In 2008, after working 10 years for his brother's excavating company, Glenn Vollmer sold his share of a building he owned, took his life savings and a small bank loan, and started his own business. His wife, Angie, assisted with administration work from day 1.
He began with tar and chip (or chip sealing) services using his own pick up truck, a manual distributor truck, and a single-axle dump truck with a spread box. He hired a part-time employee (who is still with us today!). He kept his equipment at his makeshift "garage"- a gravel parking lot his brother let him use.
After a year in business, Glenn saw a need for additional services. This allowed him to rent a real garage and offer asphalt paving. He continued to read and learn everything available. Hard work and determination enabled Glenn to buy a piece of land and build a small garage for his business headquarters. The business hasn't stopped growing since!
Self-improvement, continuing education, and hard work remain a constant at Vollmer Tar and Chip, Inc. Everything we learn goes into improving our processes and equipment to provide a high-quality product. We treat our customers like our family and friends, making service and satisfying end results our top priority!
Along with over 40 years of combined experience, we at Vollmer Tar and Chip, Inc. believe that experience and knowledge are our greatest assets. Founder and owner Glenn Vollmer has been nationally recognized for quality, dedication, and advancements to the construction industry in several national roadway and equipment magazines and blogs. he has won various awards for his contributions to the construction industry. We are passionate about construction and strive to make a name that we, our families, friends, employees, and community can be proud to work with.
Employees have been trained at the Volvo Road Institute Training Center where they earned their Certificate of Training Achievement for the Paver and Compactor Operation and Maintenance course, which consisted of both a classroom setting and on-the-job experience.
We strive to stay current with continuing education in the latest technologies and practices, and we provide hands-on training to ensure all employees work to meet our standards. To reciprocate, we endeavor to be a company that our employees will be happy to spend a life-long career with.
We understand the importance of giving back to our community, and put significant emphasis on donating to and supporting local organizations and causes. We are proud to have donated over $15,000 back to local communities! We also promote construction trades with local students as a great career option!
Glenn and Angie Vollmer and their children: Jay, identical twins Luke & Mack, and daughter, Livie.
Vollmer Tar & Chip, Inc. Asphalt Paving
27 Vollmer Rd., St Marys, PA 15857