Prime Construction and Asphalt: A family run business out of Caldwell

Posted at 3:30 PM, Apr 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-02 17:30:28-04

CALDWELL, Idaho — Brent and Paula Wangsgard started Prime Construction & Asphalt in 2005, Brent continued to work a full-time job while this couple got their business up and running.

"It's the American dream," said Brent. "We started out with basically nothing and grew this business little by little."

It's a true family business as the Wangsgard's son Baylee and his fiance Baylee work for the company nowl, yes you read that right.

"We have two Baylees with Prime Construction & Asphalt so it is a little confusing," said Paula.

The coronavirus pandemic has already costed this company four jobs so far this spring because customers are worrying about the future of the economy.

"Usually this time of year we are picking up two to three more employees, but this year we are not sure," said Brent. "We were just really starting to take off to where we were doing financially alright and now it’s pretty uneasy."

Prime Construction & Asphalt was able to find some work with the Wilder School District while school is out and they also say it's a good time to lay asphalt because there are fewer cars on the road.

"Unfortunately there is an upside parking lots are empty and that work can be done now, quick, easy and safe with the distancing," said Brent.

So if you need your driveway paved this business wants the public to know they are open during these uncertain times like many other small businesses who perform specialty trades and services.

"There's a lot of pride, it’s doing things right with customer service and doing it right the first time," said Brent.

Paula Wangsgard beat breast cancer two years ago, but now this family is in for another fight as they try to keep their business running during the coronavirus pandemic.