The history of the Sandri Companies is an old-fashioned American Success Story. It is of two men who, over the course of nearly seventy-five years, with hard work, intelligence, and savvy grew a successful family business that has worked to benefit its community as well as their family. A.R. Sandri came to Greenfield, Massachusetts from the granite quarrying town of Barre, Vermont where, due to the death of his father, his mother urged him to find another, less hazardous line of work. In 1929 he found work with the Pan-Am Oil Company and after a brief internship, he was officially hired as chief clerk. At Pan-Am, his supervisor could not remember or pronounce his given name Acilio Remo, so he nicknamed him Bill, (a name by which many still call him today). In 1930 the young Sandri was offered a lease on a gasoline station at 155 Main Street in Greenfield. So began the Sandri family businesses.