Help Victim of Scam
the rough and tumble world of big-city construction,
companies are often perceived as having a hard, tough exterior.
Western Paving Co. heard about the exploitation of a Golden, Colorado,
senior citizen by a phony paving operation, it proved that at least
this company has a warm and caring inside.
reading an article in the Aug. 19 edition of the Rocky Mountain
News, which chronicled how Joe Spitz had $7800 stolen by a bogus
paving company. Western Paving Vice President Rick Hobbs offered
to pave Spitz's driveway at no cost.
Manager Jeff Gross met with Spitz Aug. 21 to determine the necessary
repairs. According to Gross, the "travelers" - a term
used to describe the roaming paving and roofing con artists - simply
dumped a load of asphalt and only partially compacted it, leaving
Spitz with a nearly unusable driveway. Additionally, the botched
job caused water to drain towards, rather than away from, Spitz's
Paving scheduled a crew to repave the driveway that same day. They
completed the job in four hours. Allen's Asphalt of Denver will
donate annual application of a seal coat for the next three years.
look on Joe Spitz's face was payment enough for this job,"
Hobbs said. "When travelers take advantage of people, it gives
our entire industry a bad name."