Topekan Serves Stint On 'Undercover Boss'


Topekan Dennis Wakes Sr. on Undercover Boss

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - He's watched the hit CBS show "Undercover Boss" numerous times, but Dennis Wakes Sr. never suspected it would happen to him.

Wakes thought he was just installing blinds and training a new recruit on the job. What he didn't know was that the new guy was actually his boss, undercover. Chad Hallock who for the show went by "Tom", is actually the CEO of Budget Blinds, a Hutchinson-based window furnishings company with franchises across North America.

Lucky for Wakes, he's just the type of employee every boss wants to have, courteous and detail-oriented, even asking customers if they needed their windows dusted.

"I'm just like a lot of other people around the country that take pride in what they do," Wakes told 13 News.

"I got chance to show him that I had really appreciated the opportunity to have a job with that company," Wakes said.

You can catch that episode of Undercover Boss Friday at 7 p.m. on CBS or you can meet Wakes in person at Budget Blinds' watch party. That's happening Friday at Henry T's Bar & Grill on 1521 SW 21st Street from 6 to 8 p.m.

631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email:
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