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Publisher’s Letter Staying flexible and maintaining balance during a pandemic Like many of you, our company is looking forward to things getting back to normal after an extraordinary year of dealing with the COVID-19 health crisis. The thing I have noticed most during these past months is that our industry is one of resiliency and flexibility. Early on in the pandemic, building and maintaining our vital infrastructure was deemed an essential function in California, particularly keeping open our critical transportation systems that carry goods and services to every corner of our state. Our people did an amazing job of keeping projects moving even as disruption was all around us. Keeping our employees safe was, of course, Job No. 1, and I was impressed with how quickly employees adapted to new safety procedures and went out of their way to be courteous to others. Our business is a very visible one, with construction work often taking place in plain view of our fellow Californians. In modeling the best behaviors on the jobsite we demonstrate our industry’s commitment to best practices in worker safety. I’d also like to give a tip of the hard hat to our office staff and field personnel, many of whom faced personal challenges at home with kids out of school or family members in need of special attention. Keeping a work-life balance is always a challenge, but never more so than during a pandemic. I’m inspired by how everyone was able to juggle various work and home commitments, but I look forward to getting back to more face-to-face interactions. Finally, I’d like to express my appreciation to the many CalAPA members and volunteers who worked together to share information and encourage each other to get through this crisis. The steady flow of useful information from our association helped us understand the business climate, frequently shifting COVID-19 guidance and other relevant information so that we could navigate these extraordinary times. This issue of California Asphalt is dedicated to the private-sector projects that are important component of our industry. According to CalAPA’s annual survey of the asphalt market in California, about 45 percent of the asphalt produced in California is for the private market, so it is good for us to highlight how asphalt pavements utilized for these private owners are sustainable, easily constructed and provide long-lasting value. Come to think of it, those same positive attributes of asphalt also apply to our people: flexible and resilient. Those are always good qualities, but particularly important in a pandemic. Sincerely,

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Contents Volume 25, Issue 2


Publisher’s Letter


Private construction: A potentially lucrative market where robust communication and mutual understanding of customer needs are essential


CalAPA, national partners take a coordinated approach to elevating private work


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Asphalt pavements are an integral part of the $575 million West Village development at the University of California, Davis campus in Northern California, one of the largest “zero net energy” developments in the nation. Photo by Russell W. Snyder.

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Private construction: A potentially lucrative market where robust communication and mutual understanding of customer needs are essential By Russell W. Snyder, CAE


hen it comes to the ultimate destination for asphalt (and who pays for it), one simple way to segment the market is to divide it between public works and private construction. But like a family, the bigger brother – in this case local, state and federal streets, highways and freeways – always seems to grab all the attention. That certainly was the case in recent years in California when the deteriorating state of our roads gained widespread public consternation, prompting the Legislature to pass SB1, the Road Repair & Accountability Act of 2017, which raised fuel taxes and fees to generate more than $50 billion over a decade to fix crumbling roads and bridges. A contentious repeal measure on the 2018 statewide ballot also drew attention to the sorrowful state of California’s transportation infrastructure, with SB1 ultimately prevailing at the ballot box. Now Congress and the Biden Administration are having serious discussions of making substantial federal investments in transportation infrastructure, which will no doubt further dominate the headlines and public discourse in the weeks and months ahead. But what about private work? Year in and year out, it remains a strong source of business for many CalAPA members, but it is also an arena filled with risk and vanishing 8

profits for the unaware. It is also very sensitive to economic cycles, as was demonstrated after the last major recession to hit California in 2008-12, when a lot of private development work dried up, which was reflected in an overall reduction in asphalt production in the state that lasted for years. Still, the market is resilient, and remains an important revenue stream for many companies. CalAPA’s most recent tonnage survey indicates, for example, that nearly half of the total asphalt produced in California is destined for the private market. An informal review of where that asphalt is used finds a wide variety of uses, from the corner gas station or shopping center to massive sports stadiums,

Above: Recently completed paving at a massive U.C Davis residential complex in Northern California.

commercial distribution centers, hotel complexes and multi-use apartment, condo and dormitory developments. Some of those projects have been profiled in this magazine, including Angel Stadium in Anaheim, and this month’s cover photo — the mixed use West Village development rising up adjacent to the University of California, Davis that is touted as a long-term solution to the lack of affordable housing options in the area. (See sidebar on Page 10)

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Above & right: Two popular locations for private construction parking lot paving are retail centers and stadiums.

