“With an airport, it’s not very easy to go back and do it again. You want to make sure once you’re open that the asphalt is right the first time. You can’t close the lane down and land on the other side of the runway,” said Andrew Perry, Austin Executive Airport Executive Director. “J.D. Ramming Paving did a great job. They got in there and did the work quickly, and the overall smoothness that they got out of it was top-notch.”
The quality of the runway was independently verified a year later, when the Circuit of The Americas Formula 1 racetrack in Austin hosted the United States Grand Prix in November 2012. Before wealthy F1 racing fans from around the world risked landing their jets at Austin Executive Airport, they hired a firm to test the pavement’s smoothness. The runway passed with flying colors, and many private planes used the airport for the event.
“Partnering made the difference on this job,” said Chuck Fuller. “Everybody was out there for the same reason: We wanted a good-quality product, and we wanted everyone to go home safely. We worked together for each other,” he said.