Budget Blinds® Sponsors Designing Spaces® Military Makeover® for Deserving PTSD Veteran and His Family

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Advocate of several veteran initiatives, national window coverings company proudly supports Military Makeover for a fourth time in a renovation series airing on Lifetime® Television.

Billy Phinizy, a 68W Combat Medic, returned home from Afghanistan still suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury. Billy's wife Laurin and children maintain a positive outlook on life

“... one of Budget Blinds' goals is to help educate consumers on products, options, and features to keep homes with children safe, while still enjoying beautiful window coverings."

Budget Blinds, the largest window coverings franchise in North America with over than 1,000 territories, partnered for a fourth time with the producers of Designing Spaces, the award-winning home remodeling show, to provide another deserving veteran with the ultimate home makeover, complete with new custom window coverings.

Billy Phinizy, a 68W Combat Medic, faced many challenges after his return from Afghanistan in 2010. Billy spent several months in an inpatient facility for severe PTSD and still suffers from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and other related health issues. Despite his injuries, his wife, Lauren, and their two young children maintain a positive outlook on life and work hard for everything they have.

In 2016, Designing Spaces approached Budget Blinds to be their exclusive window coverings provider for Military Makeover, which Budget Blinds graciously accepted in order to help create homes that would honor our nation’s heroes for their service to our country. In turn, Budget Blinds recruited one of their valued manufacturing partners to renovate the home with beautiful, child-friendly shutters and cordless faux wood blinds from their exclusive Enlightened Style™ collection. Along with drapery panels and hardware from their partner, Rowley, to accent the windows in the master bedroom and living room, the Phinizy family home will become a more energy-efficient and safe place for their children to live.

To see the final results, watch the three-part series of Designing Spaces’ Military Makeover on Fridays, beginning on November 11 at 7:30 a.m. (ET/PT) on Lifetime® Television.

“We were thrilled to participate in Military Makeover for a fourth time,” said Tracy Christman, Vice President of Vendor Alliance at Budget Blinds, who also appears in an episode. “Not only does Budget Blinds have a long-standing history and commitment to supporting our veterans, our goal is to help educate consumers on products, options, and features to keep homes with children safe, while still enjoying beautiful window coverings.”

Chief Executive Officer of Budget Blinds and its parent company, Home Franchise Concepts, Shirin Behzadi, also added, “At Budget Blinds, we share a strong commitment to supporting veterans who have served our country. Many of our franchisees across the country are veterans or have personal connections to the U.S. Armed Forces, so we are excited about helping to get these families settled into their newly renovated homes, and proud to support our veterans in this way.”

Budget Blinds offers Veteran programs that heavily discount franchise fees, and recently received the Best for Vets: Franchise 2016 ranking by the Military Times. They have also received accolades or recognition for their Veteran programs from VetFran and Franchise Business Review™, as well as other prestigious franchise networks including Entrepreneur®, Franchise 500™, Inc. 5000, Canadian Franchise Association® and Franchise Times®. To learn more about their Veteran business ownership opportunities, visit budget-blinds-franchise.com.

Budget Blinds will be featured in the three-part series airing on Fridays, November 11, November 25, and December 9 on Lifetime® Television at 7:30 a.m. (ET/PT). Check your local listings.

About Military Makeover®
From the producers of the award-winning home decorating and remodeling show, Designing Spaces®, comes a very special mini-series dedicated to giving back to members of our Military and their loved ones. Enlisting the help of decorators, designers, landscapers and other home renovation experts, the host, retired United States Marine Corps Staff Sergeant R. Lee Ermey, “The Gunny,” helps transform the homes – and the lives – of military families across the country. The series airs at 7:30 a.m. (ET/PT) on Lifetime®. Go to http://www.militarymakeover.tv/ for episodes or more information.

About Budget Blinds®
Budget Blinds was founded in 1992 and is part of a family of brands under the umbrella of Home Franchise Concepts®, franchisor of home improvement service companies including Tailored Living® and Concrete Craft®. Budget Blinds currently boasts more than 1,000 franchise territories throughout the United States, Canada and in Monterrey, Mexico. The company offers a full line of quality window coverings including shutters, shades, blinds, draperies and window film. It also provides free in-home consultations as well as complete 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. For more information on Budget Blinds, visit http://www.budgetblinds.com or connect with us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/budgetblinds. For franchise opportunities, please visit http://www.budget-blinds-franchise.com.

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