SealMaster Under New Ownership in Kentucky

Louisville-based business supplies pavement maintenance, preservation industry – Louisville, Ky.—SealMaster has announced David Bernath and his son, Jake Bernath, are the new owners of the franchise system’s Louisville-based Kentucky territory. This is a second franchise for the Bernaths, who have owned the Indianapolis-based Indiana territory since 2007. With more than 100 privately owned locations nationwide, SealMaster manufactures pavement sealers and distributes a full line of pavement maintenance products and equipment, including crack sealants, pavement repair materials, traffic paints, dust suppressants, tools, accessories, sport surfacing products, and machines to apply all the materials.

Previous owner J.R. Blasius sold his interests, which also include a distribution center and retail store in Lexington, upon his retirement. “We’re in the process of introducing ourselves as the new owners in Kentucky,” says Jake Bernath. His sister, Mary Jane Bernath, relocated to Kentucky several months ago to manage the office and to help ensure a smooth transition for a seamless customer experience. She previously worked at the Indiana franchise.

“David and Jake received our Franchise of the Year Award two years ago,” says Rick Simon, SealMaster’s director of franchise operations. “They bring ingenuity to work every day with them, creating efficiencies that benefit their customers and their business,” he adds. Jake Bernath emphasizes the importance of streamlined customer service practices. “Our customers’ most valuable time is spent on job sites,” he says. “We focus on supplying and servicing them with quality, quickness, and reliability so they can operate more efficiently.”

The Bernaths also plan to introduce Liquid Road® to Kentucky. They manufacture it in their Indiana territory, where cities, counties, and townships apply the bituminous surface treatment to make their roads last longer. According to SealMaster, Liquid Road “lasts three times longer than conventional pavement sealer and gives streets a like-new appearance.” Jake Bernath says, “It delivers newly paved performance at a fraction of the cost. Road superintendents like that taxpayers see it and drive on it and know their streets are well maintained.” The product is used on other paved surfaces as well.

The demand for pavement maintenance supplies and equipment continues to grow as private and public entities have shifted focus to pavement preservation versus a previous approach of replacing pavement when it has fallen into a state of disrepair. Customers include contractors; public and private property owners; local, state and federal road departments; and others charged with performing pavement maintenance work.

Market demand has a number of SealMaster franchise owners building additions, establishing additional distribution points, and opening more showrooms, says Simon. With a limited number of protected territories remaining in the United states, no more than 10 new U.S. manufacturing franchise opportunities are available in Arkansas, California, the Dakotas, Louisiana, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Washington. Opportunities for distribution franchises are available in Wyoming, West Virginia, and New England.

 

ABOUT SEALMASTER

SealMaster, the nation’s One-Stop Source for pavement maintenance products and equipment, is the world’s leading manufacturer of pavement sealer with more than 100 locations in the United States, including Puerto Rico; licensed manufacturing in Canada, China, and Mexico; and distribution in more than 50 countries. In addition to pavement sealer, the company distributes pavement crack sealants and repair materials, traffic paints, dust suppressants, tools, accessories, sport surfacing products, and machines to apply all the materials. The company maintains its industry leadership consistently introducing high-performance, innovative pavement sealer formulations and state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies. Pavement maintenance professionals, property managers and owners, municipalities and others charged with pavement maintenance use SealMaster products and equipment to protect, preserve and beautify asphalt and concrete pavement. For more information, visit sealmaster.net.

 

SealMaster Announces New Ownership of Dallas Franchise Territory

Supplies all of North Texas

 

SealMaster is pleased to announce new ownership of the pavement maintenance manufacturing and supply franchise that serves North Texas and surrounding areas. The manufacturing, distribution and retail operation, with an additional distribution and retail location in Fort Worth, is now owned by Rory P. Connor and Ralph D. LaRovere.

“We discovered the opportunity existed to contribute to extending the service life of our roads, parking lots, airport runways and other paved assets in North Texas,” says Connor. “We realized optimizing their performance and enhancing their appearance is paramount to the continued growth and expansion in North Texas.”

“Pavement sustainability is critical,” adds LaRovere. “Pavement preservation is six to 10 times more cost effective than replacing damaged pavement. It’s essential to properly maintain our roads, so we can keep pace with the increased traffic that accompanies our area’s growth.”

