This article, written by Stephanie Rebman, originally appeared in Birmingham Business Journal on January 17, 2020.
A new pavement marking and parking lot striping service company has opened in Alabama.
G-FORCE™, a franchise that provides business opportunities to U.S. military veterans, opened a location in Anniston that is owned by Rob Young.
Young, who has a background in the Navy and Army Reserves as well as in the automotive, insurance and machine industries, is primarily serving Birmingham and Huntsville. He will also stripe in Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, Cleburne, Cullman, Dekalb, Etowah, Jackson, Jefferson, Madison, Marshal, Morgan, St Clair, Talladega and Tuscaloosa counties.
“This is a stealth business that few know about, but one where the demand for our services is unquestionable,” said Young. “Look around. Parking lots are everywhere; strip malls, hospitals, office buildings, schools, municipal airports, town streets. They all require proper pavement markings by law. Somebody has to install them and somebody has to re-stripe them numerous times over.”
G-FORCE™ was founded in 2017 and has been franchising since 2018. It specializes in new layout, re-striping, ADA compliance, stencil markings, warehouse markings, parking structure markings, outdoor basketball courts, athletic field markings and more. G-FORCE™ also offers parking lot sign installation, and partners with other contractors to provide other pavement services such as sealcoating, asphalt repairs, paving and power washing.