A Company History | Hi-Lite Markings, Inc.
1979 – Cal McNeely starts a parking lot sweeping business, Upstate Sweeping Service.
1980 – Upstate Sweeping Service adds striping and seal coating services.
1984 – McNeely Enterprises was formed.
1986 – Major growth year for Upstate Sweeping Service. The company gets its largest parking lot striping job to date, the Salmon Run Mall in Watertown, New York, and their 1st airport striping job, at Fort Drum in Upstate New York.
1987 - Acute Construction was formed by Rhonda McNeely with a focus on highways.
1987 – Upstate Sweeping Service gets their 2nd runway striping job, Oswego County Airport for Barrett Paving Materials. Upstate Sweeping Service is also awarded a contract for over $500,000.00 from Morrison-Knudsen to stripe roads and parking lots at the new Fort Drum.
1989 – Richard ‘Dick’ McNeely, along with his sons Calvin, John and Howie, as well as Dick’s wife Linda and Cal’s wife Rhonda, create Hi-Lite Striping.
1990 - Hi-Lite Markings, Inc was formed to handle the demand for airport runway and taxiway striping.
1992 - The McNeely’s form another company, N.Y. Traffic Supply, to sell traffic paint, glass beads, temporary markings, pre-formed tape and equipment .
1996 - Hi-Lite Markings is awarded their first major out-of-state airport striping contracts in Montgomery, Alabama for Cardinal Grooving and in Harlingen, Texas for Ballengar Construction.
1998 - Hi-Lite purchases HEMS, a hydro-blasting company in Virginia.
1999 - Hi-Lite Striping is awarded a multi-million dollar contract to stripe all the Wal-Mart parking lots in the Northeast.
2000 – Hi-Lite starts to focus primarily on airports .
2005 - Hi-Lite begins offering pavement rejuvenation using RejuvaSeal®.
2006 - Hi-Lite Canada is started in Calgary, Alberta, making Hi-Lite an international company.
2007 - Hi-Lite Canada acquires some of the assets of Riddell Pavement in Kingston, Ontario, including a facility which is now the headquarters for the Canadian branch of Hi-Lite .
2008 - Hi-Lite Markings, Inc. breaks ground on new, state-of-the-art Fleet Maintenance Facility in Watertown, NY.
2009 - Hi-Lite Markings begins providing contracting in South America.
2009 – Hi-Lite celebrates their 20th anniversary.