Connor and LaRovere say they are scouting for additional retail distribution sites to enhance customers’ convenience. In Lancaster, SealMaster is located at 1801 N. Lancaster-Hutchins Road; and in Fort Worth, at 1115 NE 23rd St. The phone number is 800-395-7325.

With more than 100 privately owned locations nationwide, SealMaster manufactures pavement sealers and distributes a full line of pavement maintenance products and equipment, including crack sealants, pavement repair materials, traffic paints, dust suppressants, tools, accessories, SportMaster sport surfacing products, and machines to apply all the materials. SealMaster is widely known for introducing franchising to pavement maintenance sourcing in the early 1990s by standardizing quality, support, services and practices that “transformed an ugly duckling industry into a swan,” according to Pavement Maintenance & Reconstruction magazine.

The demand for pavement maintenance supplies and equipment continues to grow as private and public entities have shifted focus to pavement preservation versus a previous approach of replacing pavement when it has fallen into a state of disrepair. Customers include contractors; public and private property owners; local, state and federal road departments; and others charged with performing pavement maintenance work.

Rick Simon, the SealMaster franchise system’s director of franchise operations, says market demand has a number of SealMaster franchise owners building additions, establishing additional distribution points, and opening more showrooms. With a limited number of protected territories remaining in the United states, no more than 10 new U.S. manufacturing franchise opportunities are available in Arkansas, California, the Dakotas, Louisiana, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Washington. Opportunities for distribution franchises are available in Wyoming, West Virginia, and New England.

ABOUT SEALMASTER

SealMaster, the nation’s One-Stop Source for pavement maintenance products and equipment, is the world’s leading manufacturer of pavement sealer with more than 100 locations in the United States, including Puerto Rico; licensed manufacturing in Canada, China, and Mexico; and distribution in more than 50 countries. In addition to pavement sealer, the company distributes pavement crack sealants and repair materials, traffic paints, dust suppressants, tools, accessories, sport surfacing products, and machines to apply all the materials. The company maintains its industry leadership consistently introducing high-performance, innovative pavement sealer formulations and state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies. Pavement maintenance professionals, property managers and owners, municipalities and others charged with pavement maintenance use SealMaster products and equipment to protect, preserve, and beautify asphalt and concrete pavement. For more information, visit sealmaster.net.

 

 

Boise Native Brings SealMaster Manufacturing, Distribution to Idaho

One-Stop Source for Pavement Maintenance Supplies and Equipment – Boise, Idaho—SealMaster, a leading global supplier of pavement maintenance supplies and equipment, has opened a manufacturing plant, distribution center, and retail showroom at 6438 S. Supply Way in Boise, Idaho. After purchasing the rights to the SealMaster franchise territory that serves all of Idaho, third-generation Boise native Kevin McEntee opened for business in June. His location is among more than 100 privately owned SealMaster manufacturing and/or distribution sites nationwide.

SealMaster franchise owners manufacture pavement sealer and distribute a full line of pavement maintenance products and equipment, including crack sealants, pavement repair materials, traffic paints, dust suppressants, tools, accessories, sport surfacing products, and machines to apply all the materials. Franchises also drop off and pick up job-site sealer tanks and rent and service equipment. The brand is widely known for introducing franchising to pavement maintenance sourcing by standardizing quality, support, services, and practices that “transformed an ugly duckling industry into a swan,” according to Pavement Maintenance & Reconstruction magazine.

SealMaster products are used on roads, parking lots, airport pavements, park pathways, highway shoulders, and other pavements. Customers include public agencies responsible for maintaining their communities’ pavements, private and public property owners and institutions, and pavement maintenance contractors, among others.

With his sights set on owning a business he could establish and operate in Boise, McEntee researched a number of entrepreneurial opportunities. After several meetings with SealMaster franchise representatives, he determined a SealMaster franchise was the perfect fit for Idaho. “I researched the pavement maintenance and preservation market for two years and saw how so many contractors were related, directly or indirectly, with pavement maintenance.”

Having the business based in Boise was a critical point for the third generation Idahoan. “It’s an important place to me and I love the idea of supplying locally produced products,” he says. “In search for consistency and quality, many contractors are sourcing products from all over the Western U.S.   We look forward to becoming a local solution for them.   Also, I look forward to becoming involved in a variety of community causes and providing cost-saving solutions to our Idaho municipalities and school districts.”

