Rick And Pat Howard Of Boca’s Sklar Furnishings Named ‘Retailer Of The Year’ By Home Furnishings Association


Staff report

Rick and Pat Howard, owners of Sklar Furnishings in Boca Raton recently took home the 2018 Retailer of the Year Award by the Home Furnishings Association (HFA) at HFA’s Insights Conference in Minneapolis.

HFA is the largest retail home furnishings association in North America with more than 1,400 members operating more than 7,000 stores.

Celebrated for exhibiting “exceptional examples of philanthropy, technology, customer experience, mentoring, sustainability and store design/merchandising” and nominated by members of the home furnishings industry, HFA’s annual Retailer of the Year award winners are selected by a panel of judges of members of the Association’s board of directors, HFA members, manufacturers, service providers/suppliers and members of the industry media.

The HFA recognized the Howards’ vision for their “16-year-old contemporary lifestyle branded store that is the culmination of a life-long passion for design, interior architecture and furniture.”

“We are so honored with this coveted industry recognition and thank the Home Furnishings Association, our impassioned Sklar team, all our creative and dedicated industry partners, our supportive community in which we live, work and play, and of course, our valued customers,” said Rick Howard, co-founder and president. “We have always known that to be successful in retail you have to sell more than just products, you have to positively impact the community you live in, your staff work in, and your customers call home.”

Sklar Furnishings is open seven days a week: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sundays Noon to 6 p.m., and evenings by appointment. The 22,000-square-foot center is located at 6300 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33487. For more information, visit www.sklarfurnishings.com or ask for a Sklar Furnishings Design Associate at 561-862-0800.