Driving Success In Florida And Beyond

As we continue to grow and move forward our vision is to be

The Choice

Contractor Of Choice

Employer Of Choice

Partner Of Choice

No matter what role you play in the road construction industry, Ajax Paving is here to help ensure your project's success.

With a proven track record of delivering projects on time, meeting specifications, and staying within budget, Ajax is your ultimate source for all your pavement needs. Whether you are a contractor in need of top-quality paving materials or seeking comprehensive project management from inception to completion, we have you covered. Let Ajax show you why we are considered the Partner of Choice.

We consider no job complete until it meets our standards for excellence and exceeds our customers’ highest expectations. Ajax Paving has received numerous awards for excellence, safety, and innovation from the industry’s leading organizations.

The Paving Industry’s Leaders in Quality, Safety, And Productivity

Then, Now And Beyond.

Ajax Has been building roads in florida since 1981 and is very experienced with fDOT specifications, quality control documentation, and project administration. Developing a reputation for managing and delivering small to large, heavy civil projects on time while earning high marks from our clients.

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Established in April 1981 as Ajax Paving Industries, Inc. of Florida, Owner Herb Jacob chose Mike Horan to move from Michigan and begin Florida operations as General Manager of the Florida branch.
Our first asphalt plant was a portable plant in Placida, Florida that first went into production in January of 1982. Our first job was in a small parking lot at the Landings Shopping Plaza in Sarasota. Ultimately, we did the job twice because the first time was not up to our standards.
In the early days we interviewed nearly 100 people before we found the 7 qualified individuals we were searching for to establish our first paving crew. Our second asphalt plant began production in 1984. This plant is located in East Charlotte County near the Lee County line.
Our third asphalt plant was permitted in 1987 and is located at the entrance to Port Manatee in Manatee County. By the end of the fiscal year, we had reached $7 million in sales, invested in 30 pieces of equipment and hired 35 employees. We had little to no debt as we slowly grew.
In 1998, we replaced our original portable plant from Placida, with a new Gencor stationary asphalt plant. This plant is located in Venice, Florida, our Corporate Office.
In 2001, we purchased the asphalt operation of R.E. Purcell on SR 54 in southern Pasco County. This purchase included an asphalt plant, paving equipment, three paving crews, 20 trucks, property and the entire paving backlog of R.E. Purcell.
In 2007, as a joint venture, we were awarded the largest Florida Department of Transportation project ever. This necessitated the upgrade of the old portable Plant 4 to a new high-production facility. The new plant was installed in 2007 and still remains in operation at Alico Road as Plant #4.
In 2008, we purchased a plant site near Port Sutton on the east side of Tampa Bay. Production began in 2009 and created three new plants in the metro Tampa/St. Petersburg market. Ajax had six plants in total at this time.The company name was changed to Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC and Mike Horan became a member of the Limited Liability Company.
2008 - 2009
In 2012, we purchased the R.E. Purcell Company which included another asphalt plant in Largo, Florida, underground equipment, concrete equipment, and a grading operation. We also hired 100 employees from the R.E. Purcell Operation. The Largo plant gave us coverage on all four corners of the Tampa Bay market.
In early 2019, Ajax purchased an asphalt plant in Gibsonton, Florida from Coastal Bridge Company of Louisiana. Ajax also acquired 54 acres in Lake Wales, Florida for the relocation of this plant, storage, silos and scales. Ajax’s Plant 8 in Lake Wales began operating in 2021.
Construction began in Temple Terrace for a new 10,000 sq. foot office for the Tampa Management Staff. A new yard was constructed with an upgrade of a satellite shop. The corporate office in Venice also completed an addition and remodel of the office along with the construction of a training and meeting facility. The main garage was enlarged and a parts building was constructed. We also upgraded our plant facilities by adding 9 storage silos and three scales at Plants 1,4, and 6.
Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC. is currently a top asphalt producer of hot mix asphalt in the State of Florida. We have 8 plants, 650+ pieces of equipment and are 500 employees strong, managed by a team with great young leadership. 

Our vision is to be the employer of choice, the contractor of choice and the partner of choice.

our vision

Our mission is to have a team of motivated professionals that drive positive relationships and deliver construction services and products that exceed expectations on safety, quality and value.

our mission

Customer Focus



Risk Taking

High Energy

High Achievement

Sense of Urgency

Do What You Say You Will Do

Safe Work Practices

Relationship Building

core values

We've Done our part providing quality results on some of the largest and most difficult paving projects in the state.
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