Paver DO’s and DON’Ts

Paver DO’s and DON’Ts

By Charissa Farley Originally published in Hardscape Magazine’s Oct / Nov 2012 Print Issue California contractor Charissa Farley told how she’s successfully taken on different market segments that don’t typically use pavers such as: Communities stuck on asphalt/poured concrete and, Homeowners/architects seeking contemporary styling stone, stamped or scored concrete To do this, Charissa sells the advantages of pavers and searches the globe for products suitable for different markets while also pushing manufacturers to create unique looks. In this article, Charissa offers some of her paver DO’s and DON’Ts.            ...
Charissa Farley Receives Palm Springs Life Corporate Leader Award

Charissa Farley Receives Palm Springs Life Corporate Leader Award

Visionary Women BY ETHAN KAMINSKY A pilot, a paver, and a planner — the winners of this year’s Women in Business Awards include a broad spectrum of enterprising Coachella Valley women. Palm Springs Life presents this second annual tribute to our desert’s most exemplary female leaders. Diverse as their achievements may be, all three awardees share a firm commitment to their community, the determination to give back, a strong belief in potential, an inquisitive spirit, a taste for innovation, and the courage to seek out the right resources yet follow their own way. Their stories are inspiring beacons of possibility for Coachella Valley women and their counterparts everywhere. A panel of three judges chose candidates in three categories: Entrepreneur (started own business, profit, or nonprofit), Corporate Leader (founded nonprofit or profit), and Business Leader in the Community (made largest impact, change, and contribution in the community). Introducing this year’s awards as the event’s keynote speaker is Mariel Hemingway, brand ambassador of Cambria and celebrated actress, author, eco-activist, adventurer, and advocate of balanced and mindful living. A Renaissance woman with myriad accomplishments under her belt, she’s a fitting embodiment of the personal and professional best to which people everywhere — men and women — can aspire. Corporate Leader: Charissa Farley To call Charissa Farley active is an understatement. Awake at 4 a.m. for hot yoga, she keeps both a hard hat and cocktail dress in her Range Rover, as her life is equal parts construction and “schmoozing.” Owner of Farley Interlocking Paving, which installs exterior hardscapes, the highly social subcontractor has been dubbed the “queen of pavers” — which also describes...

2015 Best of the Valley Awards: Polls are Open!

Thanks to so many of you who nominated us in the “Home Improvement” category of the 2015 Best of the Valley awards presented by the Desert Sun. The voting has started and voters are now allowed to vote once each day until Oct 10th for their favorite valley businesses. Please cast your vote for Farley Interlocking Paving. Let’s “Rock the Vote”! Thanks for your support, The Farley Paving...

CVSBDC Fireside Chat Kickoff Event

On Thursday the Coachella Valley Small Business Development Center (CVSBDC) kicked off its Business Success Program with a morning Fireside Chat featuring local business owners and valley leaders. Featured speakers for the first Entrepreneurial Workshop Series program, which was hosted by the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership and College of the Desert, were: Clarissa Farley, of Farley Interlocking Paving Engin Onural, of The Venue Sushi Bar & Sake Lounge Dr. Nicole Ortiz, of Live Well Clinic Michael Collins, of The Works Floor & Wall The workshop was a complete success for CVSBDC’s kickoff event giving local businesses a networking opportunity to share ideas and talk through problems they may be facing. Business Success Program Workshops will be held on a monthly or more frequent basis, check back here for workshop details. View Clips from July 2-13’s CVSBDC’s July Fireside Chat: Thriving in the Summer...

Farley Pavers Receives Angie’s List Super Service Award

We’d like to send a sincere thank you to our customers for taking the time to review us on Angie’s List. It is because of you that we can proudly accept the Angie’s List Super Service Award, an award earned by only the top 5% of qualifying businesses in each category, in each market and that have successfully completed a background check. Additionally, winners must maintain an “A” Rating in “Overall Grade” (an average of all reviews received), “Recent Grade” (an average of all reviews from the past three years, and “Review Period Grade” (an average of all reviews received since the previous November 1st to October 31st grading period). Thank you! Sincerely, The Farley Pavers...