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Abbyson Recognized in The Los Angeles Business Journal’s Most Influential Family-Owned Businesses

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Abbyson recently announced that it has been recognized in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Most Influential Family-Owned Business spotlight. The feature is new this year and honors 51 of the most influential family businesses in Southern California and highlights their accomplishments and contributions to the business community. Abbyson was nominated alongside several major family businesses such as the Los Angeles Chargers, Galpin Motors, Don Francisco’s Coffee, and Burke Williams to name a few. The nominees were announced and profiled in a special section of the paper on November 29.

“We are honored to be included in this new and exciting feature,” said Yavar Rafieha, Abbyson’s President. “Abbyson has been dedicated to family since starting the business in 1989, and our entire team of incredible employees are part of our extended family.”

When Abby Rafieha founded the business in the late 80s, he traveled the world seeking to incorporate the culture of art and design into home products. By 2003, Abby began to involve his three sons, Yavar, Doddy, and Rodd, into the business and to develop their entrepreneurial and business skill sets. 

Abbyson has been recognized in the feature’s large family business category, which includes companies of 250 or more employees. Since transitioning the day-to-day operations over to the second generation, Abbyson has grown exponentially to become a well-known player in the furniture industry and a leader in trends and technology.

Abbyson was also named one of the INC 500 America’s Fastest Growing Companies for five consecutive years (2008-2012), growing 2,142 percent in a 3-year span, was a semi-finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in the Greater Los Angeles area in 2014, and was previously named one of the fastest growing private companies by the Los Angeles Business Journal in 2011.

The award-winning Los Angeles Business Journal was established in 1979 and publishes a weekly paper alongside a daily news website that examines the many ways the Los Angeles economy operates and provides in-depth analysis of the community's dynamic business and economic scene.


More about Abbyson: Abbyson unites stylish designs and statement looks through an integrated model to fulfill savvy costumers that seek value, speed and quality. With our strength and experience in supporting today’s largest e-commerce retailers, we offer a state-of-the-art infrastructure and customer service to enable today’s demanding multi-channel retail models. As a family company, Abbyson believes our relationships and strategic partnerships are of the highest value.

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