“Navy veteran Reynaldo “Ray” Pinlac is starting up his new Budget Blinds franchise
in Olympia through a new program offered by the company to help former servicemen
and women re-enter the civilian business world.” Photo credit: Steve Bloom The Olympian.
“Navy veteran Reynaldo Pinlac of Yelm becomes Budget Blinds’ franchise owner with help of new program.”
“Budget Blinds helps Navy veteran transition to business ownership”
“After 14 years in the Navy, Reynaldo “Ray” Pinlac’s service in the military paid off in an unexpected way.
Rather than needing to come up with the $75,000 fee to open a Budget Blinds franchise, the fee was waived as part of a new company program for veterans called Troops in Transition, specifically designed to help veterans re-enter the civilian workforce.
Pinlac, 37, qualified for the program and in June became the owner of his own Budget Blinds, a home-based business that sells and installs window applications, such as blinds, shutters and drapes. His service area includes west Olympia and Tumwater, he said.
Pinlac is one of five veterans to take advantage of the program since it was launched in January.”
“Location: Pinlac lives in Yelm, but his service area is west Olympia and Tumwater.”