on Thursdays, August 18, September 1, and September 15 on Lifetime® Television at 7:00 a.m. (ET/PT). Check your local listings.
About Military Makeover®
From the producers of the award-winning home decorating and remodeling show, Designing Spaces®, comes a very special mini-series dedicated to giving back to members of our Military and their loved ones. Enlisting the help of decorators, designers, landscapers and other home renovation experts, the host, retired United States Marine Corps Staff Sergeant R. Lee Ermey, “The Gunny,” helps transform the homes – and the lives – of military families across the country. The series airs at 7:00 a.m. (ET/PT) on Lifetime®. http://www.militarymakeover.tv/
About Budget Blinds®
Budget Blinds was founded in 1992 and is part of a family of brands under the umbrella of Home Franchise Concepts®, franchisor of home improvement service companies including Tailored Living® and Concrete Craft™. Budget Blinds currently boasts more than 1,000 franchise territories throughout the United States, Canada and in Monterrey, Mexico. The company offers a full line of quality window coverings including shutters, shades, blinds, draperies and window film. It also provides free in-home consultations as well as complete measuring and installation services. Budget Blinds has been recognized as a leader in the franchise industry by organizations such as Entrepreneur, AllBusiness, Inc. and Franchise Business Review. For more information on Budget Blinds, visit www.budgetblinds.com or connect with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/budgetblinds. For franchise opportunities, please visit www.budget-blinds-franchise.com.