Here at Paving Professionals Inc. Our mission is:
To perform for our customers the highest level of quality construction services at fair and market competitive prices.
To ensure the longevity of our company through repeat and referral business achieved by customer satisfaction in all areas including timeliness, attention to detail and service-minded attitudes.
To maintain the highest levels of professionalism, integrity, honesty and fairness in our relationships with our suppliers, subcontractors, professional associates and customers.
Started working with a paving crew at 16 years old. Mike started from the bottom as a shovel man and worked his way up the paving ladder through hard work and determination. By the time he was 18 he was operations manager and acting foreman of a 10-man paving crew. Mike is a master equipment operator and can operate all paving equipment with skill and precision. He has mastered: paving machine, roller operator, skid steer, excavator, milling machine, and other heavy equipment. Mike then had the opportunity to learn how to estimate. The years of infield operating experience gave him the knowledge he needed to estimate jobs and be a master of “thinking out of the box” to deliver the best options for a customer. He has handled some of the most complicated and demanding paving projects in North Carolina. Within the last few years Mike has been requested by other paving companies to train and work with their crews to help them with “best practices” of a paving project. He has a focus and drive to deliver the highest quality paving products to customers at the fairest price with a family atmosphere. “We will treat your property like it is ours”! He can offer customers unique value engineered designs protecting their investments and longevity of their product.
“Paving and asphalt is my passion and I take it personally, give us a chance to show you why we are called the professionals”.
Expert in ADA compliance, Drainage, Best Paving Practices Best, Concrete Practices and Minimal impact project phasing.
Philip Lewis is the VP/CFO of Paving Professionals, Inc. He leads the sales team, manages all marketing, and is the Chief Financial Officer. He has a degree in Marketing with a minor in Finance from the University of Tennessee. He has 35 years-experience in sales, marketing and finance.
Philip has been recognized as the top sales professional in each company he has ever been employed. His valuable experience in sales, marketing and finance will help serve the company in many ways. “I am customer oriented and value my customers satisfaction”. Ensuring quality service from the paving crew to the sales team and then following up with all customers to ensure they were happy with the final
product has always been very important to Philip. Philip has worked feverously to ensure that the company gets 5-star reviews on Google and all customers say we deserved a 5-Star Review!
Philip’s goal is to have Paving Professionals, Inc, recognized as the best paving company in Raleigh, NC. He is SEMCO certified, has his OSHA 10 card and is Acclivus Negotiation certified.
Personally, Philip enjoys to fish, hunt, snow ski and watch football. Philip has 4 children of his own and 4 grand-children and enjoys the time he has with all of them. Philip is a flag football coach in Franklin, Tennessee and enjoys teaching young boys/girls disciplines of a team environment similar to the principals and mission statement of Paving Professionals, Inc. Something you may not know about Philip is that he was inducted into the Fantasy Football Hall of Fame in 2011.
Phillip Payne is a Senior New Construction Estimator with Paving Professionals Incorporated with an expansive diverse background of over 35 plus years of experience in Horizontal construction field. Drawing on a background in Engineering and General Contracting Firms experience in multiple disciplines from Cost Estimating and Administration of Design Bid Build, Design, Design Build, Construction Engineering Services as well as Construction Management, Estimating, Cost Engineering to Field Supervision performing work in the following areas on multiple projects.
Project Management, Project Management Consulting, Marketing, Project Cost Value Engineering Estimating, Management and Training of Personnel, Construction Engineering Inspections, Field Geological Engineer Assistant to Geotechnical Engineer, Laboratory Testing, Environmental Testing, Materials Testing, Project Report writing for projects ranging in size from small residential communities to large commercial projects. General Contracting firm experience includes quantifying and estimating both negotiated and hard bid, Marketing,
Scheduling, Project Management and Field Supervision as required.
