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From Accounting to Asphalt

From Accounting to Asphalt

By Michael Blake Three short years ago Barts Asphalt was not even a thought in the mind of owner Kyle Bartholemew as he was completing his degree in public accounting. As a summer job Kyle worked for his local road commission patching potholes and repairing other...

BOMAG 8500

BOMAG 8500

Multipurpose Compactor: ‘We Couldn’t Do Our Job Without It “We’ve used BOMAG products our whole time in business because we do a lot of compaction work. One of our specialties is boulder retaining walls, but we build a lot of water features, grading for roads,...

What it Means to be “Raised on Blacktop”

What it Means to be “Raised on Blacktop”

“Grit isn’t talent. Grit isn’t luck. Grit isn’t how intensely, for the moment, you want something. Instead, grit is about having a goal you care about so much that it organizes and gives meaning to almost everything you do. And grit is holding steadfast to that goal.”...

Going All in on ALL OUT

Going All in on ALL OUT

Childhood friends become major players in Philly’s sealcoating scene By Aaron Garcia Kevin McGarvey can’t help but recall the first time he and his business partner, Marco Menna, tried to do business at Philadelphia’s famed Wells Fargo Center, home to the city’s...