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Mr. Norman L. Dianda

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Phone: (775) ***-****  HQ Phone
1050 South 21St Street
Sparks , Nevada 89431
United States

Company Description: The award-winning Artéfice by Dianda facility manufactures one-of-a-kind furnishings and millwork finish packages for homes, restaurants, retail centers, offices,...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • honorary degree
    Truckee Meadows Community College
  • honorary degree
    University of Nevada , Reno
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Artefice by Dianda | Fine Architectural Millwork, 27 Sept 2014 [cached]
Norman Dianda, Owner In high school shop class, Norm Dianda crafted a coffee table that pleased him so much that he went home and told his dad he was done mowing lawns and on to building cabinets. He began working nights at Sargent Showcases and Fixture Company. After graduation, Norm developed a passion for building bigger things and became a general contractor in 1964. But he never forgot his roots as a cabinetmaker. He launched the Artéfice millwork manufacturing facility in 1979 to ensure the finest finishes for his construction projects.
As Owner of Artéfice, Norm does the following:
He makes certain Artéfice has the right people and the right equipment to build the finest quality millwork in the world. He stands behind his promise of delivering premium quality on time and within budget.
Artefice by Dianda | Fine architectural millwork, 10 Jan 2014 [cached]
Our founder, Norm Dianda is known for telling it like it is. When asked for a name describing his millwork business, he responded with a candor consistent with his Italian heritage.
"Artéfice," he said. "It means craftsman."
In any language, Artéfice by Dianda represents people committed to turning buildings into masterpieces.
At Artéfice by Dianda, craftsmanship is not only alive - it thrives.
Q&D Construction // Built For A New Century // Departments // Artefice, 26 Nov 2013 [cached]
Our founder Norm Dianda is known for telling it like it is. When asked for a name describing his millwork business, he responded with a candor consistent of his Italian heritage. "Artéfice," he said. "It means craftsman."
Norm was a cabinetmaker before founding Q&D.
SPARKS, Nev. (June 6, 2013) - Founded in Reno, Nev. in 1964, Q&D Construction has navigated the boom and bust cycle of the northern Nevada economy for 49 years with the company's Chairman and President Norm Dianda at the helm. As the...
Q&D Construction // Fifty Years of Impressions // News [cached]
RENO, Nev. (May 15, 2014) - Founded in Reno, Nev. in 1964, Q&D Construction has navigated the boom and bust cycle of the northern Nevada economy for 49 years with founder Norm Dianda at the helm.
Q&D Construction // Fifty Years of Impressions // The Q&D Difference // The Team, 16 Aug 2010 [cached]
Norm Dianda
While Norm is still a very big part of Q&D, he has also surrounded himself with some of the best young minds within the construction industry.
NORM DIANDA President and Chairman of the Board
Norm Dianda The D of Q&D, Norm is not only the founder, but the heart, soul and official tour giver of Q&D. Norm is a native Nevadan who began his career working in a cabinet manufacturing facility during high school. Then, right after graduating, he headed to Sargent Showcases and Fixture Company for a full-time gig.
He founded Q&D a mere seven years later and has not looked back since. Hospitals. Hotel-Casinos. Retail centers. Manufacturing facilities. Office buildings. Highways. Bridges. You name it, Q&D has built it.
But more than just a construction company, Norm has created a mammoth operation that can take on any project, no matter how big or small. Over the years, he has added a cabinet and millwork facility (Artefice), a general engineering department, a rock, sand and asphalt supplier, a paving department, a concrete department, a concrete and asphalt recycling plant and a special projects department. Oh yeah, he also found time to marry Laura Caramella some over 40 years ago and they have two boys, Mike and Chris who are both Managing Directors of Q&D.
CONTRIBUTIONS The list of organizations receiving generous donations from Norman each year typically includes the American Heart Association, American Lung Association, March of Dimes, American Cancer Society, Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Saint Mary's Hospital, Western Industrial Nevada, Junior Achievement and Nevada Discovery Museum.
His most generous donations go to education in the area. He supports Bishop Manogue High School, where he has done numerous capital improvements for the school at little or no cost over the years, and where he led the construction of a new school delivered in 2004. A sports enthusiast, he is a member of Manogue High School Linebacker Booster Club, supports various high school teams, and belongs to the Wolf Pack Booster Club.
He gives regularly to Truckee Meadows Community College and University of Nevada, Reno programs including the College of Engineering.
Each year, Q&D hosts a series of job tours, including 8th grade district-wide Career Exploration Day. Norman is presently involved with helping to build a new ACE Charter High School.
Norman has sponsored the Western Industrial Nevada annual dinner to showcase a community pride campaign, "We Love This Place," for many years. Q&D proudly displays large "We Love This Place" decals on all of our trucks.
AWARDS In 1991, Norman received a Governor's Proclamation for conceiving the Adopt an Orphan Abandoned Mine Program He secured three dangerous mines in 1991 and two more in 1992.
He received the Air Quality Community Service Award (for dust control) from the Washoe County District Health Department in 1991.
In 1992 he received the President's Medal from Joe Crowley, president of the University of Nevada, Reno.
In 1993, Norman received the S.I.R. Award from the Association of General Contractors. The S.I.R. award is the highest accolade in AGC and recognizes exemplary Skill, Integrity and Responsibility.
In 1993 he received the Service To Mankind Award from the Sparks Sertoma Club.
Northern Nevada members of AGC voted Q&D Contractor of the Year in 9 of the last 13 years.
Northern Nevada Junior Achievement named Norman to the Business Leaders Hall of Fame in 1996 for his contribution to youths and education.
He received the American Lung Association's 1997 Honor Award recognizing outstanding contributions to the Reno-Sparks community.
In 1999, the University of Nevada Regents named Norm a Distinguished Nevadan. He later received an honorary degree from University of Nevada, Reno and an honorary degree from Truckee Meadows Community College.
He was recognized in 2000 at Accentuate the Positive for contributions made to improve local parks.
He was recognized in 2001 at the Bowling Ball for contributions to Little Flower Church.
In 2005, Big Brothers Big Sisters recognized him for outstanding contribution to their organization.
In 2005, Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadow gave him the Distinguished Service Award.
American Heart Association of Northern Nevada named Norm the 2005 Heart of Gold Honoree.
Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce gave Norm the Raymond Smith Community Service Award in 2006, and Nevada Policy Research Institute honored Norm at their October 2006 dinner.
American Red Cross Northern Nevada Chapter recognized Norm Dianda at its 2008 Heroes Salute for leading the formation of AGC Contractor's Auxiliary.
Formerly, Norman served on Sparks Redevelopment Committee and Citizen Advisory Committee for Washoe County School District and the Master Plan Task Force for Airport Authority.
SPECIAL ORGANIZATIONS Since 1961, Norman has been a member of the Elks Lodge 597, and since 1975, He had been a member of Italian Benevolent Society.
He is a member of Ducks Unlimited, Nevada Bighorns, National Rifle Association, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Prospector's Club. When his children were younger, he served as president of Reno National Little League and on the Board of Directors for Pop Warner Football and he was active in 4-H programs.
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