2016 was a very good year for all three franchise brands under the Home Franchise Concepts (HFC) umbrella. Each brand–Budget Blinds®, Tailored Living® and Concrete Craft®—received industry recognition at many levels, including consumer praise, franchisee affirmation and industry accolades and awards. Across the HFC brands, a record-breaking 108 new territories began business in 2016.
Franchisee affirmation is the best recommendation
For over 10 years, Franchise Business Review (FBR) has been publishing an annual Best of the Best: Top 200 Franchises to help potential franchise buyers get a behind-the-scenes look at available franchise opportunities. Budget Blinds and Tailored Living have been awarded spots in Franchise Business Review’s Best of the Best: Top 200 Franchises for 2016. Budget Blinds is actually a 10-year Hall of Fame member and ranked first in the home services category for 2016.
These rankings are not third-party evaluations, they come from what actual franchisees say about the brand they are living, breathing and working with every day, demonstrating that the HFC franchise business models continue to build happy and successful franchisees.
Industry accolades and awards
Every industry has watchdogs that keep an eye on the players, making businesses accountable. This scrutiny also sheds light on the “best of” in every industry. The HFC brands continually receive kudos for exceptional quality in the home improvement/home services industry.
For the 37th year, Entrepreneur® has released their Franchise 500 report on the newest trends and industries poised for growth. For 2016, Budget Blinds ranked #47 and Tailored Living ranked #197. Companies are judged by objective, quantifiable measures of a franchise operation, including financial strength and stability, growth rate and size of the system.
Additionally, franchise brokers like VetFran, FranChoice, FranServe, Entrepreneur Source and FranNet regularly recommend the HFC franchise ownership opportunities to qualifying franchise candidates.
Remodeling Magazine annually ranks the top 550 companies in home remodeling, including franchises, full-service remodelers, replacement contractors and insurance restoration firms. For 2016, Tailored Living® moved to third in the franchise category, a leader in whole home organization.
Both Tailored Living and Budget Blinds are rated as Best for Vets by Military Times™ for 2016 and previous years as well. The HFC commitment to helping Veterans become independent franchise business owners stretches across all three brands by offering substantial discounts to qualified Veterans.
Consumer praise through Houzz
And last, but certainly not least, consumers love our brands! Houzz is the largest online home remodeling and improvement site where over 40 million homeowners and home professionals come together in a uniquely visual community (meaning literally millions of images) to exchange ideas on home design and to find each other. Award badges include DESIGN (most popular designs), SERVICE (client satisfaction), INFLUENCER (product knowledge), RECOMMENDED (by Houzz) and SAVES (individual Ideabook downloads). Budget Blinds, Tailored Living and Concrete Craft are all winners!
If you are looking for a new career challenge, why not consider joining forces with a proven, award-winning franchise business in the burgeoning home services/home improvement industry? Any one of the HFC brands offers a proven business model that includes these benefits:
- Home-based, home services business with low overhead
- Flat royalty and marketing fees so you keep more of what you make
- Control your schedule, work hours, and build your own team
- No experience necessary– training covers all aspects of the business, including installations
- Ongoing training through online webinars and videos, including local area meetings
- Product excellence through an alliance of approved vendors
- Robust national and local marketing efforts, including print, social media, TV and radio