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Carl Joiner Returns to Bakersfield with SealMaster Franchise

Distributes pavement maintenance products, equipment

SealMaster, a leading global supplier of pavement maintenance products and equipment, has announced the opening of a SealMaster franchise and retail showroom in Bakersfield. SealMaster has more than 100 privately owned locations nationwide, licensed manufacturing in China and Mexico, and distributes worldwide.

With his return to Bakersfield, Calif., Carl Joiner, Jr., is now serving the area with a new SealMaster distribution franchise, selling pavement sealer and a full line of pavement maintenance products and equipment.  Crack sealants, repair products, traffic paints, concrete products, dust suppressants, tools and accessories, and sport surfacing products are among the offerings he’ll supply to contractors, municipalities and others charged with maintaining paved assets.

Opening the business was part of the plan he developed when he and his wife, Deidra, decided they wanted to return to Bakersfield after living in Ohio for about seven years. There, he served as crew chief for ThorSport Racing’s NASCAR Truck Series’ No. 88 Ford F-150, driven by Matt Crafton, leading the team to series’ championships in 2013 and 2014.

He and Deidra also had two children while they were in Ohio, which weighed heavily into their decision to return to Bakersfield, where they both have relatives. “We wanted the kids to grow up around family,” Joiner says, noting they now live nearby aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents.  He’ll also be running his business with the help of his father, a close cousin, and Deidra.

Before their move to Ohio, Joiner ran Joiner Motorsports in Bakersfield for 12 years, doing business with ThorSport Racing, among other teams and individuals throughout the nation. In fact, his new SealMaster franchise is located in the same building that was once his race shop. So why the jump to a pavement maintenance supply business?

He learned a lot about SealMaster from ThorSport Racing’s owner, who established the franchise system in the early 1990s. They had breakfast together every day Joiner wasn’t on the road for races. “I always heard him talking about the franchises and how well they were doing,” Joiner says. “As long as I follow the formula, I know I’m set up for success.”

The formula he speaks of is spelled out in the SealMaster Operations Manual, which details how to run a SealMaster franchise. By their nature, franchises provide consistency in what they offer and how they operate. SealMaster franchise owners are trained at corporate headquarters and no prior experience in pavement maintenance is required.  Ongoing support comes from the corporate team, as well.

Joiner’s SealMaster franchise serves Central California from Fresno to Bakersfield and Santa Barbara to Monterey, and is located at 518 Sumner Street. For more information about SealMaster, 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 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 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.