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Decorating Den Franchisees Continue Having Best Year Ever with Sales Awards
2023 by HFBusiness Staff in Business Strategy, Designer Weekly, Industry
Decorating Den Interiors franchisees across the U.S. and Canada continued solid sales results with two of its top U.S. franchisees having their best year ever, along with the top Canadian design business.
“2022 was our second highest year for sales in more than a decade,” said James S. Bugg, Jr, president and CEO. The company announced the following individual sales awards.
Honored as the company’s Chairman’s Circle were the top ten franchisees for highest sales in the United States along with the highest in Canada. Number one overall and number one in Canada were Catherine and Jerome Pulcine, Ottawa, Ontario, whose franchise had the highest sales in the history of Decorating Den Interiors.
Number one in the U.S was Lisa Bibawi, Dallas, Texas, who has been in business only since 2019.
Others who achieved Chairman’s Circle status are Kiran Arif, Cincinnati, Ohio; Linda and Dana Coin, Sanibel, Fla.; sisters Barbara Elliott and Jennifer Ward Woods, Stone Mountain, Ga, Michelle Jett, Los Angeles, Calif.; Sandy and James Kozar, Knoxville, Tenn.; Claudia Leah, Naples, Fla.; Bonnie Pressley, Fort Worth, Texas; Nola Shivers, Springfield, Mo., and Charla Traugott, Montgomery, Texas.
“Kiran Arif’s accomplishment is especially worthy of note, because 2022 was only her second full year in business,” Bugg highlighted, “The Coins achievement also is notable having had their studio destroyed by Hurricane Ian.”
Thirty additional top sales achievers were announced to round out the company’s top 40. They are: Amy Ahearn, Williamsburg, Va.; Deborah Betcher, West Chester, Pa; Jan Bromberek, Plainfield, Ill.; Sandra Burroughs and Allison Fikejs, Lenexa, Kan.; Marina Colella, West Chester, N.Y.; Suzanne Christie, Clearwater, Fla.; Debbie Demboski, Wesley Chapel, Fla.; Sherry Franzoy, Las Cruces, NM.; Kathy Golson, Orlando, Fla.; Monique Holland, Upper Marlboro, Md.
Bohne Jones, Nashville, Tenn.; Lynne Lawson, Columbia, Md.; Maria Loveless, Manassas, Va.; Barbara McInnis Hayman, Kissimmee, Fla.; Karen Miller, Polk City, Iowa; Kathleen Monteleone, Wind Gap, Pa.; Kim Morgan, Phoenixville, Pa.; Angie Palmer, Peachtree, Ga.; Kimberly Paulus, Missouri City, Texas; Kristen Pawlak, Louisville, Ky.
Roz Redmond, Brandywine, Md.; Valerie Ruddy, Verona, N.J.; Diane Schaefer, Venice, Fla.; Krista Shugars, Pasadena, Md.; Veronica Simmons, Wixom, Mich.; Marni Sugerman, Riverdale, N.Y.; Tonie Vander Hulst, Palm Beach, Fla.; Suzan Wemlinger, Milwaukee, Wisc.; Gina Wolleat, Lino Lakes, Minn.; and Cassy Young, Bogart, Ga.
Top decorators who are part of a franchise: Paula Esterline, Fort Worth, Texas, was the leader. Others in the top five were: Kayla Anderson, Dallas, Texas; Breann Bohne, Dallas, Texas; Heather Malachowski, Springfield, Mo.; and Trinette Nelson, Sanibel Island, Fla.
The top Canadian decorator was Natlie Cox, Ottawa, Ontario.