The staff at Interstate Sealant & Concrete goes above and beyond customer expectations, delivering a quick and efficient experience with quality results. Our dedication to customer satisfaction has garnered us many awards and certifications, making us Waukesha, Wisconsin’s premier sealant and concrete specialists. Continue reading below to learn more about us and the work that we perform.
Cheryl Sment began her career path in nursing after graduating from Carroll University in 1987. She spent the next 17 years focusing on emergency care and critical care transport. She was also involved in Safe Kids of Southeast Wisconsin, working to prevent childhood accidental injuries, as well as working for the State of Wisconsin as a Lead Instructor for Child Passenger Safety Program educating Police, Fire, and Sheriff’s Departments on correct installation of car seats.
In the early 1990’s, she and her husband embarked on several entrepreneurial adventures that included subdivision development, home building, and co-ownership of a retail franchise with her sister-in-law.
In January of 1999, she became CEO and majority owner of Interstate Sealant and Concrete, Inc. ISC is a pavement maintenance contractor that focuses on joint and crack sealing and concrete repair on highways, airports, and military bases. ISC is a certified WBE/DBE in 35 states. She is federally certified as a WOSB through the SBA for military contracts.
Cheryl oversees the administration, field operations, and financial stability of the company. Acutely aware that employees thrive on a good company culture, Cheryl sets aside her time to really get to know her employees and their motivation. For her, “it’s all about developing your people in whatever role they inspire to be and help them succeed at that role.” Company culture trumps everything in the fast-paced world of employment choices. When it comes to recruiting and retaining your most valuable assets, THE PEOPLE, it’s “all hands on deck!”
Cheryl is actively involved in many trade associations in the state, as well as nationwide. She is a past board member for ABC (Associated Builders and Contractors) of WI and is an active member of an Executive Roundtable called Leadersmithing.
Cheryl also serves as an Outside Board of Director for Citizens Bank since 2014.
In addition to work, Cheryl enjoys her spare time with her husband, her two children, and her first grandchild. She also has many hobbies such as hunting, fishing, gardening, and volunteering at LifeStriders.
Jeff Sment began his career as a volunteer Firefighter for Delafield, Wisconsin and later worked as a Firefighter in Rockford, Illinois. In 1989, he started his career as a Firefighter/Equipment Operator at the Fire Department in the City of Waukesha, Wisconsin, where he retired in 2008 after 20 years of service.
Since retiring from the fire department, Jeff now spends most of his time at Interstate Sealant and Concrete focusing on estimating and bidding on projects.
He has an entrepreneurial spirit which set him on many adventures including subdivision development, custom home building, and other land development endeavors.
Jeff’s hobbies include hunting and fishing, either in central Wisconsin, Canada, or the Gulf of Mexico. He also enjoys spending his time with his granddaughter. And, since 2012, he has been actively engaged in Quality Deer Management on his central Wisconsin property, working with loggers and managing several hundred acres of woods and crops.
Jeff is also known for his volunteering, from the tornados in Delafield, Wisconsin in 1984, to Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Louisiana in 2005. Jeff was recognized as Volunteer of the Year in 2005 for his efforts in the early recovery phases of Hurricane Katrina.
Listed in the 2009 Waukesha County Chamber of Commerce Top Ten Small Businesses OF The Year, presented to a well-qualified group of businesses that are “defying the odds” against business growth in this economy. Winners were selected from a list of sixty-nine nominated companies, all of whom generated substantial growth in profits during 2008.
2008 Marvin M Black Excellence in Partnering Award with Costello Industries
The award is given to construction companies who best exemplify the spirit of partnering. Partnering is the collaboration of contractors, owners, and other stakeholders that promotes innovation and provides best practices amongst all team members for the achievement of mutual goals and objectives, helping projects finish on time and within budget.
ISC is proud to be a member of many programs that assist disadvantaged business owners in the awarding of federal contracts. Please read below to learn more.
