We had the good fortune of connecting with Armand Shafaii and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Armand, what do you attribute your success to?
The most important factor in our businesses success has been being able to provide top notch customer service. Clients come to us to celebrate some of the most important days of their lives, whether a wedding, quinceañera, graduation or anniversary we are there to help take away the stress of planning such a big celebration. Our company provides all inclusive packages that include every detail needed to make their event a success. Our professional staff has the experience and know how to ensure that our clients can relax and enjoy their day.

What should our readers know about your business?
The biggest thing that sets us apart is our customer service. Most of our clients book about a 1-2 years in advance and over time they are not only our clients but become our friends. We work hard to ensure the success of their event because ultimately it is a refection of our business and services. Being a business owner you have to wear many hats. A lot of people think just because you have your own business that you are rich and that being the boss means you get to tell people what to do and you just sit back and relax. That in no way is true, in reality a successful business owner is going to get in before everyone else and will be the last one to leave.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
As a business owner, unfortunately we don’t have much time to go out. We are always at work and the little time we do have I like to spend with my family. On the rare occasion that we get a weekend to enjoy we like to head to one of the local off road parks to ride side by sides and atv’s or head to one of the local jumping world where our kids can release the infinite amount of energy they have.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Shafaii Reception Halls started in 1996 by my parents Raj & Norma. They helped me grasp and understand the meaning of hard work by letting me start my first business at the age of 12. My mother took me to Sams Club after weeks of me saving money and I purchased everything needed to open my concession stand. I was selling popcorn, nachos, candy, sodas and bottled water and eventually added glow sticks and LED magnetic pins. After a few years my parents had opened up additional locations and I graduated from concession stand operator to venue manager. In high school I enrolled in a co-op class and started to manage the Shafaii Party & Reception Center in Pasadena off of Shaver and Spencer. I was in charge of meeting clients, showing the venue, writing contracts, and making sure the events ran smoothly. My co-op teacher and my parents all played an influential role on helping me understand the importance of customer service and how important it is to do what you say.

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Shafaii Studios

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