Posted on 3/30/2018 7:00 AM By Heidi Sedlacek
It is well known that a customer’s shopping experience is heavily influenced by the many interactions that occur during each trip to the store. Many companies put a strong emphasis on providing the best customer service because they know the employees’ interactions with a customer are important. Yet, the customer’s experience of your business really starts when they first turn into the parking lot. Will their first impression be a nice smooth ride, or will they encounter unsightly cracks, driven through overgrown potholes or park in a puddle of water? Creating a good first impression for your customers begins with the parking lot.
Posted on 2/13/2018 4:00 AM By Heidi Sedlacek
During the summer of 2017, Bituminous Roadways, Inc. (BR), was contracted to reconstruct the parking lot for a busy fitness center in the southern Twin Cities metro area. L.A. Fitness management communicated with BR the desire to continue full operation during construction. Due to the extensive nature of this project, BR recommended a two-phase approach. Phasing a project isn’t necessarily an obstacle, but it does take some planning and can present some challenges. The parking area was divided into two sections. When BR was working in the first area, barricades were used to indicate to fitness members where they could park. After the first phase was completed, the barricades were switched and users were able to park on the freshly paved asphalt parking lot while BR completed the second section.
Posted on 8/29/2017 12:07 PM By Heidi Sedlacek
The 16-year-old, 10,100 sq.yd. parking lot was in desperate need of reconstruction with visible cracking throughout the area. The company was also challenged with bringing the lot up to 2017 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.
Posted on 4/21/2017 8:06 AM By Heidi Sedlacek
Did you know in the early 1990’s, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Federal Highway Administration reported to congress that asphalt pavement was America’s number one recycled product?
Bituminous Roadways, Inc. (BR) did. Well before this report, since the early 1970’s actually, BR has been incorporating recycled asphalt pavement (RAP) into newly produced asphalt mixtures. This sustainability practice has many economic, environmental and societal impacts.
Posted on 3/9/2017 8:54 AM By Heidi Sedlacek
In 1961, The Art & Creative Materials Institute, Inc. created Youth Art Month with the goal of recognizing art education as a viable factor in education curriculum, as stated on arteducators.org. Since then, the month of March has been designated as an annual observation to emphasize the value of art and art education.
Posted on 12/16/2016 9:01 AM By Heidi Sedlacek
During the holiday season, many people make lists of gifts they need to buy. These gifts will go under the Christmas tree or be sent to a relative. For Kent Peterson, owner of Bituminous Roadways, Inc. (BR), making his holiday gift list consists not of people, but of organizations deserving of donations or sponsorships that help people in the local Twin Cities metro area and around the world.
Posted on 11/23/2016 9:05 AM By Heidi Sedlacek
After reflecting on 2016, there is one word to describe it – challenging. This season proved to be one of the more difficult for scheduling asphalt paving, asphalt maintenance, concrete work, milling and grading. However, even though it was challenging, Bituminous Roadways pushed forward to produce quality work in a timely fashion for our customers.
Posted on 10/3/2016 9:39 AM By Heidi Sedlacek
Bituminous Roadways, Inc. handles asphalt paving projects from small to large. For instance, a project could be as small as providing asphalt maintenance on a business’s driveway to reconstructing large parking lots for office complexes. In the case of Berkshire 16, BR’s project scope ranged from installing a new section of curb and gutter to paving a parking lot with more than 4,000 tons of asphalt.
Posted on 9/2/2016 9:56 AM By Heidi Sedlacek
As children are getting prepared for “back-to-school,” so is Bituminous Roadways (BR). During the summer months, BR crews have been working throughout the Twin Cities metro area on a number of school related pavement projects.