In 1969 Mike Rose formed a small striping business located in the south suburbs of Chicago. Shortly thereafter, his brother, Alan Rose, joined him.
In 1974 a major milestone occurred when Alan Rose, now the CEO, took over the business and formally established Rose Sealcoating Company (the company name changed again in 1980 to Rose Paving & Sealcoating before becoming Rose Paving Company in the mid-90’s). Immediately Alan began investing in new equipment and additional employees in order to provide a wide-range of maintenance services including sealcoating (added in 1977), concrete repair (added in 1980), and cracksealing (added in 1983).
Through the years, Rose Paving has become well known not only for reliable parking lot maintenance and repair services, but also for educating customers throughout the process. Back in 1984, Rose Paving produced and hosted the first-ever pavement maintenance conference for existing and prospective customers. Also in 1984, Rose Paving created an educational videotape on pavement maintenance entitled “Doing it Right the First Time.” Since then, the video has been updated and reformatted.
In 2002, Alan Rose began strategizing about improving and expanding the business nationwide. Through his efforts, the company grew sales by 20% in that year alone. And, since that time, sales continue to jump between 10-30% each year.
Ed Campbell, president, and Chris Tanner, senior vice president, became partners in 2009. Vice president, Tim Chimack, was extended and accepted partnership in 2012.
There is no doubt Rose Paving Company has come a long way in almost 40 years. Today, with an extensive service offering and customers stretching from coast to coast in the U.S. and Canada, Rose Paving is the largest service provider focused on parking lot management. Our company, headquartered in Bridgeview, IL, consists of over 150 employees, comprised of strategic business units (or SBUs), support staff, team members, and management. We are proud to report that because of our expertise, dedicated employees, and loyal customers, Rose Paving has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors. And, as a company, we continue to make great strides in exceeding industry, customer, and employee expectations.