A little more than 23 years ago, I was covering sales for the state of New York since we didn’t have a representative for the area at the time. During this period, New York retailer Apartment Living faxed over a picture of an armoire, inquiring about purchase options. My wife Donna and I got on a plane and went to meet with the dealer, Neil Baser, and he agreed to put some of our product on the floor.
During our meeting, I asked Neil if he knew any good reps in New York and he immediately recommended Ira Epstein. Shortly after returning home to Georgia, I got a call from Ira and he came down to our office the following Monday for orientation. And so the story began. I told Ira we wanted to expand brand awareness and grow our business in the New York and Northern New Jersey areas. Ira did just that!
Ira and his wife Bonnie retired from Habersham this year and we will miss them! They are among the most loyal and dedicated people I know. On behalf of all of us here at Habersham, we thank them for their years of service, for all they have done for our company, and wish them all the best in the years to come.