Our Story

Over 40 years of great customer service

Coast Sweeping Services was launched in 1969 by Don and Milynn Schaefer as one of the first sweeping services in the Portland metro area. In 1988, Ken VanDomelen was hired to promote pavement preservation through seal-coating services. Asphalt Paving, crack sealing and striping were natural additions to the comprehensive line of services. In 2014, Ken became the sole owner of Coast. With an original mission of being a sweeping service, Ken’s eye toward the future prompted expansion into stormwater services.

Now named Coast Pavement Services, we are passionately connected to providing the best products and services possible to care for your pavement and the greater environment. We proudly represent this mission by being the first pavement company, on the planet, to join forces with 1% for Planet, dedicating 1% of each sale dollar to an environmental cause. We believe it is our responsibility to pave it forward for future generations.

Company founders

Team Bios

Ken VanDomelen
Ken VanDomelen

President

Ken has captained the Coast team for the past 15 of his 27 years with the company. His passions include international service work in Guatemala and his pursuit of visiting all 30 major league baseball parks.

Paul Nadeau
Paul Nadeau

Vice President

Paul heads up all operations at Coast with over 22 years of experience in parking lot maintenance. In his free time, he enjoys time with family and friends.

Carl Chesney
Carl Chesney

Sweeping & Parking Area Services

Carl joined the Coast team in 1998. When not working, his favorite activities include watching college football, writing ridiculous stories, working on nonsensical videos, and spending time with his family.

Mick Baker
Mick Baker

Asphalt Paving & Repair

Mick is a 40-year veteran of the paving industry. For the past 10 years, he’s been making Coast customers happy. When he’s not working, you will often find him fishing and golfing.

Kurt Grenzer
Kurt Grenzer

Asphalt Paving & Repair

Kurt brings over 15 years of experience in asphalt paving and parking lot maintenance to Coast. He rejoined the Coast team in 2015 after having the wonderful experience of being a "stay at home Dad". Kurt loves spending time playing with his son, golfing and going to Oregon Duck football games.

Jim Anderson
Jim Anderson

Asphalt Paving & Repair

With 20 years of experience in paving and construction Jim has been with Coast nearly 10 years. When he’s not on the job, he enjoys golfing, fishing and camping with his family.

Eddie Previs
Eddie Previs

Parking Area Services

Since 1994, Eddie has been providing striping services for Coast. A single father of four fabulous kids, ages 17-24 years, he lost his wife over 10 years ago. He enjoys playing softball and basketball with people his own age--old. As often as possible, he’s pedaling his bicycle or is up in the mountains backpacking or cross-country skiing.

Larry Thompson
Larry Thompson

Vehicles Maintenance

Larry started at Coast 2011. With 18+ years of mechanical experience, he literally keeps everything running at Coast. If he’s not at work, Larry can be found camping, fishing and doing home improvement projects.

Johnathan Headrick
Johnathan Headrick

Vehicles Maintenance

Johnathan is our newest team member. He assists Larry in keeping everything running smoothly. When he’s not under a truck or working an engine over, Jonathan likes to go camping and occasionally plays video games. He’s also an Army veteran; during his military career, he spent 9 months in Kuwait servicing many large vehicles.

Sherry Brandt
Sherry Brandt

Administration

Sherry joined Coast in 2013. Her background is in Accounting and the Green Industry. Landscaping, gardening, fishing and reading are some of the ways she spends her time off.

Meredith Frigaard
Meredith Frigaard

Administration

Just over a year and a half ago, Meredith started at Coast. With two decades of building relationships in the non-profit sector, she handles client relations and promoting Coast. Her favorite things include hanging out with family, photography and being in tropical waters and climates.

Kristan VanDomelen
Kristan VanDomelen

Administration

Kristan has years of seasonal experience with Coast as an administrative assistant and a sealcoat crew member. Her background here assists her in guiding the coatings crew while she contributes to administrative functions and represents Coast in our community. Beyond Coast, she enjoys cooking, traveling, and backpacking.