Dover Rug & Home Announced as FBA Awards Finalist
– Awards Ceremony to Take Place Thursday, October 23 –

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Dover Rug & Home is proud to announce that they have been named a Family Business Association (FBA) Awards finalist in the category of Fourth Generation Businesses. The FBA is the leading independent, non-profit organization serving family business enterprises and annually recognizes the accomplishments of several highly successful Massachusetts family businesses and offers opportunities for all of the owners to enhance their companies.

Dover Rug & Home was handpicked out of a very competitive pool as the company embodies the determination, perseverance, and respect that businesses strive to emanate. CEO of Dover Rug & Home Mahmud Jafri states, “I am humbled to be a finalist for this prestigious award. To be recognized for the positive impact our company has had in the community and to be viewed as a positive role model for other fourth generation businesses is an honor.”

The FBA acknowledges the challenges and significant hurdles that family businesses must overcome in order to flourish, as well as the reality that the Massachusetts economy is supported and backboned by family businesses. The association provides educational programming and a forum for these businesses to collaboratively exchange knowledge and experience and is dedicated to the recognition and implementation of best business practices and ethical standards among these enterprises.

The FBA Awards ceremony takes place Thursday, October 23 at The Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge, MA beginning at 4:30 PM with a VIP Reception. Cocktails and dinner will follow. The event is hosted by WBZ – CBS Boston news anchor David Wade and features keynote speaker Leo Vercollone of VERC Enterprises.

Dover Rug & Home- with locations in Natick and now in Boston’s Back Bay – offers customers an extensive collection of fine rugs – including one-of-a-kind hand-knotted rugs & carpets, custom window treatments and hardwood floor options, and eco-friendly cork, among others. Recognized as Best of Boston HOME in 2011 and  twelve consecutive years as  “Readers’ Choice” by Wicked Local, the company’s exceptional customer service program includes in-home design assistance, free in-home trial for all rugs, and immediate installation of the large inventory of fine in-stock carpeting. Additionally Dover offers a lifetime trade in policy for all hand-knotted rugs, repairs and cleaning services, and a preferred customer program entitling 10% off purchases.  President and CEO Mahmud Jafri is a recipient of the 2013 Immigrant Entrepreneur Award for “Outstanding Neighborhood Business” by the Immigrant Learning Center and is a member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), International Furnishing and Design Association (IFDA), and World Floor Covering Association. Mr. Jafri serves on the Governor’s Advisory Council on Refugees and Immigrants (GACRI) and is a member of the WGBH Board of Overseers.

In addition to his accomplished Dover-Natick and Dover-Boston showrooms, Mr. Jafri is also the founder of Dover Squash & Fitness, a state-of-the-art fitness facility and home court to the Dover Squash Academy, providing coaching & training services to several schools & colleges including MIT. Dover Squash & Fitness is a direct reflection of Mr. Jafri’s philosophy to lead a healthy lifestyle and integrate his Pakistani culture. The facility offers a range of programs and memberships for all individuals, including squash, yoga, nutrition, and training.

Dover Rug & Home is headquartered at 721 Worcester Road (Route 9), Natick. Dover-Boston is located at 390 Stuart Street in the Back Bay.  For more information visit the company website at or call (508) 651-3500 (Natick) or (617) 266-3600 (Boston). Follow Dover Rug & Home on Facebook at, Twitter @DoverRug, or on Houzz at