We wanted to expand our boulevard drive way and I contacted 3 companies. The first company gave me a quote without even looking at our driveway. Another company took 4 days to get back to us. Spano paving (Frank) was the only company that answered the phone and made an appointment.
When I first met Frank he was easy to talk with and professional. He measured our driveway and calculated the price. He told me what his plan was and the type of asphalt he was going to use.
The drive way was going to be done in two phases. The first was to get rid of the old drive way, expand the boulevard, and lay down crushed limestone. I personally was impressed by the whole thing because Frank (who is also the owner) was really involved. He seemed like a lead from the front kind of guy. He is also a perfectionist. Frank took a shovel and rake from one of the pavers and taught him what looked like how to properly level and edge the limestone. Phase one took about 2 hours (they also did the neighbour's).
Phase two was laying the asphalt after 3-4 weeks. That also took 2-3 hours because they did both our neighbours.
If you're looking for pavers look at they type of work they do. How clean the edges are and the quality. I pointed out to my neighbour that when you walk around the neighbourhood and see the people getting their driveway done, those that are not done by Spano are very different. For phase one we noticed that other pavers just use dirt or no where near the amount of limestone Frank uses. Also look at how clean and deep the edging of the driveway is. Then there's the laying of asphalt. No excess asphalt on walkways. Levelled to the walkways and sidewalks. We are very happy with Frank and the craftmanship of his team.
*Note* The interlocking and the stones were not done by Spano Paving.
The second phase was laying the asphalt.