As long as roads have been around, there have been people who know how to fix them. But it wasn’t until 1957 that indus (formerly Sealcoating, Inc.) brought a new approach to pavement preservation in the Northeast. As a family business that puts people first, we quickly established a unique way of doing business by giving every job, no matter how big or small, the same level of personal touch and commitment to excellence. Even if we were just a small pavement maintenance company, we decided we wouldn’t ever cut corners to grow – our values were more important.
The Early Years
In the early years, we started to discover what we were really good at and transitioned from local contractor to a pavement preservation specialist, winning contracts with the Department of Defense across the continental U.S. and Canada. Beginning in the late 1960’s, our commitment to treating people with respect and doing quality work created new opportunities working with other local governments.
More Space to Build Our Custom Fleet
Moving to a new expanded facility in 1974 gave us the additional space needed to build what truly started to set us apart: a custom fleet of equipment that could handle any job in the most professional way possible. Ample warehouse and office space gave us enough room to make our family business a bigger one, all while establishing a reputation for innovation and quality. A couple of decades later, we worked on developing new ways to tackle new and old challenges for our customers. We worked hard to maintain a standard of excellence as we started working to restore decaying bridges throughout the region. Crack sealing and micro surfacing divisions came together with the addition of new staff, equipment and funding to tackle aging infrastructure across the northeast.
New Owners, New Location, Same Values
The new millennium brought new ownership to indus, but this didn’t mean a shift in our values or focus. After being purchased by lifelong employees, indus was still very much a family business focused on professional pavement and bridge preservation. Both these owners and those values remain at the core of our business today. As consistent as we were, we knew that sometimes change is necessary. After expanding our services to Connecticut, we began the search for a new, centrally located facility. In 2012, we renovated and moved into a 73,000 square foot building in Braintree, MA, that has been our new home ever since. This new location has served as a home base for our continued innovations in pavement and bridge preservation, including new processes like Cold In-place Recycling. It’s just one way that we’re always looking to emphasize people and infrastructure maintenance innovation in the name of our clients.
Sealcoating Becomes indus
Speaking of names, we decided that after more than six decades of being known as Sealcoating, Inc., it was time to find a new name that better communicated our overall efforts in the roadway preservation industry. In 2019, we renamed ourselves indus, after the birthplace of what’s considered to be the first paved road. As we pave the road ahead, our new name is a nod to the innovations that laid the foundation for what we do today.