So, you’re looking to hire a paving contractor for your next project. No big deal, right? Just a couple of quick online searches and you should be good to go — if only it was that easy! Regardless of whether you’re resurfacing your driveway or paving an entire parking lot, finding a reliable and professional contractor is an essential part of getting your money’s worth and ensuring that your asphalt lasts you for many years to come.  

Just like in any industry, paving contractors can differ in areas like reputation, experience, and material and equipment quality, so choosing the right company is vital for the success of your project. Let’s take a closer look at these and, more specifically, what you’ll need to look out for when hiring a paving contractor. 


When choosing a paving contractor, it pays to only work with established companies that are well-known among the local community. Despite online reviews and social media, word of mouth is still king, and doing a bit of asking around town and digging around can mean the difference between a stress-free and high-quality job, and a long, drawn-out nightmare. Check for things like how long a contractor has been around and what their past customers have to say about them.   


Now that you’ve done a bit of research, you should hopefully have a shortlist of potential paving contractors. The next step would be to check on the contractor’s experience. While newer companies might charge less than those who’ve been around the block a few times, even seemingly small mistakes caused by lack of experience can have disastrous consequences in the long run. Call up or visit potential contractors and talk to them about the job at hand; the way they answer your questions and explain their work should be a pretty good indicator of their experience.

Certifications and Paving Equipment

Reputation and experience alone aren’t enough to guarantee quality work. Safe job procedures, COR (Certificate of Recognition) certification, an A+ business rating with the Better Business Bureau and employee retention are strong indicators of a reliable, high-quality contractor. When selecting a paving company, be sure to ask them about these identifying factors and accreditations.  As for equipment, professional contractors should be willing to show you their equipment or, at the very least, photos of it. As with anything, rundown equipment indicates a lack of quality and attention to safety.

If you want a surface that’ll both look good and can be relied on, it’s important that you take the time to carefully choose and hire a professional paving company. Get in touch with us today to find out more about what makes us one of Calgary’s best paving companies.    

Holloway Paving Ltd. is your trusted paving company in Calgary. As a generational company, we derive value from providing our customers with the most personal and professional experience. We have assisted commercial, residential, industrial and municipal clients with high-quality paving services. When you need something done in regards to paving, asphalt repair or asphalt paving in Calgary, we are the team for you. Call Holloway Paving today at (403) 975-3030 to request a complimentary consultation for your community, business, or commercial property.