Budget Blinds Franchisees will Offer Hunter Douglas Products in 2019
Deal between the industry’s two premier window covering brands is a win for homeowners throughout North America
October 15, 2018 // Franchising.com // IRVINE, Calif. - Budget Blinds®, the signature window covering brand in the Home Franchise Concepts (HFC) family, has finalized an agreement with Hunter Douglas, the world’s leading manufacturer of window coverings, that will allow Budget Blinds franchisees throughout the U.S. to sell the popular Hunter Douglas line.
As of Oct. 1, 2018, Budget Blinds’ nearly 1,000 franchisees in the U.S. were eligible to join the Hunter Douglas Aligned Dealer Program and add the Hunter Douglas brand to their signature in-home design consultation and installation service. These franchise owners have access to Hunter Douglas’ hundreds of window-covering products including sheers, shades, blinds and shutters plus PowerView® motorization and other advanced operating systems.
Budget Blinds is North America’s largest network of franchised window covering professionals, with more than 1,150 locally owned franchises serving 10,000 cites in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
“Today’s announcement brings together two of the largest and most prestigious names in customized window coverings and further expands Budget Blinds’ industry leadership in window covering design, quality, product variety and customer service,” said Home Franchise Concepts CEO Shirin Behzadi.
According to Behzadi, the deal benefits Budget Blinds franchisees in the U.S. who can now combine an even-larger, world-class array of design-focused window covering options with the brand’s exclusive in-home service.
The partnership between Home Franchise Concepts’ signature brand and Hunter Douglas is part of an expanded commitment by Budget Blinds to lead the industry in customization, innovation and community partnership. Additional consumer-focused Budget Blinds programs will be announced in the coming weeks.
Budget Blinds is part of Home Franchise Concepts (HFC), the top-selling family of direct-to-consumer brands in the home improvement space. In addition to Budget Blinds, HFC includes Tailored Living® and Concrete Craft®.
About Hunter Douglas
Hunter Douglas is the world’s leading manufacturer of window coverings as well as a major manufacturer of architectural products. Our strength is our ability to develop innovative, high quality, proprietary products that can be found in millions of homes and commercial buildings around the globe. We operate as a highly decentralized, global federation of small and medium-sized companies that manufacture and market similar products.
For information, go to https://www.hunterdouglas.com/.
About Home Franchise Concepts
Home Franchise Concepts (HFC) is the top-selling family of direct-to-consumer brands in the home-related goods and services space, one of the world’s largest franchise businesses and a recognized leader in franchisee-franchisor relationships. HFC’s three brands including Budget Blinds®, Tailored Living® and Concrete Craft® are consistently rated at the top of their categories and supported by nearly 1,400 franchise territories in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Through a proven track record, the best consumer warranties in the business, continually high satisfaction awards and a low cost of entry for franchisees, the Orange, Calif., company provides would-be entrepreneurs the opportunity to plan their own futures and control their own lives.
SOURCE Home Franchise Concepts