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Beacon Senior News

Mays’ commitment to service is solid

Feb 28, 2018 09:17PM ● By Jan Weeks

Cliff Mays and Mike Dougherty prepare for slab jacking.

We’ve all heard the old saying that construction always takes twice as long and costs twice as much as predicted.

Cliff Mays points to examples of stamped concrete.

Cliff Mays, Jr., president of Mays Concrete, Inc. and Mays Construction Specialties countered this adage by saying, “We plan a job carefully. Then we work with the contractors and sub-contractors to do it right.”

Although some overruns may be unavoidable, Mays said they work hard to bring in jobs big and small on time and on budget.

“Family owned and community oriented” is a phrase that perfectly describe these two companies, as they’ve been in the family since they were founded by Mays’ father, Cliff Mays, Sr. The oldest of the two, Mays Concrete, has been in business for 52 years, while Mays Construction Specialties has been in business for over 30 years.

Planning a new home or updating an old one? Mays Concrete can pour patios, sidewalks and curb and gutter. Stamped concrete, available in many colors and patterns, makes a good alternative floor for sunrooms or greenhouses, and has many uses inside and out. Patterns and color samples surround the main office at 2399 Riverside Parkway, offering examples for remodelers and builders.

Mays consults with Gordon McFerron.

The specialties branch is of particular interest to seniors who live in houses built decades ago that may be experiencing foundation and settling problems. It can raise and stabilize foundations that have sunk and threatened the house, and stop soil and foundational settling as well as improve ground stability.

Mays has been repairing foundations for years and is especially proud of its slab-jacking services, in which uneven sidewalks or other concrete work can be repaired to keep pedestrians and homeowners safe from falls, which could result in costly medical bills and insurance claims.

Both companies serve commercial and residential sectors of Grand Junction and surrounding areas, offering their services as far away as Vail and Telluride. Mays said the company prides itself on doing quality work.

FCI Constructors and Shaw Construction are two companies in the Grand Valley who rely on Mays to provide experienced workers and superior workmanship.

Mays’ teams have worked to help traffic and pedestrians move safely and easily with civil projects, such as sidewalks and curb and gutter at the Little Salt Wash Trail and Basalt Middle School, as well as curb and gutter and medians where North Avenue meets the I-70 Business Loop. Structural work involved building three elevator cores and stairwells simultaneously at the new Community Hospital. They’ve also worked on projects at both Ft. Lewis College and the Snowmass fire station, and done award-winning work on the Montrose Recreation Center.

To schedule a free estimate, contact Mays Concrete at 243-5669 or visit Contact Mays Construction Specialties at 245-0834 or visit