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Oceanside’s Lloyd Biggs receives the brand’s highest honor in the 30th anniversary year for his contribution to five San Diego communities.
March 07, 2022 // Franchising.com // OCEANSIDE, CA – An Oceanside man who entered a franchise after serving the United States Marine Corps for 34 years and now co-owns and operates five Budget Blinds businesses in North San Diego County was honored with Budget Blinds’ 2022 Top Franchising Honor.
Lloyd Biggs accepted the 2022 Budget Blinds Franchisee of the Year award on behalf of his team of 15 from Budget Blinds President Doug Phillip at the 2022 Budget Blinds Virtual Key initiative meeting for Budget Blinds franchisees earlier this year. The annual award recognizes the franchisee among more than 900 Budget Blinds business owners in the United States, Canada and Mexico who best embodies Budget Blinds values, provides uncompromising customer service and contributes to employees and the community local.
Biggs and his business partner, Adam Berryman, own Budget Blinds franchises in Carlsbad, Oceanside, San Marcos, Vista and North San Diego, which they operate as a family and community business under the Budget Blinds of North County umbrella. San Diego. Biggs invested in his first business in 2015 to replace the stresses of corporate life with a business that could grow with his family and community. Currently, his wife, Angela, helps run the business.
Biggs is also one of a record number of Budget Blinds business owners in North America who gained access to the Budget Blinds Million Dollar Club in 2022 for generating at least $1 million in window covering sales in 2021.
“Lloyd and Adam prove what’s possible when you build a business focused on customer service, a quality product and long-term relationships,” Phillip said. “What started as an opportunity for both partners to try something new outside of the traditional 9-to-5 space has blossomed into a thriving business serving all of North San Diego County. What is truly inspiring is how two neighbors with very different backgrounds – Lloyd is a retired USMC major with several years of active duty and defense experience and Adam has had a successful executive career at O’Reilly Auto Parts – can come together in synergy to create something. which not only serves local owners, but a growing team of employees as well as charities and nonprofits operating throughout the region.
Since becoming a Budget Blinds franchisee with two territories in December 2015, Biggs and his team have served more than 7,200 homeowners throughout North San Diego County. He says he uses his story, as a retired Marine Corps major who built a thriving operation, to encourage others to consider small business ownership, especially those transitioning from military life. to civilian life. Their company offers discounts to active military, veterans, and first responders.
“I never imagined being a small business owner, let alone being named Franchisee of the Year by one of North America’s largest franchisors,” Biggs said. “Although it may seem like a cliché, this honor represents the ultimate collective effort. We have been fortunate to be able to develop a true family business that has positively impacted the homes and lives of our customers and our communities. I accept this award on behalf of all members of our growing team who have worked so hard.
Biggs currently chairs the Budget Blinds Franchisee Advisory Board, which provides partnership, collaboration and time to help improve the Budget Blinds community. In addition to excellence in sales and customer service, Budget Blinds recognized Biggs’ work within the North County San Diego nonprofit community, which includes donating and installing products at the support from San Diego Habitat for Humanity, the Tri-Cities Chapter of Disabled American Veterans and the Last Chance at Life animal shelter in Oceanside.
A graduate in computer engineering from the University of Florida, Biggs earned a master’s degree in computer engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He says one of his favorite memories is being the Gator mascot at University of Florida football games.
Budget Blinds business owners serve more than 10,000 communities in the United States, Canada and Mexico, and have dressed more than 25 million windows since 1992. The brand received its highest ranking #12 in the ranking 2021 Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500®, the world’s leading, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking.
Budget Blinds celebrates its 30th anniversary throughout 2022 as one of the nation’s first and most pioneering franchise brands in home improvement goods and services.
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