To provide our customers with the highest quality asphalt possible, Elam Construction owns and operates six asphalt plants located throughout Western Colorado. We do our own mix designs and quality control, which ensures a superior finished product. Elam Construction has asphalt plants in Grand Junction, Eagle, Durango, Craig, and Aspen. Our sixth plant services our Highway division and moves wherever it is needed.
Our plants produce approximately 550 thousand tons of asphalt per year and can produce up to 300 to 400 tons per hour if needed. All of our asphalt plants use state-of-the-art technology, and our plant operators are trained and certified to recognize and limit emissions. Our plants have been modified to run on either natural gas or recycled oil. Another way Elam strives to make our plants environmentally friendly is through the use of recycled asphalt. Elam puts approximately 50 to 60 thousand tons of recycled asphalt per year back into our own asphalt. Taking advantage of the 100% recyclable nature of asphalt allows Elam Construction to reduce our use of virgin material.