Specializing in residential, commercial and industrial grading and paving, Bissen Asphalt has served Door County, Wisconsin since 1968.
“My dad started up here in ’68, and he retired in ’04, and I started in ’05 on my own,” says Rick Bissen, second-generation owner of Bissen Asphalt. “I’ve always enjoyed it. There are never two driveways or parking lots that are the same. It’s always different — there’s always a challenge.”
With grading jobs varying between residential driveways to large parking lots and municipal projects, Bissen needed a motor grader that was powerful enough to handle large jobs, but agile enough to get the work done in tighter spaces. Bissen worked with CASE dealer Miller-Bradford & Risberg and decided on a CASE 836C motor grader. “I was looking for a mid-size grader because the larger graders, the road style graders are too big for what we do,” Bissen explains. “And the small ones, they can’t cut. They can’t grade. They can’t carry the material. I was looking for something in the mid-size range with a little more weight, and I do believe I found the perfect machine for it because it has been very awesome for us so far this year.”