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ICFA Announces 2022 Apollo Award Finalists

Finalists must demonstrate outstanding accomplishments plus active partnership and excellent credit rating with manufacturers and industry suppliers. The finalist is recognized as an exceptional dealer of a wide variety of quality products in their trading area and a role model for others within the industry, as well as characterized by superior customer service plus innovative marketing and merchandising strategies.

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In 2021, ICFA modified the selection process to prioritize five regional finalists in both the single-store and multi-store categories. Each region was defined by state lines, with the exception of California which was divided horizontally at Santa Maria.
The ICFA membership will vote via an online ballot for a winner in each of two categories later this summer. The winners will be announced on July 20 during the ICFA Awards Gala.
Finalists in the 2022 competition include:

Single-Store Category
Midwest Region – Village Green Home and Garden, Rockford, Ill.
Northeast Region – Gasper Home & Garden Showplace, Richboro, Pa.
Northwest Region – Daylight Home, Lighting & Patio, Paso Robles, Calif.
Southeast Region – American Casual Living, Buford, Ga.
Southwest Region – Patio Productions, San Diego, Calif.

Multi-Store Category
Midwest Region – Watson’s, Cincinnati, Ohio
Northeast Region – Patio Place at Ski Haus, Salem, N.H.
Northwest Region – Rich’s for the Home, Lynnwood, Wash.
Southeast Region – Elegant Outdoor Living, Bonita Springs, Fla.
Southwest Region – Sunnyland Outdoor Living, Dallas, Texas

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ICFA Announces 2021 Apollo Award Finalists

The International Casual Furnishings Association announces the finalists for the 2021 Apollo Awards. The program recognizes retail excellence in the sales and marketing of outdoor furnishings.

Patios Plus, Rancho Mirage, Calif., was the winner in the single-store category.

The Fire House Casual Living Store, Charlotte, NC, was the winner in the multi-store category.

Finalists in the 2021 competition include:

Single-Store Category

Midwest Region – Village Green Home and Garden, Rockford, Ill.
Northeast Region – Gasper Home & Garden Showplace, Richboro, Pa.
Northwest Region – Villa Terrazza Patio & Home, Sonoma, Calif.
Southeast Region – American Casual Living, Buford, Ga.
Southwest Region – Patios Plus, Rancho Mirage, Calif.

Multi-Store Category

Midwest Region – Watson’s, Cincinnati, Ohio
Northeast Region – Porch & Patio Casual Living, Warwick, R.I.
Northwest Region – Rich’s for the Home, Lynnwood, Wash.
Southeast Region – The Fire House Casual Living Store, Charlotte, N.C.
Southwest Region – Today’s Patio, Scottsdale, Ariz.

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2020 Apollo Award Finalists Named

The International Casual Furnishings Association announces the finalists for the 2020 Apollo Awards. The program recognizes retail excellence in the sales and marketing of outdoor furnishings.

Gasper Home and Garden Showplace, Richboro, Pa., was the winner in the single-store category.

The Fire House Casual Living Store, Charlotte, N.C., was the multi-store category winner.

Finalists in the 2020 competition include:

Single-Store Category

Outdoor Elegance, La Verne, Calif.
Patios Plus, Rancho Mirage, Calif.
Villa Terrazza, Sonoma, Calif.
Village Green Home & Garden, Rockford, Ill.

Multi-Store Category

Daylight Home, Lighting & Patio, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Kolo Collection, Atlanta, Ga.
Today’s Patio, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Yard Art Patio & Fireplace, Coppell, Texas

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2019 Apollo Award Finalists Named

The International Casual Furnishings Association announces the finalists for the 2019 Apollo Awards. The program recognizes retail excellence in the sales and marketing of outdoor furnishings.

Paine’s Patio, Pocasset, Mass., was the winner in the single-store category.

Watson’s, Cincinnati, Ohio, was the multi-store category winner.

