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Inflatable Tennis Domes a Big Hit for Quebec's Indoor Players This Winter

A traditional summer sport is becoming a big smash this winter.

 

Watch how The Farley Group is revolutionizing indoor tennis in Quebec, with our latest dome featured on Global News. Learn about the incredible impact of our inflatable tennis domes, and how our air supported structures are keeping the spirit of the game alive even in the chill of winter. 

 

Former top ranked Canadian tennis player Francois Godbout discusses his contribution and enthusiasm for the game, embracing these innovative spaces sanctioned by Tennis Canada.
 

It's not just a game—it's our passion to provide cutting-edge facilities that bring communities together. Watch the video to see The Farley Group's commitment to sports and leisure in action.

 

 

The Farley Group News at 11:20 AM
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The Farley Group Announces the Passing of Founder, Ralph Farley

Ralph Farley

PUSLINCH, ONTARIO, CANADA, February 8, 2024 - It is with deep sadness that The Farley Group announces the passing of our founder, Ralph Farley, on December 16, 2023. He passed away peacefully at Hospice Wellington, just a month shy of his 93rd birthday.

 

Ralph Farley was regarded as a pioneer in the world of air-supported domes. He was credited as the first to introduce this technology to Canada, New Zealand, China, and Russia. He founded The Farley Group, which has since become a global leader in the industry. Under his guidance, The Farley Group had a hand in over 900 domes worldwide, primarily focused on North America, transforming the landscape of indoor sports and multi-sport facilities.

Ralph Farley's legacy reaches beyond his business achievements. He was known for his warm personality and cherished the friendships he developed throughout his career, many of which spanned decades. His passion and dedication were an inspiration to all who knew him.

 

The Farley Group extends our deepest sympathies to Ralph’s wife, Sheila, his family, and all who were touched by his remarkable life. As we mourn the loss of a great leader and friend, we also celebrate the enduring legacy he leaves behind.

Lauren Trevor, President and CEO of The Farley Group, remembers Ralph fondly, saying, “I will always remember Ralph’s warm smile in the office every morning when I first started with the company 6 years ago. Even at the age of 87, he would walk down the hall several times a week to my office, asking to borrow my paper shredder, insisting on doing it himself. His presence was a blessing to us all, especially at John’s Retirement/25th Anniversary gathering in August. He will be deeply missed.”

In lieu of flowers, Ralph Farley’s family asks that those who wish to commemorate him please make a donation to Hospice Wellington in his memory.

 


About The Farley Group

 

The Farley Group has a proud 50-year tradition in the manufacturing, installation, and servicing of sports domes throughout the world. Since its founder, Ralph Farley, brought the concept to North America from Sweden over 50 years ago, Ralph and his associates have been committed to quality and integrity in dome design and fabrication. Today, The Farley Group is made up of expert staff of sales consultants, designers, and highly skilled production and service professionals experienced in all facets of air structure technology. The Farley Group is committed to providing only the best products and ensuring their customer experience is the best in the industry.

 

Samantha Donaldson-Scharf
The Farley Group

The Farley Group News at 12:37 PM
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New York Tennis Magazine Feature

New York Tennis Magazine Highlights The Farley Group's Expertise

 

As we gear up for winter here at The Farley Group, we're thrilled to share a feature from New York Tennis Magazine that showcases what we do best: helping keep tennis alive during the colder months! 

 

Our CEO, Lauren Trevor, chatted with New York Tennis Magazine about our approach to designing, building, and helping maintain the world’s best tennis domes, including dozens in and around New York City. We're especially proud of our work in the Big Apple, where we've had the opportunity to tackle some really unique challenges—including building tennis domes on top of parking structures and beneath the Queensboro Bridge. 

 

A big thanks to New York Tennis Magazine for the spotlight! To get the full story on our role in the tennis world, check out the full article here.

 

[Read Beyond the Baseline: Lauren Trevor, The Farley Group

 

The Farley Group News at 11:24 AM
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Lauren Trevor Announced as President/CEO

Lauren Trevor and John Simpell smiling together on a golf course

 

The Farley Group Announces Lauren Trevor as President and Chief Executive Officer

 

PUSLINCH ONTARIO, November 21, 2023 — The Farley Group, the world’s leading manufacturer of sports domes, announces the retirement of its esteemed CEO, John Simpell, and the promotion of Lauren Trevor as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective September 1, 2023.

 

For over 23 years, John Simpell has been instrumental in transforming The Farley Group into an industry titan. His distinctive leadership style prioritized unparalleled service and cultivated a culture of long-term employee loyalty. Simpell, who deeply values the relationships  built with employees, clients, and suppliers, has been  foundational in elevating the company’s reputation in the industry. His contributions to the company have been widely respected by both employees and clients.

Lauren Trevor, who stepped into the role of acting CEO last year, has decades of experience in manufacturing and profound respect for Simpell’s leadership.

