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Little did Brian Myers, owner of B&C Blacktop & Sealcoating Inc. in Worthington, OH, realize that the sealcoating company he started while he was in college would become a mid-size mover and shaker in the pave- ment industry in the Columbus metro area. The com- pany’s beginnings could not be more humble.


“I started sealcoating driveways with a roommate in col- lege in 1993, just for extra money during the summer.” Operating out of an old van, using buckets and hand applicators, he and his buddy laid sealer on residential driveways for two years. “I just kind of grew it from there,” Myers says. “My roommate got out of college and went into insurance, and I kept doing what I was doing.”


The third year, Myers invested in seal-coating and crack-sealing equipment, allowing him to move into the commercial sector. Always looking for underserved mar- kets that had potential, Myers started researching new technologies.


“Fifteen years ago, what got me started in doing pave- ment was infrared,” Myers says. “We were looking for an economical solution to get patchwork done for our com- mercial sealcoating. By subbing it out, we were not win- ning any contracts. We were bidding against guys like me now and getting killed.” Infrared was cost-effective, efficient, and boosted production. He could do patches quickly with a small crew and get on with sealcoating.


Infrared repair opened doors for Myers’ small company. By heating the existing asphalt, adding new material if necessary, then compacting it, a seamless, sturdy repair was made. So in 1997, B & C Blacktop & Sealcoating added infrared repair to what would soon become a smorgasbord of services. A second infrared unit was purchased in 2000 to keep up with new projects.


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