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Blacktop Construction

and our CEO 

Rawleigh Thomas

Our CEO, Rawleigh, is no stranger to hard work. Growing up in Pembroke, Ontario, Rawleigh kept busy by clearing trails and splitting wood with his old man on their country property. Immediately after high school, he took his ingrained work ethic and started into the commercial and residential paving trade.

In 2009, Rawleigh became certified for reading blueprints which led to him becoming a grade foreman. The additional certifications only added to his ideas of opening and running his own business and after years of planning, he launched Blacktop Construction Inc in 2013.


For Rawleigh and the Blacktop team, the ultimate goal is a job well done and leaving a job site knowing they’ve not only added to the curb appeal of a client’s home, but built a great relationship with that customer as well.


Due to this mindset, Blacktop’s seasons from 2019 onwards have been fully booked, with 95 per cent of the jobs manifesting as referral work and repeat business from happy clients that date back to Blacktop’s first work season in 2013.


When asked what he envisions for Blacktop’s future, Rawleigh speaks fervently towards keeping the soul of the business intact: keep it high quality and keep it client-oriented.


When he isn’t managing job sites, delivering quotes, or working with his team, Rawleigh spends his time maintaining his roughly 780 square foot garden, from which he makes incredible salsa.

Our Start-to-Finish Process


Request a quote

Clients or shopping homeowners can call, email or submit a quote request to get in touch with Blacktop’s CEO, Rawleigh Thomas. Or, as it often happens during our work season, homeowners will walk over to an on-going project to inquire directly with our team and start the quote process from there.


Scheduling your quote

We will get in touch with the homeowner (you!) to set up a time for an in-person quote that works best for your schedule.


Receiving your quote

On average, from the initial knock on your front door to saying goodbye, our estimating process takes 30 minutes or less. Occasionally quotes that are large, or require material sourcing will sometimes take a few days to be ready.


Scheduling your project

At the time of booking your job, we walk through the quote with you, leaving you a copy of the Client-Blacktop agreement. We collect a 20% deposit to partially cover materials and reserve your spot during our busy in-season months. For our interlocking projects, we collect for the cost of the materials up front. We will select an ideal production start month and week, tentatively scheduling in your project.


Confirming materials & project start date

As we get closer to your ideal project start, we’ll touch base to confirm on materials, where necessary, and one of our suppliers will deliver the materials the week of your project start. We will also confirm on an exact project launch date once the weather forecast can be reasonably counted on.


Producing your project

Our team will keep your property tidy and safe while completing your project, working to return your space to you as efficiently as possible, though with the added benefit of increased curb appeal! We’ll touch base regularly throughout the project to stay in contact and allow for any discussions.


Wrapping up

Once complete, our team will leave your property and home in a tidy condition and we’ll do our final walk around with you. At this point we’ll close out our work agreement and collect on the final balance due.


Enjoying your new space

For years to come, you’ll be able to appreciate the impact your spruced-up space has on your home! Whether interlock, fresh asphalt, revived pavement with a new seal, or various hardscaping, we’re happy to have had the opportunity to work for you.


Referring us!

95% of our work each year comes from referrals! When you like what our team has produced for you, we will greatly appreciate any recommendations you can pass along on our behalf within your social circles!

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