Doctor Asphalt Proves Virtual Measurement Value
BY Meg Robinson
When Jake Abernathy and Brad LeVesque met at University of Wisconsin, they were on different paths. While Brad’s dream was (and is) to be a brain surgeon, Jake’s was to use his financial planning and entrepreneurship degree to start a business.
The young men learned about asphalt maintenance while working for other companies in the Madison and Minneapolis areas. These early experiences led them to start their own, different kind of business—one founded on service excellence and pride in workmanship. This is how Doctor Asphalt was born.
Doctor Asphalt provides professional sealcoating, crack filling, pothole repair, seamless infrared patching, paving, striping and other related services in Madison, Wisconsin, and Minneapolis, Minnesota.
“As our company grew and service area expanded, we found that it became increasingly difficult to go on-site to measure for proposals,” Abernathy said. “To level up our business, we had to find a way to be in multiple places at one time.”
That’s when Doctor Asphalt learned about the surface area measurement tool, which is a free online solution from Asphalt Kingdom, based in Dwight, Ontario, that allows users to create estimates and proposals efficiently. By using the system, Abernathy explained that he has saved considerable time and travel, while sending professional quotes to his customers at a much quicker rate.
“The system is quite easy to use. I put the customer’s address in, then mark out the area we’re bidding on. I then share those pictures as part of their proposal. Customers appreciate our precision from the quote all the way through job completion,” Abernathy added.
Judd Burdon, president of Asphalt Kingdom, said, “We made this tool available free so that experienced companies like Doctor Asphalt all the way to new business owners have a dependable way to estimate prices and material costs without having to walk the areas with a measuring wheel.”
For more information, call Asphalt Kingdom at (866) 399-5562.