Q&A With Atlanta’s Rose Paving Team – Atlanta Paving
Periodically, we like to provide a business update to our loyal blog readers. This time, our Atlanta paving team sat down to answer a few questions about the state-of-paving-affairs in the Peach State.
- What is trending right now in the Atlanta paving market?
After many years of deferred maintenance, many properties in the Atlanta area have been undergoing structural pavement repair such as resurfacing or reconstruction. Our focus in 2015 will be to help these properties get back on track with proper pavement management plans to include crack sealing and seal coating, which will help prolong usability and life-span.
- Has the office hired any new team members?
Our newest team member is Steven Kristensen. Steve joined our sales team in July after a successful career in the paving stone industry. Jesse Smalley, Director of Capital Projects, joined the team over the summer as well. He formerly served as Manager of Exterior Assets for The Home Depot. Chad Bryant, account executive, was hired on in March. Other changes include the promotion of John Sands to Director of Operations and the addition of Josh Garrett, who relocated from the Bridgeview office to join our team in Atlanta.
- Describe the most recent challenging and/or rewarding paving project in 2014:
We recently won a high-profile job in Kennesaw, GA, at the Town Center shopping mall. The project included: full-depth asphalt patching, 2” Permaflex Overlay, 1” Mill and Asphalt Repave, crack seal, sealcoating, concrete bollard installation, and re-striping.The project presented many challenges including phasing to ensure the shopping center remained opened for business during construction. With Olive Garden, Home Goods, Marshalls, TJ Maxx, and other small tenants, the job required on-site project management to organize the flow of traffic during repairs and communicate progress.
- Where can our readers see the Atlanta-based team next?
While all of the industry trade shows have already occurred, our Atlanta-based team will be present at various after-hours/networking events for BOMA, AAA, and the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce through the end of the year.
- How is the branch office gearing up for the holidays?
Our philanthropy committee will assist Creative Community Services by sponsoring their Thanksgiving Day celebration as well as donating wreaths/toys for their Christmas activities. We will also be involved with and support the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta throughout the holiday season. And, last but not least, is the Rose Paving Holiday Giving Program. Through a special invitation, our clients select a charity to which Rose Paving will make a donation at the end of the year.
- Does the office have plans to introduce any new services in 2015?
We recently started offering sports surface maintenance services. Thus far, the demand has been high, especially pertaining to tennis courts. Our plan moving forward is to grow this service line while still focusing on tennis courts with single or two-court batteries.