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Heart of Bob’s: October 2019

There are so many dedicated Bob’s employees throughout the country who work tirelessly every day to serve you. I have heard multiple stories throughout the years of employees going above and beyond to serve a customer or a fellow employee. These stories really melt my heart and to honor these employees I created the “Heart of Bob’s” award.

The “Heart of Bob’s” recognizes and shares the human stories of selfless acts that exemplify The Bob’s Way and stand as a model of behavior to be admired and appreciated. 

Every quarter I honor a select group of employees. These employees are presented with a crystal Heart of Bob’s award during a ceremony in their honor. 

Here are the most recent Heart of Bob’s honorees:

Giacomo Fiore

Giacomo Fiore is a sales associate in my Newington, CT location | Bob's Discount Furniture
Giacomo Fiore helped create a memorable experience for a young Boston Red Sox fan

Giacomo Fiore is a Sales Associate in my Newington, CT location. Giacomo created a memorable experience for a young Boston Red Sox fan who was receiving a Make-A-Wish from Bob’s. Having worked with the family previously and remembering Danny’s desire for a theatre room to watch games and his passion for the team, Giacomo contributed his own memorabilia to the project. For embracing our culture and values Giacomo is awarded this Heart of Bob’s.

David Ruby

David Ruby is a sales associate in my Cockeysville, MD location | Bob's Discount Furniture
David Ruby is known for his famous homemade waffles

David Ruby is a Sales Associate in my Cockeysville, MD location. Since the opening of the store, David has been offering transportation for any fellow associate in need, whether convenient or not. David also enjoys sharing his culinary expertise. It is not uncommon for David to prepare his famous specialty homemade waffles with all the toppings for the entire staff. For his unwavering support of his Bob’s family, David is awarded this Heart of Bob’s.

Numan Syed

Numan Syed is a sales associate in my Glendale, NY location | Bob's Discount Furniture
Numan Syed helped found a charity to help kids in need

Numan Syed is a Sales Associate in my Glendale, NY location. As a founding member of a charity whose focus is on needy kids, Numan has been able to assist with everything from school supplies and winter gear to helping underprivileged kids have the experience of their lives by attending prom.  For his generosity of time and spirit, Numan is awarded this Heart of Bob’s.

Team Latham, NY

The team in Latham, NY created a special holiday season for a customer and their family

The Heart of Bob’s was sighted in Latham, NY. Laurie DeWolf, Roger Livingston, and the entire store staff created a special holiday season for a Bob’s customer and their family. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house when Laurie read the card from a grateful family whose life was made a little easier by a group of caring people. For their unselfish acts of kindness and generosity, Team Latham is awarded This Heart of Bob’s.

The team in Latham, NY was honored with the Heart of Bob's award | Bob's Discount Furniture
Roger Livingston (left), store manager at my Latham, NY location with Mike Skirvin (right), CEO of Bob’s Discount Furniture

Team Wilmington, DE

The team at my Wilmington, DE store rallied together for a former associate fighting a serious medical condition | Bob's Discount Furniture
The team at my Wilmington, DE store rallied together for a former associate fighting a serious medical condition |

The Heart of Bob’s is alive and well in Wilmington, Delaware. When this team learned that a former associate, who had left for serious medical reasons, was in need of a new bed they couldn’t afford, the team went into action.  With a spirit of giving from associates, managers, and even a customer, they delivered what was needed. For their generosity and commitment to their community, Team Wilmington is awarded this Heart of Bob’s.

Past Heart of Bob’s Honorees

Please visit the Heart of Bob’s page for a look at past honorees.


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Comments (1)

  • James joycesays:

    December 7, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    Hi my wife and I was in the store in Portland Maine and we purchased a sofa and a leather power recliner we was welcomed at the door when we came in by Jared scot a salesman and we where very impressed by the knowledge he had about furniture and his honesty and manners and patience we just wanted you to know how pleased we are with his help and your furniture we will be back ty sincerely james and Nancy joyce

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