Relax, it’s Gallagher.

No matter the scale of your project, when Gallagher is the paving contractor, you can relax. Our paving services come with the experience and professionalism you can count on—time after time.

Only Gallagher offers such a strong heritage—with third-generation owners who are directly involved in your project—combined with a total commitment to quality, efficiency and value.

Sure, our experts cover all of your paving needs and more—including grading, milling, hot-in-place recycling, mix design, stone and base work. But it’s our unrelenting concern for timely completion of projects, which is perhaps our greatest point of difference.

We offer our customers a wonderful blend of the latest technology (GPS, lasers, sonar) and a dedication to craftsmanship that has been a part of our company for nearly ninety years.

Don’t scale back on your next paving job. Let Gallagher mind the paving details, and enjoy your time with Gallagher’s “paving peace of mind.”

James F. Gallagher

Since our founding in 1928 by James F. Gallagher, Sr., we have paved or resurfaced hundreds of thousands of miles, under some of the most demanding conditions.

Founded in 1928 and now in our third generation of family management, Gallagher has paved or resurfaced literally thousands and thousands of miles of pavement, under some of the country’s most challenging conditions.

With state-of-the-art, high-capacity plants strategically positioned in key south suburban locations, Gallagher effectively and efficiently services commercial and industrial customers throughout more than 3,000 square miles.

You can give your next paving project excellent results by simply calling the contractor with high mileage and a proud history—Gallagher.

Quality

Gallagher is the winner of the National Asphalt Pavement Association’s Diamond Achievement Commendation for Excellence and the Quality Award for the Dan Ryan project.

Efficiency

Our highly-efficient estimators, coupled with a team of experienced paving professionals, minimizes waste and meets your schedule.

Industry Involvement

At Gallagher, we are very aware of the latest technology because in many cases we have helped to develop it—our industry involvement spans decades.

Value

Gallagher “customizes” every job with leading-edge technologies, material resources, and expertise.

Operational Excellence Through Innovation

Our Mission: “Moving Families Forward”

Our Vision: As a values-based organization, Gallagher Asphalt will be a nationally-recognized industry leader in safety, quality, and innovation. The Company will continue to grow and be a great place to work by continually engaging and inspiring our team to reach their maximum potential.

Our Values: D.R.I.V.E.
Dedication
Relationships
Integrity
Vision
Excellence

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Plants

Thornton Asphalt Plant
Thornton

18100 S. Indiana Avenue
Thornton, IL 60476
Toll-Free: 800.536.7160
Local: 708.877.7160
Fax: 708.877.5222
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Joliet Asphalt Plant
Joliet

1711 Brandon Road
Joliet, IL 60436
Office: 815.740.2800
Fax: 815.727.5248
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Bourbonnais Asphalt Plant
Bourbonnais

4500 Belson Road
Bourbonnais, IL 60914
Toll-Free: 800.536.7160
Local: 815.929.1700
Fax: 815.929.1703
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Services

With state-of-the-art, high-capacity asphalt plants strategically positioned to serve commercial, industrial and state/county/municipal customers throughout Southern Cook, Will, and Northern Kankakee counties, Gallagher Asphalt effectively and efficiently services more than 3,000 square miles.

Gallagher not only utilizes the very latest in sophisticated technology for all of its paving projects, but we have also forged long-term relationships with best-in-class subcontractors, civil engineers, technical laboratories and raw materials suppliers. Our hard-earned reputation is far too important to compromise by settling for anything else.

Services Available

As Chicago Southland’s premier paving contractor, we are known for our quality, efficiency, value and heritage. With nearly 90 years of paving heritage, Gallagher is equipped to handle:

And Gallagher pays attention to the enviroment as well as your bottom line. With our use of innovative asphalt recycling processes, we focus on building—not just for today—but for the future.

See what NAPA has to say about the impact of asphalt sustainability.

Equipment

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Equipment

As a paving contractor always at the forefront of technology, Gallagher Asphalt uses many of the most technologically-advanced machines and devices to ensure the highest quality and efficiency.

Whether it entails utilizing cutting-edge robotics, 3D imaging for fine-grading or stone work, or employing the latest grinders, rollers and pavers for its asphalt paving, Gallagher delivers on our promise to its customers: Paving Peace of Mind.

Divisions

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Gallagher Asphalt

With state-of-the-art, high-capacity asphalt plants strategically positioned to serve commercial, industrial and state/county/municipal customers throughout Southern Cook, Will, and Northern Kankakee counties, Gallagher Asphalt effectively and efficiently services more than 3,000 square miles.

Gallagher not only utilizes the very latest in sophisticated technology for all of its paving projects, but we have also forged long-term relationships with best-in-class subcontractors, civil engineers, technical laboratories and raw materials suppliers. Our hard-earned reputation is far too important to compromise by settling for anything else.


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Gallagher Materials

As the most respected hotmix asphalt provider in Southern Cook, Will and Kankakee counties, Gallagher Materials prides itself on delivering the highest level of quality, service and value to it’s private sector contractors and public agencies.


