Apollo AwardsThe most prestigious in our industry, the Apollo Awards have been presented for more than 60 years during the ICFA Awards Gala. Members nominate retailers in the single- and multi-store categories based upon innovative merchandising and marketing, sales management, annual growth, sales training program, credit history and achievement of goals.
ICFA Announces 2022 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.
Winner in the single-store category was the Southeast finalist, American Casual Living of Suwanee, Ga.
Winner in the multi-store category also was the Southeast finalist, Elegant Outdoor Living, based in Bonita Springs, Fla.
Finalists in the 2022 competition include:
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.
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
Design Excellence AwardsCo-sponsored by the ICFA and Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc., the Design Excellence Awards honor the year’s best in 11 product categories based upon innovative design, marketability, color, construction and imaginative use of materials as determined by a distinguished panel of industry experts.
Two products selected from the 11 category winners are selected for Lilly Awards for Outdoor Furniture and Outdoor Accents, with one receiving top honors with the Lillian B. Winchester “Best of Show” Award.
2021 Design Excellence Product Showcase
Design Excellence Awards 2022
- Chaise Lounge: Windward Design Group Waters Edge Chaise – Windward Design Group Design Team
- Complementary Casual Products – Accents: TUUCI Ocean Master Mega Max – Dougan Clarke
- Complementary Casual Products – Furnishings: Ratana Roca Stool – Ratana Design Team
- Dining Bar Chair: Castelle Furniture Berkeley Sling Dining Chair – Curtis Bulleman
- Dining Bar Table: Hi Teak Cambria Rectangular Dining Table – Hi Teak Design Team
- Fabric: Sattler/Outdura Sherwood Taupe/Bark Taupe – Mariia Elizrova
- Heating/Firepit: The Outdoor GreatRoom Company Uptown Fire Table – Outdoor GreatRoom Design Team
- Lounge Seating with Cushion: Jensen Outdoor Tempo All Weather Lounge Chair – Edi and Paolo Ciani
- Lounge Seating without Cushion: Alfresco Home Luc Lounge – Sako Wijma
- Rugs and Flooring: Trans-Ocean Import Company Orly Stripe Natural – Liora Mann
Industry Partner AwardEligible suppliers are required to have served on a board, council or committee and demonstrated an elevated level of participation in association work.
International Market Centers Honored As Industry Partner
Award Recognizes Industry Leadership in Advancing the Business of Outdoor Furnishings
Lifetime Achievement AwardsThe prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award is reserved for individuals who have made exemplary contributions to the casual furniture industry and to their individual communities.
Bew White to Receive 2021 Award
Rory Rehmert Receives 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award
2022 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
Manufacturing Leadership and Manufacturer of the Year AwardsEach year, ICFA members select five companies to receive the Manufacturer Leadership Awards. Nominations are judged upon quality of manufactured goods, design, merchandising, customer service, ethics/trade relations and communications. The Manufacturer of the Year Award is given to the company receiving the most votes
2022 Manufacturer Leadership Award
Telescope Casual Furniture
Castelle Furniture Company
Mary Fruehauf Retail Genius AwardThis award recognizes those retailers whose creativity invokes the spirit of the late industry leader's unique approach to igniting excitement and emphasizing the fun in outdoor living.
O’Malia’s Living Selected for 2023 Mary Fruehauf Retail Genius Award
O’Malia’s Living is the recipient of the 2023 Mary Fruehauf Retail Genius Award.
Sales Representative of the YearThis award recognizes an outstanding sales representative within the casual furnishing industry. Candidates were selected based on leadership, professionalism, exceptional service, communication skills, knowledge and product training expertise. The winner is selected from five finalists and determined through online voting.
2022 Sales Representative of the Year Award
The 2022 winner was Courtney Randolph.
Doug Becht, Geneva, Ill.
Joe Crandall, Marietta, Ga.
Phil Fowler, Wilmington, Del.
Rob Robinson, Birmingham, Ala.
Unsung Hero AwardThis award pays tribute to the manufacturers’ employees who serve as company liaisons with dealers and sales representatives. Nominations are based on tactics for innovative problem solving, excellent communications, professionalism and actions befitting a brand ambassador. ICFA retail and sales representative members invited to complete and submit this form
2022 Unsung Hero Award
The 2022 Unsung Hero Award winner from Christy Dase of Gensun.
If you have questions about any of the awards, please contact Jackie Hirschhaut at Jackie@ICFAnet.org or (336) 881-1016.