PHOTO: Bohnne Jones and her husband Larry (behind her) with James S. Bugg, Jr., Decorating Den Interiors president and CEO.
Decorating Den Interiors announces Franchise Owner of the Year
and other top business awards
Easton, Md. — Franchise owner Bohnne Jones, of Nashville, Tenn., was named Franchise Owner of the Year, the highest franchisee business award presented by Decorating Den Interiors, North America’s largest interior design and home furnishings franchise company and leading in-home decorating service.
“Bohnne has been in business since 2007 and has consistently grown her sales,” said James S. Bugg, Jr., president and CEO. “In fact, just this past April, she was number one in the U.S for sales during the month. She was elected by her franchise partners to serve on our leadership council and is a wonderful mentor to others for her innovative marketing in the Nashville area. Her exceptional dedication and service through cooperation with other franchise owners, suppliers and management are excellent examples of this award’s criteria.”
“I am thrilled and honored to receive the Franchise Owner of the Year award,” said Jones, “This would not have been possible without our wonderful support systems of and our fantastic LIVV Home Collection™ of home furnishings.”
Other top business awards presented as the company celebrated its sixth consecutive year of retail sales growth at its 49th annual conference and supplier market held recently in Orlando were:
Region of the Year was the Gulf Coast, Texas region managed by Cathy and Gerald Salyers, owner of a Decorating Den Interiors serving the Houston area. The award, the highest honor the company bestows on a region, recognizes outstanding achievement of a role-model region.
The franchise with the top retails sales by their entire team was the CPI Interiors Team, Ottawa, Ontario for being the highest in Canada, and sisters Barbara Elliott and Jennifer Ward Woods, Stone Mountain, Ga., for highest sales in the U.S.
Rookie of the Year was Kimberly Paulus, of Missouri City, Texas, who had the highest sales among new owners during the first 12 months in business.
The region with the highest sales was the South Florida region, managed by Cliff Welles and Judy Underwood, of Bonita Springs, Fla.
Field Manager of the Year was the husband and wife team of Nola and Pat Shivers, who manage franchises in Missouri. They were honored for outstanding personal achievements in the areas of leadership, management, motivation and inspiration.
The Making a Difference Award, a special award selected by CEO Bugg, went to sisters Barbara Elliott and Jennifer Ward Woods for outstanding commitment and service.