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Hot-in-Place Asphalt Recycling

The Process lets you resurface 13 miles worth with a budget that only covers 10 miles worth using Heater Scarification—an in-place pavement rehabilitation process that restores cracked, brittle, and irregular, worn asphal in preparation for a final thin wearing course as selected by the awarding authority. More…


Shepley Motor Express
Shepley Motor Express

A full-service trucking firm, Shepley provides tractor-trailer hauling services primarily to move construction materials and heavy construction equipment from point to point. Stone base courses, hot and cold mix asphalt, and liquid asphalt are handled using low-boys, flow-boys and tankers. More…


StreetPrint Asphalt Pavement Texturing
StreetPrint Asphalt Pavement Texturing

The most cost-efficient method for creating impressive residential and corporate drives, parkways, and crosswalks. More…


Testimonials

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​​The Milord Company

Whoever says all contractors are the same has never worked with Gallagher Asphalt - there is a difference. Our experience working with Gallagher Asphalt has been very positive. They are committed to working efficiently and safely from the first day their crews pull onto jobsites. Most recently, while working for us at CSX in Bedford Park, Gallagher’s superintendents, foreman and crews demonstrated their focus on delivering quality and getting it done sooner than we expected. They tackled challenges creatively and like a real “partner”. We enjoy working with Gallagher Asphalt and look forward to the next opportunity. They stand by their work and are proud of what they do. We are, too.

—Phil Milord, The Milord Company
www.milord.com

​FCL Builders

For many years now, FCL Builders has worked with Gallagher Asphalt on some very large and critical projects. Gallagher Asphalt gives us peace of mind. We know they conduct themselves with the utmost integrity. Bottom to top, the people at Gallagher take their job seriously. They care about what they’re doing and it shows. Even when things don’t always go according to plan, we know they work hard at being a part of the solution, not a part of the problem. That means a lot to us. We look forward to future projects involving them.

—Mike Llewellyn, FCL Builders

St. Liborius Church

It is very obvious why your company has enjoyed great success! The men and women that you have hired are unique people and those who worked here at St. Liborius did so with great integrity. They were so conscientious! They went out of their way to enable us to continue with masses and school with the least amount of disturbance.

—Joanne Portegys, Business Manager

Crete Reformed Church

Thank you for your generosity in allowing us the use of your roller. You truly have lived out your vision to serve the community and we are sure the soccer families that use the fields will appreciate how wonderful they are. Thank you for your generosity in touching these lives.

—The Witvoet, Prince and Crete Church Families

Old Irving Pointe Homeowners Association

I wanted to convey to you how pleased we were with the outcome and service provided. Throughout the process, you did an outstanding job coordinating the work that had to be done. Your onsite visit and quick response to calls placed by our association reflects well on your company’s commitment to customer service. I would also like to add that your crew did an excellent job in the application. They were meticulous in their work and the entire team was professional and courteous to homeowners while on the job site.

—Ronald Grochowski, Board of Directors

Tinley Park Convention Center

Thank you for completing the parking lot in such a timely manner. Your assistance made it possible for the village to open the convention center on time. Your company has served us well and we will remember that in the future.

—David M. Dorgan, Village Manager

Winterset, Inc.

A few weeks back we had all of our parking lots here at Winterset III Office Park surfaced by your company. You performed with the utmost professionalism, accuracy, and service, performing everything that was promised by him on time and correctly.

—William P. Grantov, Owner

MUNICIPAL
Village of Oak Lawn, Illinois

On behalf of Public Works Director, Steve Barrett and myself, we would like to commend and thank you for a very well-run project. Any issues that were brought up at our weekly meetings were handled promptly and to our satisfaction. We are very satisfied with the finished product and look forward to working with Gallagher in the future.

—Thomas Luke Fagan, Street Division Crew Chief

Village of Homewood, Illinois

Gallagher Asphalt recently completed paving Harwood/Maple Road in Homewood and I would like to compliment you on a job well done. It isn’t often that I have citizens stop in to say ‘that contractor really did a nice job on that repaving,’ but this did occur. Most mentioned was that your crew had painted the sides of the manholes so they were visible to motorists during the construction. That was appreciated. Again, thanks for doing such good work. It makes my job so much easier.

—Richard A. Hofeld, Mayor

Village of Bradley, Illinois

Your company did an outstanding job on our MFT Maintenance Program. The time and care provided by your workforce to insure a quality job was evident from start to finish. [Your foreman] was very conscientious about the work being provided by his crews.

—Jerry L. Malthazor, Mayor

You and your team did excellent work in the Village of Bradley for our MFT Maintenance Program. We have worked with you for 2 years and hope to continue working with Gallagher for a long time.

—Carl A. Erickson, Superintendent of Public Works

Thank you’ for the work provided on the project. Your foreman and crews did an excellent job to coordinate and perform the required work. The village has expressed their satisfaction of the excellence of the work provided.

—Donald E. Mayes, M. Gingerich, Gereaux Asc., Engineers

Bourbonnais, Illinois

Listen to what Andy N. has to say about the work Gallagher Asphalt is doing in his neighborhood.

—Andy N.

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