Eosso Brothers also owns two infrared repair machines and was one of the first contractors to introduce the repair method in New Jersey. ([Tom Eosso] is presenting "Improving Your Infrared Pavement Repair Operation" at National Pavement Expo, Jan. 20-23 in Nashville). "Infrared has helped our company in many ways," he says. "Infrared is like having an asphalt eraser; if you make a mistake, it can be fixed." The line striping crew follows up the sealcoating and paving operations,...
MANAGEMENT Contractor Profile By Allan Heydorn The Eosso Brothers’ Experience New Jersey contractor proves there’s more to getting the job done than working on pavement E osso Brothers Paving begins its 18th year in business this year, and the three brothers that run the operation have a unique outlook on providing construction work. “We have built a reputation over the years for our honesty and dedication to the industry and work hard to educate our customers,” says Tom Eosso, vice president. “And we hear all the time from managers about the bad experi- ences they have had with other paving contractors and how easy it is to deal with Eosso Brothers. “Our goal is to give our customers a great experience.” And that “experience” involves more than doing a quality job in a timely manner – especially considering the Eosso Brothers Paving specializes in creating pavement management plans to help customer market Eosso Brothers pur- extend the life of the “communities” that are their primary customer. sues: homeowners associations. “Working in condo, retirement, and But over the years Eosso Brothers current three principles in the compa- town home communities is difficult,” Paving has learned how to handle that. ny, specialized in excavating and pre- Tom says. “We are working with a paring communities for a single build- lot of people, there are people watch- An Unbeatable Team er. The three Eosso brothers – Tom, ing us through their windows. And it’s Eosso Brothers Paving has been in Gary, and Anthony – began working an inconvenience to people who have business officially since 1992, but it with their dad before they were teenag- to be out of their court for a 24 hour actually started 30 years before that ers, and along the way he taught them period.” when Anthony Eosso, father of the the business. By the time they turned 17 they were all, by their own admis- Tom Eosso (right) says he’s the one with the business mind, while sion, “excellent” operators. Anthony (left) and Gary (center) are experts in the field. But then came the late 1980s and recession hit. “He had all his eggs in one basket, working with the same builder,” Tom Eosso says. “Work came to a halt, and his business was devastated. His company went out of business, and Gary and I went to work for other companies.” But one of the things about families is they often like to spend time togeth- er, and by 1992 the three brothers began talking about getting into the paving sealcoating business. “We want- 14 January 2010 • PAVEMENT • www.pavementonline.com MANAGEMENT Contractor Profile CONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 Tom Eosso says the A Paving and company added Sealcoating Focus a four-person
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