Amani Thorpe-Lee (left) presents the Marte family with an assortment of fine furniture for their brand-new Morris Habitat Home.
Amani Thorpe-Lee (left) presents the Marte family with an assortment of fine furniture for their brand-new Morris Habitat Home.

DOVER, NJ- (HHNTV) To help celebrate the joyful occasion of four Morris Habitat for Humanity Homes in a ribbon cutting ceremony, The President and CEO of Whippany Manor Ethan Allen Design Center, Phillip Esposito, with his family of home furnishing executives, attended and spoke on his love for the town of Dover; where his uncle started Dover Furniture in the 1930's down on Blackwell Street.

The ceremony especially meant a lot to Mr. Esposito as he took heart to the Morris Habitat for Humanity work and dedication. He re-told that his career began right in Dover where he started as a stock employee and worked his way through the corporate ranks after college; now he sits at the helm of Whippany Manor, an Ethan Allen Franchisee. Seeing how much Dover evolved over the last 20 years was an incredible sight to behold as he fondly spoke about his personal need to pass by his family's old Dover Furniture Building at 32 Blackwell. It was a very hot and sunny July afternoon where Esposito promised to keep it short, but exclaimed that everyone deserves an opportunity to turn their house into a home that they can call their own, all said... very well aligned to the Morris Habitat for Humanity Mission of providing affordable home ownership.

Esposito's company, Whippany Manor, has three Ethan Allen North Jersey locations: Whippany, Wayne and Somerville and one Ethan Allen retail store in Allentown, Pennsylvania which serves people from many NJ towns just like Dover. Whippany Manor Ethan Allens' Director of Sales, Amani Thorpe-Lee presented the Sartorius, Marte, Carmona and Figueroa families with an assortment of fine furniture for their brand-new Morris Habitat Homes, including deluxe couches and home entertainment displays. The recipients were more than appreciative of Ethan Allen's generosity and support from the Esposito Family. One of the new Morris Habitat Homeowners, Ed Sartorius, a 16 year military veteran is moving from a cramped and noisy apartment with his wife and children, and is now eager to make roots in his new Habitat Home and share with them.  

"It's very important to love where you live," Ms. Thorpe-Lee explained, pointing out the beauty of the four brand-new homes constructed by Morris Habitat for Humanity on Harding Avenue.