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HFA Announces Retailer of the Year 2015 Winners

Roseville, CA, Tuesday, March 24, 2015— The Home Furnishings Association (HFA) is proud to announce the winners for its 2015 Retailer of the Year award, which celebrates the outstanding achievements and progressive leadership of the nation’s home furnishings retailers.

Shane SpillerShane Spiller (pictured right/above), Spiller Furniture, Tuscaloosa, AL is the HFA 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.

Chris CooleyChris Cooley (pictured left/above), Michael Alan Distinctive Home, Lake Havasu, AZ is the HFA 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!

The 2015 North American Home Furnishings Retailer of the Year awards will be presented on May 17, 2015 at the annual Home Furnishings Networking Conference in Orlando, FL.

“Congratulations to Shane, Chris and to their entire teams,” said Sharron Bradley, HFA’s CEO. “They are shining examples of outstanding retailers and both have contributed so much to their communities, the industry and our Association.”

HFA members in good standing were nominated by members of the home furnishings industry based on their exemplary service to the industry and to their communities and for providing an exceptional customer experience in their store. A selection committee comprised of two members of HFA’s Board of Directors; two HFA members; two manufacturers; two service providers/suppliers; and two members of the industry media, reviewed the nominations. “Let me first tell you, what a privilege it was to be included in this process. I learned valuable insights about each of these businesses represented. I am amazed how much our retail families contribute to their communities, industry, and businesses,” said Robert Bolton, Ashley Furniture HomeStores, Beaumont, TX. “Surely each of these nominees are fine models of what we all strive to achieve.”

To attend the Retailer of the Year celebration honoring Spiller Furniture and Michael Alan Distinctive Home or for more information on the Home Furnishings Networking Conference, visit www.theHFNC.com, call 800.422.3778 or email: cwilliams@nahfa.org.

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