McEntee says Idaho road maintenance agencies are in step with the nationwide trend of preserving paved assets. “When people have available quality, consistent products that perform well, it’s an extremely good value to preserve pavement—a substantial capital asset,” he asserts. “Idaho’s harsh winters really underscore that strategy. It’s the approach of protecting investments and increasing the service life of asphalt.”

SealMaster’s leadership in the pavement maintenance industry is important to McEntee, he says, noting he wanted to be associated with a highly regarded national brand. “We have high quality products, scale, and service that make it easier for our customers to do business with us,” he says. Liquid Road, for instance, is a bituminous surface treatment that lasts three times longer than traditional sealcoat. It is viewed more as a capital investment than a maintenance expense.”

“One size does not fit all when it comes to pavement maintenance and preservation,” McEntee notes. The condition of the pavement indicates what’s needed to preserve it and when that should occur, he says. It’s more cost-effective to keep good pavement in good condition rather than to allow it to deteriorate, McEntee asserts. “Costs to repair and replace pavement in bad condition are six to 10 times more expensive than routine maintenance, which can extend the useful life of pavement by decades,” he says.

With the SealMaster manufacturing plant and distribution center up and running, McEntee says, “I’m very excited to be a part of the business community. We now employ six people and as we grow, we’ll create more jobs throughout the state.” McEntee also notes SealMaster is known for helping contractors grow their businesses. Their contributions to the economy and job creation make our communities that much stronger, he says.

For more information, call 800-395-7325 or visit SealMaster.net.

 

ABOUT SEALMASTER

SealMaster, the nation’s One-Stop Source for pavement maintenance products and equipment with retail presence, is the world’s leading manufacturer of pavement sealer with more than 100 locations in the United States, including Puerto Rico; licensed manufacturing in Canada, China, and Mexico; and distribution in more than 50 countries. The company maintains its industry leadership consistently introducing high-performance, innovative pavement sealer formulations and state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies. Pavement maintenance professionals, property managers and owners, municipalities and others charged with pavement maintenance use SealMaster products and equipment to protect, preserve and beautify asphalt and concrete pavement. For more information, visit sealmaster.net.

SealMaster Brings Manufacturing, Distribution to Utah

Owner of SealMaster/Hawaii Opens Second Franchise in Utah – West Valley City, Utah—SealMaster, a leading global supplier of pavement maintenance supplies and equipment, has opened a manufacturing plant, distribution center and retail showroom in in West Valley City and will serve the entire state of Utah. With more than 100 privately owned locations nationwide, this is Lyle Moody’s second SealMaster franchise. He has owned SealMaster/Honolulu, the largest such supplier to the Hawaiian islands, for 14 years. The new business is located off Highway 201 at 6778 West 2100 South, the former home of A-1 Auto Parts.

SealMaster franchise owners manufacture pavement sealer and distribute a full line of pavement maintenance products and equipment, including crack sealants, pavement repair materials, traffic paints, dust suppressants, tools, accessories, sport surfacing products, and machines to apply all the materials. The brand is widely known for introducing franchising to pavement maintenance sourcing by standardizing quality, support, services and practices that “transformed an ugly duckling industry into a swan,” according to Pavement Maintenance & Reconstruction magazine.

Moody officially opened the Utah business last fall while simultaneously renovating a combined 13,000-square-foot warehouse, office space, and showroom; building a 5,500-square-foot addition; and training new employees. Members of the family who live in Utah serve in key leadership positions. Lyle’s son, former Hawaii Plant Manager John Moody relocated to Utah and serves as vice president. Son-in-law Shawn Ormond, who had worked for SealMaster/Honolulu for more than five years, now lives in Utah and manages operations.

Having family in the fastest growing U.S. state, and decades of experience in the asphalt industry, Lyle says he wanted to buy the territory before it was scooped up by someone else. “We’re glad to invest in our home state and contribute to the economy here,” says John. Shortly after the SealMaster franchise system announced a growth plan to introduce 12 new territories, buyers started moving fast, says Rick Simon, the system’s director of franchise operations. Manufacturing territories are large and protected and a limited number remain, unless a current owner would be willing to sell. Since the growth initiative was announced last year, new SealMaster territories were also purchased in Kansas City, Kan.; Boise, Idaho; and San Juan Puerto Rico.

