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At Leritz & Busy, we truly understand the importance of maintaining a high level of productivity… regardless of the industry. That is why we are committed to offering asphalt solutions that have minimal impact on business operations. How do we do this, you ask? One word: planning.


Last year, Manheim St. Louis Auto Auction hired us for repair and replacement work at their 72 acre site in Bridgeton, Missouri. The complex houses thousands of vehicles and is open to buyers and sellers seven days a week. Closing the lot for an extended period of time would not allow them to fully operate, thus resulting in a loss of revenue.


In order to minimize the disruption of their operations, our team developed a strategic plan to complete the project. This plan included working directly with their facility management team to coordinate their daily activities so we wouldn’t interfere with the day-to-day operations.


As a result of our strategic planning, the Lertiz and Busy Bee team was able to complete the project on schedule with minimal impact to the ongoing business at Manheim St. Louis Auto Auction. Because the project was completed in such an efficient manner, we have been called upon to perform asphalt paving and repair work in other areas of the facility.


For almost 30 years, the folks at Leritz & Busy Bee have been supplying the St. Louis area with innovative paving methods. If you have any questions regarding our asphalt solutions, please feel free to reach out! Remember: for all your commercial and residential paving needs, think Lertiz & Busy Bee!

Who doesn’t love springtime in St. Louis? Cool nights at the ballpark, romps with the dogs in Forest Park and long bike rides down the Katy Trail… it doesn’t get much better than that! Speaking of the Katy Trail, have you noticed that the majority of walking/biking trails around the area are paved with asphalt? Yep, it’s true! Asphalt wins again!

If you’re not familiar with the world of asphalt, let us explain how opting to pave the trails with asphalt benefits everyone in the long run.

#1 Weather Resistant: Snow and ice during the winter months can wreak havoc on roads concrete pavement. However, asphalt is far more weather resistant. The petroleum content allows the asphalt to expand and contract without sustaining serious damage. If damage is sustained, the cracks can be easily fixed using emulsified liquids.

#2 Quick Maintenance: If you’re like many St. Louisans, you enjoy your local trail many times each week. If your trail goes under construction for repairs or expansion with concrete it could be weeks before it will reopen. With asphalt, the construction process is completed in literally a fraction of the time.

#3 Cost Efficient: Most local trails are either maintained by tax dollars or private funding. With that being said, wouldn’t it be a better use of your dollar to go with the option that is not only more durable, but cost-efficient, too?

For almost 30 years, the folks at Leritz & Busy Bee have been supplying the St. Louis area with innovative paving methods. If you have any questions regarding our asphalt solutions, please feel free to reach out! Remember: for all your commercial and residential paving needs, think Lertiz & Busy Bee!

The debate has waged on for years, which is better – asphalt or concrete? And as gas prices soar, some are making claims as to which material offers better gas mileage.

When it comes to gas mileage, neither asphalt nor concrete has been proven to offer better consumption. In fact, while some organizations claim that one material may offer less resistance, there are actually several factors that would have to be studied to offer conclusive results; these include difference in traffic flow, terrain, road surface , tire inflation and even driver behavior.

In the end, pavement roughness is ultimately responsible for difference in vehicle fuel consumption – so potholes are the largest problem. Americans burn about 175 billion gallons of gasoline driving about 3 trillion miles per year. According to www.AsphaltRoads.org, if roadways were only slightly smoother, we could reduce annual fuel consumption by up to 10%. Overall there is a potential for saving about 7 billion gallons of fuel annually, which would be the equivalent of taking 10 million vehicles off the road!