I was born into a construction family in 1970 and somehow became an asphalt paving contractor in the summer of 1988. It was then I began my career and experience in asphalt paving for the next 30 years in the Northwest. Over those 30 years, I examined, bid, designed and constructed everything from driveways to highways. I have worked hard to always be an innovator in the asphalt paving industry. My depth of experience in the industry had me accomplish many firsts; the first warm mix asphalt highway paved in Oregon, the first recycled asphalt shingle highway project in Oregon, and the first commercial porous pavement parking lot in Oregon.
In 2017 I sold my Asphalt paving business and started Asphalt Consulting Management, LLC with the goal of improving asphalt pavement construction and rehabilitation practices in the industry, and innovating new ways to extend the life of existing asphalt pavements. I always knew that potential improvements and advancements of asphalt technology were just beginning. In July of 2020 Asphalt Consulting Management was called on by Spring Mountain Motorsports to recommend and provide a product that would protect and extend the life of the asphalt corners on their racetrack. The corners on a racetrack are constantly subjected to high heat and friction from the tires of high-performance racecars and are, by far, the first part of the track to fail. Knowing there was nothing on the market to definitively solve the problem, I went to work in the ACM lab developing a solution. The result was Track Armor, a never before seen, highly durable, petroleum free, black coating that mimicked the friction of the existing asphalt. In November of that same year the first test sections were placed on the racetrack at Spring Mountain Motor Sport and Track Armor was born. The coating was met with rave reviews from all the instructors and members at Spring Mountain and is still protecting the asphalt pavements there today.
Very soon after a new formula was derived from the Track Armor development and testing for placement on parking lots, roadways and all pavements began. The project was geared towards those surfaces that do not endure the heavy repetitive traffic loading experienced by racetracks. This is Asphalt Armor. Asphalt Armor is a one-of-a-kind, patent pending, high performance, non-petroleum based product developed to protect your asphalt pavement from both environmental decay and everyday traffic. It was first placed at the clubhouse and administration building at Spring Mountain Motorsports in March of 2021.