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Patios Plus Honored with Prestigious Apollo Award

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Patios Plus, the valley’s leading retailer of casual furnishings and accessories, was honored with a prestigious Apollo Award, recognized by the Summer and Casual Furniture Manufacturers Association (SCFMA) as one of the top two stores nationally for the second year in a row. They have been nominated for the award consecutively over the last seven years. The Apollo Awards, now in its 47th year, annually honors the industry’s top casual furniture retailers across the country and abroad. The awards ceremony was held in Chicago on September 15. Patios Plus has showrooms in Rancho Mirage and at a newer location in La Quinta. The company offers their clients a unique and expansive environment that displays sophisticated collections in a setting of actual lifestyle motifs. An extensive selection of the finest lines of hand-selected furnishings and accessories for home and patio are available that define the casually elegant lifestyle enjoyed in the desert area. Among the lines offered by Patios Plus are: Brown Jordan, Tropitone, O.W. Lee, Lloyd/Flanders and Gloster. Patios Plus has been serving the desert since 1976, and has been under the direction of current owners, Jim Schultz, Kristine Schultz Hutchinson and Les and Janice Schultz since 1992. Jim Schultz is a graduate of the University of Maryland, specializing in business management. He served as president and marketing director of one of the principal insurance companies in the Washington, D.C. area before moving to the desert in 1992. Kristine Schultz, Jim’s sister, graduated from East Carolina University as an art major. She came to the desert in 1984 and began her local career as an associate with Steven DeChristopher Interiors. In 1992 she established Kristine Schultz Interior Design— a specialized design company that rounds out the exclusive services provided by Patios Plus.

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