Scotty’s Contracting & Stone provides a complete range of heavy civil construction services and materials to meet Kentucky’s infrastructure needs. Our operations are vertically integrated to streamline production and guarantee our standards of quality throughout every stage of a project—from engineering to completion.
Our six award-winning operational divisions cover all stages of the construction process, including raw and manufactured material production, delivery, and quality control.
At Scotty’s, we continuously strive to improve our process and discover new ways of bringing value to our customers and clients. Our operations are set apart from our competitors by our use of technology, our vertical integration, and a commitment to quality that is unmatched by anyone in our region.
Our operations are structured to allow us control of every stage of a project's delivery—starting with design and including everything down to the production of materials like aggregates and asphalt. Vertical integration of our divisions helps us streamline the entire construction process and ensure quality every step of the way.
Our teams across all six divisions communicate closely to address challenges early and avoid costly project delays. This approach helps to ensure on-time material delivery, improve accuracy in the field, and guarantee overall quality of services.
We understand the importance of quality aggregate and stone materials. Everything in the construction process starts with and depends on the durability of the rock used to lay base course and produce asphalt. That’s why we’re committed to supplying Kentucky with the highest quality aggregate and stone materials available.
Scotty’s uses in-depth, industry leading methods for testing our aggregate quality. Our mining operations communicate closely with our quality control technicians to identify high quality material sources, and we take controlled measures to wash and clean materials used for asphalt production.
Our project teams are formed by engineering experts equipped with the latest survey and design technology to provide the greatest value to our civil construction projects.
We thoroughly examine and evaluate each element of a project and its associated cost. Then, drawing on that information, we communicate with the design team and project owner to find alternative construction solutions or materials that increase the overall project value—either through cost savings, improved quality, enhanced durability, or a combination of all three.
Our construction process begins in our engineering room, where our team uses drone images and CAD software to render 3-dimensional images of all project sites. Models are accurate to within a quarter-inch of the actual location, resulting in precision measurements of material and scheduling.
Our teams use these comprehensive models to engineer the most efficient construction methods for faster results at reduced costs to the project owner.
From the engineering room to the project site, early-stage construction begins with connecting our field teams and equipment with the 3D design plans. All major heavy machinery is equipped with GPS devices which interpret project plans and ensure accurate execution.
This digital connection not only ensures that our work in the field accurately reflects the project design, it is also a valuable real-time communication tool which allows our field teams to respond quickly to any project design changes that may occur.
Once a roadway project is accurately graded, the next step typically involves laying a base course of aggregate stone material. Scotty’s uses in-depth, industry leading methods for testing our aggregate quality. Our mining operations communicate closely with our quality control technicians to identify high quality material sources, and we take controlled measures to wash and clean materials used for asphalt production.
Scotty’s owns and operates a state-of-the-art design and testing laboratory as part of its Quality Control division. Our lab earned accreditation from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) in 2021 in recognition of our commitment to quality.
Accredited labs undergo third-party assessments to evaluate the ability to perform quality control tests with high levels of accuracy and precision. As an accredited lab, Scotty’s is qualified to design and produce mixes for airports and other tightly regulated projects.
When it comes time to lay the final surface on a roadway project, our asphalt paving teams use advanced tools to help ensure the smoothest, most durable surfaces in the state. We outfit our milling and paving machines with 3D devices also known as Automated Machine Guidance technology (AMG).
These control the vertical position of a machine’s components and will automatically adjust elevation and slope to match exact specifications of any project—resulting in less wasted material, more cost savings, and better accuracy of the final product.
At Scotty’s, we believe that in order for a safety policy to be effective it must be three things: simple, actionable, and teachable. We’ve formed an award-winning safety culture by adhering to those principles, which has helped protect our employees and the general public on hundreds of projects during our history.
Throughout our company, the work performed in each of our operational divisions has its own unique safety risks. To address them, we regularly train and educate our team members with OSHA-certified curriculum. Additionally, we conduct daily Jobsite Safety Analysis (JSA) meetings and thoroughly inspect our facilities to identify and address safety hazards in those environments. We continually evaluate our safety culture to ensure the protection of our valued team members and the public.