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History

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.

Fann History 1 Gradient

Jim Fann – Founder

Fann History 2 Gradient

First Backhoe Equipment

Fann History 3 Gradient

Sylvia Fann

  • 1960


    JL Fann Ditching & Excavating


    JL Fann Ditching & Excavating officially opens for business, founded by Jim & Sylvia Fann.



  • 1974


    James L. Fann Contracting, Inc. - Fann Becomes Incorporated


    Company officially changes name from JL Fann Ditching & Excavating to James L. Fann Contracting.



  • 1978


    1st Hot Plant


    Fann purchases first hot plant and begins asphalt manufacturing.



  • 1981


    Awarded 1st ADOT Job


    Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) I-8 Yuma paving project.



  • 1981


    2nd Hot Plant


    Fann purchases second hot plant for mobile asphalt production.



  • 1991


    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.



  • 1991


    New President - Mike Fann


    2nd Generation – Mike Fann, son of James Fann, assumes official ownership of the company.



  • 1999


    Core Group Program


    Mike Fann begins Core Group Program, where hourly employees who lead in different aspects of the company are recognized.



  • 2006


    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.



  • 2010


    50th Anniversary


    The company celebrates its hard-working, community-building roots established back in 1960.



  • 2014


    New Partner


    3rd Generation – Jason Fann, son of Mike Fann, is brought into the ownership circle after many years of being with the company.