Who We Are

LL Pelling is a full-service asphalt contractor providing a full spectrum of services to industrial, commercial, and municipal customers in the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City areas.  We’ve been in business since 1948, providing quality asphalt, concrete, chip seal, and line striping services for customers all over Eastern Iowa. 

LL Pelling Co. Asphalt Plant

The ll pelling advantage

Our ability to coordinate and manage many parts of your project simultaneously is what sets us apart from other companies. We help you streamline your project – limiting the need for multiple contractors and conflicting schedules.

Our Guiding Principles



It’s a matter of trust. At LL Pelling, it doesn’t matter if you’re an employee, customer, or a community member; we’re all on the same team. We conduct business ethically and honestly. Our interactions promote trust and respect to ensure strong ongoing relationships.

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It’s not just about getting the job done; it’s about getting it done safely. LL Pelling is committed to the safety of its employees, customers, and the general public. It’s easy to talk the talk, but at LL Pelling we walk the walk and our records prove it.



It’s about combining workmanship with quality materials and the latest technologies. LL Pelling hires and develops top-industry talent. We use quality materials and our equipment is the best in the industry. Our workmanship lasts because we don’t cut corners on quality.

Hire Us for Our:


  • Our employees have an average tenure of 12 years - the national average is 4.2 years
  • Estimators have an average of 24 years of experience with LL Pelling
  • Superintendents, who manage Foremen, have an average of 39 years of experience with LL Pelling


  • LL Pelling is a “One Stop Shop” for all your asphalt needs from site grading and paving, to asphalt parking lot and line striping services
  • We price, plan, and perform exceptional work using industry-proven techniques and the highest quality materials


  • Winner of state and national awards for quality, innovation and design
  • LL Pelling and our employees actively sponsor events and give back to the community
  • We are a member of NAPA, APAI, AGC Iowa, AGC America and the Iowa City and Cedar Rapids Chamber of Commerce


  • We use the newest technology in our asphalt plants and equipment
  • We perform regular and preventative maintenance on all owned and operated equipment
  • We employ 7 full-time mechanics to service our equipment and trucks


  • We design and produce our own mixtures to meet project specifications
  • We maximize the use of recycled products in our mixes
  • We perform quality control testing and inspection at our state-of-the-art laboratory in North Liberty
  • We employ state certified lab technicians


  • We employ a full-time Safety Director
  • We run a drug and alcohol-free work environment
  • LL Pelling is fully licensed, bonded, and insured
  • We are the winner of the AGC Recognition of Safety Excellence Award (ROSE) seven years in-a-row

"LL Pelling Co. has completed many projects for me over the past 15 years. They always exhibit the highest quality of workmanship. NO matter what the scope of work might involve, you are sure to receive a finished product which meets or exceeds all your specifications." - Doug Smith, Construction Supervisor, Cedar Rapids Community School District

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