Our History

Started in the 1930s

Modesto Dairy Solutions first makes its mark in the 1930s as a family-owned farming supplies company.

Bought in 1998

Modesto Dairy Solutions is acquired by us, the Rocha family. Our own experiences as dairy farmers made this an exhilarating moment in time. We built the company to provide more than just cleaning supplies, boots, shovels, rubber hoses, liners, and other miscellaneous dairy farm supplies, but full dairy supply solutions. We knew that as a small family-owned company, it was going to take heavy labor—but we were ready.

Reevaluated the dairy industry

During this time, our servicing and installation work was minimal. We wanted to do more to push the dairy industry forward. The company stepped back and reevaluated the process of milk production, discovering the requirements for productive, profitable, and efficient dairy farming. In the end, we found just what we were looking for.

Became DeLaval Dealers

We quickly realized in order to be the best, we had to work with the best, and that meant acquiring the DeLaval Dealership early in 1998. We noticed a growth in customers, and a need for more advanced equipment, giving us the perfect reason to acquire another dealership owned by DeLaval in 2012. During that same year, owner Ryan Calistro partnered with electrical technician Jake Dewit. It was just what the Modesto team needed. Right out the gate, Jake and Ryan realized the benefits of working together, and saw how their teamwork far outweighed what other dairy equipment companies were offering.

Expanded into Arizona

We widened our customer base and contracting services by expanding into the sunny skies of Phoenix, Arizona.

Introduced our proprietary software

Although we provided the highest-quality equipment and services, we wanted to do more to push the industry forward. We turned to a group of engineers who took our expertise of dairy farming and developed our own proprietary software. The system is customizable to meet the various and ever-changing needs of all dairy farmers. We designed an easy-to-use PLC touchscreen system for total convenience and control of your milking operating systems 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Modesto Dairy Solutions has been a family owned and operated business for more than 40 years. Today, we are staffed with more than 40 employees and have seen a 40% growth rate in the last two years alone. The good news is, we don’t plan on slowing down anytime soon.