What to Do If You’ve Been Scammed by Fly-by-Night Asphalt Companies


Last Updated on May 17, 2024

At Top Job Asphalt, we understand how frustrating it can be to realize that your newly paved driveway is not up to par. Unfortunately, the asphalt industry sees its fair share of transient companies—often referred to pejoratively as ‘gypsies’ or ‘fly-by-nighters’—who exploit unsuspecting homeowners. Here’s what you can do if you find yourself in this situation, and how you can avoid it in the future.

Recognize the Signs of a Scam

These transient asphalt companies are adept at appearing local and trustworthy. They might use names like “Utah Paving” or similarly generic “State Paving” titles to blend into whichever state they’re currently operating in. Their typical sales pitch often includes offers of leftover materials at a discounted rate, claiming, “I’d rather give it to you than throw it away.”

Red Flags to Watch For:

  • Unlicensed Contractors: Always check if the contractor is licensed by searching your state’s licensing website.
  • Out-of-State License Plates: Many of these companies use vehicles registered in different states.
  • Suspicious Payment Requests: Be wary of handwritten or verbal quotes and requests for payment in cash or checks written to individuals, not a business.

You’ve Been Scammed—What’s Next?

If you suspect that your driveway project was mishandled by one of these companies, Top Job Asphalt is here to help. We can assess the damage and provide professional advice on the best course of action.

Choosing the Right Contractor

When selecting an asphalt contractor, it’s crucial to pick a reputable, local company with a track record of quality work and excellent customer service. At Top Job, we pride ourselves on our transparency, fair pricing, and the ability to stand behind our work. Remember, the bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of a low price is forgotten.


Don’t let your investment in your property go to waste by choosing unverified contractors. If you’re planning a new asphalt project or need repairs, contact Top Job Asphalt. We guarantee quality service that you can trust and results that last.

For consultations or more information, reach out to us today and ensure your next asphalt service is done right!

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Mike Phillips
January 17, 2023.
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December 8, 2022.
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November 4, 2022.
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October 30, 2022.
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October 28, 2022.
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October 27, 2022.
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October 26, 2022.
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