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Farrey’s Lighting, Bath, Kitchen and Hardware Commemorated a Century of Service and a Future



Farrey's Lighting, Bath, Kitchen and Hardware, a cornerstone of the South Florida community, is proud to celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2024. This family-owned business has long been a premium source of unique, high-quality products and exceptional professional service.


To celebrate a century of service and a future of innovation, Farrey’s hosted a 100th Anniversary Celebration at its North Miami Showroom on April 24. Invited VIP guests comprised of community leaders and Farrey’s long-time partners, including architects, general contractors, real estate agents, designers and more, had the opportunity to exclusively experience Farrey’s North Miami Showroom while mingling with CEO and Chairman Bud Farrey and Farrey’s executives.



During the event, Farrey’s was honored with three proclamations from Miami-Dade County Governmental and Community Affairs Liaison Melonie Burke, North Miami Councilman Scott Galvin and North Bay Village Mayor Brent Latham, a testament to Farrey’s dedication and commitment to the Miami-Dade community.


The exclusive event featured elegant touches and photo opportunities including a retro photo booth, a 100thanniversary-themed ice sculpture and a Fiat gelato car provided by Dolce Vita Gelati. A live violinist entertained and engaged with the guests throughout the event while they enjoyed complimentary wine, beer and hors d'oeuvres.


“It’s an honor to celebrate this remarkable milestone and the Farrey’s legacy,” said Bud Farrey. “It’s been a pleasure to serve our community for the past 100 years. Our customers are like family to us, and this wouldn’t be possible without them and our long-time vendor partners who have trusted our team for their lighting, bath, kitchen and hardware needs.”



Founded by John J. and Emily Farrey in 1924, Farrey’s has been a leading provider of products, technical resources and services for lighting, bath, kitchen and hardware projects. From its humble beginnings as a small general store that sold hardware, linens, lighting, china, fishing gear and other home products, Farrey’s has consistently upheld its commitment to being a trusted source of unique, superior offerings and unmatched expert services.


A testament to the Farrey’s rich history in the Miami-Dade community, after the 1926 hurricane, John J. Farrey was appointed chief building inspector of Miami Beach, with a mandate to craft a building code to prevent that level of structural damage from occurring again. This historic document was later recognized as the first South Florida Building Code.



In the 1960s, the third generation joined the family business. Bud Farrey became chairman and president, while Frank Farrey assumed the roles of vice president and chief financial officer. They guided the business through continuous expansion over the next decades. Bud and Frank upheld the family's legacy of success by demonstrating adaptability and growth with the times.


Today, the fourth generation of the Farrey family continues its legacy of service with the largest product selection and in-stock inventory of its kind in South Florida. With more than 25,000 in-stock SKUs and two 30,000-square-foot showrooms — one in North Miami, built in 1980, and one in Coconut Grove, built in 2002 — the company owes its longevity to always having strong local, national and international vendor relationships as well as providing excellence service to South Florida trade professionals.


The event was a success thanks to the generosity of various sponsors. The Platinum Sponsors were Graff, Toto WAC, Schonbek and Modern Forms. The Gold Sponsors were Hansgrohe, Robern, Elegant, Minka and Artemide. The Silver Sponsors were Avenue Lighting, Aquabrass, Baldwin, Beach Lighting, Dornbracht, Duravit, ET2, Gessi, Lib&Co, Madeli, Eurofase, LeGrand and MTI. Additional Participating Sponsors include Ginger, Newport Brass, Lutron, Palecek, Tech Lighting and Blanco.


For more information about Farrey’s Lighting, Bath, Kitchen and Hardware please visit https://farreys.com/.


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Farrey’s is South Florida’s leading lighting, decorative bath, kitchen and decorative hardware resource for inspired spaces. With 160,000 square feet in its showrooms and warehouse, it offers a broad selection of contemporary, transitional and traditional styles. A fourth-generation family business, Farrey’s was established in 1924. It owes its longevity to having always been at the forefront of cutting-edge technology and personal service. Farrey’s showrooms are located at 1850 NE 146th Street, North Miami, FL 33181, and 3000 SW 28th Lane, Coconut Grove, FL 33133. For more information, visit farreys.com, call 888-854-5483, or email help@farreys.com. Visit Farrey’s on social media on Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube.

By ML Staff. Images courtesy of Farrey’s Lighting, Bath, Kitchen and Hardware.

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