Lucas Frerichs, vice mayor of the City of Davis, says the West Village development represents a major milestone for the city and the university in making more housing available and affordable. “Davis, like much of California, has been experiencing a major housing crisis, both in a lack of actual units of housing and also affordability,” Frerichs said in an interview. “This major expansion of West Village is a direct result of a Memorandum of Understanding between the city, the university and Yolo County where U.C. Davis is required to build several thousand units of housing over the next five to seven years to meet their responsibility for providing housing for the student population.” “The city has long had a close to zero vacancy rate,” Frerichs said, forcing students and others who work in Davis to choose between cramped conditions in town or traveling long distances to get to campus or jobs. “This additional supply is going to be very helpful in that regard. Before the pandemic, there were times when we only had 12 or 15 units of housing open in a university town. Now, the pandemic did increase vacancies a bit, but all of those students are coming back in the Fall – that’s 40,000 students, and we’re going to need available

units to house them. The real benefit to this development is the increased supply and access to choices and options in housing for everyone.” Frerichs, 41, is a 25-year resident of Davis and also the senior member of the City Council. He noted that the development is in keeping with longstanding Davis goals of sustainability with compact housing choices within easy walking and biking distance to essential services. “The university is definitely committed to sustainable design and continuing its tradition of bike-friendly and transit-friendly development,” he said, adding that the development is adjacent to a bicycle and pedestrian bridge over Highway 113 that feeds directly into the sprawling main campus. “In addition, the West Village is served by several Unitrans bus routes,” he said, referring to the ubiquitous transit system that is funded through another partnership between the city and the university. Whether it is a mini-city like the one taking shape near U.C. Davis, or a local shopping center parking lot, savvy contractors know there is money to be made if companies deliver a quality product to meet or exceed customer expectations,

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and hopefully win repeat business or coveted referrals. Robert Jarvis, Chief Financial Officer of CalAPA paving contractor member Century Paving, Inc. of La Mirada, says understanding what customers want is key to understanding the private market. His company performs work in both the public and private sector. “The biggest difference between public and private work is, with private work, it is not always about the price. It’s the comfort that people have, if they trust you or not. There is a lot more relationship marketing involved.” He also said private market customers can dictate terms, like safety records. “A lot of companies are going to third-party companies that are helping them manage risk, looking at a contractor’s safety record, experience modifier, or whether they have had OSHA violations. They are trying to weed out some of the contractors that may cost them money in the long-run.” Conversely, many public works jobs are designed and specified by civil engineers, and there is an expectation that the agency has the money to pay the contractor when a contract is put out to bid. “In the private sector, there are no guarantee you are going to get paid,” Jarvis said. 9

As noted earlier, private work is also heavily influenced with what is happening in the larger economy. “A lot of people who own shopping centers, when the stores close down, they lose rent and they don’t have the money to fix the parking lot,” Jarvis says. Homeowners Associations tend to be a bit more stable, as many have reserves set aside for regular street and parking lot maintenance, but they also can be unrealistic in their expectations, and easily confused by bids that come in at different amounts but are not really comparable. Savvy private-work customers spend a little extra money for expert help with bid documents, inspections and acceptance. One of those third-party experts is Skip Brown, a longtime Sacramento-area paving contractor who in recent years has turned in his paving machine for a clipboard in the aptly named “Asphalt Consulting Services.” He also teaches a popular CalAPA class, “Quality Asphalt Paving.” “Private owners of asphalt know they have a problem, but they are often unsure of what the problem is,” Brown says. “They will call three contractors, some of whom may have very good sales representatives, and end up with three very different bids and it is like comparing apples to oranges. On the other hand, public agencies generally have engineers who know how to write specifications, know what they need, and put a package on the street so that everyone is bidding on the same thing.” Brown also observes that there is less inspection in the private sector, which can result in problems not readily apparent to a layman’s eye but can negatively impact performance down the road. In other cases, particularly with work that pops up on a set maintenance schedule, little or no work is needed at all. “I have written many letters to homeowners’ associations telling them they 10

have a severe need to do nothing,” Brown says with a chuckle. “I tell them, ‘Call me in five years.’” With the private market, Brown says, “It comes down to what you know or don’t know. If you don’t know if you should do something, find somebody who does.” Another difference between the public and private market is that the private market, generally, is less interested in things like the use of recycled materials and other non-conventional mixes, according to Steve Marvin with Labelle Marvin Inc., which is based in Santa Ana and also provides engineering and inspection services. “The private entity is not interested in the recycle part at all,” Marvin says. “Most of the people who are working with it have no clue the materials are changing, and what they are getting.” “All of the inspection on private work is done on foot, usually by a layperson,” Marvin adds. “With a city or county, there is a better understanding of acceptance, of knowing what they are getting. They have punch lists. They ask, ‘did it meet the specifications?’” “In Southern California,” Marvin adds, “half of the pavements are privately owned. Some contractors are better at soothing the feelings of the owners than others. From a consultant’s point of view, working with homeowners’ associations, you are often dealing with volunteers.

West Village The University of California, Davis in Northern California is the largest campus in the 10-campus UC system by geography at more than 7,000 acres, which includes vast tracts of farmland that harkens back to its roots as an agricultural school. The student population exceeds 35,000, which has created a housing crunch in recent years. The university’s long-range development plan calls for the university to build housing for 5,000 students and 2,000 employees over a decade via 2 million square feet of development over 180 acres – the largest student housing project in the nation. The $575 million West Village mixeduse neighborhood is the most visible sign of this development, comprising nine four-story apartment buildings rising up on 34 acres west of the 113 Freeway in West Davis. The development also includes a 10,000-square foot community building to house a fitness center, multipurpose room and student support services. University officials say the tax-exempt bonds sold to finance the project are the largest-ever bond issue for a single project in U.S. history. The housing is being built as a publicprivate partnership. The project includes over 10 megawatts of solargenerated energy, making the community one of the largest planned “zero net energy” communities in the nation. The general contractor is CGB Building Co.

