1992
AWP starts a small security guard/alarm agency
1993
Fairlawn Service Center of Ohio Edison becomes first AWP traffic control customer
1998
Company joins American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) and adopts its training and safety standards
2004
Now known as Area Wide Protective, company divests security services to specialize in traffic control services
2006
AWP enters 12th operating state
2008
AWP is purchased by Blue Point Capital Partners allowing for quicker growth and expansion
2009
AWP purchases US Traffic Technologies, a Georgia based traffic control company
2012
John Sypek assumes position as AWP’s President and CEO
2015
AWP is purchased by The Riverside Company and acquired Traffic Specialties, Inc. in Georgia
2016
AWP acquires N-LINE Traffic Maintenance in Texas and All State Traffic in Connecticut, expanding operations into both states
Today
AWP is America’s Traffic Control Leader with 60+ offices throughout our 19-state footprint, and more than 4,000 employees.

 

Area Wide Protective (AWP) is America’s Traffic Control Leader. Our commitment to traffic safety directly reflects our mission, which is to protect your people, your business, and your time. We deliver comprehensive traffic control services in support of infrastructure projects, construction, and utility work that improve roadways and communities across the country. We specialize in supplying the manpower to guide traffic safely around work zones. We also provide traffic consultation and design services, as well as traffic control equipment rental.

 

Protecting Your People

AWP provides best-in-class safety training and equipment. Every work zone that we develop complies with the appropriate local, state, or federal agency’s regulations and standards. All of our team members in the field are required to complete 40+ hours of training during their onboarding process. This onboarding training includes ATSSA Flagger training, temporary traffic control training, state-specific TTC training (as required), First Aid & CPR training, Smith System Defensive Driver training, and other health and safety training classes. We equip our people to keep your people safe.

 

Protecting Your Business

Our goal is to serve as an extension of your company by providing safe, comprehensive traffic control service as efficiently and economically as possible. With more than 60 offices across 20 states, you greatly benefit by having just ONE traffic control provider to work with across multiple states and regions. You have the advantage of our expertise in local regulations and our existing working relationships with regulators. AWP also protects you with significant liability coverage on every project. Furthermore, our strategic initiatives team is dedicated to ongoing business development, which assures that you are partnering with an aggressive team committed to continual process improvement that helps protect your business.

 

Protecting Your Time

At AWP, we understand the value of time. Our business is streamlined to efficiently and effectively handle your every traffic control need. From planning through implementation, our team provides seamless protection on every project, on or near public roadways. Our company-owned fleet of over 1500 fully-equipped pick-up trucks and traffic specialty vehicles, operated by highly-trained Traffic Control Specialists, ensure that we deliver safe, compliant, and on-time traffic control equipment and services to every job site. We continue to streamline our operations with modern, time saving innovations, including the use of tablet technology in the field. This technology automates processes and increases project transparency and efficiency so that your time is protected.

 

Our CommitmentWe Are Committed to Safety.

Our Philanthropic Footprint.

AWP continues our ongoing commitment to provide support and service to the communities we work in and and to charitable organizations. Each year, we dedicate numerous hours of service to Habitat for Humanity. Every year since 2013, we have collaborated with the Marine Corps Marathon to provide a wide range of traffic control services for their annual event series. In addition, we also contribute traffic control equipment and services to many ATSSA events, as well as other non-profit organizations. We continually make a strong effort to contribute monetary support to different organizations that help the youth, public service organizations, United Way, and MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving).

AWP Awards & Recognition

AWP AWARDED FIFTH PLACE IN THE 2016 OH BWC SAFETY INNOVATIONS COMPETITION

AWP A FINALIST IN THE 2016 OH BWC SAFETY INNOVATIONS COMPETITION

AWP WINS 2016 ACG DEAL MAKER AWARD

AWP In the News

AWP Leadership

JOHN SYPEK, President & CEO

JACK PEAK, Executive VP and Chief Legal Officer

DON WEIDIG, Chief Financial Officer

KRISTINA SCHNEPF, Chief Commercial Officer

RON BROTHERTON, Senior VP, Safety & Security

JASON HANNA, Senior VP, Business Integration

RICK SHEAFER, Chief Administrative Officer