American Furniture Warehouse (AFW) is the proud recipient of ColoradoBiz Magazine's 2016 Top Company Award in the Consumer category. On August 25th, 2016, founder and CEO Jake Jabs accepted the award at ColoradoBiz Magazine's ceremony, attributing AFW's success to "[running] mean and lean" and "[selling] quality furniture for less." The company has earned accolades throughout its 41 years in business, and has expanded beyond its Rocky Mountain roots to open stores in Arizona. "One of the reasons we went to Arizona was that we knew many people went there from here [Colorado]," says Jabs. "Customers in Arizona love us because of our great prices, huge selection and no high-pressure selling."
ColoradoBiz Magazine partners with Deloitte, along with a panel of community representatives, to select Top Company winners and finalists in 11 categories. Enterprises are rigorously judged on "financial performance or other relevant metric, achievement in one or more operational aspect of their business, and community involvement," according to the ColoradoBiz Magazine website.
Along with commercial success, AFW leads in charitable donations, giving $3 million to organizations in 2015 alone. Notably active in the community, Jabs regularly performs at TAPS benefits and for children and their families at the Easter Seals of Colorado. He most recently appeared at the annual Palisade Peach Festival, of which AFW was a title sponsor.
Jake Jabs at the awards ceremony
With 14 locations in Colorado and Arizona, as well as a robust over-the-road delivery service, AFW continues to grow and expand, bringing affordable furniture to customers across the country. Learn more about the company from Jake Jabs himself with our behind-the-scenes tour. Or, sign up for our weekly emails to receive exclusive coupons, design tips, and more!