Bloomin’ Blinds is Breathing New Life into the Window Covering Industry

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Oct 1, 2022 11:40:00 AM

Window coverings are essential and the brothers at Bloomin’ Blinds understand that. Founded in 2001 and franchising since 2014, Bloomin’ Blinds is the ONLY national window coverings brand that offers sales, installation, AND repairs. It is a family business led by three brothers that has scaled over the last two decades, weathering two major recessions where franchisees reported an average of 53 percent YOY growth during the pandemic. Currently, with 86 territories awarded and 62 franchisees
in the system, Bloomin’ Blinds checks all the boxes: zero inventory, high margins (30 percent returns), home-based, one employee, and is truly a mobile service.


The Perfect Candidate

Recent Bloomin’ Blinds franchisees come from different
backgrounds. While some plan to operate semi-absentee
and others want to be more hands-on, this franchise has
the perfect business model for candidates who love new
experiences, have a drive, want to follow a proven “recipe,”
and want a mentor to help them through building a business.

Franchisee Success Stories

Husband-and-wife duo, Graig and Alice Weiss are thrilled to bring
Bloomin’ Blinds to Philadelphia. For the past 13 years, Graig has
been a president of a charter school in New Jersey. While there, he
led the growth of the organization as it grew its student enrollment
by more than 550 percent to serve more than 1,000 students.
From his very first discussion with Bloomin’ Blinds, Graig saw the
tremendous opportunity to serve his community while building
a great financial future for his family. Upon his trip to Dallas for
confirmation day where he met the three brothers, Kelsey, Kris, and
Kevin, who started it all, he knew this was the “franchise family” he
wanted to be a part of! Graig plans to be involved in the business
full-time and will be hiring a full-time technician to run the vans
while he manages the business.

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Software developer, Aatif Rafique, was recently awarded three
territories in the New Jersey market. Aatif is married and is a proud
dad to three young girls. He has worked his way up the corporate
ladder, starting at the associate level to now leading a team of six
individuals. Additionally, he has been in a mentoring role for the last
10 years, finding a true passion for helping others succeed in their
careers. That experience and expertise will come in handy as he
plans to keep his full-time job to get started and will hire a general
manager to help him build his Bloomin’ Blinds franchise business! 


Two best friends, a U.S. Navy officer and a medical device salesman,
are awarded three territories in Boise, ID. Rich is a medical services
sales leader with 23 years of experience in complex biologics,
pathology, neuro rehab and clinical diagnostics industries. He has
a great deal of training and experience in the consultative process,
team building and staff development. Mike is an officer in the
U.S. Navy currently serving as a lieutenant commander. He is an
experienced electrical engineer specializing in solar energy and
land development for alternative energy providers. Their combined
skills and personalities make them incredibly qualified to build a
great team to run their business semi-absentee while they continue
to manage their full-time employment obligations!

Learn more about Bloomin' Blinds!

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