The Budget Blinds Story

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The #1 Window Coverings Franchise Story

Budget Blinds was founded in Orange County, California in 1992 by Chad Hallock, his twin brother, Brent, and three of their closest friends, Todd Jackson, David Lewis, and Tony Forbes. The friends learned about the window coverings business while working at the home office of another window coverings franchise in their 20s. With no more than smiles on their faces and $5,000 in each of their pockets, the five friends decided to strike out on their own, making up flyers and brochures, and pounding the pavement, going door to door in Orange County neighborhoods to drum up their new blinds business, Budget Blinds.

Each of the five founders took on a different responsibility within the organization: Jackson headed up operations, Forbes and Brent Hallock handled franchise support, Lewis focused on IT, and Chad Hallock, as the CEO, handled marketing and sales. In 1994, they launched Budget Blinds as a franchise. From there, using their established, proven business model, the friends went on to acquire and grow more successful home service franchise brands under the parent company, Home Franchise Concepts®.  

In 2019, Home Franchise Concepts was acquired by JM Family Enterprises®, a strong, stable, privately held $20B company. As a Budget Blinds franchisee, you’ll instantly see what it’s like to grow a local business that's backed by a national brand under the umbrella of the Home Franchise Concepts family of brands in the home services industry. Our leadership, franchise training & support, and marketing resources can’t be matched by any other franchisor. At Home Franchise Concepts, our passion was, and still is, to provide franchise business opportunities to people from all walks so they can reach financial independence.