June 05, 2014 // Franchising.com // ORANGE, CA - To help U.S. Veterans become entrepreneurs and achieve their own American Dream of independent business ownership, Home Franchise Concepts (HFC) has dedicated $1 Million in discounts towards the purchase of one of its franchise brands. As a result of this incentive program, HFC (Budget Blinds® and Tailored Living®) is thrilled to welcome seven new Veteran franchisees to their team who are each translating the discipline, teamwork and experience they gained from serving in the U.S. military into growing their own business.
On Veteran's Day 2013, HFC announced the Million Dollar Franchise Event - a commitment to give away $1 Million in discounts to U.S. Veterans interested in owning their own business and achieving the American Dream. In only 6 short months, HFC has reached the ¼ milestone of its goal and has given $250,000 in discounts to Veterans across the U.S.
With over 50 U.S. Veteran franchisees in their ever-growing team of franchise business owners, HFC's Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Chad Hallock truly values the skills military veterans gain while on active duty. Hallock states, "The training, discipline and teamwork instilled in members of the U.S. Armed Forces prepares every Veteran for a successful role as a franchise business owner. Our goal for creating the Million Dollar Franchise Event is to honor the men and women who have sacrificed so much for our country and provide significant financial incentives to make their transition into the civilian workforce a smooth and successful one for both them and their families."
"Business ownership makes me appreciate the service I gave to this country because now I can translate my leadership experience into a valuable opportunity for myself," said Rick Grimes, one of the newest Budget Blinds franchise business owners in Lawrenceville, GA as a result of the Million Dollar Franchise Event.
After suffering a recent layoff and wondering how his military career could translate into the next chapter of his life, Grimes researched how his IRA might help him start his own business. Budget Blinds' franchise model provided the kind of corporate support and financial opportunities that made Grimes confident in his ability to finance college for his children and be comfortable in retirement. Grimes is now leveraging the skills he gained through his 7 year Army career in personnel management and operations to create a successful business focused on a "mission" of superior customer service.
34-year-old U.S. Army Veteran, Maurice Coombs, also came to Budget Blinds through the Million Dollar Franchise Event. During his military career as a generator mechanic and logistics coordinator, Coombs was able to study Business Management between combat deployments to Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and Afghanistan. With the desire to take control of his own career through business ownership, Coombs sought the support structure of a franchise as he transitioned into the civilian workforce. Now serving Davie, FL, with his new Budget Blinds franchise, Coombs is using the leadership experience he gained through service to build his own business.
With the vision of running his franchise as a family business, U.S. Air Force Veteran Michael Dunn is another recent addition to the HFC family as a result of the company's $1 Million commitment to support U.S. Veteran entrepreneurs. A 10-year military career afforded Dunn the opportunity to obtain a Masters Degree, spending the next 18 years in sales management in the computer hardware industry. Combining a severance package with HFC's financial incentives for Veterans, Dunn was ready to pursue his dream of business ownership by purchasing a Budget Blinds franchise.
"Home improvement has always been a passion of mine, so I jumped at the opportunity to make a career out of improving the lives of other families through a window treatment franchise," said Dunn.
Now serving Killeen, TX and Temple, TX, Dunn's Budget Blinds business will be supported by his wife and two sons who will be assisting with administration and marketing.
With a history and passion for assisting U.S. Veterans and being recognized by Military Times and Franchise Business Review for achievements in supporting Veterans and Veteran-related causes, HFC's Million Dollar Franchise Event continues the tradition by granting military Veterans of all backgrounds significant discounts off the purchase of a Budget Blinds or Tailored Living franchise. The ultimate goal of the Million Dollar Franchise Event is to award at least 30 Budget Blinds and/or Tailored Living franchises to deserving veterans totaling $1,000,000 in financial discounts. The company has reached the $250,000 milestone in 6 short months.
Veterans can begin learning more about this unique opportunity and explore the application process by visiting www.BB4Vets.com or www.TL4Vets.com.
Budget Blinds was founded in 1992 and currently boasts over 900 franchise territories serving nearly 7,500 cities throughout the United States and Canada. The company offers customers a full line of quality window coverings including shutters, shades, blinds and draperies. It also provides free in-home consultations as well as measuring and installation services. Budget Blinds has been recognized as a leader in the franchise industry by organizations such as Entrepreneur, AllBusiness, Inc. and Franchise Business Review. With a strong vendor alliance program and growing product portfolio, Budget Blinds is the clear franchising leader in the multi-billion dollar window coverings market. For more information on Budget Blinds, visit www.budgetblinds.com or connect with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/budgetblinds.
With over 150 franchise territories serving more than 2,000 cities throughout the United States and Canada, Tailored Living featuring PremierGarage proudly offers homeowners high quality organizational solutions for their garages, closets, pantries, family rooms, home offices and more. Tailored Living provides complimentary in-home consultations as well as complete design, measuring and installation services adapted to each client's specific needs. Tailored Living's industry experience, commitment to service, and wide breadth of product offerings has allowed it to grow into one of the largest whole-home organization companies in the nation. For more information on Tailored Living, please call 1-800-519-6296 or visit www.tailoredliving.com. You can also connect with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/tailoredliving.
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