For the last 46 years, Entrepreneur Magazine has presented their Franchise 500 list of exceptional franchise opportunities to jump-start the new year for aspiring entrepreneurs and job-change New Year’s resolution makers. It’s a very prestigious list and Home Franchise Concepts (HFC) is proud to announce that all five of its home improvement franchise brands—Budget Blinds®, Tailored Living®, Concrete Craft®, AdvantaClean®, and Kitchen Tune-Up®—are once again included in the 2021 Franchise 500 Ranking.

Entrepreneur Magazine is one of the most esteemed and trusted companies that monitor and “watch dog” the world of business, focusing on entrepreneurship, small business management, and franchising. The Franchise 500 list is an annual evaluation and ranking of franchise opportunities across multiple industries to help prospective franchise owners compare franchise systems and make an informed decision before entering into a franchise agreement. Entrepreneur bases the rankings on what they term the Five Pillars of the Franchise 500 which are:

  • Costs and Fees
  • Support
  • Size and Growth
  • Brand Strength
  • Financial Strength and Security

Along with a copy of the company’s current Franchise Disclosure Document the rankings provide “the world’s first, best, and most comprehensive franchise ranking.” (entrepreneur.com)

Meet HFC’s five award-winning, best franchise opportunities

Last January, all five brands were in the Entrepreneur 2020 Franchise 500 list as well as other selected category rankings. It’s a testament to the entire HFC franchise family network that all five brands again ranked in the 2021 Franchise 500 after the economic turmoil and uncertainly that marked 2020. So, if you’re considering franchise ownership as your next career move, take a good look at the HFC family of brands!

Budget Blinds – #12 in the 2021 Franchise 500

Custom window coverings can transform any space and make sheltering at home a beautiful thing

In business since 1992, Budget Blinds is the #1 window coverings franchise in North America, with more than 1,100 franchise territories in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. In addition to the 2021 Franchise 500 ranking, last year Budget Blinds ranked in these Entrepreneur 2020 categories:

  • Top Franchises for Veterans – #7
  • Fastest Growing Franchises – #43
  • Top Growth Franchise – #44
  • Low-Cost Franchises / Less than $150,000 – #4
  • Top Global Franchises – #55
  • Franchise 500 List – #17
  • The Hottest Industries Today

Help homeowners and business owners transform their spaces with custom-designed window treatment solutions for energy-efficiency, eco-friendly products, cordless safety for children and pets, motorization, and smart home automation. Private label brands offer products not available anywhere else and accessory décor items include luxury bedding, custom rugs, and decorative pillows to completely style any room.

Kitchen Tune-Up – #324 in the 2021 Franchise 500

Kitchen makeovers that don’t break the bank let homeowners realize their dreams and love their homes more

The newest brand to join the HFC franchise family, Kitchen Tune-Up has been in business for over 30 years, reviving kitchens that are worn, tired, or outdated with new colors or styles of cabinetry. The nationwide network has more than 200 franchised territories in 39 states and ranked in three Entrepreneur categories in 2020:

  • Low-Cost Franchises / Less than $100,000 – #42
  • Franchise 500 List – #315
  • The Hottest Industries Today

Generally completed in one to five days, service options include wood restoration, redooring, cabinet refacing, custom cabinets, flooring, and redesign. Regardless of need and budget, Kitchen Tune-Up offers a kitchen remodeling service to update or upgrade any residential or commercial kitchen.

Tailored Living – #359 in the 2021 Franchise 500

Custom closet storage systems and built-in cabinetry have become home essentials rather than luxuries for modern homeowners

Tailored Living is the largest home organization franchise in the U.S. and Canada with over 220 franchise locations and ranked #2 in Entrepreneur’s Organization/Storage Systems Franchises for 2021. Innovative custom organization and storage solutions meet growing consumer demand for home renovation and keep Tailored Living as a top franchise. Last year’s Entrepreneur’s rankings included:

  • Top Franchises for Veterans – #91
  • Franchise 500 List – #371
  • The Hottest Industries Today

Whole home organization solutions create calm out of chaos for closets, home offices, pantries, Murphy beds, craft and hobby areas, entertainment centers, and everything garage—garage storage cabinets, overhead and automated garage storage racks, and garage flooring. Tailored Living Commercial Solutions® serves commercial properties as well with custom solutions for durable flooring and storage and organization needs.

Concrete Craft – #379 in the 2021 Franchise 500

Decorative concrete flooring systems can replicate high-end floor coverings like tile, wood, and marble for a fraction of the cost

Concrete Craft is the largest decorative concrete franchise in the U.S. and expanded into Canada last year. The popularity of decorative concrete continues to grow year after year as homeowners and business owners recognize the beauty and value that decorative concrete brings to their properties. This trend keeps Concrete Craft growing and placed it as #1 in Entrepreneur’s Concrete Coatings Franchises for 2021. 2020 Entrepreneur rankings were:

  • Top Franchises for Veterans – #94
  • Low-Cost Franchises / Less than $150,000 – #57
  • Franchise 500 List – #257
  • The Hottest Industries Today

Concrete Craft offers more options than most decorative concrete companies and our exclusive MasterProTM line of proprietary concrete repair and resurfacing systems keeps our franchise owners one step ahead of the competition. Indoors and out, you’ll be able to meet any concrete needs of residential or commercial customers for interior floors, patios, driveways, entryways, courtyards, porches, pool decks, and vertical walls.

AdvantaClean – #438 in the 2021 Franchise 500

The demand for AdvantaClean’s essential services to clean and improve living environments keeps franchise owners busy all year long

For 20+ years, AdvantaClean has been a leading, national franchised provider of comprehensive restoration services, an essential business in a recession-resistant industry. Servicing residential and commercial clients, AdvantaClean consistently ranks as a top franchise opportunity. For 2021, AdvantaClean was ranked by Entrepreneur as #3 in HVAC/Duct-Cleaning services Franchises and #11 in Restoration Services Franchises. Last year’s 2020 Entrepreneur rankings were in five categories:

  • Top Franchises for Veterans – #67
  • Fastest Growing Franchises – #128
  • Low-Cost Franchises / Less than $150,000 – #42
  • Franchise 500 List – #204
  • The Hottest Industries Today

Our professionals respond to emergencies as well as provide regular maintenance and preventive services, allowing people to breathe easier in healthier environments. Services include sanitizing, air duct and coil cleaning, mold removal, water or flood damage restoration, sewage removal, fire damage repair, smoke and odor removal, and radon testing.

Move into the winners’ circle with HFC

For over 27 years, HFC has been turning out successful franchise owners, so with any HFC franchise brand, you step into a proven and respected franchise system. To learn more about what franchising with HFC has to offer, call 1-800-420-5374 today to speak with a franchise licensing advisor or go online to Home Franchise Concepts and investigate our award-winning brands for yourself.

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