TBJ names Garner Appliance at 2017 Family Business Awards
The founders, presidents and the family members of the 13 winners of Triangle Business Journal's 2017 Family Business Awards celebrate Thursday evening at Preston Country Club.
While the mood was jovial, what was not lost is the tremendous resilience shown by family members to keep the business going — during the good times and the bad.
Among the winners was Garner Appliance & Mattress.
GARNER APPLIANCE & MATTRESS
Location: Garner (HQ), Raleigh and Holly Springs
Year founded: 1977
2016 Total revenue: $11.6 million
2017 Estimated revenue: $12.5 million
CEO/Owner: Amgad Saad
No. of current employees: 28
How many generations have worked at your company? Two
Company description: Retailer of home appliances and mattresses
What has been your biggest accomplishment in the past year – as far as business goes? Our new company website.
How has the family business successfully linked the family and the business? By understanding our individual strengths we have been able to differentiate our different roles in the company.
How does the company contribute to the community? Our annual Fashion Show, organized by Rita Hines and Dena McDonald (owner of Allosi Renewal Spa) raised over $14,000 this year for Backpack Buddies. Our Garner location also hosts Cooks for Books each year, which benefits the Garner Educational Foundation.