Premier Testing Laboratories Joins ESS Family

Sarah Brown | Tuesday August 4, 2020

This week, we announced that Premier Testing Laboratories has joined the ESS family of brands. We are excited to join forces with a company that prioritizes quality results and an exceptional work environment. Together, we are committed to delivering best-in-class infrastructure solutions to our collective clients and look forward to taking on new opportunities together.

Justin Gay, Executive Vice President of Operations at Emery Sapp said, “we are really excited to add Premier to the ESS family. The addition of the Premier team provides ESS the ability to expand our service lines to our clients. Not only will Premier be a great addition to the ESS team, but I believe they will really impress all of our existing clients and future partners!”

ESS has always been devoted to providing client-centric infrastructure solutions while building a best-in-class workplace for our employee-owners. Calvin Stroud, Laboratory Manager of Premier stated, “we are excited about being a part of ESS, having new work opportunities and exploring innovative testing techniques. Everyone has been super welcoming and good to work with. ESS has delivered as promised.”

About Premier Testing Laboratories

Premier has proudly served its hundreds of clients across the country by providing high-quality construction materials that adhere to strict accreditations required by the industry. Producers and quality control professionals continue to partner with Premier for its meticulously calibrated testing equipment and knowledgeable certified technicians who are experts in aggregate, asphalt, and concrete materials analysis.

Please join us in welcoming Premier team members Calvin Stroud, Jim Evans, James Whiston, Dustin Wisdom and Zach Nichols into the ESS family!


Office/Testing Lab Location: Hannibal, MO
Featured Testing Services:
  • British Polish Value; Los Angeles Abrasion Loss Test; Micro-Deval Test; Roded (or Loose) Unit Weight; Chemical Analysis (XRF); Acid Insoluble Residue Determination; Methylene Blue Test; Proctor Density Determination; and Petrographic Examination.
Asphalt & Binders:
  • Superpave Volumetric Mix Design; Marshall Mix Design; AASHTO M320 and MP109 Binder Testing; Stone Mastic Asphalt Design; Recycle Materials (RAP, RAS) Analysis; Ultra-thin Bonded Wearing Course Design; Hamburg Loaded Wheel Test; Asphalt Pavement Analyzer; and Moisture Damage Susceptibility Testing.
  • Complete concrete mix design (aggregate, gradation, specific gravity/absorption, 6 cylinders per mix); Verification Mix (6 cylinders); Compression Strength (cylinders and drilled cores – trimmed and tested); Flexural Strength (third point load); Concrete Durability Factor Freeze – Thaw; Acid and Water Soluble Chloride; Rapid Chloride Ion Permeability; and Forensic Petrography of Concrete.