Seeking a better life for his family, Pasquale Fazari arrives from Italy in 1952. Finding work on the assembly line in a hardwood flooring manufacturing plant, he was impressed with how the hardwood flooring was made and the beauty of how it enriches a home. He spent a number of years perfecting the trade; installing, sanding, and finishing.
In 1958, Pasquale, my father, and his brother Domenic opened their first hardwood flooring company called FAZARI BROTHERS FLOORING. In 1959, they incorporated another company called PAT FLOORING LTD. Bringing in with them their younger brother Mike, they serviced the new home builders and consumer needs. The company expanded to one of the largest residential hardwood floor contractors in the country, developing a relationship not only with new home builders, but also with the general public.
In 1983, at 18 years of age, I came into the business to learn the hands-on aspect of the trade. My workday consisted of installing, sanding, staining, finishing and repairing. My father wouldn't have it any other way. "You can't expect someone to work for you if you don't know to do the work yourself"; words of wisdom which I value today. When he felt I was ready, my father then gave me the opportunity to open my own business. Twenty-one years later, I opened the doors to my own company called WESTON HARDWOOD DESIGN CENTRE INC.