ELMHURST, ILLINOIS – Diaz Group, a family-owned business providing professional grounds management services to retail, commercial and industrial property owners, has opened a new office in Elmhurst.
The new office, at 747 Church Road, Suite G7, is the third for the Diaz Group, which originally planted roots in Chicago’s north side in 2006. Diaz Group’s west suburban location allows the company to grow its footprint and more efficiently serve greater numbers of grocery stores, drug stores, restaurants and shopping malls throughout the Chicagoland area and in Wisconsin and Indiana.
The Elmhurst location serves as a central point between the Chicago facility, where Diaz Group’s heavy equipment and supplies will continue to be stored, and its many satellite dispatch lots. The Elmhurst office, which is configured to accommodate up to 25 employees, is expandable and centrally located to serve clients with multiple suburban locations, such as Jewel-Osco, CVS and Mariano’s. Diaz Group’s dispatch center will remain in Chicago, at 2143 W. 51st Place, and more than half of the company’s current employees will continue reporting there.
“Everything we do is rooted in making things better for our employees. We grew our business in the Back of the Yards because that’s where the workforce is, and as our company continues to expand, we need a location for our growing office staff to commute to more easily,” said Rafael Diaz, president of Diaz Group.
Roughly 40% of the company's revenue comes from its landscaping services and it's trending upward, Diaz said. Meanwhile, company barbeques and annual community picnics are aimed at improving their community by providing resources to lift up their employees’ families. Diaz Group also offers community beautification services and holds free English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, taught by volunteer Chicago Public School teachers, at their Back of the Yards office.
Diaz says the company is committed to offering similar services to employees and the community surrounding the new Elmhurst office.
“We attribute every bit of our success to putting our people first. Happy employees create great work, which creates great relationships and attracts new business,” he also said. “That goes for our vendor partners as well as our clients. In fact, we have built many long-term reciprocal relationships with contractors who are not only our vendor partners but also our valued clients.”