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Gameplanning Paves Way to Success for Eosso Brothers

Wed June 14, 2006 - Northeast Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

It’s all about building relationships for Eosso Brothers Paving, a paving contractor based in Matawan, NJ.

Developing a highly interactive Web site, attending trade shows and courting homeowner’s associations have resulted in new business for this full-service paving contractor.

The company has served commercial, residential and municipal customers, but has become increasingly busy repaving condominium parking lots throughout the Garden State.

Eosso Brothers can repave a condominium parking lot with minimal disruption to homeowners and tenants. The company sends daily notices to inform tenants of its progress and provides them with a password to monitor the paving schedule on its Web site.

On a condominium parking lot project, Society Hill at Somerset, Eosso Brothers demonstrated how easily it can complete a milling and paving project in only 24 days. On this job, the company was able to lay down 3,800 tons of asphalt in six days averaging 650 tons per day.

Eosso Brothers starts every job by developing a pavement management plan and custom mapping system. These are useful project management tools used daily in tracking cost and production.

Milling was accomplished with a Wirtgen 1200 milling machine in the first eight days of the schedule and was set at a 2-in. cut and a 48-in. width. The company’s paving workhorse is a 2006 Ingersoll Rand 3120 paver. It was laying down 650 tons of asphalt per day totaling 3,800 tons of asphalt covering the 320,000- sq.-ft. parking lot. Asphalt came 6 mi. away from Trap Rock’s Kingston plant and was carried to the job site using six trucks.

Compaction was accomplished using a variety of Ingersoll Rand vibratory rollers that included a DD16, DD30, DD32 and a DD70. Tools, materials and rentals were supplied by Asphalt Care Equipment & Supplies of Bensalem, PA.

Tom Eosso, vice president and part-owner of the company, also believes in relationship building with suppliers.

“We recently purchased our new Ingersoll Rand 3120 paver from Asphalt Care Equipment & Supplies, a company that understands our business,” said Eosso.

“The owner, sales manager and employees have been in the field on paving projects and understand problems unique to our industry,” said Eosso. “When it comes to equipment purchases, their expertise helps in the decision-making process.”

Eosso ran the project with 16 cross-trained employees who can operate equipment or do line striping using a Graco line striper. When the line striping is complete and the final cleanup is done, it’s time for a final inspection.

Eosso usually makes the inspection himself after the first rain and outlines areas where he sees puddles. The company then returns with its truck mounted infrared machine to repair troubled areas quickly.

Eosso Brothers kept Ray-Tech Infrared Corp.’s Total Maintenance Vehicle busy, but also realized the tremendous interest in the infrared method of repairing asphalt that they started a subsidiary company, Infrared Specialists of New Jersey.

“We like to look for new opportunities in paving and better and more efficient way of doing our job,” said Eosso. “Equipment and employees are the backbone of our company.”

“We like to maintain new equipment and keep our employees happy,” added Eosso. “Our trucks are equipped with satellite radios and all our employees are given benefits.”

“Because we are a family owned business, we understand the importance of keeping long-term employees,” said Eosso.

Other services Eosso Brothers offers include crack filling, parking lot paving and repairs, driveway paving, infrared patching, seal coating, sports courts, milling and equipment rentals.

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