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Paving the Way

  • APR2001Hallmark becomes Blacktop’s first client. The project? Balloons. (No wonder these guys love their jobs.)
  • May2001Mike blows yet another fuse by running the microwave while Shawn is using his computer. The gang starts looking for a new workspace. Curse Mike and his Hot Pocket addiction.
  • Aug2001
    • 8:00 A.M. Blacktop’s first office opens for business on 5th Street in the historic Kansas City River Market.
    • 8:15 A.M. The road in front of the building is paved with asphalt. It was fate.
    • 8:16 A.M. They sign a three-year lease.

  • Jan2002Blacktop hires its first employee. What a brave soul.