BEST FRANCHISING PIONEER: We are so proud that our company’s chairman, James S. Bugg, Sr., was named “Best Franchising Pioneer” after a month of online voting on a website that presented brief biographies of 50 pioneers who helped build the $2 trillion franchise industry. Mr. Bugg was recognized for his 30 years of leadership of our company, which is North America’s largest home furnishings and interior design franchise company, and for his significant leadership in the franchise industry.
“Mr. Bugg is a pioneer in the franchise industry because he helped the International Franchise Association open up its membership requirements to include franchisees. At the same time, he was part of the Minorities, Awards, and International Affairs committees, among others,” the website reported. He is in the Franchise Hall of Fame.