Finalists in the 2019 competition include:

Single-Store Category

Outdoor Elegance, La Verne, Calif.
Patios Plus, Rancho Mirage, Calif.
Villa Terrazza, Sonoma, Calif.
Village Green Home and Garden, Rockford, Ill.

Multi-Store Category

Daylight Home, Lighting & Patio, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Elegant Outdoor Living, Bonita Springs, Fla.
Great Gatherings, Gainesville, Va.
Today’s Patio, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Yard Art Patio & Fireplace, Coppell, Texas

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2018 Apollo Award Finalists Named

HIGH POINT, N.C. – The International Casual Furnishings Association announces the finalists for the 2018 Apollo Awards. The program recognizes retail excellence in the sales and marketing of outdoor furnishings.

Bowman’s Stove & Patio, Ephrata, Pa., was the winner in the single-store category.

Porch & Patio Casual Living, Warwick, R.I., and Mystic, Conn., was the multi-store category winner.

Finalists in the 2018 competition include:

Single-Store Category

Outdoor Elegance, La Verne, Calif.
Patios Plus, Rancho Mirage, Calif.
Bowman’s Stove & Patio, Ephrata, Pa.
Sunnyland Furniture, Dallas
Village Green Home and Garden, Rockford, Ill.

Multi-Store Category

Daylight Home, Lighting & Patio, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Great Gatherings, Gainesville, Va.
Porch & Patio Casual Living, Warwick, R.I.
Today’s Patio, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Yard Art Patio & Fireplace, Irving, Texas

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2017 Apollo Award Finalists Named

HIGH POINT, N.C. – The International Casual Furnishings Association announces the finalists for the 2017 Apollo Awards. The program recognizes retail excellence in the sales and marketing of outdoor furnishings. The Apollo Awards recognize retail excellence in the sales and marketing of outdoor furnishings. Finalists must demonstrate outstanding accomplishments and commitment to customer service. Winners in two categories, singe store and multi-store, were selected from a group of finalists through an online ballot.

Sunnyland Furniture, Dallas, was the single-store category winner.

Outside in Style, with two stores in Austin and one in San Antonio, was the multi-store category winner.

Finalists in the 2017 competition included:

Single-Store Category

Kolo Collection, Atlanta
Patios Plus, Rancho Mirage, Calif.
Rustic By Design Fireplace & Patio, Morgantown, W. Va.
Sunnyland Furniture, Dallas
Villa Terrazza Patio & Home, Sonoma, Calif.
Village Green Home and Garden, Rockford, Ill.

Multi-Store Category

ABSCO Fireplace & Patio, Birmingham, Ala.
Daylight Home, Lighting & Patio, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Elegant Outdoor Living, Bonita Springs, Fla.
Outside in Style, Austin, Texas
Pacific Patio, Santa Monica, Calif.
Today’s Patio, Scottsdale, Ariz.

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Apollo Award Finalists Named 2016

The Apollo Awards recognize retail excellence in the sales and marketing of outdoor furnishings. Finalists must demonstrate outstanding accomplishments and a commitment to customer service. The ICFA membership voted via an online ballot for a winner in each of two categories. Finalists were honored and the winners announced at the ICFA Awards Gala on September 22 at The Field Museum during the Casual Market Chicago.

Village Green, Rockford, Illinois, was the single store winner.
ABSCO Fireplace & Patio was the multi-store category winner.

Finalists in the single store catergory included: Kolo Collection, Atlanta; Outdoor Elegance, LaVerne, Calif.; Patios Plus, Rancho Mirage, Calif.; and Sunnyland Furniture, Dallas.

Finalists in the multi-store category included: Daylight Home, Lighting & Patio, San Luis Obispo, Calif.; Elegant Outdoor Living, Bonita Springs, Fla.; Great Gatherings, Annapolis, Md., and Gainesville, Va.; and Outside in Style, Austin, Texas

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Apollo Award Finalists Named 2015

The Apollo Awards recognize retail excellence in the sales and marketing of outdoor furnishings. Finalists must demonstrate outstanding accomplishments and commitment to customer service. Winners in two categories, singe store and multi-store, were selected from a group of 11 finalists through an online ballot.

