About Superior Asphalt


Youthful beginnings—hard work pays off

Craig Robson’s first job revolved around construction and asphalt. He learned the ropes, studied the machinery and processes, and quickly became skilled in running much of the plant’s operations. At first he was satisfied with the tough, labor-intensive job, not intending to return to school after high school graduation.


A few years later with a wife and young children to support, Craig’s ambitions grew with the need to provide for his family. He returned to college and studied the engineering and scientific principles behind the work he already knew. With a civil engineering degree in hand, Craig returned to the construction industry. He worked for a nationwide asphalt company and on various large-scale construction jobs before setting out on his own

Modern Construction USA Inc. evolves into Superior Asphalt.

Superior Asphalt's high-volume hot-mix asphalt production plantIn 1998, Craig founded Modern Construction USA Inc., a Manatee County grading and mass excavation company. As the south Florida landscape experienced unprecedented growth, his company emerged with a spotless reputation for quality workmanship. Craig’s company purchased a large tract of land in Manatee County to house its growing operations and equipment.


The property had formerly housed an asphalt plant. Realizing the land was already zoned for asphalt production, Craig—with several loyal team members—made the decision to return to the industry they knew so well. Starting in 2000 and launching in 2001, they built the expansive, high-volume hot-mix asphalt production plant known as Superior Asphalt. For several years, Modern Construction USA and Superior Asphalt both operated successfully under the expertise of a team of skilled construction and asphalt professionals. Eventually, Craig chose to scale down the operations of Modern Construction and focus on the growing paving and asphalt sector.

Superior Asphalt today—recognized by regional leaders as a preferred contractor, road builder, and asphalt provider.

Preferred contractors, road builders, and asphalt providers in Manatee and Sarasota Counties.Today, Superior Asphalt is recognized as a preferred contractor, road builder, and hot-mix asphalt provider  by many of the region’s builders, developers, and government departments of transportation. 

The company’s strengths lie in its reputation for quality workmanship; its solid long-term community relationships built over years of working together and giving back to the community, and in its people—the superior knowledge, work ethic, and loyalty of its team. The company has endured many economic seasons based on its healthy financial strength and continued, repeat customers.

While many asphalt production companies are concerned about just that—production—Superior Asphalt’s commitment to quality workmanship and superior customer service has resulted in a strong, successful, and trustworthy regional partner and industry leader.


Our valued clients

C&M Roadbuilders, Inc.

Centex Homes

City of Anna Maria

City of Bradenton

City of Bradenton Beach

City of Holmes Beach

City of North Port

City of Palmetto

City of Sarasota Public Works

City of Wauchula

Clark-Hunt, Inc.

Desoto County

Dooley & Mack Constructors

Downtown Development Authority


Florida Department of Highway

Safety/Motor Vehicles

Forsberg Construction

Frederick Derr & Company, Inc.

Gigliotti Contracting, Inc.

Halfacre Construction Company

Jackson and Associates

JE Charlotte Construction Company

Jon Swift, Inc.

Kellog and Kimsey

Ken White Paving

Lakewood Ranch CDD

Manatee County Public Works

Manatee County School Board

Manatee County Port Authority

Manatee County Transportation


Neal Communities, Inc.

Newton Development

Pat Cook Construction


Prince Contracting

Sarasota County Road and Bridge

Sarasota County Highway Department

Sarasota Land Services

SMR Aggregates, Inc.

Town of Longboat Key


W.G. Mills Inc. South

Westra Construction Corporation

Willis A. Smith Construction

Woodruff and Sons, Inc.

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