Asphalt Engineering has been working in Wrentham and most of Massachusetts for about nine years.
Director of operations Erin Landry said the business has been repairing and paving everything from houses, roads and parking lots all over, including Wrentham, Norfolk, Plainville, Framingham, Milford and other surrounding communities.
Landry said the key to paving is to build it from the ground up, which doesn’t seem like much.
“You know saying you don’t build a house on sand?” she said. “It’s like that with asphalt. If the foundation isn’t solid, the driveway is not going to last.”
Landry said Nathan Moreland started the company in 2005, out of one truck and a trailer.
“He grew and did small paving jobs, but in the last three years we’ve really exploded,” she said. “I think it’s because of our customer service. If you take care of your customers and employees, in the long run you will be successful.”
She said the worst sink hole she had ever seen Asphalt Engineering work on was in Medway, in which the sinkhole took up not only most of the driveway, but the house’s front lawn as well.
“It was because they had a spring running underneath,” she said. “Water management is huge in this area. It looked like someone had been digging a pool.”
The company works with the entire area in mind, the water table and the house itself to make sure the work does not create further problems in the future, she added.
Landry started with the company as a silent partner with Moreland in the beginning. Since last year, she said she has started working full time. She said most of the job is about building trust with those you work with, both in the company and out.
“There’s a need in this market for a trustworthy company,” she said. “There’s a lot of fly by night businesses in this industry and they’re just not focused on the long term. We filled this need because we are trustworthy.”
The company is currently holding a contest called Disaster Driveway, in which any entrant can send a photo of a driveway in particularly bad shape, and the online community can vote to decide who has the worst driveway. She said the outright winner will get a free new driveway and runners up will receive gift certificates.
Asphalt Engineering also participates in the local Relay for Life, the Massachusetts State Police and the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Asphalt Engineering is located at 19 South Maple St. in Bellingham.