Stewart Richardson in Valparaiso with Kris Farkus

Ask Kris Farkus how last week went, and she’ll reply without hesitation, “Crazy.”

Just two weeks ago, Kris Farkus was the office manager at the small Valparaiso court reporting firm of Seidel & Sasse. In a three day whirlwind, the office was transformed into the northernmost branch of Stewart Richardson.


“I don’t know many companies where employees will put their personal lives on hold to help a new team get ready,” said Kris. “Tom Richardson just walked in and said, ‘I’m here to help.’ I couldn’t ask for a better team to take this over.”


Though she may not have been familiar with the nuances of Min-U-Script or the expansive capabilities of Coast 2 Coast¬†scheduling, Kris has always enjoyed working with Stewart Richardson on referrals, saying “We’ve always had an excellent relationship. If we had to call Stewart Richardson, it was always true pleasure to work with the staff.”


The feeling was mutual. Tom Richardson said of the firm, “Their reputation of excellence in the court reporting field is an asset to our firm and we will work to build on their stellar credentials when serving clients in this region.”


Kris was born and raised in Valparaiso and has enjoyed watching the cozy community change and grow. She certainly expects the Valparaiso office to grow in turn, noting, “We’re going up.”

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