Cold Call to Colorado Contractor Ends with DAP Input

A recent cold call to a contractor in Colorado ended with NRMCA providing a parking lot design for a current project, reports NRMCA Vice President, National Resources Jon Hansen.

"No question, I was fishing for information," Hansen said. "I called a general contractor I knew that had relocated from Minnesota to Denver more than 25 years ago, inquiring if he knew of any concrete contractors who might be in the market to do concrete parking lot work. During our visit, he told me he was currently working on rehabilitating an old auto repair shop into an upscale restaurant and had just received his estimate to repair and resurface the asphalt parking lot. When asked if he’d ever considered a concrete overlay, he asked 'what’s that?'"

Hansen's Denver-based NRMCA colleague Amanda Hult then met the contractor at the site to survey the project, evaluate the existing asphalt condition and determine concrete overlay thickness. A couple of variations of the Design Assistance Program (DAP) have been done to accommodate landscaping required by the city, but the contractor believes the final DAP drawings will be everything the city will require for permitting. In addition to NRMCA helping with the project's design, a local NRMCA member was called in to assist in putting together the right contractor and ready mix supplier for the project.

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