In time for Memorial Day, Seven U.S. Military Veterans are Now Franchise Business Owners, Thanks to Aid from $1,000,000 Financial Assistance Program

On Veteran’s Day 2013, HFC announced the Million Dollar Franchise Event—a commitment to give away $1 Million in discounts to U.S. Veterans interested in owning their own business and achieving the American Dream. In only 6 short months, and just in time for Memorial Day, HFC, parent company of Budget Blinds and Tailored Living, has reached the one-fourth milestone of its goal and has given $250,000 in discounts to Veterans across the U.S.

With over 50 U.S. Veteran franchisees in their ever-growing team of franchise business owners, HFC’s Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Chad Hallock truly values the skills military personnel gain while on active duty. Hallock states, “The training, discipline and teamwork instilled in members of the U.S. Armed Forces prepares every Veteran for a successful role as a franchise business owner. Our goal for creating the Million Dollar Franchise Event is to honor the men and women who have sacrificed so much for our country and provide significant financial incentives to make their transition into the civilian workforce a smooth and successful one.”

After suffering a recent layoff and wondering how his military career could translate into the next chapter of his life, Rick Grimes researched how his IRA might help him start his own business. Budget Blinds’ franchise model provided the kind of corporate support and financial opportunities that made Grimes confident in his ability to finance college for his children and be comfortable in retirement. Grimes is now leveraging the skills he gained through his 7 year Army career in personnel management and operations to create a successful business focused on superior customer service.

“Business ownership makes me appreciate the service I gave to this country because now I can translate my leadership experience into a valuable opportunity for myself,” said Rick Grimes, one of the newest Budget Blinds franchise business owners as a result of the Million Dollar Franchise Event.

With a history for assisting U.S. Veterans, and being recognized by Military Times and Franchise Business Review for achievements in supporting Veterans and Veteran-related causes, HFC’s Million Dollar Franchise Event continues the tradition by granting military Veterans of all backgrounds significant discounts off the purchase of a Budget Blinds or Tailored Living franchise. The ultimate goal of the Million Dollar Franchise Event is to award at least 30 Budget Blinds and/or Tailored Living franchises to deserving veterans totaling just over $1,000,000 in financial discounts.

Veterans can begin learning more about this unique opportunity and explore the application process by visiting