Matt Bruno founded TDR in 1972 when he merged Turlock Refrigeration Center with Turlock-based Miller Dairy Supply. With a staff of four employees, the business initially specialized in servicing dairy and refrigeration equipment. When the industry trend shifted from small dairies to larger, more automated facilities, TDR moved into dairy design and construction.
In the next four decades, the dairy industry changed, and the Turlock-based firm also changed to better serve its growing clientele. General construction was added to its core business of building dairies, manufacturing, installing and servicing equipment. With successful commercial projects, the name Turlock Dairy and Refrigeration, Inc. was changed to TDR Inc. to better reflect the many new facets of the growing business.
Bruno’s sons — Tony and Mathew — joined the family business upon graduation from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, in 1997 and 2000, respectively.
Under their leadership, the younger Bruno’s have added an aftermarket division, offering an extensive line of aftermarket products to their customers. Today, they continue to seek out the latest innovations in the industry, partnering with Lely, to bring the first commercial fully automatic robotic dairy to California.