Former BCIT Interior Design student’s Eco Paving company uses recycled tire rubber to pave commercial and residential surfaces

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from Business in Vancouver:

Coquitlam-based Eco Paving is finding rapid success by helping pioneer the use of recycled-rubber paving material in the Lower Mainland.

Previously an interior design student at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, Eco Paving founder Bradley Lavigne launched his company in 2010 after leaving school a year earlier. The company uses recycled tire rubber from a local factory mixed with a binding agent to pave over commercial and residential surfaces such as driveways, patios, pool decks and playgrounds.

Ranking seventh on Business in Vancouver’s list of the top 100 fastest-growing companies in B.C., Eco Paving posted revenue growth from $219,687 in 2012 to $3,408,719 in 2016 – a 1,452% increase. It has 38 employees.

Lavigne said that besides the company’s digital marketing efforts, the main reason for its rapid growth was its dedicated staff.

“We definitely have better people,” he said. “We definitely work harder at improving ourselves constantly, which is kind of why we’ve separated from the pack.”

The company’s recycled paving material is non-slip and resistant to ice buildup – solid selling points in a rain-prone city like Vancouver.

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