MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 9, 2016 – Lehman-Roberts Co., a leader in the highway paving, construction and aggregate industry, was granted a 2015 Quality in Construction Award, for excellence in construction of an asphalt pavement, from the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA). The award was presented to the company during the association’s 61st Annual Meeting in La Quinta, Calif.
“We are honored to be recognized for our attention to detail and commitment to excellence,” said Pat Nelson, President of Lehman-Roberts Co. “This award exhibits the high quality of work our company is achieving, and we will continue working to meet the demanding standards of the asphalt pavement industry.”
Lehman-Roberts Co. won the award for its work on SR 59 in Fayette County. The company laid a leveling course and a thin overlay course of asphalt pavement on the 8.2-mile section of road, which encompassed more than 125 private driveways, side streets, and business fronts. Using flagmen to control traffic on this rural, two-lane road, Lehman-Roberts Co. produced a smooth, high-quality asphalt pavement that showed a 45 percent improvement in ride quality.
“The asphalt pavement industry is committed to building quality pavements that deliver high performance and drivability to the public,” said Michael Cote, NAPA 2015 Chairman. “All contractor’s projects earning a Quality in Construction Award are measured against industry best practices designed to live up to our promise. I’m honored to say that, in earning a 2015 QIC Award, Lehman- Roberts Co. has met or exceeded these rigorous standards.”
About Lehman-Roberts Company
Lehman-Roberts Co. has been a part of the fabric of Memphis for more than 75 years. Now in its fourth generation of family ownership, Lehman-Roberts Co. continues to build upon a long tradition of quality, trust and strong managerial leadership that distinguishes the company among competitors in the highway construction industry. With an impressive record, vibrant leadership and sister-company Memphis Stone & Gravel Co., Lehman-Roberts Co. is well poised for its next 75 years of success “paving the Mid-South.”
For more information about Lehman-Roberts Co., please call (901) 774-4000 or visit www.lehmanroberts.com.