Charissa Farley, President of Farley Interlocking Pavers and television host is Palm Spring’s Life 2014 Corporate Business Woman of the Year. She is already recognized as the “Queen of Pavers” for her commitment to growing the country’s interlocking concrete paver industry and is the only woman in the country to hold the ICPI certification Advanced Residential Contractor Instructor, as well as being certified in commercial/advanced pavement technologies, permeable pavers, and sales to specifiers. Charissa purchased the first ever Optimus T-11 Paver installation machine in North America utilized for mechanical installation of streets and parking lots. She is the television host of “Home Makeover in the Desert”, sits on the Board of Desert Cancer Foundation and is very active in the community and community events. She is a voting member of the ICPI, WBE certified, a Management Trust Trusted Partner, a member of Desert Contractor’s Association and a Belgard Authorized Contractor.
Farley Interlocking Pavers has origins dating back to the mid 1970s. They offer installation, distribution, showrooms, continuing education, assistance in design and technical specifications, municipal resources and permeable pavements for storm water management. They have a broad range of experience with homeowner associations, developers, builders, architects, landscape architects, interior designers, landscapers, pool companies, and homeowners. They are the only company on the west coast to be a recipient of four National Concrete Awards in both residential and commercial.
Pavers have more than twice the strength of poured concrete, guaranteed never to crack, spauld, or break and will last a lifetime. Pavers are perfect for almost any hardscape including streets, common areas, driveways, pool decks and patios as well as courtyards and outdoor living areas. In a statement by Sue Wiskow in Planning and Development for Bighorn Country Club with over 7 miles of pavers, “our pavers require little maintenance and this is done yearly by applying sand during the summer months for approximately one month. This helps to clean the pavers as well as maintain sand between pavers.” The City of Ripon outside of San Francisco has required concrete paver streets for new developments due to problems with asphalt. A recent study demonstrates that if you include the costs of maintenance, pavers become less expensive then asphalt over the lifetime of the pavement. A Homeowner’s Replacement Fund Study performed locally recommended that all asphalt be replaced with pavers.