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Nebraska Furniture Mart Named Karastan Dealer of the Year

Karastan celebrates Dealer of the Year Nebraska Furniture Mart, the retailer’s successful Stacy Garcia Home program, and invites Vegas market attendees to the debut of a new Garcia program open to all retailers.

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photo of rug buyer receiving the dealer of the year award from executives
Mike Riley, SVP GM Karastan Rugs, Pattie Wojtkiewicz, flooring buyer at NFM holding the award, and Steve Fortier MW RVP Karastan Rugs at the rug company’s Las Vegas Market showroom.

LAS VEGAS – Karastan presented its Dealer of the Year award to Nebraska Furniture Mart on Saturday, January 22, just prior to the official opening of the winter 2022 Las Vegas Market.

“This is the first time we have been able to present this award since before the Covid pandemic began in 2020,” explained Michael Riley, senior VP, GM Karastan Rugs. “The award goes to the dealer with the greatest year-over-year increase and exhibits all the best traits of a true business partner.”

Riley continued: “The entire Nebraska Furniture Mart Team has been integral in tremendous sales achievements in growth not only year over year, but YO2Y! We are proud to have such great partners ideating and striving for new ways of achieving success.”

Karastan, a leader in the luxury flooring industry for nearly 100 years, and Nebraska Furniture Mart announced an exclusive partnership with renowned product designer Stacy Garcia to produce a rug collection under her residential consumer brand, Stacy Garcia Home, for Nebraska Furniture Mart.

A true collaboration at its core, the Stacy Garcia Home collection by Karastan for Nebraska Furniture Mart encourages customers to shop for stylish and quality designs at a great value. With inspired designs, flawless craftsmanship and long-lasting materials, the collection is made for an elevated lifestyle lived beautifully.


Stacy Garcia knows the home decor and lifestyle design industries inside and out, and she takes a unique approach to every design. Because of Garcia’s renowned style and success with Karastan’s first exclusive launch with Nebraska Furniture Mart, they have decided to team up and create more magic together with ongoing running line collections, available to all retailers.

“We really wanted our second collection to be a culmination of various design influences,” stated Stacy Garcia, founder and chief inspiration officer of Stacy Garcia Inc. “With designs inspired by traditional kilims, abstract watercolor paintings, stylistic geometrics, and more – the collection has something for everyone.”

Please join us in celebrating Stacy Garcia's exciting new rug line with Karastan Rugs. The preview will take place in showroom C312 on Monday, January 24 from 3:00-5:00 PM with food, music and cocktails included.

Karastan invites all Las Vegas Market attendees to their Showroom C312 to celebrate with Stacy Garcia. During this showroom celebration, Garcia will be previewing her exciting new rug line while attendees will enjoy complimentary food, music and cocktails. Those who are unable to join in-person, may visit a virtual tour at KarastanRugs.com.
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