Over the course of three decades, T&K Asphalt has enjoyed great success growing from a two-man sealcoating company into the largest parking lot maintenance company in New England.
There are many reasons for this success, but our founder Kevin Gosnell would often say it was because of our employees. Kevin loved his employees and would often describe them as “the most critical asset of our organization.”
Today, T&K employs over 125 people, many of them year-round – a rare occurrence in a seasonal business like ours. What makes us most proud is the longevity of their employment. Many have been with us for at least 10 years, some for more than 20.
Many companies look at different metrics to evaluate their business performance, but here at T&K, we take great pride in our employee retention rate. We have been recognized as having the best retention rate in the industry – and that means a lot to us.
We’ve understood for a long time the value of having happy, engaged long-term employees who show up on time, do their job, and take pride in their work. We think it’s important for employees to see their job as a career – not a stop-over until they find a better job.
How do we achieve this?
Well, it didn’t happen by chance. As a company,T&K Asphalt has been pro-active in implementing a wide range of employee-centered programs and benefits such as:
- In-house safety and training programs
- In-house self-improvement education
- Employee-appreciation events
- Family cookouts and parties
- Thankful Thursday events
- Free T&K apparel
- Comprehensive benefits including health, dental, vision and a 401(k) plan
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Meet our People
President/Chief Operating Officer
Steve Rose came to T&K in 2013 after nearly four decades in the industry.
Now as President and Chief Operating Officer, Steve oversees all aspects of T&K’s day-to-day operations. He works closely with our Management Team and Board of Directors in setting company direction and developing short-term and long-term strategic and financial goals.
Before joining T&K, he was Vice President/Construction Operations at Lorusso Corporation. He had previously worked for nine years at P.A. Landers, as Vice President of Operations, and at TL Edwards Inc., where he served for 11 years as General Manager.
His industry experience also includes a stint with Henley-Lundgren, where he helped build highways including Route 495 and Route 25 (leading to Cape Cod).
A resident of Avon, MA. Steve is a 15-year member of the Avon Board of Selectmen. He has also served on the town’s Planning Board for 15 years.
Chief Financial Officer
Rich Jasper has been on T&K Management Team since 2017.
In his role as Chief Financial Officer, Rich is responsible for assessing and evaluating the financial performance of T&K with regard to long-term operational goals, budgets and projections. He provides insight and recommendations to both short-term and long-term growth plans of T&K.
Before joining T&K, Rich spent 15 years as CFO for Tedeschi Food Shops, and before that, 15 years as a Controller for WearGuard/ARAMARK Corporation. He is a cum laude graduate from Northeastern University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.
Rich is currently a member of the Holy Family Parish Finance Council having previously served on the Board of Directors. He also serves as member of the NACS (National Association of Convenience Stores) Research Committee, and has sat on the Board of South Coastal Bank.
Rich lives in Rockland, MA with his wife Catherine. They have four children – Marykate, Tracy, Sarah and Richard III.
VP of Operations and Facilities
As Vice-President of Plant and Equipment, Chris is responsible for the repair and maintenance of more than 400 pieces of equipment and for the upkeep of the headquarters in Whitman. Chris leads a team of six mechanics and several support people to see that all of the T&K equipment is in good running order 24/7.
Before joining T&K in 2004, he worked at BFI for 16 years, and ran their shops at several locations. Chris holds a Class A CDL license with Hazardous Materials and Tanker Endorsements, hoisting licenses in MA and Rhode Island, and he is an ASE Master Medium/Heavy Truck Technician. He studied Diesel Technology at Massasoit College.
Chris resides in Hanson with his wife Karen; they are parents to three children Christopher, Sean and Nicholas.
Chris Bailey is responsible for maintaining and enforcing good safety practices by educating our employees and ensuring that the various codes, regulations and standards of safety are understood and practiced. Chris oversees regular inspections – both at T&K and in the field, OSHA and DOT compliance and he conducts weekly safety meetings both in the classroom and in the field.
Chris operates the T&K Academy, a year-round training facility where employees are taught to practice the three principals of the T&K Brand – clear communication, quality work and safe work sites. All employees are required to take on-going classes to better their job skills, learn about the products used in the field and recognize work site hazards. Outside risk management and safety experts are invited as guest speakers at the Asphalt Academy and to audit our policies and safety procedures – to ensure that all applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and codes are observed.
Chris also teaches and/or coordinates all other training at T&K, including corporate culture, job specific skills, process training for all levels of T&K employees, including new hire training and various safety programs for our crews, such as our OSHA 10 and DOT compliance training for all field employees.
Chris is now in his 8th season at T&K. He holds a Class A CDL license, OSHA 10, OSHA 30, 40 Hour HAZWOPER and MA Hoisting licenses-2A/1C. With 30 plus years of experience in the Transportation industry, he brings a unique perspective to the T&K Training programs and helps encourage each employee’s personal growth from within the company.
Chris resides in South Weymouth with his wife Marcy and their two children Kaitlyn and Nathan.