PAVEMENT 2014 Top Contractor Survey

Welcome to the Pavement Maintenance & Reconstruction survey of paving & pavement maintenance contractors. Our hope with this survey is to develop verifiable Top Contractor listings in each of five industry segments: Paving, Sealcoating, Striping, Sweeping and Pavement Repair. To do that we need to know:

  •  Gross Sales Volume for your fiscal year 2013 (regardless of the date that fiscal year ended)
  • A breakdown by percentage of the type of work that generated those 2013 sales
  • Third-party verification of that sales total (see additional explanation at the end of the survey)

To determine whether a company qualifies for one (or more) of our five lists we will multiply your total 2013 sales dollars by the percentage of work done in each industry segment. For example, if a contractor reports $1 million in 2013 sales and generated 40% of those sales from sealcoating, the number used to determine qualification for the Sealcoating Top Contractor List would be $400,000 ($1 million x 40%).

Note: No sales figures will be reported or published; sales figures will be used only internally for determining each list. Also, no contractor will be eligible for the list without third party verification of your FY 2013 Gross Sales Volume.

There are 3 ways to complete and submit this form:

  • Online at http://topcontractor.questionpro.com
  • Complete a hard copy and fax (708-531-1613) or mail it to Pavement Maintenance & Reconstruction, Top Contractor Survey, 1233 Janesville Avenue, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538; Attn. Jessica Stoikes.
  • Complete a hard copy, scan and e-mail to allan.heydorn@cygnus.com

Thanks very much for your participation. We do appreciate it. Should you have any questions please call Allan Heydorn at 708-531-1612 or allan.heydorn@cygnus.com.

 

Questions marked with an asterisk (*) must be completed for consideration.

 

Name & Title of Person Completing This Form

 

*First ________   Last ___________ e-mail ____________ Phone ____________

 

*Company Information

Company Name (as you would like it to appear on the magazine)
Street Address
City
State
Zip Code
Phone Number with Area Code
Website

Years in Business ____

Please indicate your number of employees at peak season (if employees fulfill more than one function please include them in the category they perform most often):

__ Management
__ Office Staff
__ Field Supervisors
__ Sales
__ Laborers

May we contact Your Company by e-mail?  ____ Yes   ____No

 

 

  1. * What is your company’s Total Gross Sales for your fiscal year 2013? ____________ (This figure used internally for ranking purposes only; it will not be published.) Please round to whole dollar amounts.  (Example:  1,548,222)

2. * What percentage of your fiscal 2013 Total Gross Sales is represented by each of the following areas (must total 100%):

__Paving
__ Sealcoating
__ Striping

__ Sweeping

__ Pavement Repair

__ Production of hot mix asphalt (plant operation)

__Other (explain) ________________________________

 

3. * What percentage of your fiscal 2013 Total Gross Sales is generated from work done on each of the following (must total 100%):

__ Highways
__ Streets/roads

__ Parking lots

__ Driveways

__ Other (explain) __________________________________________

 

4. * What percentage of your fiscal 2013 Total Gross Sales is generated from each of the following types of customers (answers must total 100%).

__ Commercial/Industrial

__ Municipal (state/local agency)

__ Multi-family residential (apartments/condos/HOAs)

__ Single-family residential

__ Other (explain) ________________________________________________

 

5. * What percentage of your fiscal year 2013 Total Gross Sales is generated by working as a subcontractor for other contractors? _______

 

6. * Do you self-perform more than 50% of your work? 

___ Yes

___ No

 

7. What was your overall company-wide profit margin in FY 2013? (Not for publication; results will be presented for the industry as a whole.)

__ Less than 3%

__ 3%-5%

__ 5%-10%

__ 10%-15%

__ More than 15%

 

8. How many different customers did you work for in FY 2013?

__ Fewer than 100

__ 101-150

__ 151-200

__ 201-300

__ 301-400

__ More than 400

 

9. How many different jobs did your company complete in FY 2013?

__ Fewer than 100

__ 101-150

__ 151-200

__ 201-300

__ 301-400

__ More than 400

 

 

10. What is the estimated replacement value of your fleet of equipment (including trucks)?

__ Less than $250,000

__ $250,000 - $500,000

__ $500,000 - $1 million

__ $1 million - $2 million

__ More than $2 million

 

11. Did your company contribute time, materials or funds for any community or charitable program? (Please attach verification)

Organization _______________________ Contribution ___________________________

 

Signature __________________________________  Title (please print) _________________________
Date: _________________

 

IMPORTANT! SALES VOLUME VERIFICATION

To qualify to have your Top Contractor application included in the lists and considered for Top-performer Awards, third-party verification of your FY 2013 Total Gross Sales is required from your company’s CPA, an independent CPA or your accounting firm, or a copy of the appropriate page from your tax return. Verification must be on the CPA or accounting firm letterhead (no photocopies) and must include a statement to the effect that “I have reviewed the company’s Top Contractor application, and the FY 2013 gross sales response to question Number 1 is accurate to the best of my knowledge.” The letter must be signed and dated and include the person’s name, title and telephone number. No financial information will be revealed; it will be used only internally to determine qualification for each listing.

Send Verification to:
Pavement Maintenance & Reconstruction
2013 Top Contractor Application
1233 Janesville Avenue
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
Attn. Jessica Stoikes

Questions?

Allan Heydorn, Editor
Phone: 708-531-1612
Allan.Heydorn@cygnus.com

 

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