Schumacher Homes opens new design studio
Canton, Ohio-based Schumacher Homes has opened a new Model Home and Design Studio in Shreverport, Louisiana, which will showcase a variety of options for homeowners in the planning stages of their new homes.
"Up until now we have displayed the quality and unique features of our homes through the use of one-stop-shopping Design Centers in the Shreveport market," said Paul Schumacher, president and founder of Schumacher Homes. "We just felt it was important to give our customers something they could ‘touch and feel’ to really illustrate the quality that goes into every Schumacher home. This new location will also include a unique and expansive Design Studio that will provide a shopping experience that is unmatched in our industry."
In addition to the design studio, which aims to give buyers a sense of their design choices, the model home will display a "Heritage F" aesthetic, named in honor of Paul’s parents Mary and John Schumacher on their 60th anniversary.
Its one-story construction features a split bedroom dual master suite (with a separate kitchen and laundry room in the second suite), open floor plan and two full bathrooms. It’s also accented with brick details, custom ceiling beams and high ceilings in the kitchen and great room.
The new Shreveport location can be found at 8670 Box Road, off I-49 at exit 199.
Sears Home Appliance Showroom comes to Marlton
Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores is touching down in Marlton, New Jersey, with the opening of a new Sears Home Appliance Showroom.
Local customers will be able to avail themselves of a complete collection of brand-name appliances at the lowest prices, guaranteed by the SHOS price-match policy.
"Our new Sears Home Appliance Showroom offers the local community great appliances at a competitive price with expert product knowledge right at their fingertips," said Monica Barbarano, store manager of the new Marlton location. "We focus on providing convenience and accessibility to the products our customers need and want. Our goal is to become a valuable community partner by striving to offer the highest-level of customer service and building relationships with local residents, businesses, organizations and community groups."
The new store marks the sixth new Sears Home Appliance Showroom this year and the 22nd new opening across all Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores formats.
The new showroom, located at 237 Route 73 South in Marlton, will open its doors Aug. 28.
Williams Sonoma chief pleased by Q2
Laura Alber, president and CEO of home furnishings retailer Williams Sonoma described her company’s second quarter performance as "solid."
The company reported second-quarter net revenues of $1.039 billion, up 5.8%.
“We are pleased to have delivered another quarter of solid performance, once again demonstrating the competitive advantages resulting from our multi-brand, multi-channel business model.”
Net income grew 5.0% to $50.7 million.
Alber continued: “We enter the second half of 2014 well-positioned across our brands from a marketing, merchandise offering, store and online experience standpoint. We remain focused on disciplined execution against our growth initiatives and a balanced approach to capital allocation to continue to drive shareholder value."