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Budget Blinds CEO going 'Undercover'

April 08, 2012

Each week, “Undercover Boss,” a reality-TV show at 8 p.m. on CBS, follows executives as they leave the comfort of their corner offices to examine the inner workings of their companies in a roll-up-your-sleeves environment.

On Friday, Chad Hallock, chief executive officer of Budget Blinds, will be shown trading in his suit for a Budget Blinds polo shirt as he works hands-on in the window-covering manufacturing process, and then goes door to door, taking part in customer consultations and product installations.

In 1992, Hallock co-founded Budget Blinds with his brother and three close friends with no more than a smile on his face and $5,000 in his pocket. Today, the company has grown to become the largest window-coverings franchise in North America.

Budget Blinds, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, sells blinds, shutters, drapes and shades.

“When I was approached with the opportunity, I took it without hesitation,” Hallock said in a news release.

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“To be able to work with the franchisees that have made this company a success was something I could not pass up,  even though I haven’t taken part in an in-home consultation or installed a blind in quite some time.”

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