Most jobs paving and pavement maintenance contractors perform each year probably fit into a category of “typical” projects. Their size, complexity, and challenges are just what contractors face during their normal course of work. They’re not unique, they don’t require any outside-the-box thinking, and the contractor doesn’t need to take any kind of leap forward to get the job done. The contractors just do their normal planning and execution and the jobs turn out well done.
But certainly, every contractor completes a job each year that’s worthy of industry recognition, and for the sixth consecutive year Pavement Maintenance & Reconstruction recognizes some of those projects in this issue. (Awards were announced Feb. 29 during a ceremony at the 2020 National Pavement Expo in Nashville.) As you’ll see, the award-winning jobs run the gamut of challenges overcome.
- Love’s Asphalt Solutions receives the Seal & Stripe: Small Job Award for its work completing five 14,000-sq.-ft. sections over five days, keeping the Pizza Village South business open
- Asphalt Contractors Inc. receives the Seal & Stripe: Large Job Award for sealcoating 700,000 sq. ft. at Six Flags Great America
- A & A Paving receives the Paving: Parking Lot Award for milling and paving Northwest Community Hospital parking lot over two days
- Sunland Asphalt & Construction receives the Paving: Non-Parking Lot Award for constructing their first complete racetrack
And that’s just our job awards. We also recognize contractors for a marketing video, website, inducted three industry pros into the Pavement Hall of Fame – and selected a Sweeper of the Year and Contractor of the Year that we think represent some of the best of this industry.
The point is, these companies are not alone; they and the jobs being recognized are examples of some of the best the paving and pavement maintenance industry has to offer. As you progress in your season, be aware of the extraordinary work you do – and in June when we begin accepting entries for next year’s Pavement Awards, keep us in mind; make an example of your business.