Our History

1970
A Defining Moment

A Defining Moment

1970 was a defining moment for Melvin Carter. At the time he was a young husband and father, but he also knew he wanted to be his own boss and own his own company. It was then he decided to organize U.S. Sealcoating. Soon after its inception, U.S. Sealcoating completed its first project at a..Read More

1972

1973

1974

Sears

1975

US Sealcoating expands to regional airports

1977

First Military Contract

1983
1985
Expansion

Expansion

The 1980s saw an era of expansion past Florida to regional airstrips, airports, and U.S. military bases.

Ameriseal

Ameriseal

During this same time, U.S. Sealcoating began its transition from only Sealcoating to Highway Striping Services. A short time later Ameriseal was born. Ameriseal began to grow year over year and began to forge relationships with DOT’s and highway contractors and pavers that we keep to this day. For many years, Ameriseal held a 65%..Read More

U.S. Military contracts in the Azores Islands off the Portugese Coast

1986
Franchising

Franchising

Expansion increased when Mr. Carter decided to sell U.S. Sealcoating franchises throughout the country. A total of 17 franchises were sold. In the mid 1980s, U.S. Sealcoating was performing projects for the U.S. military throughout the continental United States and as far away as the Azores Islands off the coast of Portugal and in the..Read More

2000

Purchased first State of the Art MRL Striping truck

2005
2008

Expanded Footprint to South Carolina

2010

Ameriseal Sold

2011
SSPMI

SSPMI

In 2011 it was decided to rename the Ameriseal brand to Southern States Pavement Markings to better represent the company’s true focus and regional footprint. During the last four years, the majority of the fleet of longline striping trucks and TMA’s has been upgraded to state of the art MRL Truck Mounted Stripers and International..Read More

2014

Ameriseal Repurchased

2017

Expanded Footprint into Georgia

Upgraded Thermoplastic & Highbuild Fleet with 4 new Longline MRL trucks

2018
High Performance

High Performance

As it was in 1970, it is the same today; we aim to deliver the highest level performance, precision, and excellence on every project while also continuing to exceed our customer’s expectations. SSPMI constantly looks into the future, while learning from our storied past.

State of the Art

State of the Art

We understand companies must continue to grow and evolve to be successful in this changing economy. We look forward to the next 50 years and the opportunities it will bring.