WHO WE ARE
We have been helping to build and improve our community for more than eighty years. However, our success is not based upon the work we’ve done. Rather, the values to which we esteem have led to more successful business. Watch as our leaders describe how we live out those core values daily.
We call them our “Core Four” and they are central to how we operate our companies.
We seek service to others over self. Every member of our team exhibits this respect through a willingness to do whatever is necessary for the greater good – for each other, our mission partners, and the community at large.
Many people who went before us have worked hard to establish the reputation and success of our companies. We know that what we leave for the next generation depends upon the care we take for today’s resources.
We never settle for “good enough.” Instead, we pursue excellence in all things by striving daily to perform to the best of our personal and professional abilities – all while improving upon yesterday’s performance.
Every value listed above is hollow without relationships. People are what this company is about – the people we serve and the people we serve alongside.
For us, safety isn’t just about meeting standards. It’s about ensuring every one of our team members (and those who use our roads) make it home to their families every day. In everything we do, we think about how it affects the people we’re trying to help — and how we can prevent injuries or accidents in the process.
William Lehman and George Roberts meet while working for the Carey-Reed Co. in Lexington, KY.
William Lehman and George Roberts pooled their assets to purchase the Memphis operations of the Carey-Reed Company and join forces as the Lehman-Roberts Company.
Lehman-Roberts Company paves their first Memphis street, Chelsea Avenue Extended.
Lehman-Roberts Company begins paving such important Memphis streets as Bellevue Blvd, Lamar Ave. and Jackson Ave., and begins an 8-year paving project at Memphis Airport.
Lehman-Roberts Company moves their headquarters from Front Street to the current location at 1111 Wilson Street and begins paving downtown streets after the trolley tracks were removed.
After the passing of George Roberts, his son-in- law, Jim Madison, is elected to the board of directors.
Lehman-Roberts Company begins paving Hwy. 51 from Memphis to Millington.
Lehman-Roberts Company begins paving the Naval Base in Millington, TN.
Jim Madison is named the President of Lehman-Roberts Company.
Longtime business associates, Lehman-Roberts Company and Memphis Stone & Gravel Company, become affiliated through common ownership. William Lehman retires as Chairman of the Board.
Don Frazier is named President after the unexpected death of Jim Madison and leads the company for the next 22 years.
Lehman-Roberts Company purchases Fuquay Asphalt and Binward Sand & Gravel in Hernando, current location of Plant 6.
Lehman-Roberts Company establishes first permanent office in Mississippi with the purchase of Grenada Asphalt, Grenada Sand & Gravel, and Farrish Sand & Gravel.
Lehman-Roberts Company moves their equipment shop from Hollywood Street to its current location at 1111 Wilson Street.
Lehman-Roberts Company initiates 401k for employees.
Lehman-Roberts Company purchases the asphalt paving division of Mississippi Limestone in Friars Point, MS, and enters the Arkansas market for the first time.
Lehman-Roberts Company purchases Greenfield Asphalt in Tunica County to accommodate the road expansions and commercial construction due to the incoming gaming industry.
Rick Moore, the son-in-law of Jim Madison, is named the President of Lehman-Roberts Company, upon the retirement of Donald Frazier.
Lehman-Roberts Company purchases Oxford Asphalt Company.
Lehman-Roberts Company enters the fourth generation of Roberts family ownership.
Rick Moore serves as Chairman of the National Asphalt Pavement Association.
Lehman-Roberts Company plays a major role in the first section of I-69 in DeSoto County, the first major new section of interstate highway to be constructed in the state of Mississippi in 40 years.
Lehman-Roberts Company purchases Thomas Paving in Byhalia, the current location of our Plant 10.
Lehman-Roberts Company begins Total Process Reliability (TPR) program.
Lehman-Roberts Company holds first week-long Annual Training Academy for all employees.
Pat Nelson, the son-in-law of Rick Moore, is named the President of Lehman-Roberts Co. and Rick Moore is elevated to Chairman of the Board.
Lehman-Roberts Company celebrates 75th Anniversary.
Rick Moore retires as the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Pat Nelson assumes that role. Lehman-Roberts Company begins construction of one of the final legs of I-269 around Memphis, from Goodman Road, east of Olive Branch, to Lewisburg, MS.
The home office is moved to 670 South Cooper Street. Roberts Family Companies is formed.