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A rational recommendation may be provided, but they may or may not follow it. When issues arise the entire pavement committee of volunteers may resign. The level of risk for a consultant is very high.” Clearly communicating expectations is key, particularly when dealing with a nonengineering customer, says Talin Espinoza, senior vice president of strategic growth for Twining, Inc., one of the oldest and largest construction materials inspection and consulting firms in California, and a longtime CalAPA member. “Generally, private clients tend to be less educated and informed with regard to paving,” Espinoza says. “Whatever organization, whether it is a private developer or a homeowners’ association, their exposure and understanding of construction is broader, but not

necessarily with regard to pavements. Many times we get a layperson who has been put in charge of the work. They don’t know what they are asking. It can be taxing for a consulting firm, and problematic if they ask for something and the paving project can end up with the results they are not looking for.” The overall market is more fluid, and can change quickly, Espinoza says. “They can cancel projects on a whim. There is a shorter turnaround. A government agency, by contrast, has to get approval for funding for construction well in advance. The private market part of our work has been much harder hit by COVID-19. There are fewer private development projects because of the pandemic.” Looking ahead, however, Espinoza says she and many of her peers are “cautiously optimistic”

that the private market will emerge from the pandemic in good shape. “The economy is interconnected. We slowed down working for a big chunk of 2020. That is going to eventually have a future effect on the whole construction market. Hopefully it is more of a managed downturn than we experienced in 2008. We also had time to prepare for the downturn this time around. We’re not out of it yet. I think it is going to slow down a bit more before it picks up again.” And to revisit the sibling metaphor one last time, the public and private work brothers may take different paths in life but both will be an important part of the asphalt family. CA Russell W. Snyder, CAE, is executive director of the California Asphalt Pavement Association (CalAPA).

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CalAPA, national partners take a coordinated approach to elevating private work By Russell W. Snyder, CAE


very year CalAPA conducts a tonnage survey of its asphalt producer members, and one of the questions asked is what percentage of asphalt produced is intended for the private market vs. the public sector. The most recent survey indicated that the ratio was 55 percent public to 45 percent private. The fact that such a sizable portion of our overall product is destined for the private sector begs the question: What is being done to devote the attention to private work that it deserves? The answer is, a lot. CalAPA recognizes the importance of this segment with a membership category devoted exclusively to asphalt paving contractors, many of whom count private work as a major source of their business. In addition to the many networking events popular with contractor members, CalAPA generates products, services and information specifically targeted to member companies heavily involved in this segment. Some recent examples are the numerous “Member Alerts” devoted to the shifting guidance and regulations with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic. While construction work was largely deemed an “essential” activity during the pandemic, there were temporary project shut-downs in some areas of the state, and new guidance for contractors to adhere to, largely in the safety area, when paving crews were up and running again. CalAPA also has produced branded parking lot guides, safety checklists and other tools


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specifically targeted to paving contractor members. Even some networking events, such as Contractor Dinners, include “news you can use” presentations on hot topics of interest to contractors, such as insurance tips, regulatory awareness, safety information and more. Steve Marvin’s entertaining and informative “Technical Tidbits” at Contractor Dinners have become legendary to help pavers stay on top of constantly evolving best practices and often overlooked technical items that can make or break an asphalt paving job. All of the above is intended to ensure that CalAPA paving contractor members have access to the best and most current information and best practices,

and are encouraged to deliver a high-quality job for their customers. Burnishing that brand identity as a trusted and quality contractor can set a company apart from the competition, and generate profitable return business year after year. CalAPA also has a strong internet presence, ranking high in search engine results that translates into thousands of visitors CalAPA’s website, where shopping center owners, homeowner association representatives who build and maintain pavement assets can view CalAPA’s on-line “Buyer’s Guide” and do business with a CalAPA member. The CalAPA office gets inquiries frequently from people seeking to hire CalAPA members, and we cheerfully direct them to our on-line member listings. In the development pipeline, a new CalAPA website will be searchable by company type and geography, to further make the process of connecting contractor to customer that much easier. That asphalt pavements are popular in California is not in dispute – more than 95 percent of pavements are surfaced with asphalt, according to the latest figures by the Federal Highway Administration. What is also widely known are the attributes that make asphalt the pavement of choice for owners: asphalt is smooth, quiet, durable, safe and 100 percent recyclable. It also can be installed quickly, and in the case of rehabilitation, with a minimum of disruption to operations.

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Bruce Barkevich, Vice President of the asphalt division of the New York Construction Materials Association.

