From Home Furnishing Business
HFA Announces 2019 Award Winners
Howell Furniture, based in Beaumont, Texas, is the HFA’s Retailer of the Year in the category of 50 or more employees. It also has stores in Nederland, Texas, and Lake Charles, La. Brakenridge Furniture Co. of Ferriday, La., is the Retailer of the Year for companies with fewer than 50 employees. Crowley, whose business is based in Liberty, Mo., is the winner of the Trailblazer award. Bright, president of Syracuse, N.Y.-based Dunk & Bright, is the recipient of the Emerging Star award.
Winners were selected by a panel of industry judges., including past winners. For the Retailers of the Year, criteria included:
· Value to customers
· Recruitment and development of employees
· Company culture
· Social responsibility