October 1, 2022
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Diani builds on legacy

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In 1949, a World War II vet named A.J. Diani started a small grading and paving business in his hometown of Santa Maria. The son of Swiss immigrants, he put an emphasis on family relations and customer satisfaction, added some elbow grease and watched his company grow.

Sixty years later, A.J. Diani Construction is a massive force in the building world, regularly landing six-figure contracts and employing around 250 people. Still a family business, the Diani group of companies now includes everything from general engineering and construction to environmental remediation and landfill services.

Though A.J. has passed away, his legacy is still alive and well at the company that he founded just miles from the dairy farm where he was raised. All the Dianis who work there — right down to the third generation — hold fast to the values upon which their patriarch founded the company.

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