Burton James was formed in 1983, with a mission to provide hand crafted upholstered furniture with the premium on customer interaction and service. ItÍs three founding principals, all industry veterans, each brought their own specific talents to the company. Ray Zoref, with a background in sales, a Bachelor of Business Administration from Hofstera University and a degree from New YorkÍs Fashion Institute of Technology, concentrated on the styling and sales of the Burton James line. Marlo Goldsbey brought decades of sales experience to the company and Larry Alles brought his financial and operations expertise.
By 2001, Mr. Zoref was Burton JamesÍs... (more)