Those attributes are part of a consistent marketing campaign that has evolved over many years to promote asphalt pavements, with many marketing materials developed through partnerships with national entities that help develop products and underwrite research. Part of CalAPA member dues help finance those activities, which are conducted via partnerships with the National Asphalt Pavement Association, the Asphalt Institute and other state asphalt pavement associations. Under the umbrella of the “Asphalt Pavement Alliance,” the various entities coordinate messaging, promotion and deployment of technical and practical information and tools to help pavementselection decision-makers to make the most of their pavement investments. Many of those asphalt promotional products, such as infographics, brochures, fact sheets and white papers, were highlighted in a special promotional issue of CalAPA’s California Asphalt magazine in 2019. “The Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) has become a valuable promotion team for the asphalt industry,” says Bruce Barkovich, vice president of the asphalt division of the New York Construction Materials Association. “The combined efforts of the APA Partners – the National Asphalt Pavement Association, the Asphalt Institute and State Asphalt Pavement Associations – brings together the most knowledgeable resources to develop combined

Reed Ryan, Executive Director of the Utah Asphalt Pavement Association.

messages which tell the story of the asphalt industry. Over the last five or so years, the APA has developed into an important organization in the promotional arena. Tools developed through the APA give member companies products to tell the positive attributes of the most versatile product in the pavement arena. And there continues to be opportunities to enhance these tools and the messaging.” Reed Ryan, executive director of the Utah Asphalt Pavement Association, is a member of the APA Advisory Council, which helps guide the APA promotional efforts. “It is a unique and engaging opportunity to represent the State Asphalt Pavement Associations on the Advisory Council for the APA,” he says. “The Council oversees the APA, which continues to grow year after year as a trusted resource for pavement-type decision makers, so it is critical that we continue to meet the needs of our partners in both the public and private markets. Critical to that goal is the collective effort of all of the APA partners to provide unbiased, technicallydriven information supporting asphalt as the pavement of choice. And the APA continues to deliver on that goal.” “I am confident,” Ryan added, “that new and exciting relationships will be formed, whether it’s through a virtual training, a printed deliverable, or the accessibility to the plethora of resources provided through State Asphalt Pavement

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Kevin Monaco, Executive Director of the New Jersey Asphalt Pavement Association.

Associations, the National Asphalt Pavement Association, or the Asphalt Institute. If someone in the private market has a question, we will get them the answer. That’s the commitment I hope to continue and build upon during my role on the Advisory Council.” Kevin Monaco, executive director of the New Jersey Asphalt Pavement Association, expressed similar sentiments. “The Asphalt Pavement Alliance is a tremendous force multiplier for us,” he says. “Private markets are critical to our members, especially in times of uncertain public funding. The expertise and responsiveness of the APA provide our small staff with critical information from both a marketing and engineering standpoint, that we would not always be able to produce in such a timely fashion on our own. I greatly value the partnership we share with APA in promoting asphalt as the pavement of choice for the private construction market.” Dale Williams, P.E., is executive director of the Missouri Asphalt Pavement Association. He is one of those who has been helping to guide the development of various APA products geared to the private sector. “The private market, to many contractors, is just as important as the DOT as the historical balance between DOT and private market tons can be equal to slightly more for the private market tons,” he says. “The DOT market is much easier to address as you are


Dale Williams, P.E., Executive Director of the Missouri Asphalt Pavement Association.

dealing with one entity while the private market is much more complicated as the number of owners, developers, specifiers, etc. can be staggering. This is where products developed by the APA can help contractors, state asphalt associations and advocates have a common message on the benefits of asphalt.” Amy Miller, P.E., has been the national director of the Asphalt Pavement Alliance since 2015. She spoke at the CalAPA Spring Asphalt Pavement Conference in Ontario in 2017, and also sat down that year for a Q&A for the CalAPA magazine, California Asphalt (Vol. 21, Issue 4). A lot has happened since then, including a pandemic that has disrupted many of the activities of the APA or required that they be done in a different way. But Miller says her charge remains the same – being a valuable resource to her stakeholders and offering valuable tools and knowledge to help enhance asphalt’s market share in both the public and private sector. The emphasis on the private construction market, in particular, came as a result of a push by contractors who asked for various resources that were needed. “This has been a market that, collectively, the industry had not given a lot of attention to,” Miller says. “Our bread and butter tends to be the state DOTs. This private market side is influenced by owners, civil engineers, geotechnical engineers, etc. With them in mind, we have done


Amy Miller, Asphalt Pavement Alliance National Director.

commercial parking lot seminars that were attended by developers, engineers, laydown contractors, maintenance contractors, etc. We talked procedures, best practices and more. They were very popular.” With the advent of the pandemic, “We’ve switched over to educational webinars,” she said. “Last year we did two webinars, and our most highly attended webinar focused on the private market. We also put together a subcommittee to focus identifying what other assets that are needed.” In the development pipeline for the APA is a national guidance document on parking lot construction, similar to what some state asphalt pavement associations have produced. It will provide general design guidance and will be published later this year, she said. Another prominent tool promoted by the APA is the on-line PAVEXpress software, a free, online software that allows designers to compare different pavement designs and compare cost and performance. The software, based on AASHTO standards, also recently added an educational module. The APA has sponsored webinars to familiarize designers with how to use it. Some other webinars that will be offered in the future focus taking designers through the steps of designing a parking lot. A web site devoted exclusively to the private construction market also is in the works, Miller says. “As we develop more resources and assets, it will be a convenient

