For more than half a century, Fann has been an integral part of building Arizona’s infrastructure – from highways throughout the state to local roadways, public utilities, landfills, aviation, and private and commercial developments. What started as a small business in 1960, with one hardworking man and a single back hoe, has now grown into one of Arizona’s leading heavy / civil construction contractors.
Our success is rooted from our core values taught by our founder, the late James L. Fann. We continue to emphasize quality, performance, partnership, and “giving back” to our industry and communities throughout Arizona. In 1989, these ethics were passed to his son, Michael Fann, who took the helm as President of Fann Contracting, Inc. Mike’s business model relies heavily on the principle of building and maintaining win-win partnerships with owners, subcontractors, suppliers, and employees.
Mike’s son, Jason Fann, was introduced to the industry as a child and has since worked his way through the business fulfilling different roles. Now sharing the reigns of management at Fann Contracting, he continues the concerted effort to bring educated construction solutions to the people and communities of Arizona. Like his father and grandfather, Jason is fully dedicated to the heart of the company – Fann’s employees.
With more than 200 employees, a large equipment fleet, and a talented leadership team, Fann Contracting is looking ahead to many more years of building Arizona’s future.
Jim Fann – Founder
First Backhoe Equipment
JL Fann Ditching & Excavating
JL Fann Ditching & Excavating officially opens for business, founded by Jim & Sylvia Fann.
James L. Fann Contracting, Inc. - Fann Becomes Incorporated
Company officially changes name from JL Fann Ditching & Excavating to James L. Fann Contracting.
1st Hot Plant
Fann purchases first hot plant and begins asphalt manufacturing.
Awarded 1st ADOT Job
Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) I-8 Yuma paving project.
2nd Hot Plant
Fann purchases second hot plant for mobile asphalt production.
Fann Contracting, Inc. - Fann Gets Rebranded
Mike Fann officially changes the name of the company from James L. Fann Contracting, Inc. to Fann Contracting, Inc., which remains the company name to the present day.
New President - Mike Fann
2nd Generation – Mike Fann, son of James Fann, assumes official ownership of the company.
Core Group Program
Mike Fann begins Core Group Program, where hourly employees who lead in different aspects of the company are recognized.
FEMAD - Fann Employees Join Together for Local Charities
FEMAD (Fann Employees Making A Difference) is launched, which begins a program that allows employees to participate with the company in their support of local charities and non-profit organizations. Fann Contracting matches donations from contributing employees.
The company celebrates its hard-working, community-building roots established back in 1960.
3rd Generation – Jason Fann, son of Mike Fann, is brought into the ownership circle after many years of being with the company.