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Storey Home Furniture has been named Best Home Furniture Store in Canada at the Proud of My Home Achievement Awards and Celebration. The awards ceremony took place in Toronto at Home Hardware’s 2022 Homecoming event Sept. 23, 2022.
“We are honoured to be awarded with the Proud of My Home Achievement Award for Best Home Furniture in Canada,” said Marnie Kelly, Co-Dealer-Owner with Sam Cuglietta. “Since joining Storey Home Furniture in 2002 as an employee, I knew I wanted to own it one day with its relaxed, authentic vibe. Being a family-owned company, it always felt more like visiting with friends than actual work In 2017, my husband and co-owner, Sam Cuglietta, and I bought the store, making our dream a reality. We proudly work every day to build on the legacy of trust that Storey Home Furniture has always been known for.”
When Sam and Marnie took over Storey Home Furniture, they set out a five-year growth plan that was centered around their core line up of Canadian furniture manufacturers, revitalization of the store itself and to modernize the systems and processes to best serve their customers. Despite setbacks and the pandemic, the Storey Home team were able to reach all their goals. They continue to dedicate themselves to reaching even higher standards for customer-service and business excellence.
Home Hardware is a brand that stands for a strong sense of community. Storey Home Furniture incorporates that in everything they do. Marnie and Sam know how much their neighbours matter and strive to be good community partners in Sault Ste. Marie by hiring local and sponsoring various programs for children like Lunches for Learning.
“It’s important to us to give back and support the community that has continuously supported us. We would not have been able win this award if it weren’t for our amazing community,” said Marnie.
Storey Home Furniture was one of 18 stores recognized with a Proud of My Home Achievement Award across the country. Award recipients must demonstrate excellence in merchandising, interior and exterior brand representation, community involvement, growth and financial performance, implementation of innovations and technology, staff performance and retention, customer service experience, and participation in Dealer network initiatives.
“The Proud of My Home Achievement Award recognizes Storey Home Furniture’s commitment and dedication to putting their customers first,” said Kevin Macnab, President, and CEO, Home Hardware Stores Limited. “On behalf of Home Hardware Stores Limited and the Dealer-Owners representing close to 1,100 Home Hardware stores in communities across Canada, I would like to congratulate them on this achievement.”