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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.
A NEW ERA
“Some things you don’t leave
behind while you move forward.”
Ranch Manager/4th Generation
LIVE OAK LEADESHIP
Third and Fourth generation family members and a dedicated team of professionals ensure that our dedication to your success is second to none.
PRESIDENT/CEO 3rd GENERATION
VP OF PEPPER OPERATIONS
(US AND MEXICO)
SANDY DEL REAL
Tomato Sales and Marketing
Pepper and Organic Sales and Marketing
FOOD SAFETY MANAGER
“As family members, we all have unique skills to handle specialized tasks”
“Life revolves around tomatoes, and of course, family"
“It's on the shoulders of the younger generation; I'm sure they can do the job”
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.
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.
Marino Giampaoli along with his cousins Florindo Marchini and Decimo Marchini start Giampaoli & Marchini Co. growing Italian tomatoes in the rich central valley soils.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Donna and her husband Scott Vaughan come to work for Live Oak Farms as an established sales team.
Sandy Del Real steps in as Office Manager, organizing and managing the companies accounts.
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.
Bob’s daughter Briana Giampaoli comes back to the family company with a background in food safety and a knack for marketing.
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.