Troops in Transition Helps Make Business Owners of Military Vets

Reynaldo Budget Blinds Franchise

Photo credit: Steve Bloom, Staff Photographer, The Olympian

2015 ushered in a New Year and a new veteran’s program for international franchise, Budget Blinds®, with Troops in Transition. Troops in Transition offers qualified veterans a Budget Blinds franchise, waiving the initial franchise fee of $74,950, with a six-month’s probationary period to meet specified performance goals in order to attain full ownership. Five veteran franchise owners have come onboard since January as news of this unprecedented offer spreads.

A recent participant, Reynaldo “Ray” Pinlac, opened his franchise in June, Budget Blinds serving Olympia, WA, after serving 14 years in the Navy. His military background is a plus and Pinlac shares, “What I did in the Navy involved a lot of research. I think all the procedures and techniques that I used to perform my duties…can be applied to what I’m planning on doing now, from collecting information, methodology, applications, logistics [and] management.”  Already affiliated with Budget Blinds as an installer for another Washington franchise, when the Troops in Transition program officially launched, Pinlac was ready to take the plunge!

His franchise business is highlighted in the business section of The, a local news source. Click here to read the full article.

To learn more about the Troops in Transition program and the Budget Blinds’ commitment to assist veterans with becoming business owners so they can live out the American dream, go to

By |2018-11-16T02:15:34+00:00August 4th, 2015|Budget Blinds News, Franchisee Spotlight, Veteran Support|