In the year of 1996 Bruce Manzer decided to “go for broke” and start his own paving business. Prior to that he worked for his father’s paving business for 3 years before Manzer and Dolan, Inc. sold out to Tilcon. He worked for one year for Tilcon before deciding to strike out on his own. In the inaugural season he went to work with a single one ton and a crew of just a few people. In that first season he was able to accrue $60,000 dollars in business and has continued to grow his and his wife’s, Crystal, business to a staggering $14 million dollar a year business.
In the second year of the business it became apparent that they would need a shop to perform the maintenance on the ever expanding stable of equipment, and decided to construct a 40’ x 40’ building. Bruce’s duties in the beginning included running the day to day operations of the crew, billing, payroll, and all other office duties. In 2002 his wife Crystal decided to come aboard and run the office side of the business. Bruce decided in 2000 to buy his first Astec asphalt plant and staged it in the Quick Stream Sand and Gravel’s pit where he ran his plant operation until 2002, when the company bought a pit in the town of Phillips. Upon the purchase of the new plant he acquired a crusher to start making their own aggregate products for the asphalt production. With the continued growth of the company it was deemed necessary to add another asphalt plant and in 2008 the company purchased its’ second plant in Newry. Between the two plants the company is now producing over 100,000 tons of asphalt yearly.
The company now consists of two asphalt plants, a crushing operation, two paving crews, and two grade crews, that service the entire western part of the state from Jackman to Bethel, and beyond. Bruce A. Manzer, Inc. now also has three maintenance shops that employ 15 people year round, along with 35 seasonal employees from May through November. The company is dedicated to quality as is shown by all its employees in their eye for detail and through the upkeep of all of the state of the art equipment used in the fleet, now totaling in the triple digits. Bruce A. Manzer, Inc. can serve all of your residential, commercial, municipal needs, as well as, M.D.O.T. paving.
Bruce A. Manzer, Inc., “Quality through innovation”.