“Concrete is hell of an industry to be a part of,” Dylan Milis of Milis Flatwork says. “No matter what it is, the first thing anybody sees when they pull into an establishment is their parking lot. I always say ‘never judge a book by its cover,’ but first impressions are everything.”

At the National Ready-Mix conference in July, Milis was invited to speak on how concrete is a viable option to parking lot paving.

In his keynote speech, he touched on how using concrete for parking lots, overlays and new construction blocks is an efficient and cost-effective option.

“Nobody down there [the southern United States] is really using concrete for parking lots,” Millis says. “There’s an entire Northern Market that somebody should grab and start doing it.”