ROSEVILLE, Calif.-The North American Home Furnishings Association (NAHFA) has announced the nominees for its 2014 Retailer of the Year award, which celebrates the outstanding achievements and progressive leadership of the nation’s home furnishings retailers.
NAHFA members in good standing were nominated by members of the home furnishings industry based on their exemplary service to the industry and to their communities and for providing an exceptional customer experience in their store. Candidates will be considered in two categories – businesses with sales volume under $10 million and those with sales volume $10 million or above. Winners will be announced during High Point Market in April and awards will be presented in June at the annual Home Furnishings Networking Conference in Phoenix.
Under $10 million sales volume
Brian Garrison, Garrison’s Home Furnishings, Central Point, Ore.
Chris Cooley, Michael Alan Distinctive Home, Lake Havasu, Ariz.
Dave Harkness, Harkness Furniture, Tacoma, Wash.
Douglas Bradford, J. Douglas Design, Dallas, Texas
Lael Thompson, Broyhill Home Collections, Aurora, Colo.
Lorri Johnson, Wesco Home Furnishings, Sparta, Wis.
Rex Maynard, Maynard’s Home Furnishings, Belton, S.C.
Sandeep Gupta, Carolina Furniture Concepts, Arden, N.C.
Tim and Mark Koerner, Koerner Furniture, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
Victor Ramos, Ramos Furniture, San Jose, Calif.
$10 million or above sales volume
Dale and Sherry Sheely, Sheely’s Furniture & Appliances, North Lima, Ohio
Dorian Stacy Sims, Stacy Furniture & Design, Grapevine, Texas
Gary Mullaney, Gardiners Furniture and Mattress, Baltimore, Md.
Herb and Seth Weisblatt, Sam’s Furniture, Ft. Worth, Texas
Ivan Smith, Jr., Ivan Smith, Shreveport, La.
Kevin Rife, Rife’s Home Furniture, Springfield, Ore.
Todd and Gregg Lehman, Interiors Furniture and Design, Lancaster, Pa.
Shane Spiller, Spillers, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Tom Olinde, Olinde’s Furniture, Baton Rouge, La.