Jake Jabs, owner of American Furniture Warehouse, was honored as a Colorado Business Hall of Fame Laureate Thursday evening. Mr. Jabs founded the Centennial Colorado-based business in 1975, and currently serves as the company’s president and chief executive officer. The company has been BBB Accredited for the better part of a decade, and American Furniture Warehouse’s customer service manager, Rob Naish, serves on the BBB’s Board of Directors.
Mr. Jabs received this award for his dedication to community-based philanthropy. He’s especially passionate about causes relating to students, and the future of business in Colorado. In addition to a three-million dollar donation to his alma matter, the proud Montana State alumnus has generously donated to the BBB Foundation’s Student of Integrity Scholarship over the past several years. ColoradoBiz Magazine states that American Furniture Warehouse’s donations to local charities exceed two-million dollars annually.
President and CEO of Junior Achievement Rocky Mountain, Robin Wise, commented on the newly minted laureates, saying; “The contributions of the Colorado Business Hall of Fame’s six new laureates provide excellent examples for all future businessmen and women.” As for Mr. Jabs, it appears the octogenarian titan will continue to set his example from the front-lines of his self-constructed furniture empire; the same empire he has managed for the last 37 years. Regarding his future career plans, Coloradobiz Magazine states, “Jabs has no plans to retire. Running his privately held company keeps him occupied and interested.”
The BBB Foundation would like to offer its heartfelt thanks for the support of Mr. Jab’s and American Furniture Warehouse. You have helped the Foundation to improve the lives of Colorado students; we wish you continued success in the future.