Dominic Joseph Colasurdo

February 6, 2015

Dominic Joseph Colasurdo was born March 10, 1925.

He was first generation from Marrone, Italy, from where his parents Michaelangelo and Emanuela Colasurdo immigrated. The family ran a poultry farm in Burien, where they raised chickens and sold eggs at the Seattle Public Market.


When Dominic was 17, he bought 120 acres in May Valley, a rural area in Renton. He began a successful dairy farm on the property, building his own barn, in 1949, which is now “The Red Barn” and in Washington’s Heritage Barn registry.

From the dairy business, he went on to co-own Hillcrest Bowl in Renton. In 1970, he opened Hi-Land Realty and developed the Briarwood and Briar Hills communities. Read more