Lehman-Roberts Receives Quality Asphalt Award


MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 13, 2020 – Lehman-Roberts Co., a leader in the asphalt production and paving industry, was awarded a Quality Asphalt Award in the category of “Best Small New Construction/Reconstruction” from the Mississippi Asphalt Pavement Association (MAPA). The award was presented to the company during the association’s annual conference in Biloxi, Mississippi.

“We’re honored to have received this award. Our team learned a lot on this job and we did that by partnering with MDOT staff to deliver a high-quality roadway for our true customers, the taxpayers,” said Michael Ellis, Vice President of Construction for Lehman-Roberts. “We approach every job with that as our ultimate goal and it is great to receive public recognition for a job well done.”

Lehman-Roberts won the award for the SR-315 project in Panola County, Mississippi, which was completed on behalf of the paving crew led by Darrell Franklin. For the project, Lehman-Roberts joined forces with Kimes & Stone, who were pivotal in ensuring success with their soil cement for the pavement base.

The SR-315 project was part of a larger exploratory pilot venture for the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT). The intentions of this project were to use findings to rebuild other three-digit routes that had failing or underperforming subbases within District 2.



About Lehman-Roberts Company
Lehman-Roberts Co. has been a part of the fabric of Memphis for nearly 80 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 80 years of success “paving the Mid-South.” For more information about Lehman-Roberts Co., please call (901) 774-4000 or visit www.lehmanroberts.com.