Walbec Group


P&D and ZTI Collaborate at Erin Hills

ERIN, WI - Payne & Dolan and Zenith Tech were thrilled to play a part in making sure this year’s U.S. Open was an event to remember.

It may have been the 117th U.S. Open Championship but it was the first time it was held in Wisconsin! On June12th, just 35 miles northwest of Milwaukee, Erin Hills became the 6th public access course to host the U.S. Open.

Project negotiations took place over a 9 month period and once the contract was signed, they were ready for us to begin. The project involved over 50,000 tons of stone, asphalt paving, concrete work for ZTI and the opportunity to stamp asphalt for the first time.

The schedule may have been demanding and the rain endless but our team remained dedicated to safety and excellence.

Because this was the first project we stamped, there were processes to review to keep the team safe. Most of it was straight forward, but our crews made sure it was done right.

As the rain continued, maintaining our commitment to exceptional quality became challenging but the team continued with common excavation and brought in larger stone to be sure our trucks could move in and out without reducing efficiency or safety.

As always, we rallied the talents of our team and successfully completed our first Asphalt Stamping job and we didn’t begin small - this project required over 75,000 sq. feet of stamping!

We also performed some essential repairs when the work of another contractor didn’t hold up to the excessive Wisconsin rain. The P&D team took advantage of our resources and fixed the road structure, going above and beyond to remedy the situation and exceed the expectations of the USGA.

Not only were the bus routes improved but we added additional roadways to provide more access for spectators.

Efforts like this allowed for more than 5,000 volunteers to welcome over 35,000 spectators for a week of fun and excitement. The U.S. Open also provided a $130 million economic boost to local communities.