Legacy in Asphalt

Challenge Asphalt was founded by Dewayne Copus in 1961. He’d leave the house in his pickup truck with his trailer in tow, loaded with a couple of drums of seal coat looking for jobs to do. Dewayne’s dream over 50 years ago has now become our legacy as the leading paving company in Santa Barbara County, as well as one of the top asphalt paving firms in the state. Our crew of 20 is now led by Dewayne’s oldest son, Mike Copus, and grandson, Kurt Copus. Challenge Asphalt is backed by state of the art equipment, a professional and well trained crew, unbeatable customer service and nearly 5 decades of experience.

Challenge Asphalt’s commitment is to provide the highest quality customer service with the highest standards of excellence.
Every step, from the initial bid to the final finished product, is taken with professionalism, quality and care. Our attention to detail and service is why we’ve been around since that first pickup and trailer — and will be for decades to come.

Commercial Asphalt

Challenge Asphalt has built its reputation as a quality company that provides quality paving services. We currently serve Santa Barbara County residential and commercial projects. We pride ourselves on our ability to control the quality of the end product while providing our customers the best value possible. Our commercial services include:

  1. Asphalt installation of parking lots
  2. Driveways, roads and tennis courts
  3. Maintenance: hot patching, slurry sealing and striping
  4. All weather chip sealing in colors
  5. “Natural Pave” paving installations


Residential Asphalt

Challenge Asphalt has one of the most experienced, professional crews in the Santa Barbara County working full time to ensure quality and hassle-free installations for our residential clients. Whether your driveway is small or miles long, Challenge Asphalt can service your needs. Our residential services include: New asphalt installation, overlay, seal coat, chip seal or “Natural Pave”.

For more information, call us at: 805-969-2616, or email us.

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