All Island Makes Jobs Smooth as ’Ice’ for Paving Firm

Wed September 08, 2004 - Northeast Edition

For Black Ice Paving Contractors Inc. doing one thing and doing it well is the five-year-old company’s raison d’etre

It is this single focus that keeps John O’Toole and Will Stark, the principal owners of the residential and commercial pavers based in Huntington, Long Island, acutely aware of maintaining a well-maintained and reliable equipment fleet.

With this in mind, the two recently decided to update their existing paver with a new LeeBoy 7000 from All Island Equipment, of West Babylon. And according to O’Toole and Stark, the 7000 immediately paid dividends to the company’s operations.

The 7000 was Black Ice’s first paver with a conveying system and by far, its ease of operation simplified the company’s paving operations the most, said O’Toole, who added that he also appreciates the flexibility of the screed extensions.

The biggest benefit to Black Ice, however, is the dramatically improved finish matte that the LeeBoy 7000 paver lays down.

“We felt very confident that we would not be making a mistake with LeeBoy,” said O’Toole. “Their [LeeBoy’s] reputation in the small paver market is extraordinary, so we knew we were purchasing the Cadillac of pavers.”

Naturally, the dealer/contractor relationship had much to do with the 7000 winding up in Black Ice’s inventory.

“We also had a very good comfort with All Island Equipment,” said O’Toole. “We have purchased paving equipment in the past from Gary Wade [president of All Island] and we have always found him to offer us fair pricing, but most important, All Island really knows how to support the equipment they sell us after the sale.”