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.

who we are

Budget Blinds was founded in 1992 with a family atmosphere ― people who got behind the franchise opportunity and helped everyone’s business grow and prosper.

Today, there are more than 1,250 Budget Blinds franchise territories across North America, installing 50,000 window treatments per week. When we say we have more knowledge, more resources, and more commitment, it’s not just a talking point. It’s a reality.

Budget Blinds is part of the Home Franchise Concepts (HFC) family of brands along with Tailored Living®, Concrete Craft® and AdvantaClean® making HFC one of the largest home services franchisors in North America.

Hear more about the opportunity from our franchisees:

**Sundale Industry Research, 2018

OUR VISION

“The Leader in creating value for every owner within our franchise concepts.”

OUR MISSION

“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
Our Competition

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.

Budget Blinds
Stands Out

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.
Our Competitors

  • Extensive customer reach
  • Depth and breath of product assortment
  • Unparalleled in-home customer experience

Our Customers Love Us

“I never knew there were different shades of white until I purchased my custom shutter arches from Budget Blinds. I was so pleased with the look and their service that I replaced my faux wood blinds with wood shutters to match, and then ordered cornices for the other windows. I could not have asked for better service, from the in-home consultation to excellent installation and immaculate cleanup – I highly recommend this company.”

– Faye L, North Carolina

our differentiators

As the #1 provider of custom window coverings in North America, Budget Blinds is a widely recognized brand and proven franchise business model for over 25+ years. We’ve been honored to receive a number of prestigious accolades by franchise networks and by the home improvement industry.

Here is how we compete in the window coverings and franchise space from comments made from franchisees according to Franchise Business Review’s “Franchise 50”

  • Passionate and dynamic company culture
  • No inventory and low overhead
  • Protected territories
  • Flat royalty and marketing fees
  • Home-based
  • Simplistic business model
  • Flexible schedule

opportunities

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.

Product Assortment

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.

Innovation

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:

Commercial Solutions

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:

IDEAL CANDIDATE

Our Franchise Owners Are:

Goal-oriented entrepreneurs
A passion for customer service
Self-starting abilities
Seeking better work/life balance
Collaborative work style

Why Customers Choose Us:

One-Stop Shop

Window covering solutions from just one company ― for all of their home or business needs.

Shop-At-Home

Shop-at-home convenience that saves consumers time and money.

Exclusive Brands

Exclusive brands to ensure unique custom looks.

Locally-Run

The advantage of being a local business with national support, which builds confidence.

High-Quality Products

The highest-quality products and materials that produce beautiful results.

Competitive Pricing

Competitive pricing, making us available to every homeowner.

White-Glove Install

White-glove installation by expertly-trained employees, no outsourced installations.

Lifetime Warranties

Excellent lifetime warranties on our work and products.

Customer Service

Dependable customer service that translates to complete customer satisfaction.

budget blinds consumer

Residential Demographic

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.

motivation

  • 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)

PSYCHOGRAPHIC

  • Enjoys travel
  • Enjoys home improvement/décor
  • Avid readers
  • Interests include food, gardening, sports
  • Time-starved
  • Actively view home as an investment
  • Growing “do-it-for-me” generation

prime demographic:

Commercial Business Demographic

Budget Blinds commercial clients rely on our expertise because we can give their business advantages that other companies simply cannot. With over 1,000 authorized commercial window coverings consultants, we provide window covering solutions, whether it’s a single building or multiple sites throughout North America.

motivation

  • Smarter choice for window coverings
  • Want more bang for their facilities’ buck
  • A nationwide company to serve multiple locations
  • Long-lasting solutions to shore up that bottom line

Did you know?

Strong
Repeat Business

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.

Strong
Average Order

53% of Budget Blinds’ customers spent over $1,500, with 20% spending over $2,000.

High
Customer Satisfaction

91% of our customers are satisfied with their Budget Blinds experience.

inve$tment

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.

Capitalization

  • $89,950
    $35,630
    -$56,000

    $69,580

  • Initial Fee
    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.

industry awards

Ranked #17 on Entrepreneur Franchise 500 List 2020

– Entrepreneur

Ranked #1 top franchise in Home Services. 10-year Hall of Fame Inductee

– Franchise Business Review

Ranked #7 on Entrepreneur’s Top Franchises For Veterans List 2020

– Entrepreneur