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National ABC notes positive impact of tax reform on construction industry

THE LEADERSHIP of Tucker Paving, Inc., is pleased and proud to have the company as a member of the ABC Central Florida Chapter. ABC is short for Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. ABC Central Florida is an affiliate of ABC of Florida, which, in turn, is an affiliate of the national ABC organization. Active support and involvement with ABC Central Florida has earned Tucker Paving the status of 2018 Elite VIP Sponsor. Continue reading National ABC notes positive impact of tax reform on construction industry

A source of optimism: Activities are ramping up at the theme parks we’ve helped

MANAGERS AND EMPLOYEES of Tucker Paving often can be found at one or more of Central Florida’s top-draw theme parks — on company time no less. It’s OK, though. That’s the way we want it to be when we’re doing work at the attractions, many of which have become regular clients of our company (a circumstance for which we’re very grateful). Continue reading A source of optimism: Activities are ramping up at the theme parks we’ve helped

The world of concrete is an interesting one

“ROADS, REPAIRS, sidewalks, curbs, slabs, foundations, walls, driveways, paving and pavers, and more. Team Tucker Paving knows concrete. Call 863-299-2262.”

That’s the message that was delivered to Central Florida — and well beyond — in a recent post to the Tucker Paving Facebook site. Excellent concrete work, something we take pride in here at Tucker Paving, requires considerable of knowledge and skill, and we’re fortunate that our team members have a lot of both. Continue reading The world of concrete is an interesting one

WH Hospital Foundation and Florida Special Olympics: Causes worth supporting

THE PEOPLE, the businesses and the government bodies of Winter Haven, Polk County and Central Florida have been very good to Tucker Paving, Inc., since our company’s founding in November 1994. So, with a sense of gratitude, we count it an honor and a privilege when we’re able, in kind, to help out local organizations and causes when the opportunities present themselves and the causes are good and just and mesh well with our company values. Continue reading WH Hospital Foundation and Florida Special Olympics: Causes worth supporting

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

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

If you have ‘holes’ in your storm emergency plan, there’s still time to fill them

AS A BUSINESS OWNER/MANAGER, head of household, or adult on your own in Central Florida, how confident are you about your preparations for an emergency — such as the one we all very well might face with the powerful hurricane called Irma? Continue reading If you have ‘holes’ in your storm emergency plan, there’s still time to fill them

Tucker Paving team members go back to school for Great American Teach-In

On Nov. 15, three Tucker Paving team members went back to the school — all the way back to elementary school.

Following an invitation from Elbert Elementary School in Winter Haven, Ray Curtis, Shawn Signore and Mack Banner represented our company during the school’s annual Great American Teach-In event.

The Teach-In was a great opportunity to teach a bunch of local youngsters about the wonderful world of construction — road construction, in particular. Ray, Shawn, and Mack arrived at the school with lots of show-and-tell items, including hard hats, bright yellow safety vests, orange safety cones and a variety of traffic work zone safety signs, with one of our many ROAD WORK AHEAD signs among them.

At one point during the Teach-In, in a fun bit of learning for the kids (and in a fun bit of teaching by our guys), several of the students pretended to be vehicles traveling through a road construction site and responding to a flagman’s instructions, using signs on a pole, to STOP or go SLOW. (See the three photos we posted Nov. 28 to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/tuckerpaving.)

If you’re only vaguely familiar with the Great American Teach-In, it’s an opportunity to connect classrooms to community — a chance for community members and business representatives to visit local schools, share what they do and how and why they do it, and share how their schooling helped them to achieve success.

The Great American Teach-In is held in schools all across the country each year as part of American Education Week, celebrated each November in the week prior to Thanksgiving week. Next year, in 2017, American Education Week will be observed Nov. 13-17. If you’d like a team from Tucker Paving to visit your school for the Great American Teach-In, give us a call at 863-299-2262 and we’ll see what we can work out.

E-newsletter another way to share the goings-on at Tucker Paving

On June 30, Tucker Paving Inc. happily launched the very first issue of its new monthly e-newsletter (email newsletter) and delivered it to email inboxes all throughout Central Florida. In an obvious play on our company name, the e-newsletter is titled Paving the Way. Joining our website, this blog section, and our various social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest), the e-newsletter is another vehicle we have to share all the good things happening at our growing construction company and with our team members.

This e-newsletter content will include links to selected blog articles on our website, photos, and various tidbits of information that we hope will be interesting and useful to a wide and diverse audience. The first e-newsletter includes links to blog items about our community involvement and the goings-on in 1994, the year our company was founded; and a photo capturing a recent safety training event for several of our employees. (In the business sector we’re in, there can never be too much safety training!)

If you weren’t on the email list to receive the first issue of Paving the Way, you can see it in a Web browser format at http://bit.ly/2967AGU. If you would like have future issues of the e-newsletter sent to you by email, it’s easy to sign up; just click over to http://www.tuckerpaving.com/contact-us/ and provide us with your name and email address in the “Subscribe to our Newsletter” box in the middle of the Web page, on the right-hand side.

We hope you’ll enjoy Paving the Way and the links it provides to Tucker Paving-related digital content on the World Wide Web. Comments are welcome via the contact Web page referenced above.

What was going on when Tucker Paving launched in November 1994?

Tucker Paving Inc. got its corporate start officially in Winter Haven, Fla., on Nov. 21, 1994 — or 21 years and four months ago. We thought it would be fun to go back, with the help of the very useful World Wide Web, and look up the things that were going on around the world in just our incorporation month alone. So, we did, and here’s a very abbreviated list focusing on some of the more positive and pop culture events of November 1994:

• Nov. 4 — The United Center in Chicago opens. The Bulls beat the Charlotte Hornets, 89-83.

• Nov. 4 — San Francisco hosts the first conference that focuses exclusively on the subject of the commercial potential of the World Wide Web.

• Nov. 5 — The space probe Ulyssus completes the first passage behind the sun.

• Nov. 5 — Tony Rominger bicycles a world record for a distance covered in one hour for the second time (55.291 kilometers or 34.36 miles).

• Nov. 5 — George Foreman, age 45, KOs Michael Moorer to win boxing’s heavyweight championship.

• Nov. 9 — The chemical element Darmstadtium is discovered.

• Nov. 11 — Microsoft’s Bill Gates buys Leonardo da Vinci’s “Codex,” an extremely rare scientific journal, for $30.8 million.

• Nov. 13 — Dale Earnhardt wins the 44th NASCAR Sprint Cup.

• Nov. 14 — The first trains for the public run in the Channel Tunnel under the English Channel.

• Nov. 29 — Seoul, Korea, celebrates the 600th anniversary of its founding.

• Nov. 30 — The Beatles’ first album in 25 years, “Live at the BBC,” is released in Britain.

Top songs: “I’ll Make Love to You,” Boyz II Men; “Livin on Love,” Alan Jackson; “Shut Up and Kiss Me,” Mary Chapin Carpenter.

Top movies: “Star Trek: Generations,” “Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles,” “Frankenstein” (remake), and “The Santa Clause.”

TV favorites: “Seinfeld,” “Friends,” “ER,” “Roseanne,” “Grace Under Fire,” “Home Improvement,” “NYPD Blue,” and “Murder, She Wrote.”

Interesting, indeed.

Sources: OnThisDay.com, Billboard.com, and Nielsen Media Research (via Wikipedia.org)