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Star-Seal's Cynthia Thompson Bolliger Dies at 56

Cynthia “Cindy” Thompson Bolliger, president of Star-Seal of Florida, died Sept. 5 as a result of a massive heart attack. She was 56.

Born in New York in 1961, she moved with her parents to Florida in 1968. While attending the University of Florida she helped her parents in their restaurant, The Pickle Barrel, Deerfield Beach, and in other ventures.

In March 1990 she began working at Florida Sealcoat, (Star-Seal of Florida) and was elected president of the company in 2005 upon her father’s retirement. She is credited with introducing international marketing to the firm, bringing new products such as thermoplastic material and manufacturing spray equipment to the company, and improving Star-Seal of Florida’s Internet presence.

In addition to serving on STAR Inc.’s board for six years, Mrs. Bolliger has been a speaker at National Pavement Expo.

She is survived by her husband, Ed Bolliger; her parents, Linda and Al Brode; a daughter, Lori Ann Thompson Long (Steven); sons James and Joe Thompson; two sisters; a brother; and two nieces, two nephews and five grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Charles “Chuck” W. Deahl Dies at 75

One of the originators of “The World of Asphalt” conference and trade show, Charles “Chuck” W. Deahl died Sept. 8 at the age of 75. Mr. Deahl, known throughout the paving industry as “Mr. Compaction,” worked with many state asphalt associations, was a consultant, and a regular presenter at industry conferences, including National Pavement Expo.

A past chairman of the Associate Member’s Council of the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA), he received the Associate Member Commendation for Exemplary Contributions to the Asphalt Industry at the 2016 NAPA Convention.

Mr. Deahl was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder, confirmation class teacher and youth leader. He was a member of the Black Hawk College East Foundation Executive Committee and recently served on the committee for their 50th Anniversary Celebration. He assisted his wife, Sharon, as co-sponsor for fundraising and the silent-auction for the Henry-Stark Relay for Life and served two terms as an alderman for Galva, IL. Mr. Deahl was a car enthusiast and enjoyed his 1928 Model A which he drove in several Labor Day Rallies.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon; a son; three step-children; nine step-grandchildren; a sister and two nephews.

Memorials may be sent to the NAPA Care Emergency Benevolent Fund (a fund established to support the family of a NAPA member who suffers a fatal accident while working in the line of duty) 5100 Forbes Blvd., Suite 200, Lanham MD 20706-4407.

Rose Paving Opens Phoenix Office

In June Rose Paving, Bridgeview, IL, acquired KFM Striping and Curb Company Inc. of Phoenix, AZ, and launched Rose Paving Phoenix, the contractor’s eighth office in the U.S. and Canada.

“We have an industry-wide reputation of being tenacious paving experts who deliver customers’ projects safely, on-time and within budget. We’re excited to offer our wide-ranging services – from preventative maintenance to structural reconstruction – to owners and managers of restaurants, hotels, hospitals, schools and other Southwest businesses,” said Ed Campbell, CEO of Rose Paving.

Mike Dickens, formerly of KFM Striping and Curb Company, will serve as the general manager for Rose Paving Phoenix.

“We’re excited to combine our experience in the Phoenix market with the service and support of the Rose Paving team,” said Dickens. “Through ongoing support, we will be well-positioned to provide structural repairs and other parking lot services to the area.”

Rose Paving Phoenix is located at 245 E. Watkins St., Phoenix, AZ 85004.

Still Time to Enter 2019 Pavement Awards

Deadline to be considered for the 2019 Pavement Awards is November 1 – so there’s still plenty of time to enter the work you’ve done this year.

Job-related awards recognize contractors and their crews for their 2018 efforts, and entries are open for:

  • Seal & Stripe: Small Job
  • Seal & Stripe: Large Job
  • Paving: Non-Parking Lot
  • Paving: Parking Lot
  • Good Neighbor Award (charitable efforts)
  • Best Marketing Video
  • Best of the Web
  • Cutting-Edge Sweeper

All entries must be made online at - and entering is easy. All that’s required is a brief description of the job and its challenges, and two high-resolution photos.

Presented by Pavement Maintenance & Reconstruction, the awards provide industry-wide recognition for contractors involved in all aspects of pavement maintenance. Other awards include Contractor of the Year (any contractor other than sweeping), Sweeping Contractor of the Year, the Alan Curtis Industry Service Award and the Pavement Hall of Fame.

Contractors can enter in multiple categories – but entries are limited to one job per company per category.

Entries are voted on by Pavement’s Advisory Board. Award winners will be announced at the 2019 National Pavement Expo, Feb. 27-March 2, 2019 in Nashville, TN, and in the February 2019 issue of Pavement.


Industry Appointments

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