BUSINESS: APEX PAVEMENT SOLUTIONS
LOCATION: 607 10th Street, Suite 207, Golden, Colorado, 80401
OWNER: Brian Pike and Brian Blythe
What does the following history lesson have to do with a pavement company? Both Pike and Blythe feel strongly about locating their new business in Golden and that
they’ve finally made it back home. Being deeply rooted in the community instilled a love for the City and an intense desire to serve and “give back.” They (and the rest of their management team) bring over 70 years of industry experience in asphalt and concrete installation and maintenance, including sealcoating, crack sealing, and infrared patching. Pike and Blythe worked together as a team for larger companies for several years, sharing ideas and perfecting their industry expertise, before forming Apex. Their dedication to high quality, personal service, and extensive paving experience make Apex a great mix. Members of BOMA and the Golden Chamber, they maintain the highest in standards for their business, with a distinct down-home handshake and pride. www.apexpvmt.com.
The lives of Brian Pike and Brian Blythe have always intertwined with the City of Golden and each other. Pike’s family boasts a long association with Golden and Colorado history, as he counts Brigadier General Zebulon Pike among the limbs of his family tree and is the great grandson of Jefferson County Sheriff Joseph Dennis (the Historic Dennis House on 12th St.), who served Jeffco from 1910- 1916. Brian’s grandfather, Zebulon M. (Monty) Pike (named after the famous Colorado explorer), served as Postmaster in Golden from 1935-1963, and Brian’s father and uncles have held numerous volunteer and elected positions throughout Golden’s growth. Pike grew up in Golden and worked on the City of Golden’s Street crew “on the end of a shovel” early in his career. Always an athlete, Pike has donated his volunteer hours as a football coach at Golden High School and area little league programs.
Brian Blythe moved to Golden as a child, when his father found employment at Coors. Brian attended grade schoole at Earl Johnson elementary, middle school at Golden Jr High and High School at Golden, where his Mother Worked for more than 21 years. Blythe played sports and eventually marrying into the Nankervis family, who originally homesteaded Golden Gate Canyon. Blythe worked for Jeffco Road and Bridge for fifteen years and stayed loyal to Golden schools, coaching Little League and donating his time to youth programs in our community. Blythe’s stepfather-in-law, Sam Nankervis, served Jefferson County as Road and Bridge Director. Blythe’s wife’s grandfather owned “Reynolds Alignment” for over 20 years.