Joe began his career in 1976 working at a big box furniture store and quickly moved up the ranks to store manager. Joe continued his management career during the retail technology boom by accepting a position with a startup retail computer company, Computer City (owned by Tandy Corp), and quickly worked his way up to a recruiter for the company. During his time with COMP USA, his wife got accepted to Albany Law School and they moved to upstate New York. Reacting to the effects on computer big box stores by on-line purchasing, Joe changed directions and went back to his roots and was hired by Western Auto/Parts America (owned by Sears). Within two-years Joe rose through the ranks to be the New England Regional Recruiter. During his time with Western Auto Parts, Joe identified new retail locations, negotiated leases, and developed new retail stores. Joe found his true calling with his involvement in real estate acquisitions and developing retail locations that led him to make a career change to real estate appraisal.

A partial list of Joe’s achievements and experience includes:

• Recruiter for COMP USA, a major on-line computer retailer.
• New England Regional Recruiter for Wester Auto/Parts America (owned by Sears). In charge of new store site acquisitions, lease negotiations, and development of new store policies and procedures.
• Started real estate appraising career in 1999 in Claremont, CA conducting fee based commercial appraisals of vacant land, commercial, industrial and residential properties, subdivisions and multi-family projects for major national and regional banks.
• Several banks used Joe’s knowledge of the appraisal and construction process to have him inspect their developments and authorize the release of funds to the builder.
• Founder/Owner of Fiandaca Appraisal Services. Joe expanded his portfolio of properties he appraised to include high-end and complex appraisal assignments.
• 2010 – Joe added property tax appeals to his real estate services. Joe focused on property tax appeals in his home markets of Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.

Joe lives in the “Wood Streets” area of the City of Riverside with his wife Suzanne. They are blessed with two-children and three grandboys. Joe has been a pillar in the community serving as an Usher/Greeter at Harvest Christian Fellowship for over 35-years. Suzanne works the Riverside County District Attorney’s office and is part of the extended Pitruzzello family.