Budget Blinds - Continued Excellence, from Inspiration to Installation!
Location(s): Budget Blinds
After 20 years in the corporate world and numerous relocations, Jim and Elaine Trotter found themselves faced with another move. Elaine said, “We realized we did not want to leave the Tampa area and owning a small business had always been a dream of ours. After a lot of research, we thought Budget Blinds would be a great fit for our goals and lifestyle, and we were right. We have been able to invest in the local community by growing a team of dedicated employees who feel the way we do - giving great service, at a great value, while offering continued support, and giving back to the community which supports us.”
Thanks to their hard work, dedication to customer service, and superior Budget Blinds interior design products, the Trotters have seen their list of satisfied customers grow, and have also earned a few awards along the way, including the recent distinction of having two of their three franchises, out of 1000 Budget Blinds franchises nationwide, in the top 20. Budget Blinds has earned a reputation for staying up-to-date on the most current trends and styles, and for being an innovator in home décor and window coverings. Several years ago, they added the Inspired Drapes Collection to provide customers with another beautiful and affordable option. “Inspired Drapes is one of our newest brands,” Elaine explained. “Our customers had been asking for a beautiful drapery line and this is it. It is amazing. We offer a complimentary design consultation. Our style consultants will bring our fabric samples to you - just like they do with our shutters, blinds and shades. We will help you design a complete ‘dressed’ window to coordinate with your furnishings and decor.”
Budget Blinds Now Offers Rugs!
Now with the addition of a new line of decorative rugs, Budget Blinds is making it even easier and more affordable for you to get the designer look you want. Just like their blinds and drapes, Budget Blinds has rugs to fit every room and every budget. In addition to being available in a wide variety of beautiful patterns, colors, and styles, the rugs at Budget Blinds are available in many different sizes. They are also happy to order a rug sample so you can see exactly how it will look in your home.
Smart Home Consultants
Budget Blinds has always been up-to-date with current styles and looks. With their new Smart Home by Budget Blinds product line, they are on top of the latest trends in home innovations as well.
“Our franchise has been chosen as 1 of 15 initial test markets,” said Elaine. “We completed training from the team at Lutron and are now excited to bring affordable smart home solutions to the Tampa area. We have just earned our official certification as Smart Home Consultants. What this means is we have the knowledge and technology to offer our clients automated shading and lighting, and suggest compatible temperature control in their homes. In other words, at the touch of a button on a remote control or smart phone, you will be able to raise and lower your shades, turn your lights on and off, and adjust your thermostats - even if you are away on vacation.”
By 2020, most American homeowners will have some element of whole home automation. Budget Blinds is on the cutting edge of this trend. Imagine being awakened in the morning by natural sunlight as your blackout shades gradually rise. Or with the press of a button changing your home's ambiance to "dinner time" mode after the sun has set. Budget Blinds is able to help their clients create their very own perfectly-smart home.
As strongly as they believe in being innovators, providing the very best in home design products, Budget Blinds also believes in providing outstanding customer service. Elaine said, “Our team is committed to great customer service, wonderful design, and beautiful window coverings. We don't just sell blinds and walk away. We build a relationship with our customers backed by continued support and warranties. We recently had a client who took in a foster dog several months after having us install new blinds in her home. The dog destroyed the blinds, but since she had chosen our Signature Series Blinds, we were able to replace them free of charge.”
Budget Blinds offers the best warranties in the business and they stand behind their products. Since Budget Blinds has some of the strongest buying power in the industry, their manufacturers give them amazing exclusive products and warranties, such as their 5 year "no questions asked" warranty. This exclusive warranty goes above and beyond the manufacturer’s warranty, against any defects, and gives customers an added peace of mind. If something happens to your window coverings in the first 5 years, Budget Blinds will give a free one-time replacement for that window covering no questions asked.
The Trotters and Budget Blinds are also committed to supporting their community. In addition to supporting the Habitat for Humanity, Metropolitan Ministries, the Pediatric Cancer Foundation, and Prelude to a Cure, the Trotters and Budget Blinds support Homes For Our Troops (HFOT), an organization that builds specially adapted, mortgage- free homes for severely injured Veterans who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Corporate wide, Budget Blinds has pledged to give $1,000,000 over 3 years in products and services to HFOT.
“Jim and I wanted to contribute since several HFOT homes have been awarded in the Tampa area,” said Elaine. “We started a campaign last year to contribute $1 to HFOT for every window covered and in 2015 our team was able to contribute $13,000. We will continue our campaign in 2016 and cannot wait to see what we will be donating to our local area.”
When you are ready to make changes to your home décor, contact an interior decorator innovator and business you can trust - give Budget Blinds a call.
The Budget Blinds showroom at 1208 W. Fletcher Ave. is open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.–5 p.m., and 10 a.m.–3 p.m. on Sat. Call (813) 968- 5050 to schedule a free in-home consultation or visit BudgetBlinds.com/NorthTampa for more information.