About Bear Owen

RECOGNITION
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2014 Times-Tribune Readers Choice Award – Best Contractor

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2012 Times-Tribune Readers Choice Award – Best Paving Contractor

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2011 Scranton Chamber of Commerce SPOTLIGHT AWARD

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2010 & 2011 Best Contractor

Bear Owen Paving Co. was established in 1969. Locally owned and operated, Bear Owen has been a staple for both residential and commercial contracting in eastern Pennsylvania.

Our commitment is to provide you with a cost effective solution for your asphalt or concrete, excavating, pavement maintenance and transportation needs.

Bear Owen serves all of eastern Pennsylvania specializing in asphalt paving, concrete paving, fine grading, seal coating, and striping. We cater to a wide range of clients such as commercial properties, government agencies, property management companies and residential properties.

Community relations director Nicole A. Barber (far left) from The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce recently honored Bear Owen Paving Company owner Thomas Owen, Jr. for his entrepreneurial spirit and contributions to the local community. Theresa Collins of First Liberty Bank and Trust’s Olyphant branch presented the award.

Community relations director Nicole A. Barber (far left) from The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce recently honored Bear Owen Paving Company owner Thomas Owen, Jr. for his entrepreneurial spirit and contributions to the local community. Theresa Collins of First Liberty Bank and Trust’s Olyphant branch presented the award.

Today under the leadership of  Tom Owen, Jr., Bear Owen Paving is recognized as one of the leading asphalt paving companies in northeast Pennsylvania. We are located in Peckville and employ over 30 people who have years of experience in the asphalt paving industry. Our large fleet of equipment and personal gives us the ability to take on any size project.

The company takes pride in every project and is certified in every aspect of the industry including:

  • Fully Insured, Bonded and Licensed
  • S.A.M / CCR Registered Federal Contractor.
  • Commonwealth of PA Registered Vendor.
  • PA Dept. of Transportation Approved Contractor.
  • Dept of General Services Registered Vendor.
  • PA Attorney Generals Office Licensed Home Improvement Contractor.
  • New York State and NY DOT Approved Contractor.

HISTORY

In 1969, the Newberry/Owen family founded the Bear Owen Paving Co. as a local residential paving contractor, with one truck and two employees. Years of dedicated workmanship allowed the company to steadily, yet conservatively, grow. In 2003, Thomas Owen, Jr. became the owner and transformed the company. It is now a commercial and CCR-registered federal and state concrete and asphalt paving contractor with 18 employees, more than 26 vehicles and major pieces of heavy equipment, a 7,000-square-foot office building and maintenance facility, 24/7 emergency services, snow plowing and demolition.

“We have firmly solidified our position as the region’s premier paving contractor. We have five construction crews and have become eastern Pennsylvania’s largest residential paving contractor,” said Thomas.

In addition to Bear Owen Paving Co., Owen founded Bear Owen Trucking in 2008.

Bear Owen Paving Co. donates thousands of dollars annually to many causes in the local and surrounding communities, particularly youth sporting events, civic organizations and annual spring clean-up efforts.