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Family Values Pave the Way

A. Macchione Brothers Paving Contractors

Matt Macchione appreciates the legacy of a family business passed down through the generations.

As a teenager, he worked with his father in the family’s paving business—many times while his friends were out having fun, however, his dedication paid off. Matt is now one of the owner-operators of his family business, A. Macchione Brothers, and values the lessons learned throughout the years that he’s already invested in the trade.

“The business began in my grandmother’s family,” says Matt. “My father and his brothers joined, and now my cousins and I are involved. All in all, we’ve been operating for over 40 years. My father and uncles have built a great business with a wonderful reputation.”

Although the offices are in Hackensack, most of their work is performed in northern Bergen County, so you may see their crews beautifying residential and commercial properties around Pascack Valley with new asphalt surfaces. They also install Belgian block and concrete work associated with driveways, such as sidewalks, curbing, and aprons. “We have a full masonry staff to install paver walkways and patios,” adds Matt.

A typical driveway should last around 30 years with proper maintenance. Potholes, large cracks, and a gravelly consistency to the driveway indicate it’s time for a new one. Many homeowners add a new driveway to their home improvement checklist after major renovations because dumpsters and contracting equipment tend to do a lot of damage. “We frequently work with—and are referred by—local builders and landscapers,” notes Matt.

A. Macchione Brothers has always placed a strong emphasis on old-fashioned business values. “We usually visit the homeowner and provide in-person quotes which include the quote along with photos, references, and recommendations,” says Matt. “The homeowner can review and contact us with any questions. If our schedules don’t align and the homeowner is unable to be present, we can visit the property ourselves, measure, and leave a quote. Most jobs require a permit, but we handle all of that paperwork for the customer, too.” Once a driveway is installed, it won’t need sealing for at least 2-3 years. Customers will receive a reminder postcard in the mail when their driveway is due for sealing. It’s essential to stay on a consistent maintenance schedule to extend the life of your driveway.

The Macchione cousins who now own and operate the business have all grown up in the Pascack Valley area and have a heart for supporting many important local causes.

“We support Hackensack and Holy Name Hospitals, local American Legions and Knights of Columbus, and our fire, police, and ambulance departments,” says Matt.

“We can relate to our customers because my cousins and I are local homeowners, too. We always want to keep our customers happy, and an owner-operator is present on every job. Being a family-owned business is not just a slogan for us. We are there to make sure our customers are satisfied with the job. We wouldn’t be in business for over 40 years if we weren’t doing quality work.”

"We wouldn’t be in business for over 40 years if we weren’t doing quality work.”