Roads notable in history, marketing of Imperial Polk County

WHEN OUR POLK COUNTY COMMISSION in Bartow approved a design for the county’s very first marketing logo early in 2014, officials said at the time the action wasn’t an attempt to replace the county’s then-67-year-old official seal.

The very familiar county seal — familiar to those of us at Tucker Paving and longtime Polk Countians, anyway — is the retro-looking circular one, in orange and green, with eight iconic images surrounding a shield topped by a five-pointed crown. Inside the shield are these three words: “Imperial Polk County.” Continue reading Roads notable in history, marketing of Imperial Polk County

Thoughts along the path to an excellent safety culture

A LOT HAS BEEN WRITTEN and discussed about the “safety culture” and its relevance in business and, really, its relevance within any organizational structure. We like to think here at Tucker Paving, Inc., that we have an excellent safety culture, and we have the numbers to back up that conclusion. In June last year, we celebrated more than a million man-hours of work without a single loss-time accident, and so far since then we’ve maintained that very positive course. Continue reading Thoughts along the path to an excellent safety culture

Tucker Paving equipped and credentialed for fire line construction

ON THE HOME PAGE of our website at TuckerPaving.com, we list our scope of services and include the following:

“Underground utilities — water, sewer, storm, fire line, infiltration/ex-filtration systems.”

We go on to note this about licensing:

“We currently hold a State Certified Class “A” General Contractor’s License along with a State Certified Underground Utilities License and a Class V State Fire Line License.” Continue reading Tucker Paving equipped and credentialed for fire line construction

FDOT traces its interesting history back to 1915

IT WOULDN’T, OR SHOULDN’T, be a surprise to learn that, through the years, Tucker Paving, Inc., has done its fair share of roadwork for or in association with the Florida Department of Transportation. For a government agency, that’s a mouthful for a name, so most people refer to it as “F-D-O-T” or “F-DOT.” That helps to distinguish it from its federal counterpart, the U.S. Department of Transportation (‘D-O-T”). Continue reading FDOT traces its interesting history back to 1915

America’s road system: A true asset worth up to $3.4 trillion!

NO ONE THINKS MUCH about America’s roads and highways being assets — unless someone is driving down a particularly bumpy or pothole-filled road and wondering: “Why doesn’t the (name your government body) fix this thing?” A road generally is viewed more as being something of value when it’s new or freshly resurfaced and motoring is smooth and easy. Continue reading America’s road system: A true asset worth up to $3.4 trillion!

Use the the right tool — and glove — for the right job

TUCKER PAVING team members use a wide assortment of tools — hundreds maybe — to do their construction and, sometimes, deconstruction (demolition) work each day. These tools range from hand tools like hammers, to hammer-down pile drivers and pulverizers, to massive and motorized loaders, dozers, and excavators. Continue reading Use the the right tool — and glove — for the right job

Tucker Paving’s special take on ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’

AS THIS ARTICLE goes up on the Tucker Paving blog site, it is the 13th day of December 2017, leaving 12 days to go until The Big Day — Christmas Day.

That reminds us of a holiday song — one that we now won’t get out of our head for quite some time. That would be “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” of course. You know… the one that drives home the point — a dozen times — about a very special partridge in a pear tree. Continue reading Tucker Paving’s special take on ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’

Tucker Paving all aboard the Toys for Tots train; program has an interesting tale

TUCKER PAVING is all aboard the Toys for Toys train this year. Team members are working hard to help a greater number of the area’s more needy children have a bright and happy Christmas. Continue reading Tucker Paving all aboard the Toys for Tots train; program has an interesting tale

We’re counting blessings in an extra-special week for Tucker Paving

“Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.” — Aesop

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

THIS ARTICLE is a special milestone — No. 100 in the continuing series of articles on the Tucker Paving website blog. We didn’t exactly plan it this way, but the article comes during an extra-special week for the nation and for this company.

It’s the week of Thanksgiving, of course, but it’s also anniversary week for Tucker Paving. The company was founded — incorporated — on Monday, Nov. 21, 1994. Continue reading We’re counting blessings in an extra-special week for Tucker Paving

Tucker Paving team member earns Biketoberfest honor for custom cruiser

ONE OF OUR VERY OWN, Tucker Paving team member and motorcycling enthusiast Ricky Mas, is a big award winner.

During the 2017 Daytona Beach Biketoberfest in October, Ricky won American Bagger magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award for his custom 2012 Harley-Davidson Road Glide cruiser motorcycle. You can see photos of Ricky’s awesome motorcycle here. Continue reading Tucker Paving team member earns Biketoberfest honor for custom cruiser