2019 In Review: Grateful for Another Great Year

As 2019 comes to an end, we have much to be grateful for…and much to be excited about in 2020! 2019 was a year of great progress and growth, and we are grateful to our team and to all of our customers for your part in making this past year a great success and a joy to participate in. Some of the growth we’re most grateful for this year haven’t been given a whole lot of fanfare along the way, so here is a quick summary of some changes at Chervin Furniture & Design in 2019 that we invite you to celebrate with us…

1. Making Progress with Renovations

We all know renovations can be a long journey, always with more crossroads and decisions along the way than anticipated. But we are excited to say that as of the end of this year, our lower level (basement) renovations are complete! Next time you visit our Elmira showroom, take a stroll through our lower level to enjoy bedroom furniture, clearance items, and a selection of sofa beds, all in a charming space framed by exposed stone and wooden beams.

Basement Renos at Chervin Furniture & Design

We also opened our Waterloo gallery showroom this year, and that space is coming together beautifully. We recently repainted to reflect our sister company, Vogel by Chervin’s, colour of the year for 2020, and are keeping the space fresh with new staging, new furniture, and (coming soon!) new lighting.

On the horizon for 2020 renovations is the completion of our main floor facelift. The front half of our main floor receives high praise from clients and neighbours on a regular basis, and it’s time that the back half came to life in the same warm and authentic way. While the overall structure of the space will not be changing substantially, the walls, ceilings, and floors will be getting fresh new finishes, to continue the ambience of the basement and front half of the main floor. Stay tuned for updates!

2. Rolling Out New Brands

Over this past year, we have introduced several new brands to our product offerings. These additions are reflective of what we have been observing our clients are interested in seeing more of, particularly in the areas of dining room sets, home decor, and modern furniture. Here’s a hint of what just a few of those brands have to offer:

Sunpan – A fast-growing global furniture company specializing in the design and manufacturing of transitional and contemporary furnishings. Committed to understanding fashion and design in order to offer a diverse selection of high-end looks at affordable prices.

Shermag – Manufacturer of quality home furniture in Quebec (a less custom sister brand to Bertanie). Adding functionality to design, Shermag crafts quality wood furniture for bedrooms and dining rooms, with mix-and-match options and beautifully warm finishes.

Universal Furniture – Makers of quality furniture with inspired designs and function; for how you live today. Design enters a more intelligent dimension with built-in features that make these beautiful furnishings function beautifully. Sub-brand “SmartStuff” provides high-function, high-fashion furniture for kids.

3. Growing Our Team

This was a huge year for our team in terms of bringing on new staff and expanding our skill sets. While we were sad to see Jeremy and Lois move on to new opportunities, we are glad to know they are flourishing and enjoying a new season in each of their lives. We continue to be blessed by several steady and experienced team mates, who are always eager to help, train, and connect with others, and are grateful for lots of new friendly faces in our work family. Here’s a quick look at who is on the Chervin Furniture & Design team these days:

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(A) Karen – In-Home Design Consultant

(L) Marilyn – Marketing

(L) Steve – Showroom Manager

(I) Erica – Design Coop Student

(S) Jody – Lead Sales Associate

(B) Steph – Showroom Merchandiser & Sales Associate

(R) Cherlyn – Sales Associate & Order Processor

(I) Kristen – Marketing Manager

(G) Carter – Delivery Lead

(H) Jenny – Sales Associate

(T) Brevin – Delivery Support

(!) Heidi – Sales Associate (Waterloo)

We are so thankful for all the opportunities we have had to learn and grow over the past year, and we can’t wait to unpack all that is in store for 2020. We hope you have a wonderful time ringing in the New Year with your family and friends tonight, and look forward to sharing the adventure of 2020 with you!

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