place so pavement owners can access those assets in one place, including good information on maintenance and what they should expect from their pavement assets,” she says. Market forces are also impacting private work, Miller notes. “Our contractors are telling us they are losing smaller parking lot jobs. Contractors say that those jobs are half of their business. It is such a broad market, from small shopping centers to big distribution centers and port facilities. The footprints of large stores are being minimized, and some shopping centers are looking at downsizing. Malls are having issues with maintaining business. A lot of big chains have shut down or converted to more on-line business. Many companies are going to remote work, minimizing the need for large parking facilities for employees. These are all forces that are impacting the private market.” As the market shifts, Miller says, the APA will continue to shift along with it, providing information pavement designers need, when they need it, to make smart decisions with their pavement dollar. As noted in its most recent annual report the APA “brings resources — human expertise and tools for knowledgeable and accurate pavement decisions — into effective action.” CA Russell W. Snyder, CAE, is executive director of the California Asphalt Pavement Association (CalAPA). REFERENCES: California Asphalt magazine, 2017 Environmental Issue (Vol. 21, Issue 4, 2017): Q&A with Amy Miller, National Director, Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) – Page 20. California Asphalt magazine, 2019 Special Promotional Issue, Vol. 23, Issue 3.

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Love that travel stop! Sully-Miller Contracting Co. paves new Love’s travel stop in Boron By Brian Hoover


ove’s Travel Stops & Country Stores (Love’s) was founded in 1964 by Tom and Judy Love when they used their life savings of just $5,000 to lease an abandoned filling station in Watonga, Oklahoma. Love’s remains family-owned and operated, with headquarters in Oklahoma City and 550 locations throughout 41 states. Love’s provides professional truck drivers and motorists with 24-hour access to safe and clean places to purchase gasoline, diesel fuel, compressed natural gas (CNG), travel items, electronics, snacks, restaurant offerings and so much more. Love’s finished construction on one of their newest facilities in September in Boron. Just off Highway 58 and in Kern County, the new 12,000 square foot location offers parking for up to 79 semitrucks, 81 cars and seven RVs. This

tremendous new Love’s location will see thousands of customers a day, many of whom will be driving semi’s that weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. These trucks and other vehicles can put tremendous stress on the truck stops pavement structure, requiring robust and long-lasting asphalt pavement solutions. Harman Construction, Inc. (Harman), out of Fort Worth, TX, was the general contractor responsible for all construction on the new Love’s Truck Center in Boron. Harman chose Cooley Construction, Inc. out of Hesperia to perform the grading and excavating duties on this project and Sully-Miller Contracting Co. (Sully-Miller) out of Brea to do the asphalt paving work. Vince Bommarito serves as area manager for Sully-Miller, and he worked closely with Cooley Construction

and Harman Construction to help oversee the pavement construction on this Love’s project. “When our crews arrived on to the job, Cooley Construction had already completed the mass and fine grading on the project, and they always do such a great job,” says Bommarito. “We are also proud to work for Love’s, who consistently puts such a heavy emphasis on quality. Together, we monitored every step of the paving and finished without any punch list items or returns to fix specific items. It was just a phenomenal job for everyone involved.” Sully-Miller began their paving work in Spring 2020 and finished just a few months later in summer 2020. “Cooley graded the multiple sections that varied between light-duty and extra-heavy-duty as far as future traffic was concerned,” says Bommarito. “We were responsible for paving around 3/4 of

Newly constructed Love’s Travel Stop in Boron. Access road and onsite asphalt pavement performed by Sully-Miller Contracting Co.


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Left: Heavy truck gas pump area with semi-truck parking at Love’s Travel Stop in Boron. The hot mix asphalt was provided by Blue Diamond Materials' Victorville plant. Below: Sully-Miller Contracting Co. using their Bomag/Cedarapids CR 1030W wheel type asphalt paver to put down the base course at the new Love’s Travel Stop in Boron.

a mile of access roadway coming off Highway 58. We were also tasked with putting down the asphalt pavement for the entire new on-site Love’s Truck Center.” Sully-Miller put down 3 inches of asphalt for the access roadway base course first. They then moved on to pave 3 inches of base course for the Love’s on-site paving and then overlayed the base course with a two-inch cap. When this was complete, Sully-Miller returned to cap the roadway section. “We paved the base course section from 2-inches to 4-inches on-site depending on where the heavy traffic or lighter traffic would be situated. We then came back

around and paved a 2-inch cap that contained approximately 1 pound of Ace XP aramid fiber additive per Love’s pavement specifications.” The Ace XP aramid fiber was provided to hot mix producer Blue Diamond Materials by Site Supply, Inc. per Love’s specifications. According to Site Supply’s website, aramid is a high-performance engineered fiber for asphalt that increases service life. The unique fiber reportedly provides 400,000 psi tensile strength and micro-roots that anchor themselves in asphalt. The ACE XP is blended into the mix to prevent reflective cracking, rutting and fatigue. Andre Tobar is a paving engineering with Sully-Miller and

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Bottom: New asphalt pavement installed by Sully-Miller Contracting Co. at the Love’s Travel Stop in Boron.


