Move It! Dig It! Why We Do It!

September 22nd, 2015 by Carrie Diaz Categories: Events

About Move it! Dig it! Do it! (MIDIDI): Hosted by the Iowa Children’s Museum in Coralville, Iowa, the family focusedboy on asphalt roller event provides an educational fun-filled experience.  Admission is free and includes access tothe Iowa Children’s museum, outdoor activities, and equipment.  MIDIDI allows families an up-close look at large construction and farming equipment, emergency vehicles, and a variety of fun activities!

What We Provide: LL Pelling provides a monetary sponsorship and brings construction equipment for children to explore.  Continue Reading »

Request a Quote: 5 Tips to Get What You Need

September 9th, 2015 by Carrie Diaz Categories: Education Tags: , , ,


Here are 5 tips to get exactly what you need when you request a quote:

  1. Have a budget.

    Know what figure you’re not willing to exceed, no matter what.  Be upfront and honest about your budget to save both you and the contractor time.  This will also ensure you receive a quote that fits financially.  Understand that the best solution may not be one that fits into your budget.  If there’s wiggle room in the numbers ask the estimator for a “best option” bid as well as one that fits into your budget.

  2. Know your schedule.

    Night workDecide when the work should be performed and the date you need it finished.  Consider how customers, employees, and others may be affected by the work.  Should work be performed after hours,on weekends, or early mornings?   Remember that contractors need time to survey your property, create a quote, schedule the work, and complete the job.  Scheduling is often the most time consuming part of the process and requires a good amount of notice and planning. Continue Reading »

Winner: National Award for Outstanding Brochure

July 13th, 2015 by Carrie Diaz Categories: News Tags: , , ,

July 13, 2015 At NAPA, Ester Magorka, (888) 468-6499,
At L.L. Pelling Co. Inc., Carrie Diaz, (319) 626-4600,


Lanham, Md. — The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) announced today that L.L. Pelling Co. Inc. of North Liberty, Iowa, is the winner of the 2014 Outstanding Brochure Award. The company was recognized Monday, July 13, at a ceremony recognizing the Operational Excellence Award recipients during the NAPA Midyear Meeting in Denver. Continue Reading »

Benefits of Asphalt Over Concrete

June 25th, 2015 by Carrie Diaz Categories: News Tags: , , , , ,

Faster: Asphalt can be driven on immediately; Smoothing out Hwy 1 picturethere is no curing time which means less hassle, detours, and headaches for motorists.



100% Recyclable: AspConventional vs. Porous Asphalthalt is #1 most recycled product in the United States and every part of it can be recycled and reused.


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Why Should I Ask for Asphalt?

April 10th, 2015 by Carrie Diaz Categories: News


  1. Because the rest of America did and it’s worked out great for them. Today 94% of U.S. roads are surfaced with asphalt including 65% of the interstate system.  That’s because asphalt is a superior flexible pavement that works in all temperatures and in all states, from Arizona to Florida and New York to New Jersey.
  2. Because sometimes engineers don’t think long term, they just specify plans that the owner will accept without question.   Continue Reading »

Winning the ROSE Safety Award

February 27th, 2015 by Chuck Finnegan Categories: Events, News

LL Pelling Co., Inc. is a company committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for all our employees, subcontractors, customers and people in the communities we work in.  We have an average of 222 employees during the construction season, a number that has increased by 24% over the last two years.  Continue Reading »

8 Facts: Perpetual Asphalt Pavements

January 8th, 2015 by Carrie Diaz Categories: News


  1. They’re a solid financial investment.

Constructing a perpetual pavement today means that future generations will probably never need to replace the pavement structure.

  1. They have a small carbon footprint!

Perpetual asphalt pavements reduce the amount of natural resources needed over the pavement’s life.

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Porous Asphalt: Advantages

December 2nd, 2014 by Carrie Diaz Categories: News Tags: , , , , ,


What is Porous Asphalt?  In laymen’s terms, it’s an asphalt pavement with a lot of voids in it.  If you put regular asphalt next to porous asphalt you’ll be able to see the difference right away. Continue Reading »

Iowa’s Bridges: Structurally Deficient

November 24th, 2014 by Carrie Diaz Categories: News Tags: , , ,


Can you imagine using your car 365 days a year, for 20 years and NEVER servicing it?  It’s nearly Thanksgiving and you’re about to put your family and dogs in the same car and travel out of town for the holidays.  You know it hasn’t seen an oil change, tire rotation, or had any maintenance in 20 years, but you’re just hoping and praying it’ll make it one-more-day.  You’re thinking this scenario is far-fetched, but it really isn’t.   Just replace your car in this scenario with roads and bridges.  Yes, roads and bridges you drive on Continue Reading »

Diamond Grinding Vs. Surface Milling

October 3rd, 2014 by Carrie Diaz Categories: News

There’s been a lot of discussion recently about the work done on Highway 151, specifically the diamond grinding.  It has been reported by several media outlets that commuters are upset with the method of repair, resulting in a rough surface, loud noise, and unsafe road conditions.  Some commuters have even compared the work done on Highway 151 to that on Highway 1 (Kalona to Iowa City).

Highway 1 to Kalona pictureHere’s what you should know: although we didn’t perform the work on highway 151, we approve of your attention to the work being performed on both highways.  Your tax dollars are funding these projects, and you are doing the right thing by asking questions and seeking more information.  As an asphalt contractor we’re also happy that you noticed our employees, who did work on highway 1, and hope that you continue to watch out for all of our crews.  We care about our people and want to keep them safe!

Ok, so you know that we didn’t do the work on highway 151, but we’ve been in the road construction business for a long time now (over 60 years).  We feel that if anyone can help answer your questions and address your concerns, it’s us!   So let’s start! Continue Reading »