American Furniture Warehouse (AFW), which is headquartered in Englewood, is one of the top retail furniture companies in the U.S. AFW President and CEO Jake Jabs credits his organization’s success to “the basic American philosophy of hard work, long hours, self confidence, the courage to take risks, and the desire to give value and service to every customer.”
An active member of the community and philanthropist, Jabs lends his support to a number of nonprofit organizations and is the recipient of many honors and awards, including being named a Colorado Business Hall of Fame Laureate in 2012.
Jabs is passionate about teaching young people the basics of business and the keys to success. On September 19, 2014 Jabs received the Bronze Award from JA USA for his outstanding dedication to the JA mission. In addition to personally supporting JA as a member of the JA Free Enterprise Society, Jabs has generously dedicated 5,500 square feet of AFW’s Thornton location to house JA Finance Park. The employees at AFW have gone above and beyond to ensure that the students, volunteers and teachers have a successful park experience. Last year, AFW welcomed 13,668 middle and high school students to the park to practice making the same financial decisions that adults make every day.
JA Finance Park is offered to schools at no cost thanks to outstanding supporters like Jake Jabs and American Furniture Warehouse as well as JA Finance Park’s presenting sponsor Great-West Financial.
Learn more about Jake Jabs and American Furniture Warehouse by watching the following Colorado Business Hall of Fame video profile.