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
Peter Cleary joined the T&K management team as Chief Financial Officer in 2022.
In this role, Peter is responsible for assessing and evaluating the T&K financial performance regarding long-term operational goals, budgets, and projections. He provides insight and recommendations to both short and long-term growth plans.
Peter has a strong financial background and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He is a summa cum laude graduate from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and has a Master in Business Administrations (MBA). Former roles include Financial Controller for BaneCare Management, and before that, Controller for Trucchi’s Supermarkets.
He currently lives in Berkley, MA, and enjoys an active lifestyle and spending his free time outdoors.
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.
Senior VP of Sales and Marketing
Eric Billingkoff has been a member of the T&K Management Team since 2018.
In his role as Senior Vice-President of Sales and Marketing. Eric is responsible for Sales Management, Marketing Program Development, and overall leadership with a focus on market share growth and revenue building opportunities.
Eric comes to T&K Asphalt with a strong resume of industry experience. He is the former New England Regional Sales Manager for Benjamin Moore & Company, where he managed a team of 16 territory sales representatives and oversaw sales efforts to independent retailers, contractors, project managers and others within the six-state region. Prior to his role with Benjamin Moore, he was a Territory Sales Representative for California Paint Company’s New England Division.
He is a member of NACE International, a 36,000-member organization recognized globally as the premier authority for corrosion control solutions.
Eric is active in his hometown of North Attleborough, where he has been a coach for many years in a number of the community’s sporting organizations. These include LNAL Baseball, NAYB Basketball, and NAJF Football.
He resides in North Attleborough with his wife, Kerrin; they are parents to sons Jackson and Clayton.
Kylie 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. She oversees regular inspections – both at T&K and in the field, OSHA and DOT compliance and she conducts weekly safety meetings both in the classroom and in the field.
Kylie continues the focus on Safety that has been a hallmark at T&K for many years. She is part of the Safety Committee which meets regularly throughout the season and attends the monthly insurance meetings with our private insurance group to brief them on the successes happening with T&K in the yard and out in the field. In addition, Kylie will assist employee’s ability to learn about the products used in the field and recognize work site hazards to ensure that all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and codes are observed. Part of the assistance process includes coordinating classes for: OSHA 10, OSHA 30, DOT compliance and CPR training for all field employees.
Kylie is a graduate of the Keene State Safety and Occupational Health Program and brings over 7 years of experience in the construction industry. She holds an OSHA 10, OSHA 30, Hot Work Safety Program (NFPA), MEWP (Mobile Elevated Work Platform), CPR and First Aid Certificates.