As the company name implies, Lakeside Industries, Inc., headquartered in Issaquah, Wash., has an environmental edge to it that a national entity would make an example of. In fact, the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) has already done that. In 2009 and 2010 NAPA honored two Lakeside plants with its New Plant Ecological Awards. As a whole, the company strives to perform at this level of excellence while maintaining a family atmosphere and a commitment to the asphalt industry.
Start by looking at the company’s track record. Lakeside Industries is one of the few remaining family owned construction companies of its size—and it’s focused solely on asphalt paving. Its 12 regional divisions spanning Western Washington, Northwest Oregon and Central Idaho offer a range of local products and services from state DOT work to commercial projects for private citizens.
Within each division, the people bring local knowledge and focus to customers while using the expertise and resources of the larger company. That business plan reflects the company’s mission: “To provide quality asphalt products while serving the community as industry leaders.”
The company has consistently won awards from agencies and organizations such as the Asphalt Pavement Association of Oregon (APAO), the American Public Works Association—Washington State Chapter (APWA-WA), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), NAPA, Washington Asphalt Paving Association (WAPA), Washington State Association of County Engineers (WSACE) and Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT).