A fifth baby, a savvy wife and a pickup truck.
Not many asphalt paving contractors – or contractors of any sort – get their start this way. But the story of Perrin Asphalt’s founding highlights our company’s best qualities:
- Willingness to work hard
- Commitment to doing the job right
- Dedication to family
It was back in 1963 when Charlie and Pat Perrin had just added the fifth of their eventual eight children and Charlie worked for an asphalt paving company.
Pat, realizing the growing family needed more resources, bought a pickup truck and suggested that Charlie start sealing asphalt as a second job.
The new project melded well with Charlie’s full-time job – his employer didn’t perform asphalt sealing.
Charlie Perrin in 1966 with the original Perrin Asphalt pickup truck.
Charlie and Pat Perrin have enjoyed 45+ years of success as leaders
among Northeast Ohio’s concrete and asphalt paving contractors.
In fact, the project went so well and customers were so pleased with the quality of Charlie’s work that he gave up his day job and began sealing asphalt full time.
Soon, the business grew to include asphalt paving and resurfacing. And then concrete paving.
Today, we offer all our original services along with so much more, including asphalt and concrete recycling, excavation services and ADA-compliant work.
As our services have grown, so has our staff … we now number 80+ employees, including the Perrin children and several grandchildren, for a total of 15 family members involved in every facet of the business.
We’re proud of our family’s participation in the company. Nothing happens at any level of the business that one of us – the company’s owners – isn’t aware of.
Our hands-on involvement and dedication mean our customers get the best work possible and make Perrin one of the most trusted, reliable asphalt paving contractors in northeast Ohio.
We’re proud, too, of our dedication to preserving the environment and operating in as green a manner as possible. As part of those endeavors, Perrin Asphalt participates in the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) program.