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Dealers Win iPads from Universal Furniture

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Left to right:  Kevin Miller, Universal Furniture brands manager; Bill Dykes, owner of Southern Wicker; and Ralph Ward, Universal Furniture sales representative.

Universal Furniture announced the names of dealers that won iPads at this October’s High Point Market. Dealers from all over the country including Utah, Texas, Missouri, New York and Delaware were presented with 15 iPads valued at $599 each.

 “I hope to be able to use my iPad to reduce my paperwork, which will help me become more efficient,” says Karyn Roed, from Case Goods Buyer. “I was so excited and surprised to find out I had won!  I plan to download several books and take it with me everywhere.” 

The winners include: 

  • Karyn Roed, Case Goods Buyer – Belfort Furniture, Dulles, Va.
  • Brook Dubman, CEO – Carol House Furniture, Maryland Heights, Mo.
  • J. Cooper, President – Cooper Furniture, Cary, N.C.
  • Desiree Arroyo, Owner and Interior Decorator – Destinys Home Design, Morris Plains, N.J
  • Roger L. Williams, President – Everett Williams Furniture, Wheelersburg, Ohio
  • Jeanie Bross Hinson, Vice President – Hinson Galleries, Inc., Columbus, Ga.
  • Chris Hutson, Manager– Hutson’s Furniture, Cape Girardeau, Mo.
  • David Koehler, CEO – Johnny Janosik, Laurel, Del
  • Ed Botkin, Designer – Merit Furniture, Lexington, Ky.
  • Joy Blalock, Designer – Parker Furniture, Laurinburg, N.C.
  • Jeff Child, President – R.C. Willey, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Bill Dykes, Owner – Southern Wicker, Columbus, Ga.
  • David Segall, President – Squan Furniture, Toms River, N.J.
  • Brooks Weir, Vice President – Weirs, Dallas, Texas
  • Jeff Zimmerman, Owner – Zimmermans, Lindenhurst, N.Y.

Universal gave away three iPads each evening starting Saturday, Oct. 16 and running through Wednesday, Oct. 20. To participate in the drawing, dealers toured the Better Homes and Gardens showroom and filled out a registration card which was dropped in a drawing box in the brand marketing room. 

“It’s no secret that the iPad is arguably the hottest tech product on the market right now so we were happy to provide this exciting technology to 15 lucky dealers,” says Kevin Miller, brands manager of Universal Furniture. “At Universal, our strategy is to provide good, affordable, smart design; attributes that we believe are clearly evident in the iPad.  So whether using the iPad to increase productivity at work or watching videos and browsing the internet at home, we hope the winners will think of Universal Furniture.”  
ABOUT UNIVERSAL FURNITURE INTERNATIONAL, INC.: Universal Furniture International, Inc. offers good, affordable, smart design. A highly regarded source for beautiful home furnishings at attractive prices, the company offers design excellence and exceptional manufacturing processes from its dedicated facilities in China. Universal Furniture offers its collections through fine home furnishings retailers throughout North America and in numerous other countries. For more information, please visit

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