The demand for pavement maintenance supplies and equipment continues to grow as private and public entities have shifted focus to pavement preservation vs. a previous approach of repair and replace. Pavement is among many public and private property owners’ largest capital assets. Simon says market demand has a number of SealMaster franchise owners building additions, establishing additional distribution points, and opening more showrooms. New manufacturing territories are available for purchase in Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Montana, the Dakotas, Nebraska, Arkansas, and Louisiana. Opportunities for distribution franchises are available in Wyoming, West Virginia, and New England.

 

ABOUT SEALMASTER

SealMaster, the nation’s One-Stop Source for pavement maintenance products and equipment with retail presence, is the world’s leading manufacturer of pavement sealer with more than 100 locations in the United States, including Puerto Rico; licensed manufacturing in Canada, China, and Mexico; and distribution in more than 50 countries. The company maintains its industry leadership consistently introducing high-performance, innovative pavement sealer formulations and state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies. Pavement maintenance professionals, property managers and owners, municipalities and others charged with pavement maintenance use SealMaster products and equipment to protect, preserve and beautify asphalt and concrete pavement. For more information, visit sealmaster.net.

Coughlin Jr. Leads NHRA Charge to Benefit Children’s Burn Camp

SealMaster is pleased to announce its NHRA Top Fuel Driver Troy Coughlin Jr. is leading the charge at this weekend’s Summit Racing Nationals to help raise funds for the Akron Children’s Hospital Burn Camp. Coughlin Jr. pilots the SealMaster dragster for Kalitta Motorsports in the NHRA Mello Yello Series. All NHRA teams are backing the effort by participating in an Aluminum Cans for Burned Children collection drive at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk Friday, June 23, through Sunday, June 25.

SealMaster is collaborating with Jegs, Kalitta Motorsports, Don Schumacher Racing, John Force Racing, Elite Motorsports, Summit Motorsports Park and Norwalk Waste Materials to support the effort. Coughlin Jr. works at the family business, Jegs, when he’s not behind the wheel of a race car. The cause became important him when family friends—the wife and Daughter of a Jegs employee—required treatment from the Akron Children’s Hospital Burn Unit after a kitchen fire. When he went to the hospital to visit, he was inspired not only by the care and compassion of the staff, but by the patients who were there to receive treatment.

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SealMaster Announces New Ownership of Florida Franchises

Streamlines manufacturing and distribution

SealMaster, a leading global supplier of pavement maintenance supplies and equipment, is pleased to announce Greg Polk has invested in Florida, purchasing and upgrading two manufacturing and distribution franchises. He purchased the SealMaster territory that serves South Florida out of Pompano Beach at 1831 NW 33rd Street early last year. Several months later, Polk bought the rights to the SealMaster territory that serves Northern Florida from Tampa at 4901 30th Avenue South. He manufactures, distributes and operates showrooms in both cities, and distributes in Apopka, where he also has a showroom at 2605 Clark Street.

With more than 100 independently owned locations nationwide, the SealMaster Franchise System manufactures pavement sealer and distributes a full line of pavement maintenance products and equipment, including crack sealants and repair materials, traffic paints, dust suppressants, tools, accessories, sport surfacing products, and machines to apply all the materials. SealMaster also drops off and picks up job-site sealer tanks and rents equipment.

Polk, a former SealMaster customer, sold a successful pavement maintenance contracting business in Denver a number of years ago to fulfill a lifelong dream of becoming a Nebraska cattle rancher. After nearly a decade of ranching, he envisioned a lifestyle not so remote, working among the people within the industry that had been so good to him.

“I wanted to shift to the supply side with a SealMaster franchise when I decided to get back into the pavement maintenance and preservation industry,” he says. “When I found out there were opportunities in Florida, I jumped on a plane to check them out.” After purchasing each franchise territory, he modernized and enhanced the previous owners’ manufacturing, and distribution operations. He also made interior and exterior improvements to all three locations.

“I used to be a SealMaster customer (in Denver) and I was a very happy customer,” he adds. “I have a great team here in Florida and we’re loving what we’re doing and every one of us is committed to bringing the best quality and service to our customers.”

