Welcome to Helm Commercial and Residential Paving

Helm’s Commercial and Residential Paving division exists to serve the needs of private sector owners and individuals by providing the highest quality paving solutions and asphalt products.

Founded by the Helm family in 1946 as Freeport Blacktop Construction Company, Helm Commercial and Residential Paving excels at constructing commercial parking lots, residential driveways and smaller municipal projects. From asphalt patching and resurfacing, to complete reconstruction, we are your one-stop paving solution.

Our Strengths


Because we’ve been in the paving business since 1946, our Helm Civil and Helm Commercial and Residential Paving attract the finest craftsmen and women in the region. We care about our people and our customers and it shows in every project we do.


Like Helm Civil, Helm Commercial and Residential Paving customers benefit from our insistence on manufacturing our own materials. We have 16 quarries, three asphalt plants and three quality control centers serving 4,000 square miles.


At Helm Commercial and Residential Paving our capabilities, people and track record are exemplary and our pricing is fair. We invite you to click here or call 815-235-0990 to get your home or office on the road to a better-paved future. We will be glad to visit your property and prepare an estimate.


Parking Lot Asphalt Resurfacing and Reconstruction

Your parking lot is your customer’s first impression of your business. Our team will evaluate your existing lot and work with you to provide a cost-effective, quality, custom solution. Whether your lot needs to be asphalt patched, resurfaced or totally reconstructed, we will address your current concerns and exceed your expectations.

Asphalt Play Surfaces

Everyone has played on a chipped, cracked or uneven surface at some point in their lives. For children and adults of all ages, a play surface that is planned and built properly can provide decades of fun. We create new recreation spaces that are built to last, from basketball or badminton courts to pickleball and tennis courts.


Asphalt Resurfacing

If your current drive has adequate drainage and aggregate base but is starting to crack and show signs of fatigue, it could be a candidate for resurfacing. We will asphalt patch any areas of high distress, grind butt joints at locations that tie-in with existing improvements and resurface your drive with a new layer of top-quality asphalt. This will improve the integrity and appearance of your drive for years to come.

New Asphalt Driveway

For your new home. A driveway needs to be done right. Once we have assessed the current soil and drainage conditions, we will install the proper depths of aggregate base and asphalt pavement. Layer-by-layer, our team will create a cost-effective and durable driveway surface that looks and feels like a natural extension of your new home.

Driveway Reconstruction

The typical driveway can only last so many winters in the Midwest. Once your drive is to the point of no return, our team will completely remove the existing surface and evaluate the underlying aggregate base. We will address drainage concerns, supplement or replace the current aggregate base and resurface your driveway with a new asphalt mat.


Low Cost Asphalt Paving & Repair Solutions

For decades, Helm Commercial and Residential has assisted municipalities in keeping roads safe for the travelling public. From pothole repair and trench patching after a sewer or water main break, to grinding and resurfacing residential streets, our crews can mobilize quickly and efficiently to provide high quality, low cost asphalt paving and repair solutions.