WOSB – Women Owned Small Business – The Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) federal contract program is designed to provide greater access to federal contracting opportunities for WOSBs and economically-disadvantaged women-owned small businesses (EDWOSBs) by allowing contracting officers to set aside specific contracts for certified firms in an effort to achieve their statutory goal of five percent of federal contracting dollars being awarded to women-owned small businesses. To help provide a level playing field for women business owners, the government limits competition for certain contracts to businesses that participate in the women’s contracting program. These contracts are for industries where women-owned small businesses (WOSB) are underrepresented. Some contracts are restricted further to economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses (EDWOSB). Joining the women’s contracting program makes your business eligible to compete for federal contracts set aside for the program. You can still compete for contract awards under other socio-economic programs you qualify for.
DBE – Disadvantaged Business Enterprise – The Department of Transportation (DOT) is dedicated to serving our community, including those businesses contracting with state agencies and recipients of DOT funds. The Department’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program is intended to ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of DOT-assisted contracts in the Department’s highway, transit, airport, and highway safety financial assistance programs. The goals of the program are to remedy past and current discrimination against disadvantaged business enterprises, ensure a “level playing field” in which DBE’s can compete fairly for DOT-assisted contracts, improve the flexibility and efficiency of the DBE program, and reduce burdens on small businesses.
EBEP – Emerging Business Enterprise Program – This was created to assist and protect the interest of emerging and small business concerns. They take steps to promote and encourage full and open competition in the City of Milwaukee so emerging businesses may successfully compete in a free market as independent business owners. They also work to establish mentor-protégé relationships between small businesses and those businesses in the mainstream marketplace.
WBE – Women’s Business Enterprise – An independent business that is at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more women; whose business formation and principal place of business are in the U.S. or its territories; and whose management and daily operation is controlled by a woman with industry expertise.
WTBA – Wisconsin Transportation Builder’s Association
WTBA is a “cutting edge” association that is widely recognized for its expertise, the effectiveness of its programs, and the long-term impact of its forward-looking vision on the development of a very competitive Wisconsin transportation system.
ABC – Associated Builders & Contractors. Inc.
A national association with 77 chapters representing 25,000 merit shop construction and construction-related firms with two million employees. ABC’s membership represents all specialties within the U.S. construction industry and is comprised primarily of firms that perform work in the industrial and commercial sectors of the industry.
MITA – Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association
MITA is a statewide construction trade association formed in 2005 through the merger of Associated Underground Contractors and the Michigan Road Builders Association. The membership consists of nearly 800 Michigan companies representing construction disciplines such as road and bridge, sewer and water, utility, railroad, excavation, and specialty construction. The organization consists of 14 employees, as well as a number of professional consultants, including Public Affairs Associates of Lansing.
WCPA – Wisconsin Concrete Pavement Association
The Wisconsin Concrete Pavement Association (WCPA) is the statewide professional association of the concrete pavement industry. Since 1952, WCPA has been committed to representing the interests of our members by promoting the benefits of concrete pavement.
NAWIC – National Association of Women in Construction
The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) originally was founded in 1953 by 16 women working in the construction industry. Knowing that women represented only a small fraction of the construction industry, the founders organized NAWIC to create a support network. NAWIC has a membership of more than 4,500 and approximately 167 chapters with chapters in almost every U.S. state. In NAWIC’s 55 years of service to its membership. NAWIC has advanced the causes of all women in construction from tradeswomen to business owners.
WICA – Women in Concrete Alliance
The objective of the Women in Concrete Alliance (WICA) is to supply information, opportunities, and mentoring to women working in the concrete construction industry. The Advisory Board will direct the momentum of the efforts, keeping the mission centered on positive information that will help women network and be successful. The idea for an ongoing network began with Hanley Wood’s Women in Concrete (WIC) event at World of Concrete and the WIC monthly features in Concrete Construction and Concrete Producer magazines. WICA strives to go beyond these efforts and reach women on a continuous basis to create an industry alliance that serves the needs of all women in concrete.