Salute to Commerce April Winner:
7 Peaks PavingBy Rachael Rees van den Berg | Bend Chamber
“We believe in Bend and Central Oregon as a striving community and one of the best places to live,” said David Vogt, CEO and owner of 7 Peaks Paving. “We believe that giving back to the community is part of helping to maintain the outstanding community that we live in.”
7 Peaks Paving was founded in March of 2011 and offers subgrade preparation, base rock placement, grading, asphalt paving, crack sealing and seal coating. Todd Allen and Vogt were both asphalt managers at Hooker Creek and decided to start a new paving company after Hooker Creek shut down its construction and paving divisions.
Vogt said 7 Peaks Paving, which is named after the seven mountain peaks seen in Central Oregon, was founded on four principles: First, to provide the safest environment for its employees and the traveling public in and around 7 Peaks Paving projects. Second, to provide the highest quality asphalt paving possible.
“This has been proven as we have won four first-place paving awards statewide, from the Asphalt Pavement Association of Oregon, in our five years in business,” Vogt said.
Third, to provide the highest in customer service available in the industry. And lastly, to offer a fun work environment that promotes teamwork and enjoyment for employees, customers and partners in the industry.
7 Peaks Paving sponsors many local events within Central Oregon, such as the Sunriver Music Festival, Alive After 5 Concert Series and the Sunriver Mud Run, to name a few. Recently the company has shifted its focus to more long-term charitable contributions, Vogt said. For instance, last year 7 Peaks Paving bought a new wrestling mat for the Central Oregon Mat Club.
When it comes to 7 Peaks Paving’s success, Vogt gives the credit to the company’s employees.
“(Our employees) are the ones that provide the high quality, award-winning projects and customer service,” Vogt said. “We feel our employees are most important in our success and stability as a company for the long term. We very much realize they are our most important asset.”
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