From before STRIPE FORCE 1© was founded on
October 15, 1992, national conferences and regional
workshops were attended to research equipment and
materials. In the pioneering days, commercial properties
were re-striped for some of the larger property
management firms in the South. Wal-Mart stores
throughout Louisiana and Mississippi were re-striped
overnight. Investments were made in the best equipment
available, upgraded and added to meet changing needs.
Within a year, through God’s blessings, hard work and
good people, field-proven expertise was put to work and
direction shifted to new construction. STRIPE FORCE
1© is one of the few striping contractors in the
country to utilize a surveyor’s transit to insure
accurate layouts on appropriate projects; such as, new
regional malls, large shopping centers and the Port of
New Orleans Container Yards--Louisiana’s largest
commercial paint striping job in 2003.
As clients made suggestions, new services were added.
"We need you to not only stripe the parking lot, but
apply thermoplastic pavement markings on the adjacent
intersection." "What about coring the concrete pavement,
installing steel bollards and traffic signage, too?" "We
need you to stripe some of the roads in our parish."
Today, it is obvious that being attentive to clients
enable us to meet their overall needs as nearly 80% of
our work is private repeat business.
As a Louisiana licensed commercial contractor, STRIPE
FORCE 1© was certified in 2005 by the Louisiana
Department of Transportation and Development as a DBE
(Woman-Owned Company). Sights are set toward maintaining
the current client base, adding new clients, and
establishing the newest service--Hot Applied and Cold
Pour Joint Sealing.
Through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, we
believe He is the driving force in the success of our
company. It is to Him and you, our faithful customers,
that we say a most heartfelt and public "Thank You!"
May God bless you,
Barbara P. Dowell
Obie B. Dowell