Hubbard & Hoke’s Owners George and Ben Hubbard (center) accept the Dealer of the Year award from BrandSource board members Andy Kersey (left) and Chad Lang (right) at last month’s Convention21 in Nashville.
By Andy Kriege, YSN
Hubbard & Hoke Furniture Co. of Blytheville, Ark., was named the 2021 BrandSource Dealer of the Year for the Southeast Region at the BrandSource National Convention, held this past August at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville. Owners George and Ben Hubbard were honored at the retail organization’s annual awards ceremony, highlighting the four-day meeting and product expo.
Hubbard & Hoke dates back to 1916, when founder G.G. Hubbard, Sr. opened a furniture store in downtown Blytheville. Hubbard later merged the family business with his brother-in-law Wallace Hoke’s home appliance operation.
Hubbard’s grandsons George and Ben joined the business in the 1970s and have since added a second location in nearby Osceola. In addition to its core furniture line, the company carries mattresses, appliances and TVs.
“We continue to do what our grandfather did 100 years ago — we sell the best merchandise we can get at the best price and give absolutely the best customer experience anywhere,” said George. “It’s that simple. It works today the same today as it did back then.”
The BrandSource Dealer of the Year awards are presented annually to selected members who have shown their continued support of BrandSource and its direct suppliers. Dealers of the Year must demonstrate that support by attending regional meetings as well as national events such as the Convention and BrandSource Summit.
Honorees were selected by the membership within each of the organization’s 14 Regions, and are saluted for their commitment to excellence in the retail industry and for their service to their communities and fellow BrandSource dealers.
A well-deserved congratulations to George and Ben Hubbard, along with the entire team at Hubbard & Hoke.
BrandSource, a unit of YSN publisher AVB Inc., is a nationwide buying group for independent appliance, furniture, mattress and CE dealers.