Right: The new Love’s Travel Stop in Boron offers parking for up to 79 semi-trucks, 81 cars and seven RVs. Below: Sully-Miller Contracting Co. paved this approximately 3/4 mile stretch of access road from Highway 58 to the new Love’s Travel Stop in Boron.

he worked closely with paving superintendent Todd Roper on the Love’s paving project. “We didn’t experience any tracking or rock pockets, and we performed the tacking on-site the night before paving. We put down around 20,000 tons of asphalt between the frontage road and on-site paving sections,” says Tobar. “The on-site sections were paved with 1/2” PG 76-22 polymer modified asphalt, and we utilized 3/4” and 1/2” PG 70-10 on the access roadway.” The asphalt material was provided by the Blue Diamond Materials Victorville plant with trucking support provided by Boone Trucking of Ontario. Bommarito said that the entire project went smoothly but pointed out that the three-hour round trip between the Victorville plant and Boron was a bit of a logistical challenge. “We service jobs as far away as 3.5 hours from 20

the Victorville plant and that has become a standard practice with Blue Diamond and our QC mix design department,” says Bommarito. “Timing and logistics can be a tricky issue, but honestly, there is not a challenge that our Sully-Miller crews cannot handle.” Bommarito makes it clear that success on this and every project is accomplished by the work of a well-organized team. “I want to thank and recognize our entire crew, led by superintendent Todd Roper, project manager Ray Sanchez, QC senior technician Alex Samano and paving foremen Arnie Velarde,” says Bommarito. “I also want to thank Cooley construction general superintendent, Willie Daniels, for always giving us a superior grade and working closely with our paving crews. Additionally, I want to recognize Bill Wilson, the project manager for general contractor,

Harman Construction, overseeing all aspects of this project. Everyone from Harman Construction and Love’s Travel Stops were simply a pleasure to work for on this successful project.” Sully-Miller Companies consist of Sully-Miller Contracting, United Rock and Blue Diamond Materials. Each company supports the other with Blue Diamond Materials, providing the hot mix asphalt, United Rock, the aggregate and Sully-Miller Contracting executing the paving project. Accessibility to extensive resources and capabilities enables Sully-Miller Contracting to handle a broad spectrum of projects. They are a fully integrated company that offers everything from grading and asphalt paving to concrete pavement and structures to underground utilities, quality control and alternative project delivery capabilities. From truck stops, restaurant, and commercial parking lot jobs to large, heavy highway and airport projects, Sully-Miller has the crews and experience to get it done right. For more information on Sully-Miller Contracting Co., please visit their website at or call the Brea corporate offices at (714) 578-9600. CA Brian Hoover is co-owner of Construction Marketing Services, LLC, and editor of CalContractor Magazine.

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ith the strength and determination of a fighting bull, Toro Enterprises, Inc. (Toro) was established in 1994 as a company destined to become a premier, fully integrated general engineering contractor. Toro began contract work in 1995, primarily performing curb, gutter, sidewalk and general concrete flatwork. In 2000, they began offering fine and base grading services to support their concrete contracts. Then, in 2001, Toro started a fully staffed and equipped asphalt paving division. The company had formerly subcontracted all of the asphalt pavement duties but would now continue its expansion with a dedicated paving division. More growth would come in 2008, when owner, Sean Castillo, hired Trent Royle as the vice president overseeing all aspects of the new underground utility construction division. This would include the excavation and installation of all dry and wet utility work, including sewer, water, electrical, plumbing, pump stations and other utilities. Toro continued its tremendous growth and in 2018 they hired Evan Folk to help start a new quality control division. Folk had previously worked for a well-known competitor, where he served as a mix-design and quality control expert for several years. He also worked for a consulting firm, and during that time, he served as an inspector


. van Folk, Quality Manager, shown standing in front of a CAT CB10 E Double Steel Drum Roller at the Toro Enterprises Yard in Oxnard.

and quality assurance adviser for cities, agencies, schools, hospitals, and a long list of major contracting firms. During this period, Folk was afforded the chance to meet and work with Sean Castillo, owner of Toro Enterprises, Inc. Eventually, Folk reached out to Castillo and offered to help start a quality control division. Castillo agreed, and it turned out to be a good decision

as the quality control division has already presented a 20 percent growth for Toro since 2018. “Our laboratory is accredited through AASHO (American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials) and Caltrans and led by our lab manager, Adam Sinutko, who has two decades of experience on major infrastructure projects. Everyone on our senior quality

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Left: Breakdown rolling gap graded rubberized hot mix asphalt (RHMA-G) with a CAT CB54 tandem vibratory roller for 2020 Caltrans District 5 overlay project on HWY 150 near HWY 101 separation in Carpinteria. Below: Toro Enterprises placing 3/8” asphalt rubber hot mix (ARHM-GG-D) with Cat AP1055F track asphalt paver on 2019/2020 annual overlay for the City of Santa Clarita. Guillermo Ceja III in foreground is a secondgeneration Journeyman Laborer Union 585 member.

