About Us

West Valley is defined by our Core Values: Safety, Commitment, Respect, Professionalism, and Execution​

Building essential infrastructure to improve the quality of life for communities we serve.

West Valley specializes in underground utility installation and maintenance by partnering with private and public utilities throughout California.  In addition to being employee owned, our 24/7 emergency services and in-house design-build engineering capability set us apart from other general contractors.

Through proven performance since 1958 when the Company was founded by Charles Frybarger, Dewain Azevedo, Chet Miller, Ed Edwards, John Clark, and Cloyd Fowler, West Valley has developed and maintained long-term partnerships with our public and private sector customers in the underground utility industry.   Our depth of experience and commitment to “We Build It Right” as well as our commitment to safety first and operating in an ethical and professional manner has resulted in West Valley being a trusted partner to our customers.

Our Core Values

Since 1958, our core values have defined West Valley’s culture and success.  They are demonstrated throughout the company in how we treat each other, our customers, our partners, and our vendors. 
  • Safety – In Everything We Do
  • Commitment – Responsive, hardworking and focused on the long term
  • Respect – Building trust through understanding, compassion, diversity, and inclusion
  • Professionalism – A higher standard of conduct demonstrating expertise and humility
  • Execution – WE BUILD IT RIGHT!® specialists

Employee Owned

As owners in West Valley, our management and administrative teams understand they own the decisions they make and the impact of those decisions on our partners, their customers, and on West Valley. Employees take their ownership roles seriously, and it shows in the huge success West Valley enjoys year over year, the continued long-term relationships we have with customers, the successful retention of employees at all levels of the company, and the performance of our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) and Stock Purchase Plan which result in significant wealth-building for their retirement.

We are proud to have earned multiple industry certifications, including: