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Making History

With roots dating back to 1920, the Home Furnishings Association (HFA) is North America’s largest organization devoted specifically to the needs and interests of home furnishings retailers. The HFA is the result of the three largest retail trade organizations merger in 2013. Association offices in the East, West and Central United States provide more than 1,500 members and their 7,000 storefronts with programs, resources, services and a unified voice in government relations by partnering with home furnishings industry suppliers, vendors, affiliates, and other organizations.

 

 

The Association creates opportunities for retailers to associate with one another at markets, conferences and events, to learn how to delight and enchant customers and to identify ways to run businesses that are profitable and supportive of communities where members work and live.

The Home Furnishings Association is focused on making home furnishings matter.

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Cory Warshawsky

Membership Specialist
Rocklin, CA

800.422.3778
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Jordan Woods

Membership Specialist
Reno, NV

916.960.0277
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Josh Bickley

Member Onboarding Specialist
Roseville, CA

800.422.3778 Ext. 107
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Jordan Boyst

Director of Membership and Partnerships
Stokesdale, NC

800.422.3778 Ext. 302
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Sherry Hansen

Partner Relations Manager
Roseville, CA

800.422.3778 Ext. 104
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Mark Schumacher

Chief Executive Officer
Greensboro, NC

800.422.3778 Ext. 310
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Cory Warshawsky

Membership Specialist
Rocklin, CA

800.422.3778
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Shannon Williams

Chief Operating Officer
Asheville, NC

800.422.3778 Ext. 114
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Jef Spencer

Operations Manager
Loomis, CA

800.422.3778 Ext. 111
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Melody King

Senior Staff Accountant
Carmichael, CA

800.422.3778 Ext. 110
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James Halpern

Database Analyst
Greensboro, NC

800.422.3778 Ext. 306
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Cindy Gauss

Database Manager
Greensboro, NC

800.422.3778 Ext. 304
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Jordan Woods

Membership Specialist
Reno, NV

916.960.0277
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Josh Bickley

Member Onboarding Specialist
Roseville, CA

800.422.3778 Ext. 107
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Kaprice Crawford

Content Development Manager
Carmichael, CA

800.422.3778 Ext. 102
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Janice Carlson

Accounting Manager
Carmichael, CA

800.422.3778 Ext. 108
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Jordan Boyst

Director of Membership and Partnerships
Stokesdale, NC

800.422.3778 Ext. 302
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Sherry Hansen

Partner Relations Manager
Roseville, CA

800.422.3778 Ext. 104
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Tim Timmons

Creative Marketing Manager
Kernersville, NC

800.422.3778 Ext. 303
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Mark Schumacher

Chief Executive Officer
Greensboro, NC

800.422.3778 Ext. 310
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Shannon Williams

Chief Operating Officer
Asheville, NC

800.422.3778 Ext. 114
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David Gunn

Chairman
Sherman, TX

Knight Furniture

Stan Pickett

President
Mesquite, TX

Quality Furniture & Appliance

Travis Garrish

President-Elect
Fort Collins, CO

Forma Furniture

Matt Schultz

Vice President
Erie, PA

John V Schultz/Levin Furniture

Lenny Kharitonov

Executive Board Member
New York, NY

Emma Mason

Alex Macias

Director
Phoenix, AZ

Del Sol Furniture

Edward Massood

Director
Edison, NJ

Thomasville Home Furnishings

Mike Shuel

Executive Board Member
Yakima, WA

Meredith Furniture

Mitchell Stiles

Secretary/Treasurer
Mulberry, FL

W. S. Badcock Corp

Lael Thompson

Executive Board Member
Aurora, CO

Sonshine Furniture Today

Karen Craig

Director
Houston, TX

www.Texasfurniturerep.com

Eric Easter

Executive Board Member
Indianapolis, IN

Kittles Home Furnishings Center

Brian Garrison

Director
Central Point, OR

Garrison Home Furnishings

Joel Haimsohn

Director
San Diego, CA

Lawrance Furniture

David Harkness

Director
Tacoma, WA

Harkness Furniture

David Koehler

Director
Laurel, DE

Johnny Janosik

Kerry Lebensburger

Director
Hallendale Beach, FL

Ashley Furniture Industries

Salvador Llanos

Executive Board Member
Dallas, TX

FAMSA Inc.

