Delta Asphalt Co. offering variety of asphalt needs
|Delta Asphalt Co. Inc. offers paving services for all types of jobs. Shown above are before and after photos of one job.|
|Photos courtesy of Delta Asphalt Inc.|
According to company officials, the business was started by Gus Lerkis, who during World War II built airfields for a construction battalion. After coming home from the war, he started a construction company that grew from a couple of men building sidewalks in Akron into two asphalt manufacturing plants and a sand and gravel operation.
Company spokesperson Tom Adamson said Lerkis’ daughter, Janette, worked for her father starting at age 13. Her husband, Dimitri Fortseras, also worked for her father for more than 20 years before they both took over the business when Lerkis retired. Delta Asphalt now includes the third generation of the family — Janette and Dimitri Fortseras’ sons, Ted and Gus Fortseras, both of whom are following the Lerkis legacy.
Adamson said Delta Asphalt offers a variety of asphalt paving work, including new construction of driveways and parking lots, maintenance and repairs such as crack filling on any asphalt surfaces, and also does concrete work, all for residential, commercial and industrial customers.
“We do new driveways and repairs and patches, resurfacing, seal coating and crack filling,” said Adamson. “We also do concrete work and repairs.
“No job is too big or too small,” he added. “We do it all.”
Adamson said the company has worked on everything from asphalt paving small and private residential driveways, to work for municipal entities that includes public roads, as well as parking lots for schools and large corporations won through the bidding process. The company is Ohio Department of Transportation prequalified and has Encouraging Diversity, Growth and Equity (EDGE) and Women-owned Business Enterprise (WBE) certifications.
The company’s jobs have included grinding, excavating, material hauling, drains, catch basins and sewer work.
Adamson said a private job often begins with a visit to the job site from a company representative who will talk with a customer to determine what is needed and whether the project can be completed through repair work or whether new construction is required. Customers are given a free estimate with various options and the cost for each job that could address the customer’s needs, Adamson said.
Adamson said the company serves customers throughout Northeast Ohio. Business hours are Mondays through Fridays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information about the company, call 330-633-2506.
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