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GET TO KNOW US

Family is the cornerstone of Live Oak Farms. A multigenerational family farm that is approaching 100 years in the industry and has remained true to the land, devoted to the people, and supportive of the community. Now well into its fourth generation of family members working within the company, the Giampaoli family, still has the same hardworking mindset to supply you with great quality fresh produce coupled with exceptional service. 

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A NEW ERA

“Some things you don’t leave

behind while you move forward.”

Dominic Giampaoli
Ranch Manager/4th Generation 

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LIVE OAK LEADERSHIP

 

BOB GIAMPAOLI
CEO/ 3rd Generation

SCOTT VAUGHAN
SALES

DONNA VAUGHAN
SALES/ 3rd GENERATION 

ED BECKMAN
CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER

MARIANNA MORENO

FOOD SAFETY DIRECTOR

BRIANA GIAMPAOLI
PRODUCT INNOVATION AND MARKETING
4th GENERATION

BEN MIGGLIAZZO
RANCH MANAGER

DOMINIC GIAMPAOLI
RANCH MANAGER/4th GENERATION

SANDY DEL REAL
OFFICE MANAGER/ 3rd GENERATION

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“As family members, we all have unique skills to handle specialized tasks”

Raymond Giampaoli

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“Life revolves around tomatoes, and of course, family"

Maria Giampaoli

“It's on the shoulders of the younger generation; I'm sure they can do the job”

Elmo Giampaoli

The words said by our late loved ones, true then and still relates heavily to the new generation. Though a different company now, we are everchanging with the fast-moving world. We're excited to be stepping into a new era with you. 

OUR HISTORY

1926

Marino Giampaoli emigrates from Lucca, Italy in search of a similar climate and the rich soils found in his native Tuscany. He finds both requirements met near the small town of Le Grand in California's Great Central Valley.

1929

Marino Giampaoli along with his cousins Florindo Marchini and Decimo Marchini start Giampaoli & Marchini Co. growing Italian tomatoes in the rich central valley soils.

1963 

Raymond Giampaoli takes over father Marino’s position at Giampaoli & Marchini Co.

1965 Raymond Implements New Packing Shed.

 

A leader of innovation, Raymond who loved machinery knew the importance of constant movement and continual improvement.

1970s

With a few big drought years in the late ’70s in California and knowing the importance of conserving water, Giampaoli & Marchini Co. begin their sustainability journey and implements their first drip irrigation systems in their fields.

1985

Giampaoli & Marchini Co. parts and Giampaoli family renames the company Live Oak Farms. Live Oak Farms is run by Marino's sons, the three brothers; Raymond, Elmo, and Dario Giampaoli.

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1987

Bob Joins Live Oak Farms working alongside his father, Raymond. Raymond’s love was the packing shed and Bob’s was the field. They became an unstoppable duo reaching new heights and expanding acreage.

1995

Donna and her husband Scott Vaughan come to work for Live Oak Farms as an established sales team.

1997

Sandy Del Real steps in as Office Manager, organizing and managing the companies accounts.

2013

Bob’s son Dominic Giampaoli Joins Live Oak Farms. Like his father, Dominic enjoys being in the field, experimenting with new tomato and bell pepper varieties.

2018

Bob’s daughter Briana Giampaoli comes back to the family company with a background in food safety and a knack for marketing.

2021

Today’s Live Oak Farms is under the direction of third-generation farmer Bob Giampaoli. Four packing houses are in operation in Le Grand. And now, fourth-generation family members have joined the family’s farming operation.