It’s that time of the year when businesses start to focus on budgeting. Budgeting is essential planning for business success and doing this will help to ensure that your business is on track with its finances. If you’ve been considering whether to complete that pavement job that has been on your ‘to-do list’ for a while and have begin budgeting for it, you’ll want to consider a comprehensive and cost-effective plan, from conception through completion. Here at RAM Pavement, our ‘proven process’ aligns with this idea. Read more to find out why Carolinas’ #1 choice for Paved Asset Management might be the right fit for you and your company’s needs.
As a business owner, it’s easy to get caught up in the daily operations of your business, and while this is important, to be a successful business owner, you want to be sure that your time and resources are invested towards the long-term growth of your company. Budgeting helps with this. No one wants to invest largely in a project and then reap very little return on their investments. That just isn’t smart business! Whether you’re in a restaurant, retail, real estate or any other commercial business and have been considering getting your pavement done, here is how RAM Pavement’s proven process can benefit you.
What is RAM Pavement’s proven process all about?
The future is unpredictable and as business owners, we have to be cautious about where we are investing our time and resources to achieve the best returns on our investments. Not everyone will share the same vision for responsible asset management when it comes to managing the pavement. In all respects, it is simply not a day’s job of hot mixing and pouring and drying. There is a lot that goes into the process of pavements and property managers and business owners need to know that their clients are safe and that they do not end up with unnecessary costs after a few months of their pavement completion. This is why the ‘proven process’ was designed. Our goal at RAM Pavement is to be so much more than an asphalt and pavement services company. Our proven process creates value for our clients by taking your paved asset from unpredictable to future-proof.
Our Proven Process
With detailed planning and strategic considerations factored in, our proven process can basically be summed up in five steps:
We believe any good relationship starts with an understanding of people and their roles in the process. When it comes to your paved asset, we take the time to listen to your needs and goals. Needs and goals may vary from business to business and our aim is to understand who will be using your pavement. One of the first things we do is perform a walk-through. Our team will carry out an in-person assessment, the goal being to pinpoint areas of improvement and vulnerabilities. The pictures and notes we take on-site helps our team to better advise our clients and prepare for the upcoming work.
- Estimate & Roadmap
At RAM, we like to dot the Is and cross the Ts. From the total cost of ownership over a 10-year period to day of service considerations such as traffic flow around a closed area of pavement, we outline everything!
- Approve & Schedule
Time is money! This is especially true when scheduling pavement jobs for maximum efficiency and profit. Our team at RAM Pavement has been in the pavement industry for more than ten years now and we understand the importance of this. Pavement jobs are affected by temperatures and weather among other factors and we take this into consideration when setting deadlines for our clients. Scheduling meetings are done on Thursday mornings. Everyone on the team gets briefed and then our crews and customers fully prepare for the following week’s work. Adjustments can be made to the schedule to incorporate a cancellation or missed a meeting, leaving space and time for perhaps another meeting set for a later date. The result of our process is a job schedule that is a “living, breathing, logistical work of art,” which allows everyone to save time and money.
The day is finally here! On arrival, cones and barriers are carefully placed by our team. This is to ensure that no one goes to the work area and potentially get injured. Our team of experts works quickly to patch and seal areas in need and coat and paint finished surfaces. Your project nets you a fresh look and a certificate of completion.
- The last 5 %
The job is not done until all of the loose ends are tied up. At RAM Pavement, our team members are trained on focusing the last 5%. Have the cones been picked up? Are the curbs and drains cleared? Has the business owner or key stakeholder been communicated with? Has your work been validated? The last 5% focuses on quality assurance on a wider scale. This is the service we wish to provide.
- Extend with P3 Prevention Through Proactive Prevention
Consider this, how long do you expect your pavement to last? Ten years? Twenty years? Perhaps twenty-five years? The most critical element of a paved asset is extending the life. RAM Pavement has a proprietary cloud-based management portal to keep track of every action taken on your business property by our team. In fact, upon completion of your work, we provide a maintenance plan complete with projected dates and projected costs. Organization and periodic checkups from our EXTEND team ensure your paved asset is safe and sealed so you have no unpredicted costs.
Our people and our process make a difference for our clients. We carefully consider all of the factors, giving you a comprehensive and cost-effective plan for your paved asset. Our teams have completed jobs for clients, not only in Charlotte and the surrounding counties but also with business owners and asset managers in Wilmington, Charleston, Columbia, Greensboro, Raleigh, Statesville, and Greenville-Spartanburg. When you have paved assets needs, call 704.622.1300 to get the job done right.