Apollo Awards Information & Ballots

Outstanding Casual Furnishing Retailers Honored Since 1959

Each year, the ICFA bestows its prestigious Apollo Award to a single-store and a multi-store retail business that represents the highest qualities of character and success among retailers of casual home furnishings. The criteria for selection is:

  • Is an active partner with their manufacturers and suppliers as a member in good standing of the ICFA.
  • Is recognized as an exceptional retailer in their geographical area by industry retailer peers, manufacturers/importers, designers, sales representatives and suppliers.
  • Serves as an inspiration or role model for others within the casual furnishings industry.
  • Is an innovative marketer and merchandiser within their marketplace.
  • Maintains an outstanding credit rating with their suppliers.
  • Exemplifies exceptional customer service in their retail operations.
  • Is considered an outstanding retail model in the industry and shares their expertise with others in the casual furniture industry.
  • Encourages professional development for their staff and maintains an outstanding work environment for their employees.
  • Maintains outstanding interior and exterior presentations in their store operations.
  • Offers a wide variety of high quality product offerings in their marketplace.

Each of the 10 finalists in 2018 is profiled here. ICFA members are entitled to vote for their favorite single-store and multi-store finalist through the two links at the bottom of the page.

Plan to join in celebrating with the winners at the ICFA Awards Gala on Thursday, September 27, at the Swissôtel.

Single-Store Category Nominees:

Bowman's Stove & Patio, Ephrata, Pennsylvania

Outdoor Elegance, La Verne, California

Patios Plus, Rancho Mirage, California

Sunnyland Furniture, Dallas

Village Green Home and Garden, Rockford, Ill.

Multi-Store Category Nominees:

Daylight Home, Lighting & Patio, San Luis Obispo, Calif.

Great Gatherings, Gainesville, Virginia

Porch & Patio Casual Living, Warwick, Rhode Island

Today's Patio, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Yard Art Patio & Fireplace, Coppell, Texas



Apollo Award Single-Store Ballot

Apollo Award Multi-Store Ballot