DirectBuy of Calgary Honored as Top Renewal Centre of the Year

Calgary, Canada (PressExposure) February 02, 2009 -- DirectBuy, the leading members-only showroom and home design centre that offers merchandise direct from manufacturers and their authorized suppliers, is proud to announce that DirectBuy of Calgary, led by franchise owner Teresa Shock, recently was the recipient of the highest honour for membership renewals awarded to franchise locations – Renewal Centre of the Year.

“We are very proud and excited that our members enjoy the shopping experience and savings enough to continue to support us year after year,” franchise owner Teresa Shock explained. “I am also very proud of the excellent job our service team is doing because they’ve truly created the type of atmosphere where our members love to shop for their homes.”

DirectBuy centres had the opportunity to qualify for Renewal Centre of the Year by displaying a high renewal rate – a testament to service excellence - on first and subsequent member renewals during a 12-month qualification period. During the past year, all DirectBuy locations were ranked according to their renewal percentage, culminating with the top centre, DirectBuy of Calgary, earning on-stage recognition at DirectBuy’s International Sales & Service Conference and acknowledgment in BuyLines – the company’s network wide newsletter.

Franchise Owner Teresa Shock owns and operates the 16,000 sq. ft. DirectBuy of Calgary showroom, conveniently located at Unit 17 3900 106th Ave SE in Calgary, AB. DirectBuy offers consumers a comfortable, welcoming setting and design centre where they finally have the financial control of buying direct.

DirectBuy of Calgary offers area residents thousands of items, including kitchen cabinets, flat-screen televisions and major appliances from more than 500 top manufacturers and their authorized suppliers.

To assist members with their home renovation projects, DirectBuy employs interior designers and product specialists who are specially trained in one of five areas of merchandise: Home Furnishing, Home Improvement, Flooring, Accessories, and Entertainment/Outdoor.

DirectBuy members also have access to renowned designer Christopher Lowell. Lowell has designed twelve room settings – created exclusively with products available through DirectBuy – using his Seven Layers of Design. An innovative approach to home décor, The Seven Layers of Design keeps homeowners on budget and from feeling overwhelmed by their project.

DirectBuy Membership Consumers who are interested in joining DirectBuy of Calgary are encouraged to attend an exclusive Open House event, which is designed to educate families about DirectBuy’s unique business model. The Open House also helps consumers better understand how DirectBuy members avoid traditional retail markup when purchasing brand-name merchandise.

To request a "Free Insider's Guide to Buying Direct" and a Visitor’s Pass to learn more about the superior value and benefits of a DirectBuy membership, call 403-543-1620 or visit

About DirectBuy

For more than 37 years, DirectBuy has been showing thousands of consumers unparalleled ways to save as they shop for virtually everything for in and around their homes – from furnishings, home improvement and flooring, to entertainment and outdoor products, accessories and much, much more. With more than 160 locations in North America, DirectBuy offers its members access to approximately 500 brand-name manufacturers and their authorized suppliers in Canada, and more than 700 brand-name manufacturers and authorized suppliers in the United States.

About DirectBuy of Calgary

Consumers interested in seeing DirectBuy’s savings, service and selection up close may obtain a Visitor’s Pass to attend an Open House by visiting or

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Press Release Submitted On: February 02, 2009 at 1:38 pm
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