Florida’s pavement takes a beating, Polk says, noting the sun, salt and humidity work together to break down the binder that keeps paved roads in good condition. “SealMaster is in the business of pavement preservation,” says Polk. “Filling pavement cracks and sealcoating parking lots, roads and other paved surfaces prevents deterioration and extends useful service life by decades.”

The demand for pavement maintenance supplies and equipment continues to grow as private and public entities have shifted focus to pavement preservation vs. a past approach of repair and replace, according to Rick Simon, SealMaster’s corporate director of franchise operations. “Pavement is among many public and private property owners’ largest capital assets,” says Simon, adding, “Market demand has SealMaster franchise owners throughout the country building additions, establishing additional distribution points, and opening more showrooms.”

Shortly after the SealMaster franchise system announced a plan to introduce 12 new territories, buyers started moving fast, says Simon. Manufacturing territories are large–some cover entire states–and protected. A limited number remain, unless a current owner would be willing to sell. Since the growth initiative was announced last year, rights to new SealMaster territories have been purchased in Boise, Idaho; Kansas City, Kan.; Salt Lake City, Utah; and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Sales are pending in several other states as well.

New manufacturing territories remain only in Arkansas, California, the Dakotas, Louisiana, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. Opportunities for distribution franchises are available in New England, West Virginia and Wyoming.

 

ABOUT SEALMASTER

SealMaster, the nation’s One-Stop Source for pavement maintenance products and equipment with retail presence, is the world’s leading manufacturer of pavement sealer with more than 100 locations in the United States, including Puerto Rico; licensed manufacturing in Canada, China, and Mexico; and distribution in more than 50 countries. The company maintains its industry leadership consistently introducing high-performance, innovative pavement sealer formulations and state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies. Pavement maintenance professionals, property managers and owners, municipalities and others charged with pavement maintenance use SealMaster products and equipment to protect, preserve and beautify asphalt and concrete pavement. For more information, visit sealmaster.net.

SealMaster/Phoenix Celebrates 20 Years with New Manufacturing Plant

Industry growth warrants increased production capacity

 

Phoenix, Ariz.–SealMaster, a Phoenix franchise that manufactures pavement sealer and distributes a full line of pavement maintenance products and equipment throughout Arizona, has announced it has moved to 2003 McDowell Road. The move was necessary to meet the state’s growing demand for pavement preservation products and equipment.

With more than 100 independently owned locations nationwide, along with pavement sealer, the franchise system distributes pavement crack sealants and repair materials, traffic paints, dust suppressants, tools, accessories, sport surfacing products, and machines to apply all the materials. SealMaster’s Phoenix fleet of tankers delivers pavement sealer and other products everywhere in the state. The company also drops off and picks up job-site sealer tanks, rents equipment, and services equipment.

Business owners Dave and Sue Musgrove and Dave and Daphne Boon have consistently increased production capacity over the years and ultimately outgrew their former location. SealMaster’s new home is 118 feet away—and across the street—from its previous location. The site is much larger, more easily accessible, and well suited for further expansion. Dave Boon, who came on board in 2001 and serves as the company’s general manager, led the charge with plant construction and the move.

He says having a blank slate to develop the company’s facilities gave him the opportunity to streamline efficiencies and prepare for future expansion. Facilities and mechanical systems were designed and built to accommodate additional equipment and utility connections when it’s time to increase manufacturing capacity again. The company dramatically increased production and reduced overtime to the degree it’s meeting demand without the need to have people work 14-hour days.

Serving a Huge Industry

Arizona’s warm temperatures allow for pavement maintenance work throughout much of the year. But April through October are extremely busy because overnight temperatures overwhelmingly stay at least 50 degrees Fahrenheit or warmer, a requirement for proper curing of many crack repair materials and all pavement sealers.

“We were expecting a significant increase in demand this spring, but it was a lot more and earlier in the season than we expected,” says Boon. “Fortunately the new facility enabled us to meet those demands on time and on schedule.” In Arizona alone, demand for SealMaster’s breakthrough Liquid Road® bituminous surface treatment, which remains effective three times longer than conventional pavement sealers, is up 125 percent over the same period last year. Demand for another of the brand’s flagship products, Polymer Modified MasterSeal, has risen 50 percent.

