Supporting Your Business
On April 22,1981, Michael and Gladys Gianni were on their way to the hospital as Gladys was in labor to give birth to their third son, who was almost a full month past due. However, Michael needed to make a pit-stop at the city office to get his business license first.
The company started as M. Gianni Associates, a “Factory Representative Agency” by Michael Gianni as a sole proprietorship. In 1983, the assets of Heat Saver Insolation manufacturing company were acquired. It was operated for two years then sold to the Custom Fibers Co. In 1987, the assets of Western Hydronics, a rep agency, were acquired bringing several product lines. Over the next 10 years, the company grew by obtaining quality manufactures contracts. In 1995, a merger was proposed by a larger agency in Hayward and accepted. After 5 years, it was obvious the merger was never going to be completed and Michael was forced to take back his agency. Tom Fox accompanied Michael as a partner upon the reposition of his company to form Aqua Products Group.