Decorating Den Interiors honors top sales achievers

Decorating Den Interiors franchisees across the United States and Canada continued solid sales results with two of its top U.S. franchisees having their best year ever in 2022 and a Canadian franchisee earning the highest sales in company history.

“2022 was our second highest year for sales in more than a decade,” said James S. Bugg Jr., president and CEO of the Easton, Maryland-based company.

The Decorating Den Interiors franchisee in Ottawa, Canada, was No. 1 in sales overall and No. 1 in sales in Canada. The business is owned by Catherine Pulcine (seated on table) and Jerome Pulcine (to her left).

The company has announced the following individual sales awards for 2022.

Honored as the company’s Chairman’s Circle were the top 10 franchisees for highest sales in the United States, along with the highest in Canada. No. 1 overall and No. 1 in Canada were Catherine and Jerome Pulcine of Ottawa, Ontario, whose franchise had the highest sales in the history of Decorating Den Interiors.

No. 1 in the United States was Lisa Bibawi of Dallas, who has been in business only since 2019.

Others who achieved Chairman’s Circle status are Kiran Arif of Cincinnati; Linda and Dana Coin of Sanibel, Florida; sisters Barbara Elliott and Jennifer Ward Woods of Stone Mountain, Georgia; Michelle Jett of Los Angeles; Sandy and James Kozar of Knoxville, Tennessee; Claudia Leah of Naples, Florida; Bonnie Pressley of Fort Worth, Texas; Nola Shivers of Springfield, Missouri, and Charla Traugott of Montgomery, Texas.


“Kiran Arif’s accomplishment is especially worthy of note, because 2022 was only her second full year in business,” Bugg said. The Coins’ achievement also is notable, having had their studio destroyed by Hurricane Ian.”

No. 1 sales achiever in the United States is based in Dallas and owned by Lisa Bibawi (center).

Thirty additional top sales achievers were announced: Amy Ahearn of Williamsburg, Virginia; Deborah Betcherm, West Chester, Pennsylvania; Jan Bromberek, Plainfield, Illinois; Sandra Burroughs and Allison Fikejs, Lenexa, Kansas; Marina Colella, West Chester, New York; Suzanne Christie, Clearwater, Florida; Debbie Demboski, Wesley Chapel, Florida;  Sherry Franzoy, Las Cruces, New Mexico;  Kathy Golson, Orlando, Florida; Monique Holland, Upper Marlboro, Maryland; Bohne Jones, Nashville;  Lynne Lawson, Columbia, Maryland; Maria Loveless, Manassas, Virginia; Barbara McInnis Hayman, Kissimmee, Florida; Karen Miller, Polk City, Iowa; Kathleen Monteleone, Wind Gap, Pennsylvania; Kim Morgan, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania; Angie Palmer, Peachtree, Georgia; Kimberly Paulus, Missouri City, Texas; Kristen Pawlak, Louisville, Kentucky; Roz Redmond, Brandywine, Maryland; Valerie Ruddy, Verona, New Jersey;  Diane Schaefer, Venice, Florida; Krista Shugars, Pasadena, Maryland; Veronica Simmons, Wixom, Michigan;  Marni Sugerman, Riverdale, New York; Tonie Vander Hulst, Palm Beach, Florida; Suzan Wemlinger, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Gina Wolleat, Lino Lakes, Minnesota.; and Cassy Young, Bogart, Georgia.

Among top decorators who are part of a franchise, Paula Esterline of Fort Worth, Texas, was the leader.  Others in the top five were Kayla Anderson, Dallas; Breann Bohne, Dallas; Heather Malachowski, Springfield, Missouri; and Trinette Nelson, Sanibel Island, Florida.

The top Canadian decorator was Natlie Cox of Ottawa, Ontario.

Founded in 1969, Decorating Den Interiors is North America’s largest interior design and home furnishings franchise company. Its nearly 300 franchisees operate throughout the United States and Canada.

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