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Dufresne named 2005 Canadian Home Furnishings Retailer of the year

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Dufresne has been named 2005 Canadian Home Furniture Retailer of the year by its suppliers. Dufresne was unanimously selected from over 2,000 retailers in Canada for this prestigious award. Dufresne was selected for their unique approach of combining a high level of service with great value. "Our commitment to providing an unparalleled shopping experience has been the differentiating factor." says CEO Mark Dufresne. This combination of focusing on customer service while staying focused on popular price points has proven to be a successful business model. In addition, Dufresne's has a reputation for providing excellent advice and mentorship to other retailers in the furnishings industry, often holding tours and seminars in their state-of-the-art facility in Winnipeg. Doug Dufresne opened the first store in 1986 in Kenora, Ontario. Since that time Dufresne has grown to 15 stores operating across three provinces with plans for more on the way! Today, Dufresne employs 500 people and has been honoured as one of the "50 Best Managed Companies In Canada" for six consecutive years.

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