Meet the Executive Team



Chuck Finnegan


Chuck has over 40 years of experience in the asphalt industry and has spent the last ten serving as President of LL Pelling.  He's come a long way from his first job with the company where he labored placing temporary pavement markings - one dash at a time!  Chuck also serves on the Special Olympics Iowa board.


Brett Finnegan

Vice President

Brett was hired in 1985 and through the years has served in many capacities.  He's worked as a truck driver, quality control supervisor, and project manager.  As Vice President, Brett manages the concrete and chip seal divisions and estimates projects in the Iowa City/Coralville area.


Joel Gryp

General Manager

Joel has 20 years of experience in the asphalt industry as an estimator and most recently, as our General Manager.  He spends the majority of his time working on Department of Transportation, county, and municipal road contracts for the Cedar Rapids/Marion area.

What We Do

LL Pelling is known as Eastern Iowa's premier asphalt paving contractor; you've probably seen our red trucks with the state of Iowa logo on the door.  Many people are surprised to hear that we do so much more than asphalt.  LL Pelling is a full-service asphalt contractor which means you can hire us to manage your project from site grading to asphalt paving and concrete curbs to line striping.  We provide professional services to industrial, commercial, and municipal customers in the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City areas.  We've been serving The Corridor and surrounding areas for 70 years, long enough to know what works and what doesn't.  We maintain a large loyal customer base who value our expert knowledge, quality workmanship, and strong track record.  When you hire LL Pelling, you get a company with a solid reputation, highly experienced employees and a strong track record for professional paving. 

Our Values



It's a matter of trust.  We conduct business ethically and honestly, even if it costs us money.  



It's not just about getting the job done; it's about getting it done safely.  At LL Pelling we walk the walk and our records prove it.



It's about combining workmanship with quality materials and the latest technologies. 

Our History


Founded in 1948 by Lloyd Pelling Sr., the LL Pelling Company has a long history and reputation as one of Eastern Iowa's premier asphalt paving contractors.  From our humble beginning in Williamsburg, Iowa we started out oiling roads as road surfaces began moving away from mud to gravel and eventually to pavements.  In 1967, Lloyd Pelling Jr. became President and moved the business to Iowa City.

In 1968, Cedar Rapids Asphalt & Paving Company became a sister corporation of LL Pelling.  In 1985, Russell Rhinehart and his partners Manatt's Inc. purchased the shares of LL Pelling from the founding Pelling family.  In 1993, the Cedar Rapids Asphalt & Paving Company was dissolved, and all locations began operating as LL Pelling with offices in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City.  In 1995, our administrative offices, shop, and truck facility were relocated to North Liberty.

The company now operates asphalt plants in Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, and Marion.  Today, LL Pelling continues to work in the chip seal business where it began but has expanded to include the following divisions: concrete, line striping, shingle recycling, asphalt paving, and asphalt sales.  



Corporate Office

1425 West Penn Street
P.O. Box 230
North Liberty, IA 52317

(319) 626-4600

(319) 626-4605

Pavement Marking Office

3750 J Street SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

(319) 377-8615

(319) 365-9130


Iowa City Plant

3149 340th St. SE
Iowa City, IA 52240

(319) 351-3068

Cedar Rapids Plant

3350 60th Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

(319) 632-3150

Marion Plant

3765 3rd Ave
Marion, IA 52302

(319) 377-8615

The LL Pelling Advantage

As a full-service contractor we have the ability to coordinate and manage multiple parts of your project simultaneously; it's what sets us apart from other companies.  We help your streamline your project - limiting the need for multiple contractors and conflicting schedules.

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We treat our employees like family; we pay well, care about their safety, and offer some of the best benefits in the construction industry.  Our employees are made up of hard working, down-to-earth Iowans.  From millennials to baby boomers, our group is as diverse in age as they are in life experiences.  What can we offer you? Competitive wages, great benefits, training opportunities, and a safe and steady work environment.  

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Customer Testimonials

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"They did an exceptional job... fast, efficient, looks beautiful, and at a fair price.  In our 25-year relationship, it has been nothing but a very positive experience."
         - Charlie Becker, Director,
           Camp Courageous


Our awards are part of a team effort to produce the highest-quality product safely and with integrity.  The men and women who make up Team Pelling are some of the best in the industry.  Their dedication to quality workmanship is demonstrated with every single award.

  • 2017 AGC Iowa Recognition of Safety Excellence 
  • 2017 NAPA's Quality in Construction (Hwy 100)
  • 2017 Quality Paving Large Parking Lot>500 Tons (Hy-Vee of Marion) 
  • 2017 Quality Paving Primary Resurfacing Rural - 4 Lane (Hwy 218)
  • 2016 Quality Paving Secondary Resurfacing (V-38)
  • 2016 Robert M. Nady Award of Excellence (Hwy 100)
  • 2016 Quality Paving Primary Resurfacing - 4 Lane (Hwy 13)
  • 2016 Quality Paving Primary New Construction - 4 Lane (Hwy 100)
  • 2015 Quality Paving Large Parking Lot >500 Tons (Target/Colcon Corp. Cedar Rapids, IA)
  • 2015 Quality Paving Secondary Rehabilitation (V-77)
  • 2015 Asphalt Plant Environmental Stewardship Award (Cedar Rapids Asphalt Plant)
  • NAPA 30-Plus Club for continuous membership for 30 years
  • NAPA Diamond Achievement Commendation for Excellence in HMA Plant Site Operation
  • APAI Smoothness Award 
  • APAI Trails & Paths Paving (Pinicon Ridge Trail, Linn County)
  • Athletic Use Paving (Cedar Rapids Country Club Tennis Courts)
  • Parking Lot/General Commercial (Rockwell Collins Lot #120)
  • APAI Unique Paving Application (University of Iowa Grant Field)
  • AGC Bravo Award - Strengthening the Community
  • MBI Masters Award (The Celebration Farm, LLC)
  • Patriotic Employer Recognition (Dept. of Defense)
  • APAI Community Involvement