2021 Furniture Industry Leadership Award Honorees

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 Furniture Industry Leadership Awards. Please join us in person to honor these award winners at the Nov. 30-Dec. 2 Leadership Conference in Orlando.

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FurnitureMart USA

Category: Over $100 million in sales

Ranked number 37 on the Top 100 List, FurnitureMart USA had $277.3 million in 2020 sales and operates 48 stores in North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin. Thirty-one of the company’s 48 stores operate under the Ashley HomeStore banner.

The company’s Chairman and Founder Bill Hinks donated $500,000 to the Home Furnishings Hall of Fame earlier this year to support the new Hall of Fame building.

Bailey’s Furniture

Category: Under $100 million in sales

Family-owned Bailey’s Furniture, which operates six stores in Alaska, has annual sales of $34.9 million, leaving them just $5 million short of making the Top 100 list. One of the most uniquely merchandised stores in the industry, Bailey’s Anchorage superstore features the Largest Wingback Chair in America, an exhibit of Bush Planes (hanging in the store), Alaska’s largest cookie jar collection and a celebration of Alaska’s mountain lifestyle that includes a mountain scape with taxidermied wildlife found in the area.

Jerry Epperson

Service to the Industry Award

Jerry Epperson has served the furniture industry for over 50 years and is the longest tenured writer at Furniture Today, contributing from the publication’s founding. He is the author of several books about the industry and his Furnishings Digest Newsletter is a highly respected source of industry statistics and analysis.