Pursuing a Career in the Asphalt Paving Industry

Asphalt Paving Crew Working

Are you tired of simply having a job? Is it time to find a career instead? Don’t overlook getting into the asphalt paving industry. We have decades of experience in asphalt paving, and we have worked with municipalities in and around the St. Louis area — there is a long list of reasons why we keep doing what we love.

Helping Your Community

Ever travel on the roadways and through parking lots in town and thought about how you could improve your commute? Asphalt paving contractors that work with municipalities directly impact the community they live and work in. By working with a local business that has contracts to maintain public roadways, you’re doing your part to make a difference.

Improving infrastructure does even more than beautify public spaces. It increases property value for residents, stimulates economic development, and creates local jobs. The work you do will be seen daily by residents and visitors to the St. Louis area; you will be making a lasting impression.

Job Security

Infrastructure growth is a constant, with new roads being created and older roads being repaired and maintained daily. There will always be a need for highly qualified, experienced asphalt paving experts with commercial, municipal, and residential skill sets.

By pursuing a career in asphalt paving, you can have the peace of mind that you’re growing in an area that will be in-demand regardless of the economic situation. For those who want to take a more entrepreneurial approach to their career, there can even be an end goal of opening your own asphalt paving business.

Asphalt Paving Equipment

It’s Not an Office Job

While certain roles within the paving industry utilize a desk and a computer in an office setting, there are plenty of other opportunities on the job site that don’t involve answering emails or hanging out around the water cooler.

If you like watching your efforts pay off every day, you enjoy working with your hands, and you need a fast-paced and complex position to feel challenged to grow, asphalt paving is for you. It’s a risky industry, but it’s never boring and can be hugely rewarding when you see miles of your work stretched out for your community to travel.

Plenty of Career Paths

Asphalt paving consists of a lot of moving parts and highly skilled team members working together to get a job done safely and up to the standard of the clients. As we mentioned above, you certainly could pursue a journey in sales or customer service, working directly with the municipal, government, and residential clients you serve.

You can also use your career for highly specialized training. If you’re interested in the engineering side, working with asphalt paving contractors that have municipal contracts could help you learn about infrastructure resiliency. There’s also the role of a project manager; this could be a great route if you want to learn more about how to improve commercial property values with high-quality asphalt paving.

Asphalt Paving Worker

Chance for Advancement

On that note, there are also options for those who don’t know which direction they take. Because of the many team members that make an asphalt paving job successful, there’s room for career advancement. There’s also the chance to learn how to do different jobs on and off the worksite and truly find the right niche for your personality.

Although asphalt paving is a tough, dirty industry, the rewards of a career in this industry make it all worth it. Take our team, for example. We have employees who have been with us for over 30 years, and several of our team members are part of the same immediate or extended families. When you find the right business to work with you create a relationship that helps your career thrive as you grow your skills.

Working with an experienced, connected, and passionate team of professionals that have access to the latest asphalt equipment and innovation means that you get invaluable on-the-job training that translates into career growth. 

Our work on commercial and municipal projects over the years has made us an integral part of the St. Louis community — something that you can be a part of, too. If you’re ready to get started on your career in asphalt paving, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team to talk about your first step!