A Company On The Move

    The Bonness family, owners of Better Roads Inc., know the construction and paving business through and through. They should, as they have been committed to the industry for more than 75 years.


      The family construction business began in Wisconsin in 1927, and began working in the Southwest Florida area in 1935.      

    The company, then known as Highway Pavers, Inc., relocated to Southwest Florida in 1967, making it one of the oldest and most experienced paving and construction companies in the area. In 1983, the company was divided into two entities, with Better Roads Inc. assuming responsibility for all construction work, complete with equipment. Highway Pavers, Inc. retained the properties, fill pits and lime rock quarry operations.

            In 1985 Better Roads, Inc. acquired the assets of an existing construction company in Lake Placid. Better Roads operates offices and asphalt plants in Naples, North Fort Myers, South Fort Myers, and Lake Placid. We provide complete construction and paving services in Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Desoto, Glades, Highlands, Hendry, Hardee, and Okeechobee counties, plus southern Sarasota County.
           In 1991 Southern Sand and Stone Inc. was launched near Naples to provide for Better Roads' aggregate needs. In 1999 the Bonness family purchased an existing quarry, Coral Rock, and a trucking operation, Advantage Transportation, in the North Fort Myers area. With these additions, Better Roads is able to ensure our aggregate supply, maintain its quantity and quality, and keep prices competitive.

         Better Roads Inc. has the financial status that allows the company to back up its commitments. Better Roads has over 300 employees and produces revenue of 90-100 million dollars annually. We are a member of the Florida Transportation Builders Association, Asphalt Contractors Association of Florida, National Asphalt Pavement Association and the area Chambers of Commerce.

          Better Roads Inc. the Bonness family, and their predecessors have played a major role in the growth of Southwest Florida by providing many of the important transportation routes necessary to accommodate the ever increasing population of the area. We are proud of our record of successfully completing every project - from the simplest residential driveway to the most complex traffic arterial - on time and within budget. We have the staff, the experience, the plants and the equipment to get the job done correctly and in a timely manner.  Add to that Better Roads' dedication, skill and financial capabilities and you have a company that offers rock solid construction.