Legendary team owner Frank Arciero has died from the aftereffects of an aneurysm. Arciero was a 14-year-old Italian immigrant when he arrived in America just prior to the outbreak of World War II, and despite speaking no English proceeded to craft a classic American Dream success story in three different business arenas.
Landing in Detroit in 1939 with no marketable skills beyond determination and a strong work ethic, young Arciero began digging ditches and working his way up the ladder in the construction industry. Eventually, he met a man named Tony Parravano, who invited him to bring his talents to Southern California just in time to take part in the building boom that transformed the Golden State in the years following WWII. In 1948 Frank became the youngest licensed contractor in state history at the age of 23, and together with his younger brother, Phil, launched their own concrete construction business at the absolutely perfect time.
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