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William R. Pearson, P.E.
Pearson Engineering-
"The quality of their workmanship is without a doubt the best that I have ever encountered and is most likely the best in the industry."

Robert J. Beletic
Colonel, USAF
"...you are a group of true professionals and the methods you used to execute this project were outstanding!"



The Lexington County – Pelion Airport ribbon cutting took place on  Monday, March 26, 2018.  That is Bud Coward, Vice-Chairman of the SC Aeronautics doing the honors of cutting the tape

This is the American Concrete Pavement Association’s (ACPA) 6th General Aviation Airport in South Carolina to use CONCRETE on a RUNWAY since 2009.  This one constructed by the chapter's newest contractor member - Summers Concrete Contracting Inc.  Several of the prior projects in SC have been ACPA award winners and ACPA is hoping Brian will consider submitting this one in this year's ACPA program.

A concrete alternate (to asphalt) was added in the 11th hour on this project. The plans did not even contain a jointing plan at the time of bid and award. Gary and I assisted the engineer with the details post award. Normally, I do not like alternate bidding, but in this case the advertisement stated a clear preference for concrete, provided FAA funds were available. Although the concrete option was about 28% more than the lowest asphalt option, the airport sponsors stood by their preference and selected concrete! That is a pretty cool story!





If you wish to learn more about the project, you may wish to take a look at our video posted on YouTube.


Grand Strand Airport

The project consists of full depth asphalt removal of 25,900 SY and replacement with 10” PCCP. The engineer on the project is Talbert & Bright and the owner is Horry County Aviation Department. The apron was funded by FAA grant with Horry County participation. Construction began mid October 2013 with expected completion March 2014.



Shaw AFB, SC





“First Phase of Seymour Johnson AFB Runway 08/26:

Seymour Johnson AFB has only one runway and that existing runway has extensive cracking due to ASR issues and original construction problems. Needing to repair the runway keel sections, it was determined that in order to support the mission, it be done incrementally.

Summers Concrete was chosen to be part of a team, along with Southern Management, Inc. and Penhall Company. Penhall to do the demolition and removal; Southern Management to do the base and grading, and Summers Concrete to place the concrete.

The challenge was in the first Phase to remove and replace 5,000 feet of 25’ by 18” depth concrete in 9 days. Demo crews began work on Friday night sawing the concrete for removal. Despite being held back a day and a half for inclement weather, the runway was reopened the following Saturday at 12:45 PM. Summers’ peak production came on Wednesday, after missing a full day on Tuesday due to rain, and placed in excess of 3,000 cubic yards of concrete.

Summers Concrete is proud to be a part of the Seymour Johnson team.”




“Taxiway Echo” and “TA Ramp South” at Moody AFB



“Repair Electrical Distribution System-Area H at Joint Base Charleston, SC”





“Repair Aircraft Parking Apron” at Barksdale AFB, Louisiana


Summers Concrete Contracting, Inc. (SCCI) performed demolition of the existing apron and construction of a new 40,500 SY B-52 taxi-lane and parking apron. This project required extensive pre-construction submittals including a 90 day concrete mix design requirement. A detailed, cost-loaded network analysis schedule was prepared prior to construction and maintained throughout the project. Demolition challenges included protection of adjacent pavement and an active 8” Fuel delivery system beneath the apron. The proposed construction included a 555 foot taxi-lane with 27” concrete pavement and 19” concrete pavement for the parking apron. Other relevant orders of work included a new drainage system including extensive 8” underdrain and trench drain.


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Summers Concrete, Contracting, Inc. at Charleston AFB.

Summers Concrete Contracting and R. C. Construction of Greenwood Mississippi have teamed to pave Runway 3-21 at Charleston AFB. The project consists of 118,000 S.Y. of 15” pavement. This joint venture brings two high production concrete plants, two Gomaco paving trains and two highly motivated crews to bear upon the project.

Summers and R.C. blended crews to perform the intersection work which was the 200’ on each side of the primary runway 15-33. This difficult piece of runway replacement had to be performed between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 6:00 AM. The concrete paving of this portion is now complete. The combined crew removed the old pavement structure, placed a new base course and paved 16 new lanes of 15” concrete from June 9th until July 5th. The shoulders and final electrical work are in progress.

Mr. John Powers, President of R. C. Construction and Brian Summers, President of Summers Concrete Contracting are very proud of the exemplary performance of the two crews and are looking forward to paving the rest of the project


“Repair Taxiway Charlie & Alpha at North Auxiliary Airfield, SC”

Remove existing 1,400 long taxiway Charlie and Delta and replace with new base and 14" concrete pavement.