Asphalt Sealers Florida | 4th Year Update
Learning best practices from all over the United States – 4th Year in a row attending the National Pavement Conference
The surprise was that after 4 years in a row there was still so much to be gained. From 40 year veteran contractors to manufactures of the latest products it was definitely very worthwhile traveling to Nashville this year and not just because of the great music! Learning best practices from the world of asphalt from all over the United States really was that good!
And those best practices range from the hands on business of paving, sealcoating, striping, layout, preparation work and asphalt repair to the bespoke functions required to run a business successfully. Perhaps my personal favourite sessions are the roundtable discussions. It really is a very unique opportunity to pick the brains of fellow professionals who range form keen new contractors with other industry experience to veteran contractors with 30-40 years plus of experience. There is also a huge benefit in listening to professionals from outside of the local area.
Learning and improving. Every year there have been small little improvements that we have been able to incorporate in to our everyday operations. An impressive element to the conference is the way that the seminars and workshops are presented. The leaders in there respective fields are all keen to help fellow professionals to become the future industry leaders. And the message is clear – if you go to the National Expo on a regular basis – then you are one of the contractors that wants to set themselves apart from the rest – by embracing the notion of improvement through continual learning and embracing the newest products and best practices available.
The mix of great educational sessions, seeing the latest technology and innovations and of course meeting back up with old friends made it hugely beneficial. The other surprise was that there weren’t very many other contractors from SW Florida attending. This is definitely their loss and Asphalt Sealers clients gain!