Success of North America’s largest window covering franchise led to creation of the Home Franchise Concepts family of category-leading, on-trend product and service brands
IRVINE, Calif., January 20, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Budget Blinds® kicked off its 30th anniversary year today with a look back at its founding and ongoing evolution into North America’s largest window covering franchise. The pioneering brand established in 1992 is widely considered to be one of the first and most influential franchises in the home improvement goods and services space.
Established in Orange County, Calif., by five partners who identified an opportunity to bring the latest products and personalized service directly to homeowners, Budget Blinds has grown into a network of 1,370 franchise territories serving more than 10,000 communities in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, and completing more than 45,000 window covering installations every week.
This year, Entrepreneur magazine ranked Budget Blinds #15 in its Franchise 500® ranking of global franchise brands, citing outstanding performance in unit growth, financial strength and stability, and brand power.
"Our 30-year Anniversary of Budget Blinds is a celebration of both our heritage and our vision for the future to continue evolving as pioneers leading in the home improvement space," said Budget Blinds President Doug Phillip in a virtual message to franchisees, associates, vendors and partners entitled "Achieving Even More," Budget Blinds’ theme for 2022.
Budget Blinds voluntarily cancelled its International Convention last week in Nashville, Tenn., as a response to the latest pandemic outbreak and to ensure the safety of the 1,000 franchisees and others scheduled to attend. In addition to Phillips’ virtual message, members of the Budget Blinds family will receive virtual versions of many of the workshops and presentations planned for the event.
"To put the Budget Blinds success story into perspective, less than 15% of all franchise businesses established in 1992 are still around today, and fewer than 2% reach 1,000 territories," said Phillip. "We credit the tireless work of our franchisees, suppliers, agency partners, and Budget Blinds associates for making these milestones possible. Today truly represents a 30-year team effort."
The growth of Budget Blinds also led to creation of Home Franchise Concepts® (HFC), one of the world’s largest franchise businesses. HFC’s eight brands, which in addition to Budget Blinds include Tailored Living®, Concrete Craft®, AdvantaClean®, Kitchen Tune-Up®, Bath Tune-Up™, Two Maids & A Mop and Aussie Pet Mobile, are consistently rated at the top of their categories and supported by more than 2,100 franchise territories in North America.
Budget Blinds’ 30th anniversary festivities kick off with a January celebration for Budget Blinds franchisees, vendors and partners featuring commemorative merchandise and first-looks of new videos and other year-long brand and marketing initiatives.
The brand will culminate its 30th anniversary with a consumer promotion in October corresponding to its official start date in 1992. Franchisees will have the opportunity to leverage Budget Blinds’ 30th year locally and promote their offerings through a mix of social, digital, website, email, blog and PR activities designed to get the word out.
Details on the Budget Blinds 30th Anniversary consumer promotion will be announced later this year. For information, go to www.budgetblinds.com.
About Budget Blinds
Budget Blinds® is the largest window covering franchise in North America, offering custom blinds, shutters, shades, drapery, and more for residential and commercial consumers in more than 10,000 communities in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Budget Blinds’ over 900 business owners have dressed more than 25 million windows since the brand’s founding in 1992. Budget Blinds is part of the Home Franchise Concepts (HFC) family of home improvement goods and services brands.
About Home Franchise Concepts
Home Franchise Concepts (HFC) is one of the world’s largest franchising systems in the home improvement goods and services space, among the world’s largest franchise businesses and a recognized leader in franchisee-franchisor relationships. HFC’s eight brands including Budget Blinds, Tailored Living®, Concrete Craft®, AdvantaClean®, Kitchen Tune-Up®, Bath Tune-Up®, Two Maids and a Mop® and Aussie Pet Mobile®, are consistently rated at the top of their categories and supported by more than 2,100 franchise territories in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
About JM Family Enterprises, Inc.
JM Family Enterprises, Inc. was founded by automotive legend, Jim Moran in 1968. It is a privately held company with $18 billion in revenue and more than 4,500 associates. Rooted in automotive and united in its strong culture and core values, JM Family is in the business of helping other businesses succeed. As a long-term partner, it is invested in its companies, associates and its communities. Driven by exceptional performance, current subsidiaries are in the automotive, financial services and franchising industries. Its family of companies includes: Southeast Toyota Distributors, JM&A Group, World Omni Financial Corp. (dba Southeast Toyota Finance), JM Lexus, DataScan and Home Franchise Concepts. JM Family has earned various awards for its culture, products and services, including 23 consecutive years on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list. Interact with JM Family on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
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