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1255 98E Rue
Saint-Georges, Quebec G5Y 8J5

Company Description: Boa-Franc is a company based in Saint-Georges de Beauce that, since 1979, has been going all out to remain the North American leader in the manufacturing and...   more

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Boa-Franc President ..., 19 Nov 2013 [cached]
Boa-Franc President Pierre Thabet receives Lifetime Achievement Award from the NAFCD Mirage Floors' latest hardwood flooring news
Boa-Franc President Pierre Thabet receives Lifetime Achievement Award from the NAFCD
St-Georges, Quebec, November 19, 2013 Pierre Thabet, President of Boa-Franc, the manufacturer behind the Mirage brand of hardwood floors is recipient of the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from the NAFCD, the National Association of floor Covering Distributors.
The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented for exceptional leadership or outstanding contributions that have led to expanding the vision of the floor covering distribution industry. It recognizes exceptional individuals who are positively impacting their respective businesses and the flooring industry as a whole. The Award was presented to Pierre Thabet, President of Boa-Franc as a part of the NAFCD + NBMDA Annual Convention in Chicago, IL on November 12: " The landscape has changed a lot in 30 years. What has not changed is our passion to be the best. I accept this award on behalf of our employees, customers and suppliers. They are the reason behind our success and we consider them as partners-without them, it would not have been feasible, states Pierre Thabet.
"In 1983, Pierre Thabet purchased Boa-Franc which at the time had three employees. On March 3, 1984, his company suffered a devastating fire that completely destroyed their plant. Pierre rebuilt and grew his company to the fourth largest hardwood flooring manufacturer in North America with nearly 400 employees. Pierre's drive for process and quality has established a culture that is dedicated to the company doing their best work in all things and at all times," said NAFCD President George Roth.
Six months after founding ..., 21 Oct 2013 [cached]
Six months after founding Boa-Franc, Pierre Thabet watched helplessly as flames tore apart his establishment.
"It was Saturday, March 3 [1984], and it was 25 degrees below zero outside," he said. "I was on the site at the time and tried to save as much as possible... but then the roof collapsed. It was 9:45 p.m. that night when I realized nothing was left but ashes."
Thabet returned to the location the next day at 4:30 a.m., gathered his insurance papers and put a plan to rebuild in motion. "On March 20 we started reconstructing. We were back in production by May 28, less than three months later," he said.
Out of the ashes of March 3, a flame was lit that still burns 30 years later. "You have to look forward, not backwards," Thabet said.
Growing up in St. Georges, Quebec, Thabet said many people from the area were instilled with the work ethic that success only comes from perseverance.
Thabet founded Boa-Franc (the Mirage brand name came later) with the belief that quality would be the best weapon to differentiate itself from its competition. "We have hammered that 'quality' theme for 30 years," he said. "Quality is not just a product, it is the quality of service you provide; it's the people you hire and the customers you align yourselves with. If you want to win the Cup, you must have the best people on the team and deal with the best customers because, without customers, we could not exist."
Lifetime achievement
At next month's North American Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) convention, Thabet will be honored with the group's Lifetime Achievement Award. The award recognizes exceptional leadership or outstanding contributions that have led to expanding the vision of the floor covering distribution industry.
Bruce Zwicker, CEO, J.J. Haines, nominated Thabet for the award.
"Pierre's drive for progress and quality has established a culture that is dedicated to doing the best work in all things and at all times," Zwicker wrote in his nomination letter.
Thabet explained that while he is honored to receive the award, "I told Bruce, 'I am not done yet, I have some things still to complete.' Thirty years to me is like last week.
"The team we have put in place here-the brand, the network we have-will continue to grow; this is the legacy we have built," he added.
Thabet said that while the first 30 years have been fun and rewarding, the job is not complete.
Pierre ..., 14 June 2014 [cached]
Pierre Thabet President
Pierre Thabet
National Wood Flooring Association - Hardwood Floors Magazine - E-News, 8 Dec 2003 [cached]
"Protecting, preserving and managing forests and educating people about our forests is our responsibility," says Pierre Thabet, president of Mirage/Boa-Franc.
Boa-Franc - History, 20 Nov 2013 [cached]
The company is purchased by Pierre Thabet, the current owner. A new philosophy is born: QUALITY and continuous improvement.
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