Hill Company, Philadelphia, was the single store winner.
Yard Art Patio & Fireplace, with stores in Allen, Colleyville, Grapevine, Lewisville and Plano, Texas, was the multi-store category winner.

Finalists in the single store category included Outdoor Elegance, LaVerne, Calif.; Sunnyland Furniture, Dallas; AuthenTEAK, Atlanta; Patios Plus, Rancho Mirage, Calif.; and Village Green Home and Garden, Rockford, Ill. Finalists in the multi-store category were Outside In Style, Austin and San Antonio, Texas; Summer House, Seattle and Bellevue, Wash.; Great Gatherings, Annapolis and Gaithersburg, Md., and Gainesville and Fairfax, Va.; and ABSCO Fireplace & Patio, Birmingham and Pelham, Ala.

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APOLLO WINNERS & FINALISTS 2014

Finalists must demonstrate outstanding accomplishments and a commitment to customer service. The ICFA membership will vote via an online ballot for a winner in each of two categories later this summer. Finalists will be honored and the winners announced at the ICFA Awards Gala on September 18 at the Chicago Field Museum during the International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market.

Single-Store Category Winner:
Paine’s Patio – Pocasset, Massachusetts

Finalists:

  • Daylight Home & Garden – San Luis Obispo, California
  • The Pool & Patio Center – Metairie, Louisiana
  • Outdoor Elegance – LaVerne, California
  • Sunnyland Furniture – Dallas, Texas

Multi-Store Category Winner:
Great Gatherings – Annapolis, Maryland

Finalists:

  • Jack Wills Outdoor Living – Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Outside in Style – Austin, Texas
  • Patios Plus – Rancho Mirage, California
  • Yard Art Patio & Fireplace – Irving, Texas
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APOLLO WINNERS & FINALISTS 2013

Single-Store Category Winner:
Seasons Four – Lexington, Massachusetts

Finalists:

  • Kolo Collection – Atlanta, Georgia
  • Outdoor Elegance – La Verne, California
  • Sunnyland Furniture – Dallas, Texas
  • Village Green – Rockford, Illinois

Multi-Store Category Winner:
ABSCO Fireplace & Patio – Birmingham, Alabama

Finalists:

  • Outside in Style – Austin, Texas
  • Patios Plus – Rancho Mirage, California
  • Stauffers of Kissel Hill – Lititz, Pennsylvania
  • Yard Art Patio & Fireplace – Irving, Texas
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APOLLO WINNERS & FINALISTS 2012

Single-Store Category Winner:
Sunshine Furniture – Vero Beach, Florida

Finalists:

  • Authenteak Outdoor Furniture –Atlanta, Georgia
  • Daylight Home and Gardens – San Luis Obispo, California
  • Kolo Collection – Atlanta, Georgia
  • Outdoor Elegance – La Verne, California

 

Multi-Store Category First Place:
Patios Plus – Rancho Mirage, California

Finalists:

  • ABSCO Fireplace & Patio – Birmingham, Alabama
  • Fishels – Portland, Oregon
  • Greenhouse Mall – Austin, Texas
  • Yard Art Patio & Fireplace – Irving, Texas
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APOLLO WINNERS & FINALISTS 2010

Single-Store Category Winner:
Outdoor Elegance, Inc. – La Verne, California

Finalists:

  • Fruehauf’s Patio & Garden – Boulder, Colorado
  • Kolo Collection – Atlanta, Georgia
  • Leisure Living, Inc. – Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Sunnyland Furniture – Dallas, Texas

Multi-Store Category Winner:
Yard Art Patio and Fireplace – Irving, Texas

Finalists:

  • Carls Patio – Boca Raton, Florida
  • Greenhouse Mall – Austin, Texas
  • Patios Plus – Rancho Mirage, California
  • Season’s Leisure, Inc. – Atherton, California