We are the only locally owned and operated paving company in North Idaho. We started with one paver in 2001 and today we have become an industry leader. Long time resident, Todd Kaufman, created Coeur d’Alene Paving and was joined by his lifelong friend, Craig Cozad, in 2004. Their vision for success has been the foundation of our continuous growth. Today we have an asphalt plant, a concrete plant, and three gravel pits to serve North Idaho and Eastern Washington. We are also the only licensed distributor of VertiBlock in our region. Our extensive portfolio includes the prestigious Coeur d’Alene Resort, Interstate 90 renovations and thousands of commercial parking lots, and residential driveways.
We believe in investing in our community by supporting various recreational, social and educational causes. Coeur d’Alene Paving has over 75 employees that are the backbone of our company. Their efforts have helped to create a company committed to quality and service.
Todd Kaufman, an enterprising entrepreneur, formed Coeur d’Alene Paving in 2001 after attending an auction where he saw a dump truck and paver for sale. His interest was sparked when his research showed there was a need for a locally owned and operated paving company in Coeur d’Alene. Todd made many sacrifices to establish Coeur d’Alene Paving, learning how to do much with very little. His tenacious attitude and his keen business acumen are his greatest assets. Todd surrounds himself with good people, whose experience in the industry have contributed to the exponential growth of his company. Todd loves the great outdoors. He has a hobby for every season and enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, two sons and dog, Charlie.
Craig Cozad joined Coeur d’Alene Paving in 2004 when longtime childhood friend, Todd Kaufman, presented him with an opportunity to come on board as partner. At the time, he was living and running an excavation business in Alaska. He said yes to the partnership because he longed to get back to his Coeur d’Alene roots and could envision making Coeur d’Alene Paving a contender in the local industry. Craig brought with him a wealth of knowledge and 26 years of experience in excavating, grading, and paving. He is also equipped with the ability to think creatively and it is this gift that continuously generates new ideas and visions for our growing company. For Craig, everything is centered around the community and the people who live here. He believes in using his locally owned and operated business as a platform to give back and strengthen the community by donating concrete materials to build foundations for homes supporting good causes, paving pathways for easier wheelchair access, seeking out Veterans to hire, and frequenting other local businesses. On the weekends, Craig loves spending quality time with his family, boating, camping, hunting, side by siding, and snowmobiling.
Phill Weist has been estimating at Coeur d’Alene Paving since 2005. His experience of over thirty years in the field include Project Management with Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation, Rock Crushing and Equipment Operating. Phill earned a B.S. Degree in Construction Technology from Eastern Washington University and was honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corp. Reserve. It is a culmination of these skills and years of experience that contribute to his ability to ensure projects exceed expectations. Phill is full of energy and enjoys being part of the growth Coeur d’Alene Paving has experienced over the last decade. On the weekends, Phill is spending time relaxing on the lake with his family.
Danny Williams has been a valuable member of Coeur d’Alene Paving since 2007. He was born in Lewistown, Montana and spent his entire childhood watching his dad work with heavy equipment. The Coeur d’Alene High School alumni has many hobbies including jeeping, flying airplanes and spending time with his four children and wife. Danny is dedicated and hard working. His ability to wear many hats, navigate challenges and establish relationships in our community all play part in his success as our Superintendent. His nick-name around the office is “Sunshine”.
Jason Peterson has been our Project Manager and in charge of Quality Control since 2015. He has over 28 years of experience in the field with emphasis on quality control, testing, inspection, asphalt and concrete design, project management and crusher control. He is certified in multiple areas including Nuclear Density, Concrete ACI Level I and II, WAQTC – Aggregates, asphalt, and basin embankment. Jason is a family man; he loves going home every day to his wife of 19 years, twin 10 year old daughters, 1 dog, 2 cats, 4 horses and 2 goats. Jason is an honest man who enjoys people and finds joy in building a project and seeing it to completion. He spends his free time with his family, camping, golfing, and shooting skeet & trap.
Michael Fralick became our Paving Foreman in 2017. Born in Reno, Nevada, the oldest of 5 boys, Michael says it was his mom who first introduced him to asphalt when she followed a lifelong dream of obtaining an accounting degree, which lead her to work for a paving company and eventually own it. Celebrating his 35th paving season this year, Michael has learned that a successful paving job is run like a cohesive machine, and his gift in versatility enables him to maneuver the moving parts. For Michael, the best part of his job is the crew he leads, whose dedication, hard work and willingness to learn inspires him. In his free time, he enjoys riding Motocross and taking scenic road trips.
Jerome Horning joined the Coeur d’Alene Paving team in 2017, bringing 15 years of estimating experience with him and 5 years of material testing knowledge. This overall comprehension gives Jerome the ability to thoroughly complete jobs of all sizes. Customers appreciate his kind demeanor and attention to detail. Born in Wallace, Idaho, Jerome is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys fishing on the river, hiking, camping and hunting. He has a twin sister and they once held the record for the fastest twins ever born (only 60 seconds apart). Jerome’s enthusiasm for people and in-depth knowledge of the construction industry are valuable assets at Coeur d’Alene Paving.