How It Got Started
It’s the summer of 1985, and I need to earn a little extra money for my freshman year at Purdue University. My parents needed their asphalt driveway seal coated. So, one Thursday afternoon when my mother had 11 ladies over for a bridge party (seems like bad timing, I know, but it turns out that it wasn’t), I sealed her driveway. While I was doing this, a passerby stopped and asked if I would give them a price to seal their driveway down the road.
My luck ran out on the third driveway sealing as nobody stopped to ask me to seal their drive. From that next week forward, every weeknight from 4-6 P.M., I went out knocking on doors to find new work – yes, every weeknight! Ultimately, that hard work and dedication worked out pretty well for me, and I still work for a lot of my first customers today.
Purdue University freshman year starts, and I have to come home on the weekends to finish up work I had lined up. I had the same plan my sophomore year, junior year, junior year (yep, 2 junior years – the 5 year plan), senior year and graduation in 1990 with a degree in Financial Planning from Purdue University. Here’s something a little ironic – I’ve sealed several million square feet of Purdue University parking lots, a little payback on that education I suppose.
After graduation I went to work for New York Life for a year and decided asphalt maintenance was going to be my career…and here we are in 2018 with Pro Drive sealing over 5,000,000 square feet a summer for the last many years, milling and repairing damaged asphalt, restriping and laying out gigantic newly paved lots and streets, installing bollards, signs and wheelstops, and loving every minute of it – okay, maybe not every minute.
I still have many of my customers from my college beginnings continuing to support Pro Drive. That is definitely an awesome feeling and reminds me just how important my customers are.
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Strategies and Plans
Every customer is unique. That’s why we customize every one of our plans to fit your needs exactly. Whether it’s a small strategy or a comprehensive effort, we will sit down with you, listen to your requests, and prepare a customized plan. Whether it’s mapping out a detailed plan to keep your traffic flow moving to your front door for sales or accommodating you while your operation is shut down, we are here to help facilitate a smooth project for you. Phasing is never a problem, we are here to help you make your asphalt last as long with as little inconvenience to you as possible.
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About Our Company
Pro Drive Asphalt Maintenance Inc has over 30 years of experience in the industry. Rely on us to provide you with high-quality asphalt maintenance, seal coating, crack filling, asphalt patching, and line striping services.
Your satisfaction is our top priority. Trust our highly-trained employees to provide you with efficient, courteous, and dependable service. Every project is overseen and quality checked by the owner.