The NAHFA’s Retailer of the Year award celebrates the outstanding achievements and progressive leadership of the nation’s home furnishings retailers.
2014 Retailers of the Year
Tom Olinde, Olinde’s Furniture, Baton Rouge, LA is the NAHFA 2014 Retailer of the Year in the category of businesses with a sales volume of $10 million or above. Olinde’s has been a southern Louisiana mainstay since 1886. Today there are 12 furniture and bedding stores, including two large full-line Olinde’s stores, two bedding superstores, and eight Ashley Furniture HomeStores.
Dave Harkness, Harkness Furniture, Tacoma, WA is the NAHFA 2014 Retailer of the Year in the category of businesses with a sales volume under $10 million. Harkness Furniture was founded in 1920. Their 60,000 square feet of showrooms feature top-name home furnishings displayed on four floors, as well as a sleep center and Furnish 123 gallery next door.
About NAHFA Retailer of the Year
Nominees will be considered in two categories:
- Business with sales volume under $10 million
- Business with sales volume $10 million or above
Any member of the home furnishings industry may nominate one or more NAHFA members for Retailer of the Year. Officers of NAHFA’s Board of Directors are eligible for nomination three years after completion of their term. Nominees will be contacted to ascertain eligibility and interest prior to the selection process.
A representative from each segment of the industry is included on the selection committee, to include the NAHFA’s Board officers; a sponsor manufacturer; an industry supplier; a former award recipient; a principal of the International Home Furnishings Representatives Association; and a member of the industry press.
The 2014 Retailer of the Year awards will be presented on June 1, 2014, at the annual Home Furnishings Networking Conference in Phoenix, Arizona.