SealMaster Opens Operations in Utah, Idaho

SealMaster Opens Utah, Idaho locations

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SealMaster, a leading global supplier of pavement maintenance supplies and equipment, has opened two new facilities in the western United States. Both facilities feature a manufacturing plant, distribution center and retail showroom.

Kevin McEntree opened his SealMaster franchise in June in Boise, ID, serving the state of Idaho.

With his sights set on owning a business he could establish and operate in Boise, McEntee researched a number of entrepreneurial opportunities. After several meetings with SealMaster franchise representatives, he determined a SealMaster franchise was the perfect fit for Idaho.   “I researched the pavement maintenance and preservation market for two years and saw how so many contractors were related, directly or indirectly, with pavement maintenance.”

Having the business based in Boise was a critical point for the third generation Idahoan.  “It’s an important place to me and I love the idea of supplying locally produced products,” he says. “In search for consistency and quality, many contractors are sourcing products from all over the Western U.S.   We look forward to becoming a local solution for them.   Also, I look forward to becoming involved in a variety of community causes and providing cost-saving solutions to our Idaho municipalities and school districts.”

McEntee says Idaho road maintenance agencies are in step with the nationwide trend of preserving paved assets. “When people have available quality, consistent products that perform well, it’s an extremely good value to preserve pavement—a substantial capital asset,” he asserts. “Idaho’s harsh winters really underscore that strategy. It’s the approach of protecting investments and increasing the service life of asphalt.” 

The Idaho SealMaster is located at 6438 S. Supply Way in Boise.

The new West Valley City, UT, location, owned by Lyle Moody, will serve the entire state of Utah. This is Moody’s second SealMaster franchise; he has owned SealMaster/Honolulu for 14 years. The new business is located off Highway 201 at 6778 West 2100 South.

Moody officially opened the Utah business in 2016 while simultaneously renovating a combined 13,000-sq.-ft. warehouse, office space, and showroom; building a 5,500-sq.-ft. addition; and training new employees. Members of the family who live in Utah serve in key leadership positions. Moody’s son, former Hawaii plant manager John Moody, relocated to Utah and serves as vice president. Son-in-law Shawn Ormond, who had worked for SealMaster/Honolulu for more than five years, now lives in Utah and manages operations.

Moody said he wanted to buy the territory before it was scooped up by someone else. “We’re glad to invest in our home state and contribute to the economy here,” John Moody said.

Shortly after the SealMaster franchise system announced a growth plan to introduce 12 new territories, buyers started moving fast, said Rick Simon, the SealMaster’s director of franchise operations.