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Horizons Window Fashions, Hunter Douglas and Kasmir Fabrics also honored

Tara Albrecht, vice president, sales & merchandising, Taylor King Furniture, Inc.; David Haseley, vice president, merchandising and marketing, Decorating Den Interiors; Del Starnes, president, Taylor King; Gervais and Sonny Emanuel, sales representatives, Taylor King.
Tara Albrecht, vice president, sales & merchandising, Taylor King Furniture, Inc.; David Haseley, vice president, merchandising and marketing, Decorating Den Interiors; Del Starnes, president, Taylor King; Gervais and Sonny Emanuel, sales representatives, Taylor King.

Easton, Md.—- Taylor King Furniture,Inc. was named Supplier of the Year by Decorating Den Interiors, North America’s largest interior design and home furnishings franchise company. The award is given for exceptional service as well as innovation of products and incentives.

“Taylor King was honored for outstanding sales and service out of more than 100 suppliers involved in our Preferred Supplier program,” said David Haseley, vice president of merchandising and marketing.

“The selection of Taylor King reflects the growing role of furniture sales in our business,” he said. “That category accounted for a third of our retail sales last year.”

Horizon Window Fashions, Hunter Douglas and Kasmir Fabrics also were honored with Achievement Awards at Decorating Den Interiors 46th annual conference and supplier market held recently in Jacksonville, Fla. Hunter Douglas also was recognized for outstanding growth.

“Our Preferred Supplier program covers a wide range of home furnishings products and is the cornerstone of our business model. These four were particularly outstanding in 2014,” said Haseley. “Our partnerships with suppliers across the U.S. and Canada distinguishes us in the design business.”

Supplier partnerships key for franchise owners’ growth

Haseley also noted the company’s supplier partnerships are key to its recent growth. “2014 was our best year in sales since 2008, and we opened 18 new franchises in six states, Washington, D.C. and Canada,” he said.

“Consumers are looking for convenience, and our preferred supplier network is the foundation of our full-service home furnishings model with no-fee in-home design consultations that enables our designers to pull it all together for clients,” he added.

“Our suppliers also give our owners the advantage of having their own market at our annual conferences and they financially support our international design competition and awards program, which we have held for 31 years.”

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