Veteran’s Day began as Armistice Day, commemorating the signing of the agreement that ended World War I on November 11, 1918. The federal holiday was changed to Veterans Day in 1954, and since then has been the official day for Americans to honor the men and women who have served in all branches of the Armed Forces of the United States.

One day is not sufficient to honor the service and sacrifice of our brave military, and Budget Blinds® believes in honoring and assisting military veterans every day of every year. Along with its parent company, Home Franchise Concepts (HFC), and its sister company, Tailored Living®, Budget Blinds participates in the 2013 Million Dollar Franchise Event (MDFE) to assist U.S. veterans with becoming independent franchise business owners. Since its inception last November, 20 veterans have joined the Budget Blinds franchise family through this discount awards program.

Living the Dream and Realizing Goals
Chad Hallock, CEO and co-founder of Budget Blinds, shares the company’s commitment of giving back to veterans: “Thank you so much for your dedication to this country . . . and without you and your families making sacrifices, my partners and I could not have started our business . . . and been allowed to live the American Dream that we so richly enjoy.”

The American Dream is alive and well and some of our most recent veteran franchisees share how Budget Blinds is helping them live their dreams.

  • “I’ve always wanted to go into business for myself. Part of owning a franchise is following a model and I think military people are very good at following a proven system. You had a proven model and when I was making validation calls, everyone seemed to be happy and making money. What I want for my business is a quality of life I didn’t have before, [and] you work and serve by helping veterans reach their goals and their dreams.” –Nevin Ball, franchise owner, Budget Blinds of Garland, TX
  • We’re very thankful for being able to come into this opportunity, with Budget Blinds helping us to realize something that we wouldn’t have realized on our own. I see this as an opportunity for our family to pass something from generation to generation, for our family to be able to work together and harmoniously develop what we see as the right thing to do for our family.” –Cedric Cook, franchise owner Budget Blinds of Fulshear, TX
  • “I wanted desperately to work for myself…so I was looking for startups [and] VetFran and you guys popped up and I decided I couldn’t possibly beat that opportunity–the [business] model that Budget Blinds offered the franchisees, and every person we talked to was excited about Corporate. You guys have helped us out step by step and this made it so much easier.” –Terry Matz, franchise owner, Budget Blinds of Southern Pines, NC

Paying it Forward
In the military, bonds and friendships form that last a lifetime. There is a camaraderie that carries over into civilian life, wanting to stay connected and help each other. We’ve seen how excited our veteran franchisees become at the prospect of introducing fellow vets to the Budget Blinds opportunity and the MDFE. They know the value of military training and how it can translate into successful business skills and they desire that not only for their friends, but for any veteran transitioning into civilian life.

  • “That franchise expo gave me the opportunity to discover what was out there, but nothing felt as good as where I was with Budget Blinds. It’s a great program; it’s the right time with our military going through transition…and the right opportunity for some of these troops to get out there and start to develop what they have inside of them, their leadership skills and their communication skills. [The Million Dollar Franchise Event] is a facility for them to get there.” – Cedric Cook, franchise owner, Budget Blinds of Fulshear, TX
  • “I want to get to that point where we can feel safe [and] have more flexibility with what we do. It helped that I was a veteran and was able to get into it financially a lot better than a lot of the other franchises.” –Joe Hebert, franchise owner, Budget Blinds of Grand Prairie, Texas
  • “People within the organization [Budget Blinds] have family members that are buying franchises. That’s a wonderful selling point. [The Million Dollar Franchise Event] allows us to be able to do this and it’s true for a lot of other [veterans].” –Terry Matz, franchise owner, Budget Blinds of Southern Pines, NC

If you are a veteran looking for a franchise business opportunity, you’ll want to check out Budget Blinds. As illustrated above, the business model is rock solid and proven for over 20 years. It’s actually been rumored that being a Budget Blinds franchisee is almost too good to be true. You get to have a great time and make a good living. Can it get any better than that? Call 1-800-420-5374 today or go online to begin researching the Budget Blinds franchise opportunity and Million Dollar Franchise Event, our extra special thank you to veterans.