John Pinion

Director
Cedar Park, TX

IHFRA Liaison

Jacob Shevin

Director
Birmingham, AL

Standard Furniture

Jared Simon

Executive Board Member
Franklin, MA

Simon Furniture

Randilynn Talsma

Executive Board Member
Norton Shores, MI

Blended Furniture Market

Andrew Tepperman

Director
Windsor, ON, Canada

Tepperman’s

David Gunn

Chairman
Sherman, TX

Knight Furniture

Stan Pickett

President
Mesquite, TX

Quality Furniture & Appliance

Travis Garrish

President-Elect
Fort Collins, CO

Forma Furniture

Matt Schultz

Vice President
Erie, PA

John V Schultz/Levin Furniture

Lenny Kharitonov

Executive Board Member
New York, NY

Emma Mason

Mike Shuel

Executive Board Member
Yakima, WA

Meredith Furniture

Mitchell Stiles

Secretary/Treasurer
Mulberry, FL

W. S. Badcock Corp

Lael Thompson

Executive Board Member
Aurora, CO

Sonshine Furniture Today

Eric Easter

Executive Board Member
Indianapolis, IN

Kittles Home Furnishings Center

Salvador Llanos

Executive Board Member
Dallas, TX

FAMSA Inc.

Jared Simon

Executive Board Member
Franklin, MA

Simon Furniture

Randilynn Talsma

Executive Board Member
Norton Shores, MI

Blended Furniture Market

Seth Goldberg

President
Liverpool, NY

Raymour & Flanigan

Rachel Tronstein Stewart

President
Auburn Hills, MI

Gardner-White Furniture

Kyle Johansen

Executive Director of Merchandising
Minneapolis, MN

HOM Furniture

Elizabeth Ann Howell

Buyer
Pearl, MS

Miskelly Furniture

Dorian Stacy Sims

President
Grapevine, TX

Stacy Furniture & Design

Andrew Koenig

President
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

CITY Furniture

Amber Levitz

Director of Merchandising
Tucson, AZ

Sam Levitz Furniture

Mitchell Stiles

Vice President of Retail Operations, Credit Underwriting, & AR Management
Mulberry, FL

W. S. Badcock Corp

Jared Simon

Vice President
Franklin, MA

Simon Furniture

David Gunn

Knight Furniture
Sherman, TX

Knight Furniture

Stan Pickett

Owner & President
Mesquite, TX

Quality Furniture & Appliance

Matt Schultz

Co-CEO and Co-Owner
Erie, PA

John V Schultz/Levin Furniture

Jesús Capó

Chief Information Officer
Opa Locka, FL

El Dorado Furniture

Lenny Kharitonov

CEO & President
New York, NY

Emma Mason

Mitchell Stiles

Vice President of Retail Operations, Credit Underwriting, & AR Management
Mulberry, FL

W. S. Badcock Corp

Karen Craig

Manufacturers' Rep
Houston, TX

www.Texasfurniturerep.com

Joel Haimsohn

Lawrance Furniture
San Diego, CA

Lawrance Furniture

John Pinion

IHFRA Liaison
Cedar Park, TX

IHFRA Liaison

Jacob Shevin

President
Birmingham, AL

Standard Furniture

Jared Simon

Vice President
Franklin, MA

Simon Furniture

Chris Andresen

HFA Washington Lobbyist - Dutko Grayling

Dutko Government Relations

Cynthia Heathcoe

Vice President of Business Development
Palm Beach, FL

PMP Sales

Jim Kittle

Chairman
Indianapolis, IN

Kittle's Furniture

Dru Jeppe

Reed's Furniture

Eric Blackledge

President
Corvallis, OR

Blackledge Furniture

Bill Simmons

Managing Principal
Washington, DC

(800) 422-3778
Dutko Grayling

Kaprice Crawford

Content Development Manager
Carmichael, CA

800.422.3778 Ext. 102
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Tim Timmons

Creative Marketing Manager
Kernersville, NC

800.422.3778 Ext. 303
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Melody King

Senior Staff Accountant
Carmichael, CA

800.422.3778 Ext. 110
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Janice Carlson

Accounting Manager
Carmichael, CA

800.422.3778 Ext. 108
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Jef Spencer

Operations Manager
Loomis, CA

800.422.3778 Ext. 111
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James Halpern

Database Analyst
Greensboro, NC

800.422.3778 Ext. 306
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Cindy Gauss

Database Manager
Greensboro, NC

800.422.3778 Ext. 304
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NGN is a community (hosted by HFA) of young and passionate home furnishings professionals that are the future of the industry.
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Working together, this community will develop the next group of industry leaders through educational events, social networking and give a voice to the unique needs of future generations in the furnitur industry.

Giff and Nick Gates represent the past and present of Next Generation Now.

The story Behind Next Generation Now

Twenty-five years ago, a furniture dealer from Olympia, WA was discussing his concerns of trying to transition his five children into the family business. He was concerned that the furniture industry was losing the next generation of retailers to “sexier” industries such as computer technologies and financial brokerages. Thus, Next Generation Now was born.

Developed to assist the sons, daughters and key managers in becoming the future leaders of their family’s furniture business, the group holds meetings, social events and roundtable discussions all focused on critical skills the youthful group needs to transition into leadership roles.

Poised and ready to develop its next group of leaders, Next Generation Now provides professional development and hosts forums to give a voice to the unique needs of family run businesses.

These energetic, curious, savvy young individuals are your future customers. Your support of Next Generation Now can help to develop even longer relationships.

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