Sealmaster Announces Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan Indycar Partnership

SEALMASTER UNVEILED AS TEAM’S CO-PRIMARY SPONSOR

SealMaster is pleased to announce it will be the primary sponsor for nine of 17 Verizon IndyCar Series races, including the Indianapolis 500, for the #18 Dale Coyne Racing w/ Vasser-Sullivan entry to be driven by Sebastien Bourdais.

“Sebastien Bourdais is one of the most successful open-wheel drivers in the sport. He embodies SealMaster’s championship spirit,” said SealMaster Franchise Director Rick Simon. “The newly formed team brings together owners and members with powerful synergy and the highest standards for achievement. We operate the same way and share the same values so we feel Sebastien and the team will be great brand ambassadors.”

Dale Coyne, Jimmy Vasser and James “Sulli” Sullivan announced the creation of Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan Feb. 5. “When Jimmy, Sulli and I met to discuss creating this partnership, it was very enticing,” said Dale Coyne owner of Dale Coyne Racing, who will continue to run the #19 entry under the DCR banner. “They’ve had a lot of success in their previous years in IndyCar, and I’m thrilled to have them as partners. It’s an opportunity I couldn’t turn down as we move forward with this program. The future is bright, and we’re excited to get the season going with SealMaster onboard as a co-primary sponsor. Hopefully we can continue the success Jimmy and Sulli have had, and that we’ve had with Sebastien.”

Bourdais will be contesting his 13th IndyCar season, third with Dale Coyne Racing and first under the Dale Coyne Racing w/ Vasser-Sullivan banner. He is the only driver to win four consecutive IndyCar championships (2004 -2007) tying him for second in all-time championships with Mario Andretti and Dario Franchitti. The 38-year-old from Le Mans, France, has made 171 career IndyCar starts earning 36 wins (sixth all-time) and 33 poles (tied for seventh all-time.

“I want to thank Dale Coyne, Jimmy Vasser and Sulli for the opportunity to move forward with this program that’s been in the works for over a year.” said Bourdais. “Over the last few years we’ve all captured poles and won races together. This is a team that started small, but what we needed, and now have collectively, is a consistent program, from top-to-bottom that can compete at the highest level and contend for a championship. I am very excited to get in this SealMaster car and represent such a great company.”

About SealMaster:

The SealMaster Franchise System is the nation’s leading One-Stop Source for pavement maintenance products and equipment. SealMaster is the world’s largest 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 equipment 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, 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.

About Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan:

Dale Coyne Racing w/ Vasser-Sullivan is owned by veteran driver, team owner and successful businessman Dale Coyne (Owner of Dale Coyne Racing), and partners with Vasser-Sullivan owned by 1996 IndyCar champion Jimmy Vasser and sports marketer James “Sulli” Sullivan (Co-Owners of Vasser-Sullivan). Dale Coyne Racing w/ Vasser-Sullivan is based in Plainfield, IL, which is located about 40 miles southwest of downtown Chicago. For more information about Dale Coyne Racing w/ Vasser-Sullivan visit: DaleCoyneRacing.com.

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SEALMASTER NAMED OFFICIAL PAVEMENT PRODUCTS AND EQUIPMENT SUPPLIER OF THE NHRA

GLENDORA, Calif. (Jan. 22, 2018) – SealMaster, a global leader in the manufacturing and distribution of pavement maintenance products and equipment, has been named the official pavement products and equipment supplier of NHRA. The partnership continues to build upon the successful involvement with the sport of NHRA championship drag racing, including Kalitta Motorsports.

SealMaster is now in its fifth year of headlining the popular NHRA Track Walk that takes place at each NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event. During the SealMaster NHRA Track Walk, NHRA drivers and legends of the sport lead spectators on a round-trip tour of the dragstrip, from the starting line to the finish line and back.

“The association with NHRA and SealMaster has been mutually beneficial and we are excited to extend our partnership,” said Brad Gerber, NHRA vice president and chief development officer. “Their dedication and passion for NHRA Drag is a boon to the sport.”

SealMaster will also increase its involvement with NHRA facilities across the country during upgrade projects.

“Continuing to enhance our venues for NHRA events is key to the experience of our dedicated fans,” said Kasey Coler, NHRA Vice President Track Management and Operations. “SealMaster pavement maintenance products and equipment will be a benefit to the continuing upgrades to our NHRA facilities.”

“The SealMaster Track Walk is a great way to connect with NHRA fans,” said Debbie Hufford, the company’s communications director. “It’s a good fit given who we are. Just as a drag strip must be consistently and carefully maintained, albeit much differently, so must the world’s pavement. Asphalt is a valuable, sustainable, capital asset and we exist to preserve and protect it to extends its useful life well into the future.”

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, explore sealmaster.net. or visit our official Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter pages.

About NHRA
Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 24 national events featuring the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style presented by AAA. NHRA also offers NHRA Jr. Street program for teens and the Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 5 to 17. In addition, NHRA owns and operates four racing facilities: Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; Gainesville Raceway in Florida; Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to NHRA.com, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter.

SealMaster Opens Plainfield Store

Pavement maintenance supplier now has five Illinois locations

SealMaster has announced the opening of its fifth store in Illinois, located at 23841 West Aero Court in Plainfield. “Now, from the near North Side, you can get to any of our stores within 30 minutes,” says Kevin Shields, who owns the business with Mike and Jonathan Bashir. SealMaster manufactures pavement sealer and distributes a full line of pavement maintenance products and equipment. “Contractors can pick up anything they need,” Shields adds. “It’s a true one-stop source.” SealMaster also supplies a full line of sport surfacing products.

SealMaster is the only sealcoat manufacturer that sells ready-to-apply pavement sealer, saving contractors the trouble of adding sand and water to a concentrate and mixing it themselves, Shields says. Prior to the store opening, the area was void of a local pavement maintenance supplier, according to Shields. He says the need for a store in Plainfield came with the area’s growth. SealMaster also has locations in Alsip, Streamwood, Wood Dale and Rockford, and serves all of Illinois. To reach the new Plainfield store, call 815-354-0055.

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 Under New Ownership in Kentucky

Jake Bernath (left) and his father, David Bernath (right) appear with SealMaster Field Representative Bob Wallace as they receive an award for the performance of their Indianapolis-based franchise, which was recently named SealMaster Franchise of the Year. They are the new owners of SealMaster/Louisville, which serves all of 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.