ORANGE, CA (Oct. 31, 2014) — Home Franchise Concepts (HFC), parent company of Budget Blinds®, is proud to announce that Budget Blinds was featured on the Franchise Times annual Top 200 list of top franchise brands. This is the third year that Budget Blinds has been recognized.  In 2014 Budget Blinds landed at No. 188 on the list, climbing 12 notches from their No. 200 ranking in 2013.

“Over the past 20 years, we’ve supported 1,300 people in their pursuit of the American Dream of business ownership.  We are continually inspired by their strong work ethic and positive attitude that’s paid off in success for them, their families and Budget Blinds as a whole. They are the reason we’re a top franchise, and why we have so much momentum,” said Chad Hallock, CEO of Home Franchise Concepts.

When conducting and scoring the Top 200 Franchises, Franchise Times focused on global sales, U.S. units, international units, total units, percentage franchised, sales growth percentage and unit percentage. The full ranking can be found online at:

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About Budget Blinds
Budget Blinds® was founded in 1992 and currently boasts over 900 franchise territories serving nearly 7,500 cities throughout the United States and Canada.

The company offers customers a full line of quality window coverings including shutters, shades, blinds and draperies. It also provides free in-home consultations as well as measuring and installation services. Budget Blinds has been recognized as a leader in the franchise industry by organizations such as Entrepreneur, AllBusiness, Inc. and Franchise Business Review. With a strong vendor alliance program and growing product portfolio, Budget Blinds is the clear franchising leader in the multi-billion dollar window coverings market. For more information on Budget Blinds, visit For franchise opportunities, please visit

About Franchise Times
Franchise Times is a trade magazine covering the franchise community, although its readers will tell you it’s a different kind of trade publication. Yes, the 10-times a year magazine publishes columns by experts, in-depth analysis, hard-hitting investigative pieces and numerous articles designed to help franchisors, multi-unit franchisees and vendors improve their businesses. But it also includes some fun pieces, including features and personality profiles on the people and companies that make up the numerous industries that use business-format franchising to grow their companies.