SealMaster customers include public agencies responsible for maintaining their communities’ roads and other paved assets, private and public property owners and institutions, and pavement maintenance contractors, among others. Over the past decade, professionals charged with pavement maintenance have changed their approach from repairing and replacing pavement to one of maintaining and preserving it. It’s most cost-effective keeping good pavement in good condition vs. allowing it to deteriorate. Costs to repair and replace pavement in bad condition costs six to 10 times more than routine maintenance, which can extend the useful life of pavement by more than decades.

For more information, call 800-395-7325 or visit SealMaster.net.

 

ABOUT SEALMASTER

SealMaster, the nation’s One-Stop Source for pavement maintenance products and equipment, is the world’s leading manufacturer of pavement sealer with more than 100 locations in the United States, including Puerto Rico; licensed manufacturing in Canada, China, and Mexico; and distribution in more than 50 countries. In addition to pavement sealer, the company distributes pavement crack sealants and repair materials, traffic paints, dust suppressants, tools, accessories, sport surfacing products, and machines to apply all the materials. The company maintains its industry leadership consistently introducing high-performance, innovative pavement sealer formulations and state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies. Pavement maintenance professionals, property managers and owners, municipalities and others charged with pavement maintenance use SealMaster products and equipment to protect, preserve and beautify asphalt and concrete pavement. For more information, visit sealmaster.net.

New Ownership in Minnesota

SealMaster is pleased to announce new ownership of the Minneapolis, Minn., franchise territory, which will supply the entire state of Minnesota. Jay Pakalski, who has owned a successful SealMaster franchise based near Milwaukee, Wisc., for 20 years, will source the state. “Minnesota is an awesome market,” he says. “I want to invest in the state and repeat the success we’ve had in Wisconsin,” which he attributes to operating “with the highest standards.”

With more than 100 privately owned locations nationwide, SealMaster manufactures pavement sealers and distributes a full line of pavement maintenance products and equipment, including crack sealants, pavement repair materials, traffic paints, dust suppressants, tools, accessories, sport surfacing products, and machines to apply all the materials. The brand is widely known for introducing franchising to pavement maintenance sourcing in the early 1990s by standardizing quality, support, services and practices that “transformed an ugly duckling industry into a swan,” according to Pavement Maintenance & Reconstruction magazine.

While new physical locations are being established, SealMaster is fulfilling orders from Pakalski’s Wisconsin operations. “I have the capacity and inventory to get customers what they need when they need it,” Pakalski says. “We’re taking orders for sealer and everything else from contractors and road maintenance crews.” He asserts the franchise will help meet Minnesota’s need for a robust supply of pavement maintenance and preservation products and equipment.

A distribution center and product showroom is set to open this summer. A manufacturing plant is scheduled to open in early 2018. Pakalski’s sons, Jack and Max, grew up in the business and will play integral roles in the new venture. Max, the eldest, is on board to oversee operations until the franchise is fully staffed and trained. “I’ve been doing this for 20 years,” Pakalski says of SealMaster franchise ownership. “Bringing the best of the brand to Minnesota is even more exciting than the day I started, because now that my sons are grown, we’re doing this together.”

The demand for pavement maintenance supplies and equipment continues to grow as private and public entities have shifted focus to pavement preservation vs. a previous approach of repair and replace. Pavement is among many public and private property owners’ largest capital assets.

Rick Simon, the SealMaster franchise system’s director of franchise operations, says market demand has a number of SealMaster franchise owners building additions, establishing additional distribution points, and opening more showrooms. The company has announced no more than 10 new U.S. manufacturing franchise opportunities are available in Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Montana, the Dakotas, Nebraska, Arkansas, Louisiana and California. Opportunities for distribution franchises are available in Wyoming, West Virginia, and New England.

For more information, to request a catalog, or to place an order with SealMaster, call 800-519-3554. Information is also available at SealMaster.net. Business addresses will be announced when sites are secured.

 

ABOUT SEALMASTER

SealMaster, the nation’s One-Stop Source for pavement maintenance products and equipment, is the world’s leading manufacturer of pavement sealer with more than 100 locations in the United States, including Puerto Rico; licensed manufacturing in Canada, China, and Mexico; and distribution in more than 50 countries. In addition to pavement sealer, the company distributes pavement crack sealants and repair materials, traffic paints, dust suppressants, tools, accessories, sport surfacing products, and machines to apply all the materials. The company maintains its industry leadership consistently introducing high-performance, innovative pavement sealer formulations and state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies. Pavement maintenance professionals, property managers and owners, municipalities and others charged with pavement maintenance use SealMaster products and equipment to protect, preserve and beautify asphalt and concrete pavement. For more information, visit sealmaster.net.

