Mike Horrell began his career in the construction industry in 1999, working as a laborer/carpenter,
constructing paintball fields in Scott Depot, West Virginia.
From there he went on to acquire his degree in Building Construction from Virginia Tech and continued to work as a laborer and a project engineer, during the summer months, for multiple commercial general contractors. After graduating from Virginia Tech in 2006, he went on to manage building, roadway, and bridge work for a commercial GC in Virginia, Maryland, and Kansas, until turning his focus to the heavy and civil construction industry when he joined Virginia Paving Company in 2009 as an estimator. During the years that followed, he took on greater responsibility within the company, taking on the role of a traveling superintendent for a year, managing paving projects on National Park Service contracts for work on Skyline Drive through Shenandoah National Park, as well as Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, and eventually transitioned into a Lead Estimating role for the Northern Virginia operations with Virginia Paving, a position which he maintained until he joined Senate Asphalt in a combined role as Project Manager and Estimator for their DC-Metro paving operations. Today, Mike plays an integral role in every project that Senate Asphalt takes on, from municipal resurfacing contracts to highly sensitive US governmental contracts.