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HFA Announces 2017 ROTY Winners

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The Home Furnishings Association (HFA) is proud to announce the winners of its 2017 Retailer of the Year awards, which celebrates retailers who exhibit exceptional examples of philanthropy, technology, customer experience, mentoring, sustainability and store design/merchandising.

Father and son duo David and Brad Schweig of Sunnyland Outdoor Furniture in Dallas are the HFA Retailer of the Year in the category of businesses with a sales volume under $10 million. Sunnyland is the first casual furniture retailer to win HFA’s Retailer of the Year award.

This 47-year-old company is the largest outdoor and patio casual furniture store in Texas with a 37,000 sq. ft. showroom, clearance center and on-site distribution center. David prides himself on working in an industry “whose primary purpose is to improve the quality of life of customers by providing them with comfort and relaxation.”

The Schweigs will receive their award and be celebrated at the 2017 Home Furnishings Association’s Retailer of the Year awards event June 5 at the annual Home Furnishings Networking Conference in San Antonio.

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In Memoriam Bernard “Burnie” Dolberg 1928-2017

Monday, November 20, 2017

Bernard “Burnie” Dolberg passed away on Nov. 16, 2017. He was the longtime owner of The Fireplace Place in Fairfield, New Jersey. Dolberg was a proud WWII veteran. He was a pioneer and fixture in the Hearth Industry for over 35 years....

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Builder Confidence Edges Up

Friday, November 17, 2017

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built, single-family homes rose two points to a level of 70 in November on the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), the highest score since March, and the second...

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Why Only 11% of Us Are Moving

Friday, November 17, 2017

Businesses that thrive when American households, in droves, pack up their belongings and move them to another residence are mystified. Why, since the economy has been growing, wealth and household equity have been restored, and the Internet has continued...

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