NAPA names 10 Larry H. Lemon Quality In Construction Award winners

Updated Feb 17, 2016

01-BR-RS-SEPT-10-COMPACTASPHALT-ALT-DYNAPACTen winners received the 2015 Larry H. Lemon Quality in Construction Award at the recent National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) annual meeting. The award recognizes “excellence” in asphalt pavement construction projects that use more than 50,000 tons of asphalt.

The winners and their projects include:

  • Barrett Paving Materials of Franklin, Ohio, for its work on I-75 in Piqua, Ohio;
  • Brannan Sand & Gravel of Denver, Colo., for I-25 in Denver;
  • Diamond B Construction of Amite, La., for work on LA 1064 in Hammond, La.;
  • Garrett Paving of Athens, Ga., for the Sonlight Baptist Church parking lot in Colbert, Ga.;
  • Mountain States Constructors of Albuquerque, N.M. for work on the Coors I-40 Interchange project in Albuquerque, N.M.;
  • Norris Asphalt Paving of Ottumwa, Iowa, built CR T61 in Appanoose County, Iowa;
  • Preferred Materials, an Oldcastle Materials Co., of Fort Myers, Fla., for work on various roads in Sarasota County, Florida;
  • S.T. Wooten of Wilson, N.C., for the milling and overlay of U.S. 117 and U.S. 74 in New Hanover County, North Carolina;
  • Shelly, an Oldcastle Materials Co., of Thornville, Ohio, for County Road 1 in Meigs County, Ohio;
  • Shelly, an Oldcastle Materials Co., of Thornville, Ohio, won a second award for its work on State Route 183 in Waynesburg, Ohio

Pavement engineers from the National Center for Asphalt Technology in Auburn, Alabama, judge the projects and score them based on “how well the contractor met specifications and achieved density on the finished pavement.”

The award’s namesake, Larry Lemon, worked for Haskell Lemon Construction in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Lemon served on the NAPA Awards Committee for 18 years and as the association chairman in 2010 prior to retiring. He helped create the rating system for the association’s Quality in Construction Awards.