Takes his place among HFB’s 40 Under 40 award winners

By YSN Staff

AVB’s Luke Larsen has done his buying group and Furniture Technology Source proud.

The lead vendor relations manager at AVB Marketing was named to Home Furnishing Business’s (HFB’s) 40 Under 40 2022 class of rising industry stars. The trade publication bestows the honor each year to 40 youthful individuals and future leaders who are making a difference in the home furnishings industry and within their respective communities.

Larsen, 32, is responsible for supporting and enhancing AVB’s relationships with over 250 furniture brands. In his role with Furniture Technology Source, he has established a best-in-class digital catalog for vendors, coached and onboarded new vendor relations managers, demonstrated a keen understanding of all aspects of the furniture business and established a well-earned reputation for putting the retailer first.

Described as a “humble, salt-of-the-earth Midwestern guy,” Larsen is also a family man who regularly assists elderly community members with their groundskeeping needs and donates his blood to help save the lives of others.

The publication summed up its selection of Larsen by calling him “a consummate team player … who has a great future in the home furnishings industry.”

In announcing its class of 2022 winners, HFB noted that this year’s honorees hail from all over the country and hold a variety of positions representing different segments of the home furnishings industry. “But the one thing they all have in common,” it said, “is a passion for the business, the work they do and the drive to be an important part of the future of the industry.”

Congratulations to our rising star, Luke Larsen. Well done, Luke!

BrandSource, a unit of YSN publisher AVB Inc., is a nationwide buying group for independent appliance, furniture, mattress and CE dealers.