CEO-Ready: Being the CEO of your crew

Posted by Andrew Musto on 2/22/18 3:06 PM

In this week's CEO-Ready culture video series, we are chatting with leader of our Paving division and Crew 1 foreman, Joe Pires.  Joe has been with the company for 22 years and is speaking to us today about what it takes to be the leader and the CEO on-site every day.

How does the CEO-Ready concept really play out and how does consistently doing the right thing eventually develop into being the leader for your crew?  How does the right behaviors and the right attitudes help influence others in a positive way, so that the entire team advances and develops to be able to be more efficient and more productive?

Check out this second installment in our video series!  And next week, join us as we continue to explore the CEO-Ready concept from multiple perspectives!

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Topics: Paving, Retail, Customer Service, Culture, Video, CEO Ready, Retail Paving, Crew Performance

CEO-Ready: Balancing work boots and dress shoes

Posted by Andrew Musto on 2/13/18 5:14 PM

In our first installment of the CEO-Ready culture video series, we are chatting with Blake Kelly (USP Director of National Accounts) about what it means to service our customers by "balancing work boots and dress shoes." 

How does a mobilized, well-trained, and professional member of our National Accounts team find this balance to properly partner with our crews and foreman on-site and professionally communicate with our customer's staff to execute the flawless job.

Check out this first installment in our video series!  And next week, join us as we discuss what it means to be CEO-Ready from the perspective of a long-term Crew Leader here at U.S. Pavement!

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Topics: Retail, Customer Service, Culture, Video, CEO Ready, Retail Paving

Getting What You Paid For

Posted by Blake Kelly on 1/17/18 4:24 PM

Ensuring successful projects by incorporating a "trust but verify" process into your procurement practices

We all have budgets and goals for each project that we manage which requires us to look intimately at the partners we work with. The criteria needed to properly vet a proposal or compare apples to apples requires the customer to really dial into what’s in it for them. Contractor selection can be a touchy subject, but a key to success is to trust but verify.

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Topics: Articles, Pavement, Budgets, Retail, National, Customer Service, Project Management

NEREJ - Golden Triangle Metro West makeover by U.S. Pavement Services

Posted by Eric Cox on 9/1/17 3:09 PM

New England Real Estate Journal (NEREJ) recognized the work U.S. Pavement Services has done in the retail zone known as the “Golden Triangle” that straddles the Natick/Framingham town line. During the months of July and August a total of 5 properties in the 3 square mile area had asphalt and concrete work done. Retail titans Target and BJ’s Wholesale had milling grading, paving, curbing, concrete and asphalt patching as well as pavement markings done on site without disruption to business operations. The Shopper’s World plaza, which spans the width of the triangle, had extensive curbing repaired and replaced in multiple locations, reducing trip and tire hazards for visitors to the property. Papa Razzi restaurant received a complete crackfill, sealcoating and line stripe which instantly upgraded the property that directly faces Rt. 9 westbound in Framingham. At New England furniture favorite, Jordan’s Furniture, milling, paving, patching, sealcoating and custom striping of its large parking lot and access roads was completed with minimal business disruption despite the large scale, multiple scope project.

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Topics: News, Sealcoating, Line Painting, Paving, Articles, Pavement Repairs, Concrete, Restaurants, Milling, Retail

A Lot to Lose Ignoring Asphalt Issues

Posted by Eric Cox on 8/30/17 12:19 PM

U.S. Pavement Services shared insight on what’s at stake when you ignore your asphalt and concrete issues long term for Retail & Restaurant Facility Business magazine in its August 2017 issue. U.S. Pavement Services has worked with retailers and restaurateurs for over thirty years as a valued and trusted partner with the same commitment to customer service and high standards of quality. Whether it is crackfilling, sealcoating and line striping as part of a comprehensive asphalt maintenance program or working with our partners to achieve ADA compliance or a full multi-phase mill and repave project, U.S. Pavement Services delivers unmatched asphalt and concrete solutions for commercial properties nationwide.

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Topics: Paving, Articles, Pavement Repairs, Restaurants, Milling, Retail