Don Ajamian started in the construction industry as a young boy working for his father. During summer breaks Don would help his dad by re-stacking bricks (for a penny a piece), or kneeling down plywood on a flat roof (for a penny per nail). One summer day the plan backfired on Mr. Ajamian. Don, age 10, drove over 500 nails into one piece of plywood before his father had realized it! True to his word, Mr. Ajamian paid his young son $5.00 at the end of that summer day… a lot of money for a kid in the early 70s.
Much is changed since those days: wages have increased, construction techniques have improved, and the industry has become more complex. However, Don has never forgotten the tried-and-true lessons of his father: deliver what you promise.Don is committed to providing the highest quality at a fair price.
Don became a licensed general contractor in 1990. The first 14 years of Don’s business operations focused on commercial and residential framing. Don founded and managed a company that completed commercial framing projects all over Northern California and Southern Oregon. During this time the company ranks swelled to over 100 employees. In 2004, Don decided to focus his energies on general contracting and developing, and Don Ajamian Construction, Inc. was founded.
Since 2004, Don Ajamian Construction has completed numerous commercial and residential projects including custom homes, multi-unit developments and church facilities. The management skills acquired while managing the large framing company, coupled with his father’s sense of personal ethics has uniquely shaped Don As a leader in the local construction industry. A 21 year member and current Board Member of the Shasta Builder’s Exchange, Don has always felt a responsibility to ”give back” to the industry that has given him so much. Don has left his fingerprints on buildings all over California and Oregon.