SealMaster Brings Manufacturing, Distribution to Utah – Please join us; RSVP to attend May 25 Open House

Salt Lake City, Utah—SealMaster, a leading global supplier of pavement maintenance supplies and equipment, has opened a manufacturing plant, distribution center and retail showroom in in West Valley City and will serve the entire state of Utah. The business will host an open house May 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will feature product and equipment demonstrations, food and beverages and the opportunity to meet SealMaster associates, along with manufacturers’ representatives. Those able to attend are asked to RSVP by calling (801) 252-8996, (801) 875-2607, or by emailing jmoody@sealmasterut.com.

With more than 100 privately owned locations nationwide, this is Lyle Moody’s second SealMaster franchise. He has owned SealMaster/Honolulu, the largest such supplier to the Hawaiian islands, for 14 years. The new business is located off Highway 201 at 6778 West 2100 South, the former home of A-1 Auto Parts.

SealMaster franchise owners manufacture pavement sealer and distribute a full line of pavement maintenance products and equipment, including crack sealants, pavement repair materials, traffic paints, dust suppressants, tools, accessories, sport surfacing products, and machines to apply all the materials. The brand is widely known for introducing franchising to pavement maintenance sourcing by standardizing quality, support, services and practices that “transformed an ugly duckling industry into a swan,” according to Pavement Maintenance & Reconstruction magazine.

Moody officially opened the Utah business last fall while simultaneously renovating a combined 13,000-square-foot warehouse, office space, and showroom; building a 5,500-square-foot addition; and training new employees. Members of the family who live in Utah serve in key leadership positions. Lyle’s son, former Hawaii Plant Manager John Moody relocated to Utah and serves as vice president. Son-in-law Shawn Ormond, who had worked for SealMaster/Honolulu for more than five years, now lives in Utah and manages operations.

Having family in the fastest growing U.S. state, and decades of experience in the asphalt industry, Lyle says he wanted to buy the territory before it was scooped up by someone else. “We’re glad to invest in our home state and contribute to the economy here,” says John. Shortly after the SealMaster franchise system announced a growth plan to introduce 12 new territories, buyers started moving fast, says Rick Simon, the system’s director of franchise operations. Manufacturing territories are large and protected and a limited number remain, unless a current owner would be willing to sell. Since the growth initiative was announced last year, new SealMaster territories were also purchased in Kansas City, Kan.; Boise, Idaho; and San Juan Puerto Rico.

The demand for pavement maintenance supplies and equipment continues to grow as private and public entities have shifted focus to pavement preservation vs. a previous approach of repair and replace. Pavement is among many public and private property owners’ largest capital assets. Simon says market demand has a number of SealMaster franchise owners building additions, establishing additional distribution points, and opening more showrooms. New manufacturing territories are available for purchase in Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Montana, the Dakotas, Nebraska, Arkansas, and Louisiana. Opportunities for distribution franchises are available in Wyoming, West Virginia, and New England.

 

ABOUT SEALMASTER

SealMaster, the nation’s One-Stop Source for pavement maintenance products and equipment with retail presence, is the world’s leading manufacturer of pavement sealer with more than 100 locations in the United States, including Puerto Rico; licensed manufacturing in Canada, China, and Mexico; and distribution in more than 50 countries. The company maintains its industry leadership consistently introducing high-performance, innovative pavement sealer formulations and state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies. Pavement maintenance professionals, property managers and owners, municipalities and others charged with pavement maintenance use SealMaster products and equipment to protect, preserve and beautify asphalt and concrete pavement. For more information, visit sealmaster.net.

Velocity Traffic Paint Now Available in Handicap Blue!

High performance prompts requests for new color

In response to requests for Handicap Blue in the Velocity Traffic Paint line, the new color is now available.  High performance and ease of use of the yellow and white formulas are driving market demand. Velocity Handicap Blue advantages include higher solids, faster dry times and E-Z spray technology.

The new product number for Velocity Handicap Blue in 5 gallon pails is M1278P. The product is not available in 1 gallon pails.