ORANGE, CA – Each week, “Undercover Boss,” CBS’s popular reality series, follows a different executive as they leave the comfort of their corner office to examine the inner workings of their company in a roll-up-your-sleeves environment. Chad Hallock, CEO of Budget Blinds, steps up to the plate! The episode – originally aired on April 13, 2012, and voted the favorite episode of the year – featured Chad trading in his suit for a Budget Blinds polo shirt as he works hands on in the blind manufacturing process and then goes door to door with one of the franchise owners, taking part in customer consultations and product installations.
In 1992, Chad co-founded Budget Blinds with his brother and three close friends with no more than a smile on his face and $5000 in his pocket. Today, the company has grown to become the largest window coverings franchise in North America. Budget Blinds now finds itself invaluably positioned in a multi-billion dollar industry that is expected to grow by 6% in the coming years. From blinds to shutters, drapes to shades, Budget Blinds is a one-stop source for a homeowner’s window covering needs.
Although Chad began on the front lines, his years behind the desk are sure to make an impact on his performance on the show. “When I was approached with the opportunity, I took it without hesitation,” Chad said. “To be able to work with the franchisees that have made this company a success was something I could not pass up – even though I knew it would be challenging since I haven’t taken part in an in-home consultation or installed a blind in quite some time!”
Brent Hallock, Chad’s brother and Executive Vice President of Budget Blinds added, “Not only is this a great opportunity for Chad, it’s a great opportunity for the company as a whole. We’re constantly seeking new ways to improve our operations and provide the best in customer service. Being on ‘Undercover Boss’ will undoubtedly provide valuable insight into that, as well as into whether or not Chad can tell the difference between a screwdriver and a wrench.”
About Budget Blinds
Based in Orange, California, Budget Blinds was founded in 1992 and currently boasts over 900 franchise territories serving nearly 7,500 cities throughout the United States and Canada. The company offers customers a full line of quality window coverings and provides free in-home consultations as well as 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. With a strong vendor alliance program and growing product portfolio, Budget Blinds is the clear franchising leader in the multi-billion dollar window coverings market.
About Home Franchise Concepts
Home Franchise Concepts is the parent company of Budget Blinds, Inc., Tailored Living, LLC and American Decorative Coatings, LLC d/b/a “Concrete Craft”. Budget Blinds offers customers a full line of quality window coverings including shutters, shades, blinds and draperies. Tailored Living offers homeowners high quality organizational solutions for their garages, closets, pantries, family rooms, home offices and more through complimentary in-home consultations. Concrete Craft offers homeowners beautiful, economical, decorative concrete surfaces. Based in Orange, Calif., Home Franchise Concepts brands have over 1,100 franchise territories serving nearly 7,500 cities throughout the United States and Canada. For more information on Home Franchise Concepts, visit homefranchiseconcepts.com.