La-Z-Boy Recognizes Local La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries® Furniture Stores Dealer

R. Byron Brown III Honored as Retail Partner of the Year

MONROE, Mich. – La-Z-Boy, the nation’s leading manufacturer of upholstered furniture, named R. Byron Brown III, chief executive officer of Tipperary Sales, Inc., which owns eight La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries® furniture stores in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina, the company’s Retail Partner of the Year, an honor presented at the recent High Point Furniture Market in High Point, N.C.

“We are proud to honor Byron for continually providing exceptional customer service to his customers and bringing comfort into the furniture shopping experience at his furniture stores,” said Steve Matlock, senior vice president of sales and marketing for La-Z-Boy. “Exceptional dealers such as Byron are not only instrumental to the success of our retail network, but serve as exemplary models of how to bring comfort to our customers.”

The Retail Partner of the Year Award was established in 2007 to recognize a partner in the La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries retail system who continuously demonstrates commitment and dedication to the company and retail network as a whole.

Tipperary Sales, a family-owned company founded by R. Byron Brown, jr., in 1976, operates based on a bold focus, “to passionately create customers for life, one exceptional experience at a time.”

“Our goal is to treat each customer in a way that honors our store, our community and the La-Z-Boy brand,” said Brown. “This award provides great affirmation that as a team, we are meeting, and hopefully surpassing, our goals. I am proud to accept this award on behalf of my business partners, Martha Brown and Mike Floyd, and our entire management team. It is our joy to collaborate with La-Z-Boy throughout the southeast in an effort to provide our customers with an exceptional furniture buying experience.”

The La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries stores not only carry the company’s world-famous recliners, but a full selection of reclining sofas, sleep sofas, stationary sofas and sectionals, as well as decorative accent chairs, tables and accessories. La-Z-Boy offers hundreds of fabric and leather choices for custom made furniture, as well as many pre-selected pairings for quicker delivery.

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About La-Z-Boy

Headquartered in Monroe, Mich., La-Z-Boy has been producing some of the world’s most comfortable furniture for over 85 years. The company manufactures a full line of comfortable products for the living room and family room, including the company’s world-famous recliners, reclining sofas and love seats, sleep sofas, modular furniture and leather upholstery, as well as stationary sofas, love seats and chairs. It is a division of La-Z-Boy Incorporated (NYSE: LZB), one of the world’s leading residential furniture producers, marketing furniture for every room of the home. "Live Life Comfortably.®"