Retailer of the Year
The NAHFA’s Retailer of the Year award celebrates the outstanding achievements and progressive leadership of the nation’s home furnishings retailers.
We’re looking for NAHFA members who demonstrate exemplary service to the industry and to their communities and who provide an exceptional customer experience in their store.
Nominees will be considered in two categories:
- Business with sales volume under $10 million
- Business with sales volume $10 million or above
Who is eligible?
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.
How does the selection process work?
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.
2015 Retailers of the Year — Congratulations!
Chris Cooley (pictured left), Michael Alan Distinctive Home, Lake Havasu, AZ is the NAHFA 2015 Retailer of the Year in the category of businesses with a sales volume under $10 million. Michael Alan was created by amazing parents Abner & Shirley Schultz in the early 80’s and quickly became a local furniture and design destination. Daughters Chris Cooley & Carrie Hemme working in the business purchased it in 1992 carrying on the family tradition. They say their strongest asset is their Michael Alan Family – a team of 24 members filled with vibrant energy creating amazing culture. Chris’s commitment is to offer the best quality products and service, with a fun and edgy twist!
Shane Spiller (pictured right), Spiller Furniture, Tuscaloosa, AL is the NAHFA 2015 Retailer of the Year in the category of businesses with sales volume of $10 million or above. Spiller Furniture and Mattress is a 13-store chain of furniture stores located in West Alabama and East Mississippi. The family owned company began in 1948 by James E. Spiller Jr. and continued to grow under the leadership of his son Mike Spiller and now his grandson Shane Spiller. This retail furniture and mattress chain serves its customers with in-house financing options and a large selection of merchandise. The Spiller Furniture family truly believes in its core values of having dedicated employees that take initiative and have a good attitude while serving its customers needs.