Gary Wade of All Island Equipment, West Babylon, N.Y., recently sold a new LeeBoy 8515 paver to EZ Paving Inc., Long Island, N.Y.
In the usual scheme of things, this would not be remarkable. But with the housing market, not to mention the whole economic outlook, being what they are, the sale of a small paver is something to take notice of.
EZ Paving has been in business for more than 37 years serving customers on Long Island. The north shore of Long Island has had an enduring reputation for the affluence of its residents, so much so that it is referred to as the “Gold Coast.” Private estates established in the 19th century by such names as Vanderbilt, Roosevelt and J.P. Morgan first ingrained the area’s reputation, which has remained strong through the country’s financial ups and downs.
In April 2008, the company changed hands from the original owner Adam Belyski to Rich and Michelle Casey. In addition to being a co-owner of the business, Michelle also serves as company president. Her brother, Bill Thompson, is vice president. The new owners of EZ Paving are candid about having a good location in a largely unshakable area. However, despite what realtors might say location isn’t everything.
“The original owner, Adam Belyski, is currently still with us. Although we purchased the business from him, he has remained a vital figure in our company and is always there when we need him,” Rich said. This relationship between the old and new owners has certainly contributed to the success of the company in these challenging economic times, as have the rest of the company’s employees.