On this Veterans Day, Bob’s Discount Furniture is proud to honor and celebrate the service and sacrifice of our employees who are veterans. We appreciate the invaluable contributions that veterans make to our workforce, enriching our organization with their diverse experiences and unwavering dedication. To all the veterans on our team, we extend a heartfelt thank you for your service to our country and we are honored that have shared your experiences.
Bob’s is also privileged to support veterans and active military through our current Café Collection for a Cause partnership with Operation Homefront. During the month of November, Bob’s will double any donation made to Operation Homefront in all store cafés and online. Employees of Bob’s distribution center in Connecticut, who are also veterans, presented a Café Collection for a Cause donation to Operation Homefront for funds raised last year.
In honor of this Veteran’s Day, Bob’s Community Outreach supported Operation Ramp it Up, which provides ramp access to homes for veterans and Americans in need.
Bob’s volunteers, Judey Troy, Eric Rosenblum, Kenneth Floyd, Javier Medina, Thomas Shawn, Kate McLain, Co-Kema Goodman-Parker built a ramp through Operation Ramp it Up for U.S. Navy veteran and Purple Heart recipient, Vincent Glass allowing him to remain in his home after a medical condition limited his mobility.
Thanks to Bob’s Employees who are Veterans
Steve L., Regional Director,
Ohio & Michigan
United States Air Force
|What motivated you to join the military? Wanting to do more with my life and serve my country. I chose the Air Force as that was the branch that my dad served in.|
Steve C., Department Manager II, Connecticut
U.S. Army, Sargent E5, 10 years, stationed in Monterey, California and Columbus, Georgia. Deployed to South America and the Middle East.
|How would you describe your overall experience in the military? I knew even at an early age that the military would be a great way for me to see the world and go places I never would have been able to on my own. Also, it developed the Leadership qualities in me that most employers are looking for. I would do it again!|
Robert L., VP of Supply Chain Engineering & Technology, Connecticut
Captain – U.S. ARMY Military Police / Served 10 Years combination of Active duty and Reserves / Served in the Persian Gulf War (Desert Storm)
|How has your military service positively impacted your life and career at Bob’s? As an Officer in the Military everything is about Leadership, Strategy and Planning. These are three things I have used in every job I have had since leaving the military.|
Kevin C., Operations Manager, Maryland
U.S. Army E5 (SGT) 7 years.
|How has your military service positively impacted your life and career at Bob’s? It taught me discipline and integrity.|
Joe H., Director of Loss Prevention, Connecticut
Sergeant in the U.S. Army, Military Police Corps. During my 7 years of service, I performed Law Enforcement and Combat Support Operations in numerous locations including Panama, Korea, Kuwait, and Qatar.
|What motivated you to join the military? I came from a long line of servicemembers. My grandfather served in the U.S. Navy, and my father was a U.S. Army Infantryman who was wounded in combat during the Vietnam war. As a young man, I was compelled to serve my country like my family members before me.|
|Brandon R., DC Department Manager II, Maryland Army, SGT, 7.75 Active and 11 years Army Reserve. My main duty station was Fort Hood in the Army. My reserve duty station is Edgemont Reserve Center, PA. I also served in Iraq (26 months), South Korea (13 months), and Kuwait (9 months).||How has your military service positively impacted your life and career at Bob’s? My military experience has given me a lot of general knowledge, and leadership experience that has been useful to me to accomplish tasks and be promoted in BOB’s.|
|Carlos H., QC Lead, California|
U.S Army Sargent 6 yrs.
|How has your military service positively impacted your life and career at Bob’s? I have a bit more pride in myself, I gained an open mind when it comes to change, I gained the ability to better understand other people and see things from their point of view.|
|Henry C., Assembly Assistant Manager, Maryland|
U.S. Navy, Seaman, 4 years, USS Dwight D Eisenhower
|How has your military service positively impacted your life and career at Bob’s? It helped my work ethic and diligence.|
|David D., Maintenance Manager, California|
U.S. Army, E-4, 3 Years, Kaiserslautern, Germany and Fort Hood, Texas
|What motivated you to join the military? Growth, Desire to serve country.|
|Michael W., Operations Manager, Maryland|
U.S. Army Reserves, 7 years of service. Basic training was completed in Fort Dix New Jersey. AIT was completed at Aberdeen Proving Ground Maryland. Stationed to a Reserve unit in Lansing Michigan
|How has your military service positively impacted your life and career at Bob’s? I gained a lot of discipline while serving as well as how to lead others in a positive way.|
| Ronald W. Jr., Assistant Manager, Maryland|
Army, Sargent(E5), 8yrs. I went to basic at Fort Jackson in South Carolina. I then completed training at Fort Sam Houston and Fort Bliss both in Texas. I then had the privilege of traveling to many of the military and veteran hospitals around the world as a medical lab technician. This included places such as Landstuhl Medical Center in Germany, Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii, and Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Washington D.C.
|How would you describe your overall experience in the military? Inspiring. While serving in the Army, I had the opportunity to really witness the best in people. The amount of support you receive during a challenging time is something I don’t believe is talked about enough when discussing the military.|
|William F., Retail GS, Arizona|
|What motivated you to join the military? My Father who was a retired Master Sgt in the USAF.|