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25SUCCESS25eachotherx19scompany.x1cWeliveablockapartourkidshavegrownuptogetherx1dMichellesays.x1cWeworkherealldayeverydaybutonSundayswestill0ndawaytogooutandshoptogetherorgoouttoeattogether.Imeanwex19retogetherallthetimebutIthinkitmakesforgreatchemistryhereatthebusiness.Ialwaystellpeopleweshareabrain.x1dOvertheiryearsworkingtogetheratKar-FreKrisandMichellehavealsosharedparentinganddomesticduties.AsMichelleremembersx1cWhenourkidswerelittleandweweretryingtorunthisplaceKrisandItag-teamed.Sothreedaysaweekoneofuswouldleaveat300p.m.andgocollectkidsandthengohomeandmakedinnerforbothfamilies.Wedidthatfortenortwelveyears.x1dKrisbelievesthiscommunalapproachisthereasontheirkidsaresoclose.x1cPromwasthispastweekendandMichellex19sdaughterMaggieandmyyoungerdaughterMaddiewentinagrouptogether.AfterpromMaggieputsomepicturesofherandMaddieonFacebookandshewroteunderneathitx18myotherhalf.x19ItbroughttearstomyeyesseeingourgirlsascloseasMichelleandIare.x1dFamilyisde0nitelythecornerstoneofKar-Frex19sbusinessmodelx14FredandKarentaughttheirdaughterstotreateverycustomerasiftheywereaguestintheirhomeandKrisattributesthesuccessofthebusinesstothissimplephilosophy.AsanexampleofthisattitudeinactionKrispointstotheservicetheyprovideforsomeoftheirout-of-towncustomersx1cEachMemorialDayweekendwehavecustomersfromoutoftownwhowillorderarrangementsforlovedoneswhoareburiedinlocalcemeteries.Theyusuallyaskustotakepicturesofthegravesandsendthemoneortwoandwedobecausethesepeopleareapartofourfamilytoo.Ifeellikethatx19sabigreasonpeoplecallus.x1dDespiteitsloyalcustomersandcommitmenttoexcellentserviceKar-FrelikeotherretailbusinessesMichelleleftandKrisrighthavebeensurroundedbyflowersformostoftheirlives.FlowersmeantforMemorialDayandgraduationbouquetsblossominKar-Frex19sopen-airgreenhouse.