“Do it with Passion or not at all”
At McFarland Development Corporation, we believe that when working together, for a purpose and a vision, nothing is out of reach and that if you love what you do, it’s not work and your craftsmanship will reflect that passion. Building things that last and matter, creating a legacy, being consumer driven and not solely profit driven are all important concepts to our business model. We want to bring customer service, value and class back into the marketplace. In a day and age where we are so driven by quotas and deadlines, We believe companies have lost touch with the consumer and their desires. We want to answer that need and bring back a level of product and service from generations before. When we develop, we create with passion and purpose.
President and CEO of McFarland Development
As lead developer, Sarah has gained experience, in coordinating various city projects in multiple states, in both development and legislation. Prior experience in the political field has given Sarah expertise in passing legislation and navigating through city councils and other local government entities to rezone, permit and develop. Her ability to work with, partner and move local government in assisting development projects has played a major role in her success. Sales and marketing from prior business experience in distribution, logistics and capital raising have also attributed to having a strong background for moving development sales. Sarah has also created and sold several business ventures in the areas of development, e-commerce, distribution and logistics. Her background is also well diversified in business development, from concept, to market, to sell; SWOT Analysis; business valuations; marketing; strategic management; warehouse, distribution and logistics operations management; business negotiation development and market trend forecasting.
Prior to Development, Mrs. McFarland was the VP, CFO and founding partner for Landmark Logistics Corp., a freight forwarding company in Hawaii. Sarah was key in helping to build Landmark from infancy to grossing over $20,000,000 in sales annually in just under 4 years. While simultaneously working at Landmark, Mrs. McFarland founded Francis Hunt Distributors. As President, Sarah coordinated operations with over 150 on-site locations throughout the Hawaiian Islands as a major Island-wide Alcohol distributor. She worked with breweries throughout the US to secure partnerships with two of the largest grocery chains in Hawaii, producing all their private label liquor and beer.
Mrs. McFarland also has a passion for philanthropic endeavors. From 2008-2018, Sarah was Fundraising Chair for a city council official in Hawaii and played a large role in their Mayoral candidacy. In 2019, Mrs. McFarland was invited as a delegate of Hawaii to the National Prayer Breakfast held by Congress and President Trump. In 2008 and 2016, Sarah was also invited to the National Presidential Conventions. In 2016, Sarah was recognized by Congressman Brad Sherman and honored by the California State Assembly for humanitarian lead efforts as the key facilitator in coordinating legislation that helped to recognize The Nagorno-Karabakh Republic as an Independent Nation. These efforts were recognized on a global scale and were crucial in creating a global response that helped to end a broken cease-fire agreement.
As a young visionary, Sarah worked for the Hawaii State Senate doing Research, drafting legislation and facilitating media relations. At 21 years of age, She was later hired as the Chief of Staff and Campaign Coordinator for one of Hawaii’s State Representatives. For several years, Mrs. McFarland was also a board member of The Women Speaking Out Foundation, an organization speaking up against domestic violence. Sarah earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications and Marketing from Chaminade University (2007) and holds an EMBA focusing on Strategic Management from Hawaii Pacific University (2011).
COO and Managing Partner
Patrick McFarland is Managing Partner and COO of McFarland Development Corporation. Mr. McFarland brings invaluable expertise in the areas of technology, engineering, internet-based sales and marketing. He also has a diversified background in equipment sales, manufacturing and distribution. In addition to McFarland Development Corporation, Patrick helps to support his family’s global manufacturing business run from Lincoln Nebraska. Mr. McFarland consults in a sales and engineering capacity and has worked and traveled the world while doing so. Prior to coming on board with McFarland Development, Patrick was owner and operator of Atir Cycles, a locally based bicycle distribution business that also had success on a national and global level. His experience in both manufacturing, distribution and sales have all attributed towards his abilities to lead and excel in the day to day operations as COO.
Being one of four current living generations in Lincoln, Patrick’s roots go back hundreds of years in Nebraska. Mr. McFarland has deep rooted history and appreciation for the local business atmosphere where he is able to fuse global concepts while integrating local values and culture to create a consumer focused business model. Quality and customer service management is centric to his focus as COO. Patrick graduated with a degree in electrical and mechanical engineering in 2009.