Choosing the right commercial paving contractor can save you time, money and help you establish a relationship that lasts for years to come. There are a number of  factors to consider that affect the price and outcome of an asphalt paving project.  However, with a little research and asking the right questions, you can make sure that you get the right paving contractor for your project.   Here’s five things you should consider:

Check References

Do some due diligence before you hire a paving contractor.  Go to the Better Business Bureau and check their standing.  Get the insights of people who have worked with them before.  When a paving company does its job properly, it should have plenty of satisfied customers to whom they’ll be happy to refer you.  If they don’t, that’s a red flag that you should probably pick another company.

Make Sure They are Licensed, Bonded and Insured

If someone on a paving company’s crew gets hurt on your property, there could be liability issues if the contractor isn’t properly licensed, bonded and insured.  If the quote provided by the paving contractor is unusually low, it could very well be because the contractor does not carry insurance and you could be liable for any accidents that occur on the job.


Finding multiple companies to handle each individual project can be confusing and expensive. Look for a company that has the expertise to do all of you paving needs from pothole patching to parking lots, curbs, driveways, storm and sewer management.  Make sure they have the expertise on staff to provide you with a solid plan, pull necessary permits and work with your community to ensure you’re in compliance with local ordinances.

Accurate Quote 

The contractor you choose should be able to provide an accurate quote that clearly details exactly what’s included in your project and how much its going to cost.  Make sure the quote is inclusive of all work being done and for which you’ll be charged.  You don’t want to be caught off guard with multiple charges for work you didn’t approve of or work that wasn’t discussed with you.

Look for Clear, Straight Shooting Communication

There are two types of paving projects; those that run smoothly and those that don’t. Clear, consistent communication is key to a smooth project. It begins from the very first time you meet with the sales person, who should be able to provide you with a clear understanding of the scope, cost, timing and quality of the project right from the start. A qualified contractor will guide you through the paving project process and communicate with you every step of the way to make sure you get a quality job on time and on budget.

To see if Johnson & Sons Paving is the right contractor for you job, call us at (262) 251-5585 for a no-obligation estimate and project assessment. Our customers appreciate that we keep our commitments, we are easy to work with and we are responsive to their needs.