If you’re considering starting your own asphalt paving company, you should keep reading. The Youtube video “How I Got Started in The Asphalt Business” has the best advice from a successful business owner, and there are many things to learn. Let’s find out more!
The host in the video started his journey in this business in the ’70s with an older man who had an old rig and needed some help. Back then, asphalt companies only used oil-based seal-coaters, and the owner would then mix it with fuel oil.
That’s incredibly dangerous, but they didn’t know that back then, and there were barely any regulations. Additionally, they had no knowledge of marketing. They went door-to-door and told people they needed their driveways seal-coated. Some people accepted their business and others didn’t.
When the host in the video ventured on his own, he did the same thing he had learned from the older man. However, a year after starting out, he managed to buy a pickup truck, placed three 55-gallon barrels on the back, and started seal-coating. By then, he had found great surface sealer companies and knew where to get the best product.
You can check the rest of the video for more details about starting an asphalt paving company.