Budget Blinds Inc.
#47

Initial Investment

LOW: $89,240
HIGH: $187,070

Change in Units

+7.4% +75 UNITS (1 Year)
+10.4% +105 UNITS (3 Years)

Promoted Opportunities

Company Profile

Founded

1992

Franchising Since

1994 (22 Years)

Corporate Address

1927 N. Glassell St. Orange, CA 92865

CEO

Chad Hallock

Parent Company

Home Franchise Concepts

About Budget Blinds Inc.

Founded in 1992 by five young entrepreneurs, Budget Blinds allows customers to shop at home for window coverings. Tony Forbes, Brent Hallock, Chad Hallock, Todd Jackson and David Lewis had been working for a California-based window-covering retailer when changes in ownership forced them to leave the company. Using the experience they had gained, the co-workers started their own business and began franchising two years later.

Budget Blinds offers customers free in-home consultations, taking measurements and selling a variety of name brand window coverings. The company also handles installations.

Financials

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$89,240 - $187,070

Net-worth Requirement

$90,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$60,000

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$14,950

Ongoing Royalty Fee

Varies

Ad Royalty Fee

Varies

Financing Options

Budget Blinds Inc. offers in-house financing to cover the following: franchise fee

Veteran Incentives


$15,000 off $60,000 territory fee; franchise and territory fee waived for veterans discharged within the last two years

Franchise 500® Rank History

Highest Rank: 29

Lowest Rank: 177

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Operations & Franchisor Support

Training at headquarters: 11 days

Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings
Toll-Free Line
Internet

Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Slicks
Regional Media
National Media

Absentee Ownership Allowed

Number of employees required to run: 1 - 3

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Updated: August 25th, 2015

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