In July of 1979 Fred T. Maas Sr. purchased Hardy & Harper from Victor and Marvel Caliva (husband and wife). At that point H&H was a small patch and repair company with only 6 field employees. Steve Kirschner joined the team as an estimator in September of 1979 and is currently a Vice President of the company. By 1984 Fred, and his two sons, Tom and Tim Maas were working together to transform the small business into a large scale asphalt paving company. In 1989 Kristen Paulino joined H&H as the Director of Accounting. She recalled a time where Tom was out on a job site at nightfall, personally running equipment in the last bit of light to ensure the project was perfect. She used this image of Tom to teach her own son about commitment and perseverance.
As Hardy & Harper proceeded to grow, Tom slowly began purchasing the business from his father and brother. By July of 1994 Tom Maas was the sole owner of Hardy & Harper. At this time, Tom was teaching his young boy, Dan everything he needed to know about the business, as well as a defined sense of dedication and responsibility. He was an inspiration to his employees, as well as his son. Dan joined his father at Hardy & Harper officially in 2002 after graduating from college at USC. At that time H&H was mainly working for local school and city maintenance contracts.
Dan had a large scale vision for Hardy & Harper. With the addition of Corey Kirschner, a new principal estimator, large public works projects were put into action. With their combined efforts, H&H grew dramatically. Between the years 1998 and 2008 Hardy & Harper’s exploded, increasing by 450%. Today, with the family’s commitment to detail and quality, Hardy & Harper’s continues to grow each year.
Tom has since left his son Dan with the welcomed responsibility of continuing the family business. The Maas dreams of a greater Hardy & Harper’s have been realized through Fred’s vision, Tom’s inspiration, and Dan’s innovation.
|Hardy & Harper’s original work yard in Tustin Ca. 1950 |
Dan as a boy, his grandfather Fred, and his father Tom
Recently Completed Projects
City of Norco – Hamner Ave. Widening
City of Irvine – Red Hill Ave. Rehabilitation
Balloon Park – Grading and Replacement
City of Pasadena – 2010 Overlay
CR&R Landfill – Grading and Paving
Anaheim Union High School District – Loara High School
Magnolia High School
Classic Pacific – Ethanic Road
City of Corona
City of Palos Verdes Estates
City of Mission Viejo
City of Diamond Bar
City of Yorba Linda
County of Orange
City of Anaheim