Homsy operates four stores in Northern California and one in Nevada. The operation, which offers outdoor furniture, barbecues, hot tubs and seasonal merchandise, began with a single store in Roseville, Calif., in 1989. Prior to California Backyard, Homsy operated Pool, Patio ‘n Things, a chain of eight stores plus several franchises, throughout Northern California, Oregon and Colorado.

In the early 1980s, Homsy was among the founding members of the Casual Furniture Retailers Association, an association that merged with SCFMA as part of the transition to ICFA. He also created the Casual Classics Group, a retail buying group that now has members representing over 150 stores. Homsy’s passion for collaboration and sharing ideas to better serve consumers continues today through ICFA’s retail roundtables.

Flanders and Homsy will be honored during the ICFA Awards Gala at The Field Museum on September 18, during the Casual Market Chicago.

To view tribute videos of these two honorees, as well as previous award recipients since 2002, please click here.

Photo Credits:
Flanders – Hearth & Home
Homsy – Casual Living