When Chris Parisi was growing up in Barrington, he knew at an early age that he had a knack for construction. So as a college student, he started his own pavement business.
“I think I always loved the smell of asphalt,” says Parisi, the president of Parisi Paving & Sealing in Lake Barrington. “Starting my company was about creating a business that had a true commitment to the community we live in. Our focus is always on our customers today and how we might help them and their families and friends in the years to come.”
The Parisi Family has been a trusted name in the community for 40 years. Their commitment to quality, customer service, and the use of eco-friendly materials has been the driving force in their gaining a reputation as being the absolute best in the pavement business.
Parisi Paving is your one-stop-shop for all of your pavement needs in the northwest suburbs. They do driveway replacement (remove and replace), driveway extensions, driveways for new construction, asphalt resurfacing and overlays, patch work, sealcoating, crack filling, ribbons and borders, parking lot sweeping and cleaning, striping, snow removal, and ice control. And if you have a pavement need that’s not listed here, give Parisi a call. If they can’t help you (but it’s nearly a certainty that they can!), they will direct you to someone who can.
“We hold every member of our team to the highest standards of customer service,” says Parisi. “From the person who takes your first call at our office, to our crews who pave and seal your driveways—everyone knows the importance of doing a great job. Happy clients create a thriving business and that makes our company a great place to work.”
And in spite of the seasonality of his business, Parisi prides himself on retaining the same great employees year after year.
Parisi believes it’s the unique perspective his team takes to each and every project that distinguishes his company from others in the business. “We have no rubber-stamp approach to how we build estimates for our customers,” he adds.
“Our field estimators often give several options to a customer’s issue. I think our Barrington roots make us understand the need to do a great job at a fair price. We don’t send out mass estimates. Each project is custom. A client that asks a lot of questions is a good client.”
Parisi is humbled by the number of people who stop him around town to compliment his company and the high quality work of his crews, recalling a recent experience where he was at a nearby Apple store and a salesperson heralded his company when he recognized Parisi’s name. Parisi is also often commended on his commitment to only use environmentally safe asphalt products.
“The relationship between our company and our customer should always be a positive one,” Parisi says. “We always want to do the absolute best job we can for the people and community we serve.”
Parisi Paving & Sealing is located at 117 S. Cook Street, #100 in Barrington, 847-382-1077, parisipaving.com.