Welcome to Budget Blinds!
North America’s #1 Window Coverings Franchise!
We invite you to review the Welcome section to explore the diverse window coverings industry, the Budget Blinds franchise opportunity, and what it takes to be a successful Budget Blinds franchise owner.
“The Leader in creating value for every owner within our franchise concepts.”
“At HFC, we are passionate about creating opportunities for people from all walks of life to reach financial independence through owning their own business.
To achieve success, we offer superior training, support and leadership, while building mutually rewarding relationships with our franchisees, associates, business partners and the community.
Our five core values are what set us apart: Consideration, Cooperation, Communication, Innovation, Accountability.”
HFC’s 25+ years in franchising is testament to its strength and ability to support franchise owners in building successful franchise businesses. Our Mission is realized in the over 1,700-strong franchise owner network in North America who have built thriving businesses following the HFC proven business models.
Established in 1992, Budget Blinds has grown to become the largest window covering franchise in North America with over 1,150 franchise territories, serving 10,000 cities. We offer custom solutions that consumers cannot get anywhere else, including blinds, shades, shutters, drapery and smart home solutions.
Evolving since 2006, Tailored Living® featuring PremierGarage® offers whole home storage and organization solutions, from bedrooms to the garage, including custom garage and commercial flooring.
In 2014, HFC purchased the only existing premier decorative concrete franchise in the country, rebranding it Concrete Craft. Offering a full range of services to residential and commercial consumers from durable concrete overlays and staining
solutions to vertical applications.
Since 1994, AdvantaClean has been making positive difference in peoples’ lives and allowing clients to breathe easier through professional services that include emergency water removal, mold eradication, air duct cleaning and moisture control for a healthier environment.
a strong industry
Analysts predict significant retail window industry growth again in 2020 with considerable increase in the consumption of blinds and shades through 2022.
- 6 out of 7 window coverings sold are in established homes
- 3-5 years is the lifespan of an average homeowner’s window coverings
The market is highly fragmented with many key sectors attempting to replicate what we do.
Distribution of Hard Window Covering Sales in the U.S.
We pioneered the shop-at-home business model for the window coverings industry. Since then, many others have copied our model, but no one has our customer reach, depth of product, or marketing power.
Our Difference vs.
- Extensive customer reach
- Depth and breath of product assortment
- Unparalleled in-home customer experience
Why Budget Blinds will keep you a step ahead of the competition:
Strong Vendor Program
As the largest custom window covering company in North America, we have more buying power, and more choices of blinds, shades, shutters and drapes. Our strong relationships with leading manufacturers give our franchisees a competitive edge over local businesses: a very exclusive combination of design-driven products, expert service, no-surprises pricing, and our no-questions-asked warranty ― the best in the business.
Our vast product assortment not only includes a variety of custom blinds, shades, shutters and draperies in the latest styles, but we also offer bedding, pillows, rugs and accessories. From our exclusive Inspired Collection™ line to DesignINK™, our custom fabric design program, we have the perfect solution to meet the unique needs of our customers that they won’t find anywhere else.
We’re committed to bringing consumers the latest in smart home technology with customized solutions for the way they live. From our partnership with Lutron® to bring automated shades and lighting, to wireless sound solutions, we pride ourselves in continually seeking out the best innovative solutions for our customer base.
National TV Partnerships
With the buying power of Home Franchise Concepts, we are able drive strong brand awareness and equity for the Budget Blinds name by partnering with HGTV and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition – and with CBS’ Undercover Boss. Both TV shows further reinforce that Budget Blinds is the #1 provider of custom window coverings in North America.
Budget Blinds Proudly Partners with Extreme Makeover: Home Edition on HGTV
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition previously aired for nine years (2003-2012) and quickly grew to become a beloved household favorite among viewers. This transformative, inspirational, and aspirational show returned to television on February 16, 2020 with 10 new episodes airing on HGTV. Through our partnership, Budget Blinds and our sister brands, Tailored Living, Concrete Craft, and AdvantaClean, participated in the transformation of two homes for two incredible families:
Episode 9: “The Favorite Neighbors” – premiered on 3/29/20
Episode 10: “To Protect And Serve” – premiered on 4/5/20
Watch our episodes online to see our brands featured on the show!
Our HFC brands on the set of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Budget Blinds Featured on CBS’ Undercover Boss
Undercover Boss is the wildly successful CBS reality show where a CEO or other high-ranking corporate officer dons a disguise and works alongside several employees in an effort to reconnect with and reinvigorate the brand’s identity. The episode featuring Budget Blinds’ founder and former CEO, Chad Hallock, aired in 2012 and continues to repeat in syndication. Watch the full episode above.
Hear what our franchisees say about the Budget Blinds franchise opportunity:
A major advantage of being part of a large network of franchisees is our ability to create national contracts with commercial businesses including restaurants, hospitality, healthcare, schools, office and government buildings, condos, retail, property management and new construction. With our commercial division, BB Commercial Solutions® (BBCS), we can give businesses the advantages that other companies simply cannot.
Hear what our franchise owners say about the commercial business opportunity:
Our Franchise Owners Are:
Why Customers Choose Us:
Window covering solutions from just one company ― for all of their home or business needs.
Shop-at-home convenience that saves consumers time and money.
Exclusive brands to ensure unique custom looks.
The advantage of being a local business with national support, which builds confidence.
The highest-quality products and materials that produce beautiful results.
Competitive pricing, making us available to every homeowner.
White-glove installation by expertly-trained employees, no outsourced installations.
Excellent lifetime warranties on our work and products.
Dependable customer service that translates to complete customer satisfaction.
budget blinds consumer
The Budget Blinds customer includes homeowners, business owners and renters who need window covering solutions. We expertly measure their space, install beautiful window treatments, and back it up with the best warranty in the business so you can sit back and relax.
- Time-starved and overwhelmed
- Cares about well-designed home interiors
- Looking for reliability and superior service
- Internet savvy
- Improve quality of life
- Improve livability
- Do-it-for-me (DIFM)
- Enjoys travel
- Enjoys home improvement/décor
- Avid readers
- Interests include food, gardening, sports
- Actively view home as an investment
- Growing “do-it-for-me” generation
Did you know?
75% of Budget Blinds’ customers purchase window coverings for more than one room, as compared with the industry average that 50% purchase for more than one room.
53% of Budget Blinds’ customers spent over $1,500, with 20% spending over $2,000.
91% of our customers are satisfied with their Budget Blinds experience.
Flat Royalties. The More You Sell, The More You Make.
Two components make up the investment and start-up costs of a Budget Blinds franchise: the initial franchise fee, and minimum working capital. Complete details of all costs involved are included in the Franchise Disclosure Document.
Working Capital Required*
Available In-House Financing**
Total Cash Required
Ask how you can finance your Budget Blinds franchise using your 401K funds with no penalty, no taxes, and no loan to repay.
If you’re a Veteran, discounts are available to assist you with becoming a franchise business owner.
*See Budget Blinds Franchise Disclosure Document
**Budget Blinds provides financing of up to $56,000 to qualified candidates. Conditions apply.