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About Us

Ric Straus started the company now known as EARTHWORKS Paving Contractors, Inc., in 1977 as Ric’s 4x4 Trucking. At that time Ric owned one 4 wheel drive dump truck (named Cornelius) and few hand tools. Ric and Cornelius did trucking, landscaping and site work with a can-do attitude.

In 1982 Ric met Jake Roulstone who introduced him to the heavy construction and asphalt industries. In 1983 Ric acquired a broken plate compactor; Ken Turnell repaired the plate and our first paving work began. Inexperienced but ambitious, they quickly learned many do’s and don’ts of the pavement industry and the fundamentals of good customer service.

In 1985, Ric and Stephanie registered the name EARTHWORKS for their company. They gradually purchased more equipment, hired employees and developed subcontractor relationships to help handle the increasing demand for their services.

Capitola Facility

EARTHWORKS’ foundation and continued success is based on a strong commitment for a positive attitude to life and work, professionalism, and a genuine concern for friendly, quality customer service.

In addition to providing quality service to customers, EARTHWORKS is committed to providing employees with a safe and pleasant working environment, thorough training, and opportunity for professional growth and learning, fair wages, personal benefits and incentives to reach their fullest potential.

EARTHWORKS Paving Contractors, Inc. is a licensed general engineering contractor, bonded and fully insured. EARTHWORKS paving is located in Capitola, California.


EARTHWORKS PAVING CONTRACTORS, INC. CSLB# 807689A | 310A Kennedy Dr, Capitola, CA 95010 (831) 475-1223

Serving the Pacific Coast including Aptos, Ben Lomond,Boulder Creek, Davenport, Freedom, Marina, Santa Cruz,
Scotts Valley, Seaside, Felton, Soquel and Watsonville, the Greater Monterey Bay Area includingCarmel, Del Rey Oaks, Monterey, Pacific Grove
and Pebble Beach and the Southbay including San Jose Ccupertino, Saratoga and Los Gatos