Tim, Franchise Owner
Hello! Thank you for visiting our website. My name is Tim Novak, and I am the owner of Budget Blinds of Mequon. After working in Corporate America for 19 years as well as the US Army Reserve for 20 years, I left all that and opened a Budget Blinds franchise in 2008. In spring of 2015, we opened our office/showroom on Executive Drive in Mequon. Kim is our full-time sales consultant, and she works with our customers in their homes or businesses to select the perfect window covering to meet a customer's function, style and budget requirements. Stephanie is our office administrator and responsible for scheduling appointments for Kim and me, bookkeeping, and a variety of other essential tasks. Tim A. is our full-time installer; he also tracks customer orders, schedules jobs, and does repairs. We all work hard to provide our customers with great products and service at the best price. We look forward to working with you!
Kim, Sales/Design Consultant
Greetings! I’m Kim Karpfinger, Design Consultant at Budget Blinds of Mequon. Originally, I am from Franklin, Wisconsin. I raised my three children in West Bend and recently moved back to Greater Milwaukee Area from Geneseo, Illinois. I enjoy reading, my faith, walking the shores of Lake Michigan and hiking in the Kettle Moraine.
Understanding your lifestyle and design goals are an essential part of serving you. I am an ASP® Certified Home Stager and trained listener. Utilizing these skills, I can offer the most current options to best suit and enhance your living space. With over 20 years of experience in home decorating, primarily blind and drapery sales, it would be my pleasure to assist you in your next window treatment purchase. I look forward to meeting you!
Stephanie, Administrative Service
Hello, my name is Stephanie and I am part of the office administration team. I was born and raised in the Milwaukee area and I live in Germantown with my husband of 17 years and our 2 daughters. My hobbies include spending time with my family doing fun things like hiking, entertaining ourselves with family movie nights and we are very active in our church. I have been in the customer service and sales industry for over 20 years. I love working with people and being part of a team. Some of my responsibilities include scheduling appointments for Tim and Kathy, book keeping, invoicing and other essential tasks. I look forward to the completion of the showroom which will enable me to offer further assistance.
Hi! My name is Tim, and I am the installer at Budget Blinds of Mequon. I am originally from Milwaukee, and have recently moved back after spending a year living in Phoenix. I am currently living in Cedarburg and loving the natural beauty of Wisconsin and Ozaukee County. My hobbies and interests are movies, music, art/painting, anything pop culture related, and any kind of hands-on related projects. Working for Budget Blinds of Mequon allows me to do some of the things I enjoy, like treating each installation like a piece of art, working in a hands-on environment, and working side-by-side with great employees and customers. They are truly what keeps me wanting to continue learning and growing as an installer and teammate. It's a pleasure working for such a great company and team. Although I may be the newest member to the Budget Blinds of Mequon family, I quickly realized that we all share the same love of making people happy, and their homes look great.
After years of working out of our homes and vans, in April 2015, we opened an office/showroom in Mequon! We are currently in the process of building the showroom and plan to have it mostly completed by the end of 2015. Our Hunter Douglas display is ready; it shows off the great quality and beauty of the Hunter Douglas window covering products. The address is 6100 W. Executive Drive, Suite E in Mequon. The showroom hours are 9AM - 4:00 PM, Monday-Friday - or just about any other time by appointment. If you are in the area, stop in, say hi to Stephanie and Cindy and pick up a free Budget Blinds Design Guide and other literature. As always, we offer to bring the showroom to you by meeting with you in your home or business, and we can do that at nearly anytime that fits your schedule!
We currently run two vans for in-home and in-business consultations and one installation van. We are ready to serve you!
BB Commercial Solutions
While often customers think of Budget Blinds only for residential projects, we have successfully completed a great variety of commercial projects in the North Shore, Northern Milwaukee and Southern Ozaukee County region, as well. For commercial projects, we operate under the BB Commercial Solutions brand. Same people, same company, just a different brand name which is better suited to the commercial market. We have experience with very large windows, solar shades, aluminum blinds, drapery, 12, 24, and 110 volt motorization, central power supplies, and much more. Our resume includes factories, stores, office buildings, strip malls, schools, libraries and churches. Visit www.bbcommercialsolutions.com for more information or give us a call!