Challenge Asphalt History

We take every challenge head-on. That was our mission in 1961, and it remains the same today. When our founder, Dewayne Copus, first started Challenge Asphalt, he’d load his pickup truck and trailer with drums and seal coat and look for local homes and businesses in need of asphalt services. His perseverance paid off as Challenge Asphalt gained traction and became the leading paving company in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.

challenge asphalt crew

over six decades of exceptional asphalt services

Today, Dewayne’s oldest son, Mike Copus, and grandson, Kurt Copus, now lead the helm and drive his legacy forward with our crew of 20 expert pavers. As we’ve grown to one of California’s top asphalt paving firms, we’ve remained committed to Dewayne’s original vision. With our state-of-the-art equipment, professional and well-trained crew, unbeatable customer service, and decades of experience, we deliver on every project, no matter the scope.

our mission

To provide the highest standards of excellence in paving services with the highest quality customer service.

challenge asphalt crew on jobsite


These are the foundations of our company.


We’re your partners from the initial bid to the final finished product.


We use only the highest quality materials and equipment and never cut corners.

attention to detail

It’s why we’ve been around since that first pickup and trailer.


Meeting our customers’ goals is why we started—and why we’ll be around for decades to come.

asphalt services

Where We Work

Challenge Asphalt built its reputation in Santa Barbara County and expanded to serve customers in Ventura County. Whether you’re a property manager looking to pave parking lots, a commercial developer seeking asphalt maintenance, or a local homeowner, we have the right crew and materials, and decades of experience behind us.

We pride ourselves on providing customers with the best value possible.

What Our Clients Say

“They did an excellent, high-level job. We are very pleased with the quality of the work and the final product.”

– John N.

“Heart filled thanks to Challenge! We love the work you did so beautifully.”

– Virginia C.

“Beautiful job, your men were thoughtful in planning, efficient in execution and helpful. I would recommend you, again.”

– Chris M.

“You do excellent work and your whole team is so very skilled and professional.”

– Martha & Scott

“Thank you to your super workers that turned my ‘Rocky Road’ into the new ‘Pathway to Heaven’!”

– Nina T.



hours of operation

Monday-Friday: 7am-4pm
Saturdays & Sundays: Closed


118 Nopalitos Way
Santa Barbara
California, 93103