Meet Your VAA Board of Directors

While the promotion of asphalt is the purpose of VAA, the association’s core is the people who make up its member companies. These individuals give their time and talents to lead the association through the VAA Board of Directors. This month VAA features the two of the board’s directors. We hope you enjoy these brief exposés.

Dave Helmick

My name is David Helmick, and I’m executive vice president for Superior Paving Corp. I began my asphalt industry career fresh out of high school in July 1984. I started working for Tri-County Asphalt part-time as a billing clerk. Whenever I ran out of bills to write, I would change clothes and work on the paving crew to get 40 hours. I quickly realized that I enjoyed the work and the people. So it wasn’t long before I was also trying my hand in the plant and the lab. I was fortunate to have had some awesome people teach me along the way.

Superior Paving Corp. purchased Tri-county Asphalt in July 1991. The sale opened more opportunities to advance my career. I started with Superior as an estimator, then grade superintendent, operations manager and eventually vice president. Hopefully, I can assist the next generation in reaching their goals like so many have helped me achieve mine. I have a 16-year-old son, Tyler, who keeps me on my toes. I enjoy playing golf and hanging out with Tyler.

Kevin Jones

My name is Kevin Jones, and I’m vice president, operations manager manufacturing for the Hampton Roads Division of Branscome, Inc. in Williamsburg, Virginia. I am also a past president of the Virginia Asphalt Association board of directors and currently serve as a director. In addition, I have had the pleasure of serving on committees and the board with a group of dedicated industry leaders since 2009.

Here’s a little bit about me. I was born and raised in Williamsburg. A true local, at age nine, I began playing with the Colonial Williamsburg Fife & Drum Corps and had the honor to perform for visiting U.S. presidents. At that time, I couldn’t imagine that one of my high school friends would give me an opportunity that would change my life. I was in college but, in 1993, was asked if I would consider helping start a new division at the then family-owned business, Branscome. That was one of the best decisions I ever made. That decision put me in an industry that expanded my horizons, and I am honored to be a part of it today. Helping me make that decision was my love, Charlotte, and that path has allowed us to travel the world have three amazing children, Cooper and our identical twin girls, Parker and Piper.

We are fortunate to live on the Chickahominy River, so we don’t have to go far to relax—just out our back door. We enjoy boating and crab fishing, and we do our best to take in the sunsets as a family every night. Charlotte and I also enjoy watching our son play basketball and our girls play field hockey. But, more than anything, we are proud of them and love watching them chase their dreams.