Community Leader

  Philanthropist

 CEO

“Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.”

-John Maxwell

Darius Assemi

“The world suffers a lot. Not because of the violence of bad people… But because of the silence of good people.” -Napoleon

Darius Assemi is President and CEO of Granville Homes – a real estate development company established in 1977. Darius also serves on the board of the Alliance for Medical Outreach & Relief (AMORelief.org), whose mission is to build healthier communities in areas of concentrated poverty in Fresno County and around the world, as well as the board of Break the Chains, a nonprofit dedicated to ending human trafficking in Fresno County.

In addition to building communities and serving the underprivileged, Darius is actively engaged in public work at the local and state level. In 2016, he became the publisher of GV Wire, an online news site dedicated to exploring, explaining, and exposing issues that affect the health, well-being, and economic prosperity of residents of the Central Valley. 

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Developer. Writer. Investor. Philanthropist. Publisher. Speaker.

“On top of being a Central Valley Home Builder for over 40 years; I’ve built so many valuable relationships with my customers and trade partners. This Valley has been so good to my family and I am happy to give back to the community at every opportunity I can afford.”

COMMON SUBJECT MATTER FOR SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

SOCIAL INJUSTICE

A situation in which dominant population evolves into an inequitable structure of power. Social injustice occurs in a situation where the equals are treated unequally and the unequal is treated equally.

Tax REFORM

Tax management and change issued by the local, federal and world governments.
The impact they play to our economic or social benefit or detriment.

Foreign Policy

Weighing in on country's self-interest strategies and their national interests, discovering the reasoning fro their alliances and personal goals to see how these affect international relations.

URBAN DEVELOPMENT

Analyzing the development or improvement of our urban society while keying in on economic sustainment of its beneficiaries through careful city or rural planning and the impact it has on local community.

IMMIGRATION REFORM

The debate is not about whether we should allow immigration - it's about how we do so in a way that protects American sovereignty, respects the rule of law, and is beneficial to all Americans.

Transportation

Reform of the institutions and processes that govern transportation planning, capital programming and project selection. Sourcing revenue to support the federal government's commitments.

CEO, Granville Homes

At Granville, building homes has been our legacy. But what is most important to us is why we build: We want to deliver the best quality of life possible to residents of the Central Valley. It is our hope that we can make this area a better place to live, work and play. 

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Publisher, GVwire.com

At Granville, building homes has been our legacy. But what is most important to us is why we build: We want to deliver the best quality of life possible to residents of the Central Valley. It is our hope that we can make this area a better place to live, work and play. 

Philanthropy

Granville Home of Hope

At Granville, building homes has been our legacy. But what is most important to us is why we build: We want to deliver the best quality of life possible to residents of the Central Valley. It is our hope that we can make this area a better place to live, work and play. 

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Local Non-Profits

Darius serves as board member for both Breaking the Chains and the Granville Foundation

California Transportation Commissioner

Darius served on the California Transportation Commission from 2009 through 2015. During his 6 year term, Darius was actively engaged with legislatures and key stakeholders in securing much-needed transportation funding.

Board Member, AMOR

AMOR’s mission is to build healthier communities in areas of concentrated poverty in Fresno County and around the world. While their initial mission was to provide aid in countries like Afghanistan, AMOR has more recently begun a neighborhood resource center project, which includes a health clinic, in Mendota, CA, a critically-underserved city in western Fresno County.

Co-Founder, CHSU

Darius and his family saw the need in the Central Valley for expanded access to advanced degrees in the medial field. In 2012, Darius used his experience in land and development to co-found the California Health Sciences University (CHSU) in Clovis ,CA. Beginning as a pharmacy school, CHSU saw its first class of graduates in May of 2018. 

Central Valley Business Federation

Darius currently serves as the Immediate Past Board Chair for the Central Valley Business Federation. BizFed brings together associations and employers to share information, expertise, connections, and research, and use that knowledge to bring a united message to local policymakers.

Video Gallery

Darius speaks at the 2016 MLK Breakfast: “We cannot remain silent.”

Speaks downtown Fresno in an interview with Central Valley Ledger. 

Darius named Fresno State University “TOP DOG” Alumni, 2013

Darius Assemi on the effects of Human Trafficking – GV Wire – March 27, 2018

“I started GVwire.com to educate and inform.”              

San Joaquin Spotlight interview – Granville Homes and the Granville Home of Hope.

The 2020 Granville Home of Hope Grand Opening – Thank You.

Darius Assemi talks immigration reform – GVwire.com – March 3rd, 2018.

Darius Assemi on Coats for Kids Fundraiser – GVwire.com – Nov 16th, 2016.

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