John R Showers or, Big John to his friends, founded Big S Parking Lot Maintenance in 1984.
Over time Big John became a trusted and reliable subcontractor to Hilbers, Inc. The relationship between Big S and Hilbers continued to grow and when John was ready to retire, he reached out to his good friend Kurt. That is how on September of 2001 John Showers and Kurt Hilbers finalized the purchase agreement of Big S Parking Lot Maintenance, securing Johns legacy and Big S as an important addition to the Hilbers, Inc. offering. The company was renamed ‘Big S Asphalt, Co.’ and John stayed on, providing consistency, training management and assisting in the transition.
Big John passed away in November of 2010. Of John, Kurt shared “John was a shining star in the world. He had great follow-up and follow-through on every project.”
In September 2011 Christopher McVey was appointed General Manager of Big S Asphalt, Co. Chris had been serving as a Superintendent with Hilbers, Inc. since 2005. Under Chris’ leadership, Big S has expanded its business to include all aspects of asphalt services, including parking lot maintenance as well as hard and soft demolition projects.