control staff has 20-plus-years of experience, and that has given us tremendous confidence and success toward meeting and exceeding all job-site expectations and specifications,” says Folk. “We decided that it was time to pass our knowledge and professionalism on to train apprentice union soils inspectors, and other outside interested clients. So, as of January 2021, we started offering our construction materials testing and inspection services to outside companies.” Toro has already assisted several contractors, aggregate suppliers, and private haulers with their quality control needs. They also offer dispute resolution services and are in the process of adding a Caltrans and AASHTO certified mobile lab to their quality control business model. “Several labs have closed down over the past year, and the requests for outside consulting and testing services have increased. We recently purchased a 2021 Ford Transit Van that has been converted to a fully accredited mobile laboratory. This vehicle is certified as a fully operational and autonomous lab facility that is certified to perform the majority of the quality control or quality assurance testing on Marshall, HVEEM, and Superpave hot mix pavement designs in the field, utilizing the

support of our main lab facility,” says Folk. “The mobile lab is fully self-contained and powered. Our new mobile laboratory performs all standardized testing and is also accredited for soils and aggregate testing.” Toro’s asphalt paving division has grown immensely since its inception in 2001. In 2018, a second full-time paving crew was added, and asphalt paving is now one of the more prominent aspects of the company’s portfolio. “Paving is a big part of what we do to where we install between 150,000 to 200,000

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tons each year. Our two full-time crews put down around 1,100 tons each day on average. Last year, we installed 70,000 tons of asphalt in Santa Clarita alone in just three months. This was for the city’s annual overlay for arterial and residential streets,” says Folk. “We were also on the fast-paced, SoFi Stadium project last year. We performed right through COVID-19 with base grade, asphalt paving, and curb and gutter work. It all started with a small project and eventually expanded into work for many other general contractors on-site.” According to Folk, Toro’s service area includes Ventura, Los Angeles,


Right: Placing ¾” Standard Specification for Public Works Construction (SSPWC) Section 203 Type B hot mix asphalt base course at a private housing development in Santa Paula. Below: Paving parking lot sections with CAT AP555E paver at SoFi Stadium in the city of Inglewood.

Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Orange counties. In addition to public works projects for cities like Santa Clarita, Toro also does a great deal of private work each year. “We are currently installing around 30,000 tons of asphalt on a parking lot project for an Amazon distribution center in Oxnard,” says Folk. “On the public works side, we just completed a 5,000-ton overlay project on Highway 150 in Carpinteria and another 5,000-ton job for a taxiway at the Camarillo Airport.” As Toro continues to establish itself as an industry-leading general engineering contractor in Southern California, they continue to add additional divisions toward greater vertical integration. “Over the past few years, we have added striping, traffic control, and signage to our full spectrum of services. We design all of our traffic control plans in-house and also manufacture 24

our signing. This required an investment of more than $1 million in the latest, state-of-the-art equipment,” continues Folk. “This is another big growth area for Toro as we manufacture signing for ourselves and other companies.” Toro also recently purchased new striping vehicles that allow for specialty applications like thermoplastic striping and sophisticated grinders for marking removals. Folk points out that Toro’s success is directly linked to the incredible people working there and the amazing equipment and technology they use every day out in the field. “We have a lot of great operators and laborers working here that, in my opinion, have lifted us above the competition. We are huge on quality, honesty and integrity and that includes meeting every deadline and getting in and out of a job like we say we can,” says Folk.

“We have also heavily invested in equipment and technology. We have three Cat 1055 pavers in our fleet, including a Cat AP-1055 F that we just purchased a few weeks ago and another one in 2019.” According to Folk, Toro’s paving fleet is rounded out with two Cat 555 paving machines, a LeeBoy 8500 paver, and various asphalt rollers from both Cat and Hamm. They also own and maintain a large fleet of heavy equipment that includes excavators, wheel loaders, dozers, motor graders, and more. There are some areas where Toro purposely chooses not to invest in equipment but instead uses professional outside sources. “We perform a lot of full-depth reclamation work, as well as lime treatment and cement stabilization. We do the design in-house and then hire specialty contractors like Pavement Recycling Systems to perform these services,” continues Folk. “We have, however, invested heavily into our concrete, curb, and gutter division by adding lineless GPS systems to all of our curb machines. There is no substitute for having the best people and latest equipment available to them out on the job-site. This is an extremely competitive business that requires an investment in and leveraging of every available resource in order to succeed.” [ Continued on page 26 ]

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Another essential part of Toro’s success can be traced to the people and organizations they trust and communicate with each day. “We are members of several select organizations and associations that help us to remain on the cutting edge of what is going on in our industry. This includes our recent decision to become a member of the California Asphalt Pavement Association (CalAPA). We love the networking opportunities, but the reason I wanted to become a member of CalAPA was to have a voice in effecting change in our industry,” says Folk. “I have years of experience and unique knowledge with asphalt pavement products and specifications. As a CalAPA member, we are encouraged to sit on technical committees and have a voice toward making improvements 26

in areas like materials specifications and regulations.” Toro Enterprises, Inc. (Toro) serves various industries, including commercial, industrial, residential, bond exoneration and public works. They have established seven divisions that are vertically integrated to work together or separately on a variety of projects. These divisions include street improvements, striping and signage, structural and architectural concrete, underground utilities, traffic control, earthmoving and materials testing/ quality control. “We are signatory with a combination of multiple International Unions including Operating Engineers, Labors, Carpenters, Concrete Masons, and Stripers and currently have around 285 employees working here at any given time. We are all very fortunate to have an owner that is consistently involved in every

