El Dorado Furniture
The late Manuel Capó, a Cuban-born businessman, acted as Founder and Proprietor of El Dorado Furniture of Miami, Florida. He established the company in 1967, drawing on the experience he had gained in his father’s furniture business in Cuba. El Dorado Furniture now spans six cities and three counties and remains in the hands of the children and grandchildren of Manuel Capó. The company developed a special boulevard layout for its 13 stores, which offer everything for the household, along with office and patio furniture, with a 90-day warranty and a detailed delivery service.
Mr. Capó never forgot his Cuban roots, and his family and its company have kept faith with this in many ways, especially in their many charitable enterprises. Every year, El Dorado Furniture operates a holiday toy drive, collecting items on behalf of Amigos For Kids, a child welfare organization working among the Hispanic people of South Florida. El Dorado Furniture also donates to Neighbors 4 Neighbors, a communications network which coordinates relief work for hurricane victims and others in need, as well as Miami Children's Hospital.
Besides these, El Dorado Furniture contributes to national charities, with an emphasis on health research and support for the homeless. These philanthropic efforts have earned several accolades for Mr. Capó and El Dorado Furniture. In 2003, the cancer research hospital City of Hope bestowed its Spirit of Life Award on Mr. Capó. After his death in 2009, the American Heart Association, Inc. honored him with its Big Heart Humanitarian Award.
In addition to these recognitions of El Dorado Furniture’s charitable donations, the company has gained acclaim from trade journals and associations. In 2005, it earned the title of Retailer of the Year from Furniture Today magazine. Among other trade affiliations, El Dorado Furniture actively supports the Latin Builders Association and the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce: two more instances of the company’s keeping faith with the heritage of Manuel Capó.