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
Hardy & Harper
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

Maintenance Contracts

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