Pavement milling, also known as planing, is the preferred method for removing a specified depth of pavement. Most commonly found within resurfacing projects, BOCA recognizes the importance of proper milling as it directly impacts the paving process.
A simple goal drives BOCA's employees; perform the highest quality milling with the most reliable machines. In addition to quality and reliability, customers should expect a knowledgeable approach to execution that may include suggestions to maximize efficiency and productivity.
Fine milling possesses differences when compared to conventional milling causing proper execution to become more critical to success. When performed accurately, fine milling corrects pavement deficiencies in preparation for a thin asphalt overlay.
A significant reduction in RAP processing costs can be expected when fine milling is performed.
Many states, counties and cities have enjoyed the benefits of applying this innovative product to correct troubled asphalt areas. BOCA's experience supplies the necessary confidence to conduct this surface treatment. A pavement maintenance program is not complete without the positive results of micro milling.
In addition to pavement maintenance applications, BOCA has successfully utilized micro milling to achieve smoothness requirements on intermediate and surface course pavements. Efficiency and consistency are two primary differentiating factors when compared to alternative measures.
Milling is the fastest and most cost effective removal method for bridge deck rehabilitation projects. BOCA's proven techniques and accountable machinery allow precise execution of this challenging service.
Combining an accurate removal method with machine modifications allows BOCA to successfully remove epoxy overlays. This service is most commonly treated as a final surface product in order to revitalize failing bridge decks.
BOCA's fleet offers customers unique versatility. Machine enhancements including increased horsepower and variable width cutter heads enable unmatched production and precise removal. A BOCA designed combo head is capable of cutting widths of 2 feet to 4 feet in 6 inch increments at a max depth of 12 inches.
BOCA advanced its services when designing a variable width cutting system capable of removing 16 ½ inches of material. A modified Wirtgen W2000 standing six inches taller than stock and utilizing 800hp is called on to perform this unique service. Widths of 2 feet to 5 feet in 12 inch increments provides BOCA's customers with options to best complete the job at hand.
Rumble strips have proven to be a cost effective and valuable safety feature for the traveling public. As rumble strips began gaining acceptance within the industry, BOCA designed a machine capable of installing all types with exceptional efficiency and quality.
BOCA's "Rumbler" can be adjusted electronically in order to properly install all DOT rumble strip spacing specifications.
Contractors are often challenged with complicated specifications and the time-sensitive nature of this work. BOCA offers a comprehensive solution with versatile machines, knowledge of requirements and consistent dedication to quality.
BOCA's diamond grinding and profiling services are most commonly used in the following applications...
Pressure can reach its peak when performing longitudinal grooving on a newly paved bridge deck. BOCA employees welcome the opportunity to deliver a finished product that surpasses expectations and contributes to the success of the project.
BOCA has performed numerous projects that involve grooving open road pavements in order to increase skid resistance characteristics.
BOCA's W220s possess a 7'3" cutter head and have the ability to cut 13" in depth. Following modifications including boosting CAT C-18 engines to 1,000hp and reducing overall weight for simplified maneuverability and mobilization, these machines deliver awesome production and quality.
Since the first purchase in the late 90s the W2000 has been BOCA's machine of choice. This is due in large part to countless enhancements, many of which are included by today's manufacturers. Key adjustments of a "BOCAtized" W2000 include on-board diagnostics, additional operator and ground controls, conveyor scale system, more responsive hydraulics and of course, increased power.
The smaller brother to the Wirtgen W220, the W150CFi is a versatile machine called on to perform a large array of milling work including patching and roadway widening.
In 2010, BOCA had a goal of altering a milling machine to enable unmatched removal capabilities. Following the necessary modifications to a Wirtgen W2000, BOCA offers its customers a machine with abilities of cutting a maximum depth of 16.5 inches. In fact, 20 inches of removal is often achieved with the installation of additional scraper blades.
BOCA's "Rumbler" is a custom built machine capable of meeting all DOT specifications while delivering unprecedented efficiency and quality.
While enhancing machine power and efficiency will forever be in BOCA's DNA, all employees fully understand that delivering customers a quality product is what defines BOCA Construction.
Achieving consistent quality begins with the BOCA field training program. Employees are met with simulations created to introduce concepts, bolster knowledge and challenge techniques.
The winter months allow opportunities for advancement. Whether individual or group meetings, focus is directed toward improving all facets of BOCA especially communication, efficiency, quality and safety.
Surpassing customer expectations is a fundamental goal for all BOCA crews. The goal is consistently achieved by committing to principles that aim to deliver the customer a hassle-free experience while focusing on safety and workmanship.
Providing the finest service available relies heavily on scheduling. Using real-time information enables BOCA to develop plans to stay ahead of customers' schedules, prepare for unforeseen adjustments and respond quickly to rush orders.
BOCA Operations & Scheduling System (The BOSS) is a web-based enterprise system designed to manage all facets of operations including quoting, scheduling, project execution, maintenance and inventory. The BOSS has proven to further separate BOCA from competitors.
All employees recognize the magnitude of meeting customers' needs no matter how difficult it may be. "Embrace the Suck" becomes BOCA's motto when challenged to deliver the level of service customers have grown accustomed to.
When calling on BOCA, customers will experience high-level communication throughout all stages of a project. This includes alerts via text message when a scheduled machine is confirmed as well as work completed quantity reports.
Policy that focuses on protocol and teamwork illustrates the importance of workplace safety for all BOCA employees. BOCA's program is designed to not only protect employees but also support the efforts of its customers with the goal of elevating the level of safety on all projects.
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BOCA Construction, Inc. began business in 1978 with a Galion RP-42 Road Grinder and two employees, Mike Bockrath and Joe Caizzo. The purchase of a Barber Greene RX-40 took place in 1981 allowing BOCA to deliver similar quality with higher production rates. It was quickly determined that modifications would allow even more production and accuracy. In-house enhancements not only engaged BOCA's employees but also created advantages over competitors.
BOCA experienced steady growth throughout much of the late '80s. This led to the purchase of the first CMI 800/7 produced in the United States. The advantages of this machine were clearly evident and affirmed BOCA's central focus on horsepower. Knowledge and experience from the CMI would inspire numerous modifications to BOCA's future milling machines.
During the '90s BOCA remained ahead of the ever-changing construction industry as milling machines became the answer to road widening and pavement repair. BOCA designed a variable width cutting head enabling precise execution while providing customers options which maximized cost efficiency and productivity.
Growth continued throughout the 2000s leading to the purchase of several Wirtgen milling machines. BOCA continued to use the experience and knowledge gained from years past to modify these machines in order to continue delivering superior quality and productivity.
Advancements to equipment emerged in the early twenty-tens. BOCA elected to invest in various machine models that were new to the market.
Employee training became a focus as new machines were added to the fleet and new hires were welcomed to the BOCA family.
April 1, 2019 marked the completion of BOCA's succession plan. Mike Bockrath and Joe Caizzo sold their final stake to Aidan McDonnell and Keith Weatherly.
Mike and Joe's principles continue to provide the foundation to BOCA Construction.
Today, BOCA proudly has over 80 employees, operates 35 machines and offers eight services to Ohio and the surrounding states. Dedication to safety, innovative thinking and customer satisfaction is alive and well.
BOCA Construction looks forward to delivering exceptional services to its valued customers for many years to come.