- BS – Civil Engineering (Brescia University, Owensboro, KY. In 1980)
- NCDOT Concrete Field Tech. Certification
- ACI Concrete Field Tech. – Grade 1
- NCDOT General Density Certification
- NCDOT Sampling Certification
- NCDOT QMS Roadway Technician
- NCDOT QMS Nuclear Density Certification
- Nuclear Gauge Radiation Safety Certification
- Radiation Safety Officer (RSO)
- NC Asbestos Inspector (Licensed
- OSHA Compliant HAZWOPER Training
- 8 and 10 HR OSHA Safety Training
- 40 HR MSHA Safety Training
- NCDOT Level 2 Erosion Control Certified
- Completed Safety Training on Construction Sites, conducted by the City of Raleigh Administration
- Attended F&R and A1 trainings for the testing of: Soils for Gradation, Atterberg limits, Specific gravity, Moisture-Density relationship (standard and modified proctor tests), CBR, organic contents. Concrete cylinders, Mortar cubes, Grout cubes, Slump tests, Air content tests, Unit weight test for concrete.
Skilled in use of traditional surveying equipment to include transit, level and rod for field engineering layout, plane and route surveying. Testing equipment including, Ultrasound Dakota T-X9, CTGI- P-wave, and multiple types of ground penetrating radar, as well as Laboratory Equipment and associated software.
Senior HOA, Community and Property Management Rehab Estimator
Over 20 years experience in paving industry providing services to commercial clients (regionally and nationwide).
- Provide complete analysis of paved and parking areas with solution-based proposals based on property inspection and evaluation combined with customers wants, needs, and budget.
- Advise and educate owners, managers, and other decision makers using high quality proposal analysis packages incorporating Site Maps, Photos, and Graphics.
- In addition to my Estimating and Sales experience, I also have over 15 years Project Management experience managing larger paving projects and more recently 5 years experience in ADA Compliance & Remediation.
- Able to provide ADA Evaluations for parking areas and path of travel as well as provide Design Build ADA Remediation Plans to bring ADA Parking areas as well as ADA Paths of Travel into compliance.
Although I started with PPI in early 2020, I have worked with Mike Stephenson (President of PPI) as well as other members of the PPI Team on collaborative projects for over 10 years.
My greatest job reward is a quality job and a happy customer.
1. NC Licensed General Contractor
2. ACTCP (ADA Certified)
Ken is a member of Paving Professionals Estimating and Sales Team. He joined our team in February 2021 and brings 22 years of civil/sitework estimating and project management experience. His portfolio includes the following sectors: Residential Neighborhoods, Private Commercial Shopping and Mixed-Use Developments, Local/Municipal Government, State Government and DoD projects. His involvement with several complex projects he understands it takes a team to accomplish successful completion. When working on a project, he considers himself a member of both the client and employer’s team, leading to mutually beneficial long lasting working relationships.
Ken grew up in a Marine Corp family where he lived in various cities during his youth. However, he spent most of his teen and adult years in North Carolina. He loves sports, math and history. Ken began wrestling at age 7 while stationed in 29 Palms, CA. He was a member of his high school wrestling team. He was also a collegiate wrestler before joining the US Coast Guard. He was honorably discharged in 1998. He then attended Old Dominion University where he received a Certificate in Land Surveying. While attending ODU, he also worked for a local surveying company gaining practical experience. In 1999, he moved to the triangle and continued surveying. In 2001, he transitioned into an estimating position and performed takeoffs and material quantification for sitework construction. In the 20 years since, Ken has worked with various companies in the Raleigh/Durham area. He has also worked as a consultant with other companies in eastern NC and other states.
From 2011 – 2013, while working full time, he earned an Associate of Science Degree in Construction Management, with honors, from San Joaquin Valley College. Most recently, he has been accepted into
the BSCM (Bachelor of Science- Construction Management) program at LSU. Ken plans to enroll in 2021. In his free time, he loves watching his sons compete in wrestling competitions and staying active.
Qualifier: General Contractor License #38760
2008 – Successful Passed: North Carolina General Contractor Highway Exam
2013 – Successfully Passed: North Carolina General Contractor Public Utility Exam (water/sewer)