The Future is Now:
Industry Trends to Adapt your Business for What’s Ahead
From material costs to labor, the paving and pavement maintenance industry has no shortage of issues that business owners need to overcome.
In this discussion, panelists will share how they are working to combat these challenges and skate ahead of the puck to anticipate the future needs of their businesses.
Moderated by Pavement Magazine Editor, Brandon Noel.
Mary Schwandt, Project Manager
Mary Schwandt is a Project Manager for Acha Construction. She has 8 years of experience within the industry. Growing her career through experience, networking and by attending industry education events. Mary served as a Truck Driver in the U.S Army for 6 years and was awarded two Army Achievement medals while serving as a Convoy Commander. Mary looks forward to bringing her perspective to the attendees of IGNITE.
Marco Menna, Co-Owner/Founder
All Out Parking Lots
Marco Menna is the Co-Owner/Founder of All Out Parking Lots. ALL OUT Parking Lots performs parking lot projects for commercial clients nationwide. Services Include: Milling & Paving, Sealcoating, Pavement Marking (Line Striping), Asphalt & Concrete Repairs, Drainage Projects and Emergency Sinkhole Repairs.
Marco started ALL OUT with childhood best friend Kevin McGarvey in 2012 while attending Temple University in Philadelphia, Pa. All Out started out as a residential driveway sealcoating business, over the years it has developed as a nationwide provider of parking lot projects for multiple Fortune 100 Companies and the Philadelphia Phillies, Flyers & 76ers.
Cam Roberts, President/Business Owner
Laser Line Painting
Cam Roberts is a business owner, a man of family and faith, and is an example of what can happen when you invest in yourself and surround yourself with the right people. In 2018, he started a part-time line striping company out of the back of his Minivan - with no striping experience. After one part-time season, he quit his job and took the business full-time. In 2020, he started actively investing in his business education through a network of other successful contractors and began applying what he learned.
As a result, Laser Pavement Solutions, the company that is now based in Prince George, BC, Canada, has grown to over 7 figures and has scaled to provide complete parking lot solutions, including complex repairs and snow removal. While he has had success with his company, his real passion is returning to others what he has learned from other business coaches and people on his journey. As a result, he has started the only line striping-specific podcast and launched multiple virtual training academies for other business owners looking to grow and scale.
Brandon Noel, Editor
Asphalt Contractor & Pavement Maintenance Magazines
Brandon Noel lives in Warren, Ohio, in the Mahoning Valley, where he raises his two daughters Abigail and Raina with their mother Melissa. For the last decade-and-a-half, he wore a lot of different hats. He studied English and creative writing at Kent State University, worked at a steel factory for more than a decade, and published 2 books.
Then he broke into advertising and content development for local Ohio businesses before taking on a role as Public Relations Manager at an international cigar brand called La Barba Cigars Co. In 2020, he became involved with a small non-profit called “The Makeshift inc.” dedicated to the arts in Northeast Ohio, and in 2021 was made the Editor of their print and digital literary journal “Olney Magazine”. He joined the team at AC Business Media in 2022, excited for a new challenge and the next chapter in his life.