aspect of our business. From scheduling to running crews, our owner, Sean Castillo, is always there to fill in the gap when we find ourselves shorthanded. He will show up on a job and grab a rake or trowel and help out in any way he can,” says Folk. “Working here at Toro Enterprises is more like being a part of a family rather than a corporation. It is so nice to come to work every day where a happy attitude transcends right into the overall work quality. Toro is a refreshingly different kind of company and I, for one, feel lucky to work here.” For more information on Toro Enterprises, visit their website at https://toroenterprises. com or call their Oxnard corporate office (805) 483-4515. CA Brian Hoover is co-owner of Construction Marketing Services, LLC, and editor of CalContractor Magazine.

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More than 70 golfers hit the links at CalAPA golf event in Yorba Linda CalAPA members took a muchneeded break from a crazy 2020 on Oct. 28 for the association's annual golf event at a new venue, the Black Gold Golf Club in Yorba Linda. The weather cooperated, and even helped keep smoke from a wildfire at bay so that the event took place under sunny skies and with good air quality. Special thanks go out to the following event sponsors of the event: Butler-Justice, Inc., Cargill, Diversified Asphalt Products, Albina Asphalt, Lehigh Hanson, G3 Quality and California Commercial Asphalt. CA

Ready for take-off! CalAPA golf event attendees get ready to tee-off at CalAPA’s annual golf tournament on October 28th at Black Gold Golf Club in Yorba Linda.

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G3 Quality’s foursome Chris Gerber, Curt Waggoner, Jordan Roper and Brian Platt.

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JB Bostick Company’s foursome; Mark Mettler (left), Bill Mettler, Cal Burns and Greg Beckner.

Eddie Van Zyl, Astec, (left), Richard Champion, Astec, Jim Sauder, Granite and Chris Herne, Granite.

Coastline Equipment’s foursome; Carl Lopez (left), Jeff Warren, Dale Warner and Jeff Radtke.

Pacific GeoSources’ foursome; Brian Beckner (left), Alex Kotrotsios, Braden Porter and Tony Brunetti.

Griffith Company’s foursome; Bill Grider (left), Luke Walker, Mark Davenport and John Gutierrez.

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Ergon Asphalt & Emulsion foursome; Scott Metcalf (left), John Church, JD Kline and Brian Anselm.

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David Hanson. Kiewit (left), Scott McCreary, The Quality Firm and Allison Kooiman, Twining, Inc.

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Obituary: James Moore 1938-2021

James Lewis Moore, known to friends as “Blooney,” died peacefully at his home in Newport Beach, Feb. 25, 2021. Born the last of six children to Raymond and Bonnie Moore in Redlands, Jan. 11, 1938, and raised in East Highlands, James enjoyed fast cars and spending time with friends. After attending Redlands High School, James pursued his interest in engineering and math at San Bernardino Valley College. He began working for the California Division of Highways (the predecessor of Caltrans) in 1961, where he worked as a technician in the materials lab and as an engineer. In 1964, James began working for E.L. Yeager Construction Company as a project engineer. He held several positions in the

company, including project manager, Supervisor of rock crushing and asphalt plants and estimator. He would become vice president and one of six partners in the company in 1995. James was instrumental in multiple highway and civil engineering projects in Southern California during his career. The list includes the I-40 freeway Barstow to Needles; the Perris Dam; the SR210 freeway through Highland; the I-5 Northridge Earthquake bridge repair efforts in 1994; the San Joaquin Toll Roads (SR73); the I-210/I-15 interchange; the SR91/I-15 interchange; the Fontana Speedway; the SR91/SR57 interchange; and many others. James lived his life and raised his family, along with his wife of 45 years, Kathy Moore, with a deep reverence for God and biblical principles. He raised his three children, Terri, Todd and Skip, to do the same. In his relationship with God, James intended to let the Spirit rule in all life matters, from his family to his work, to Church, community, and, finally, to Civil Government. He believed that those institutions should also reflect God’s Spirit. James donated to many charities, including Life Services of Spokane, Washington.

He joked often and greeted everyone he met with a big smile, always reminding his children to have a sense of humor when life gets difficult. He enjoyed witticisms from others and had some of his own, including, “If you don’t go to their funeral, they won’t come to yours,” and, “You can always tell an Okie, but you can’t tell him much,” and many others. Preceded in death by his daughter, Cynthia Elizabeth Moore, James is survived by his son, Skip Moore and his wife Janine of Chattaroy, WA; daughter, Terri Struxness and her husband Keith of Menifee, CA; son, Todd Funk and his wife Donna of Auckland, NZ; his former wife, Kathleen Lee Moore of Menifee, CA; sister, Lola Rhine of Calimesa, CA; eight grandchildren; seven greatgrandchildren; and multiple other extended family members. He was a member of Foothill Family Church in Lake Forest, James requested that a ceremony not be held for his passing, preferring instead, a casual celebration of life. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations be made in James’ honor to either; Life Services, at or Pacific Justice Institute, at CA

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