Veteran Support

Watch Budget Blinds Support Veterans On “Military Makeover”

For the third time, Budget Blinds® is honored to participate with award-winning Designing Spaces’ Military Makeover airing on Lifetime Television®, helping to make life better for a deserving veteran and his family. The long, hot Florida summer is culminating in a newly renovated home for Marine Lance Corporal Michael Adams, his wife, Britiany, and daughters, eight-year old Nevaeh and [...]

Budget Blinds® Assists Designing Spaces’® Military Makeover® for a Third Time Providing Window Coverings in Deserving Veteran’s Home

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 [...]

Franchising 101: Debunking the Myths and Misconceptions of Franchise Ownership

The world of franchising is often shrouded in myths and misconceptions that, if believed, can either drive someone away from franchising, or have them buy in for the wrong reasons. Widespread misconceptions about owning a franchise business include: Franchising is too expensive A franchisor exerts too much control over my business A franchise business takes [...]

Retired Military Veteran is Living the American Dream as a Franchise Business Owner

Luis Fontanez became a Budget Blinds® franchise business owner in Columbus, Georgia, after serving 23 years in the Army. Now a retired Lieutenant Colonel, he says, “I always knew I would own my own business one day. I just could not see myself working for anyone else in my second career. This time, my hard [...]

Military Veterans Make Exceptional Franchise Business Owners

Unleash your hidden talents as a franchise business owner Are you a veteran interested in starting a home-based business? Home Franchise Concepts (HFC), home to three thriving franchise brands in the home improvement industry, may be the solution. All three franchise opportunities of the HFC franchise family--Budget Blinds®, Tailored Living® and Concrete Craft®—strive [...]

Military Vets’ Leadership Skills Translate to Successful Franchise Businesses

You already have what it takes, we just add training Budget Blinds® is the flagship franchise brand of parent company, Home Franchise Concepts (HFC), home to two additional brands, Tailored Living® featuring PremierGarage® and Concrete Craft. While each brand is different, a common denominator for growth is pursuing veterans to become franchise business [...]

Troops in Transition Helps Make Business Owners of Military Vets

Photo credit: Steve Bloom, Staff Photographer, The Olympian 2015 ushered in a New Year and a new veteran’s program for international franchise, Budget Blinds®, with Troops in Transition. Troops in Transition offers qualified veterans a Budget Blinds franchise, waiving the initial franchise fee of $74,950, with a six-month’s probationary period to meet specified [...]

Former Army Sniper Turned Budget Blinds Entrepreneur Featured on The Plain Dealer Newspaper

One of our newest Budget Blinds franchise business owners is Matt Boris of Budget Blinds serving Independence, Ohio. Matt is 31 years old and came onboard through the Troops in Transition program that allows qualified, post-9/11 veterans to start a franchise business with no initial entry fee. His story was recently featured on, a [...]

Helping Veterans Build Strong Financial Futures

Way before iPods, Bing Crosby singing “White Christmas” in the movie by the same name took the world by storm.  Another Irving Berlin song from the same movie, “What Can You Do With A General?” was not as well-known, but it addressed a serious issue of the time—veterans of WWII returning home to no job [...]

Assisting U.S. Veterans to Become Franchise Business Owners

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 [...]