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Decorating Den Interiors Honors 2018’s Top Design Businesses As it Marks its 50th Anniversary

Easton, Md.— Decorating Den Interiors, North America’s largest home furnishings and interior design franchise company, named its Chairman’s Circle award winners—the top ten in sales in the U.S. and the leader in Canada for 2018. The company also is celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout the year.

“The Chairman’s Circle awards are the first we announce each year,” says Jim Bugg, Jr., president and CEO. This recognition was started by the late James S. Bugg, Sr., who served as company chairman from 1984 until his death in 2015.

“These award winners exemplify how our company has grown from primarily a drapery company to a full-service interior design company with access to a broad range of home furnishing suppliers,” Bugg said. “Several of these owners have earned numerous design awards and have been published in magazines and books.”

Studios with teams

“All but one of these businesses is made up of a team of designers working out of a studio,” Bugg added. “Kimberly Paulus, who achieved this level in only her 27th month in business, still operates from a home-base, as do all of our new franchisees. She demonstrates how our design business model can help a new owner get a fast start.”

“Our company’s wide-spread geographic presence is highlighted by these distinguished owners,” Bugg emphasized. “These top franchises operate in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas, and Ontario, Canada.”

Chairman’s Circle achievers were these franchise owners: (* indicates first time achieving Chairman’s Circle)

Jan Bromberek, Plainfield, Ill.

Linda and Dana Coin, Sanibel, Fla.

Barbara Elliott and Jennifer Ward Woods, Stone Mountain, Ga.  (Number One in U.S.)

Deanna Frazier, Plano, Texas

Bohnne Jones, Nashville, Tenn.*

Kimberly Paulus, Missouri, Texas *

Bonnie Pressley, Fort Worth, Texas

Diane Schaefer, Venice, Fla.

Nola Shivers, Springfield, Mo.

Charla Traugott, Montgomery, Texas


Catherine and Jerome Pulcine, Ottawa, Ontario  (Number One in Canada)

Decorating Den Interiors, which was founded in 1969, has franchises throughout the U.S. and Canada. Its online resource for exploring business ownership is https://decoratingden.com/interior-design-business/