Family Legends: The Fargione Family
This husband and wife work together to create one-of-a-kind furniture pieces
The Fargione Family, Al & Harry’s Home Fashions
What’s the most gratifying thing about working with your family?
We enjoy being together as a family and spending time with each other. When it comes to working together, it’s fun to bounce ideas back and forth and come up with solutions together. It gives me great joy to see pieces go from design to concept and then from build to finished product – seeing the process and knowing we all had a part in creating something together.
What’s the biggest challenge you’ve overcome as a family business?
Knowing that the business affects us all financially and emotionally is a challenge we’ve had to learn to accept and overcome. You live and breathe the business, but it doesn’t seem like work if you love what you do.
What’s one piece of advice you’d give?
If you know in your gut that you should be doing something, just jump in and give it everything you have. It may be a lot of work, but it’s worth it.
What three lessons have you learned from starting a family business?
1. Everyone has different gifts and talents. Use that knowledge to delegate each person’s job. It helps things run smoother to accept you can’t do everything yourself.
2. Know that you want a family business but also be sure your family wants the same thing.
3. Know that God is on your side. Do what you know, and He will show you the rest. Trust in that.
Meet Joe & Alison
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