Howard Companies, formerly known as Harding Group, has been serving the Midwest since 1960 as a leader in asphalt paving and maintenance. Since then, Howard Companies has grown exponentially from a single company paving driveways to a diverse set of companies involved in asphalt and concrete paving, paving repair and rehabilitation, sealcoating, structural and site concrete construction, materials production, and construction trucking. The focus of Howard Companies is quality and customer service. Owned and operated by local businessman Shelby Howard, Howard Companies has become an array of companies with one vision – building lasting relationships with customers based on consistently delivering a superior product, integrity, trust and value.

Today the company operates in seven Midwestern states, employing more than 350 experienced craftsmen, project managers, engineers and estimators who provide customers with a single resource for all asphalt and concrete construction, repairs and maintenance, as well as a host of other related services.

Whether Howard Companies is supplying hot asphaltic concrete materials, paving city or state projects, or maintaining parking lots, our number-one focus is providing consistent high-quality asphalt and concrete products with strong attention to customer service, incorporating integrity and superior workmanship.

Our Mission

To be the recognized leader in asphalt paving and repair, asphalt materials, concrete construction and related services by delivering cost-effective solutions, high-quality products, and exceptional personal service to each and every one of our customers.

Dedicated to Our Clients

Since 1960, our first priority has always been to you as a customer and those around us. This is why we take every measure possible to keep our environmental emissions and effects on our community low. We are proud to strengthen our region’s economy while also doing excellent work.

Whether you need asphalt material, paving, concrete, or maintenance crews or our fleet of trucks, we have the right service to help your business run smoothly.​

  • 2 Asphalt Plants to service the greater Indianapolis area with high quality hot asphalt material
  • Slipform continuous curb capabilities
  • Hand form and sidewalk crews
  • Dump Truck Hauling
  • Asphalt Milling
  • Asphalt and concrete repairs
  • Excavation
  • Infrared repairs
  • Resurfacing and sealcoat
  • Interior and exterior striping
  • Storm drain repairs

Our versatile product list is perfectly matched to the skills of our talented team and has grown substantially since our humble beginning years ago. With our quality workmanship, you know that when you call us, you’re getting the best of the best in Indianapolis, guaranteed.


Howard Companies employs more than 350 experienced craftsmen, degreed engineers and estimators who provide customers with one-stop shopping for their asphalt surfacing and paving needs.  Reach out today!

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It’s a pleasure to work with the Howard Companies Asphalt Companies. Their estimates are accurate, on time and they can be counted on to deliver a quality product. I would recommend them to anyone needing pavement work.

Paul Crosby | Divisional Maintenance Supervisor , The Gene Glick Company

Howard Companies has been a valued Duke vendor for over 10 years by providing quality work at competitive pricing. They provide a nice balance between major restoration asphalt projects down to patching and sealcoating of our parking lots.

Craig A Anderson | Vice President, Duke Realty Corporation

Your team was in and out in short order. The quality of your work was terrific and seven months later…it looks like you just finished! Great customer service pre and post!

Michael Elias | Executive Director, Phi Kappa Foundation

In 1978 Howard Companies Asphalt put in a new asphalt parking lot for Butler Toyota. After 34 years, we had them do it again.

Robert G. Butler | President, Butler Toyota/Scion | Butler Hyundai



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