“The vision for The Farley Group is to honour and maintain the core values that brought us to where we are today, which are centered around our clients, our team, and the communities that our clients serve," said Trevor.

 

Joining The Farley Group in January 2018 as Vice President of Finance, and later assuming the position of President in April 2021, Trevor’s leadership is marked by a strategic emphasis on innovation, sustainability, and social responsibility, ensuring a future where the company grows and positively impacts its community.

 

Trevor also champions a company culture of empowerment and growth. Her leadership will intensify initiatives supporting cross-functional collaboration, teamwork, continuous learning, and personal development, while advocating for the well-being of team members and their families.

 

Client and community service are at the core of The Farley Group’s ethos. Trevor perceives her leadership role as one rooted in service — to employees, customers, and stakeholders alike.

 

Simpell’s parting wisdom for the incoming CEO underscores the essence of The Farley Group: be flexible and remember that The Farley Group is, at its core, a ‘people business.’

 

The Farley Group extends its deepest gratitude to John Simpell for his transformative leadership and wishes him an enjoyable retirement. The entire team looks forward to a bright future under Lauren Trevor’s capable leadership and welcomes her into her new role as CEO.



About The Farley Group

 

The Farley Group has a proud 50-year tradition in the manufacturing, installation, and servicing of sports domes throughout the world. Since its founder, Ralph Farley, brought the concept to North America from Sweden over 50 years ago, Ralph and his associates have been committed to quality and integrity in dome design and fabrication. Today, The Farley Group is made up of expert staff of sales consultants, designers, and highly skilled production and service professionals experienced in all facets of air structure technology. The Farley Group is committed to providing only the best products and ensuring their customer experience is the best in the industry.

 

Domes are ideal for tennis, soccer, and other indoor recreational activities. For project photos, costs, and more information on The Farley Group, visit https://www.thefarleygroup.com/.

 

Contact:

Name: Samantha Donaldson-Scharf, Marketing & Sales Manager, The Farley Group

Email: sdonaldsonscharf@thefarleygroup.com

The Farley Group News at 2:04 PM
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VP Lauren Trevor Promoted to President

Press Release – VP Lauren Trevor Promoted to President of The Farley Group

 

PUSLINCH, ONTARIO April 30, 2021 – Today The Farley Group, the world's leading manufacturer of sports domes, is announcing that Lauren Trevor, The Farley Group’s Vice President of Finance, is being promoted to the position of President effective April 30th, 2021. President and CEO John Simpell will continue his tenure as CEO.

 

In announcing this promotion, The Farley Group President and CEO John Simpell said,

“With the support of our board, senior management, and all our dedicated employees I am delighted to announce Lauren’s promotion to President. During her time with the Farley Group Lauren has demonstrated exceptional leadership and has exhibited her suitability for this role through her adaptability and desire to be involved and knowledgeable in every aspect of the organization. This is why I’m confident Lauren is the right person to lead the Farley Group through the next phase of our growth as an organization. We will benefit from her financial background, manufacturing experience, and her drive for interminable improvement as we continue to set the industry standard for dome quality and after-market service.”

 

In her 19 years of manufacturing experience, Lauren has held various roles including general labour, purchasing, and logistics, along with managerial roles in human resources, finance, and accounting. Lauren has been with The Farley Group since January of 2018. Her responsibilities during her tenure as Vice President of Finance at The Farley Group included oversight of the company’s finance, accounting, and human resources departments.

On accepting this promotion, Lauren said, “I am thrilled to have been selected for this leadership position and eager to continue working with our executive team. The Farley Group is at the forefront of our industry. I look forward to continuing that legacy of excellent service while leading innovation and growth.”

 

Jim Estill, CEO of Danby Appliances and The Farley Group Board Member and Shareholder, said in support, "Lauren's experience at Farley will allow her to provide the leadership needed to grow Farley for the future. I am highly confident Lauren will take Farley to the next level."
 

About The Farley Group

The Farley Group has a proud 50-year tradition in the manufacturing, installation, and servicing of sports domes throughout the world. Ever since its founder, Ralph Farley, brought the concept to North America from Sweden over 50 years ago, Ralph and his associates have been committed to quality and integrity in dome design and fabrication. Today, The Farley Group comprises an expert staff of sales consultants, designers, and highly skilled production and service professionals who are well experienced in all facets of air structure technology. The Farley Group is committed to providing only the best of products and ensuring that their customer experience is the best in the industry.

Domes are perfect for tennis, soccer, and other indoor recreational activities. For project photos, costs, and more information on The Farley Group, visit: https://www.thefarleygroup.com/.

 

Contact:

Name: Lauren Trevor

Email: lauren@thefarleygroup.com

 

Name: John Simpell

Email: Jsimpell@thefarleygroup.com

The Farley Group News at 5:28 PM
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