Chesapeake, Va., licensee named top Ashley store
Furniture Today Staff -- Furniture Today, February 18, 2013
LAS VEGAS - Ashley Furniture HomeStores' Chesapeake, Va., licensee was honored as the brand's Store of the Year in a ceremony here.
The Chesapeake store received the recognition due to its outstanding achievements in sales, customer service and community relations, Ashley said. Licensee owner Craig Stein, division manager Brett Johnson and Allison Saget, marketing director, accepted the award on the Chesapeake team's behalf.
"We are so pleased with the accelerated growth in southeastern Virginia over the last two years," said Todd Wanek, president and CEO of Ashley Furniture Inds. He said Stein and Johnson "have assembled a team that focuses on Ashley Furniture HomeStores' best of breed model.
"With the grand opening of their second location in Virginia Beach earlier this month, Craig Stein and his group were able to transform the former RoomStore location into a first-class Ashley Home- Store, keeping jobs in the community. They accomplished a tremendous feat and continue to build upon their recipe for success," Wanek added.
"The Store of the Year distinction is a product of our continued team effort, exceptional customer service, and community support," Stein said.
He said the new 50,000- square-foot store in Virginia Beach is the licensee's second location in the Hampton Roads area, in addition to the 40,000-square-foot showroom in Chesapeake.
"We are incredibly honored for this recognition and look forward to wowing our customers in both Chesapeake and Virginia Beach in 2013," Johnson said.