MEMPHIS, Tenn., September 22, 2016 – Lehman-Roberts Co., a leader in the highway paving, construction and aggregates industry, was recently granted a Civil Rights Office Bridge Builder Award from the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT). The award was presented at the 2016 TDOT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Small Business Annual Meeting in Nashville. David Reeves, Lehman-Roberts Co. human resources manager and DBE advisory committee member, was in attendance and accepted the award on the company’s behalf.
“We are incredibly honored to receive such recognition,” said Pat Nelson, president of Lehman-Roberts Co. “The work done by the TDOT DBE and Small Business Development Program is extremely important for our industry, and we are very grateful to be a part of it.”
The DBE program is part of the TDOT Small Business Development Program (SBDP), which assists in the development of minority, female and other disadvantaged firms to work in the highway and bridge industry. One of three Civil Rights Office Bridge Builder Award recipients, Lehman-Roberts Co. was chosen as the prime contractor business in 2016 for demonstrating its support and commitment to TDOT’s DBE goals and objectives.
“As we were thinking about who to choose for a prime contractor this year, Lehman-Roberts Co. came to mind due to their commitment to the DBE program and through the interaction that the SBDP office has with David Reeves,” said Deborah Luter, civil rights division director for TDOT. “They are always willing to search for new and better ways to reach the DBE community on road construction projects and, in turn, help TDOT reach its DBE goals.”
About Lehman-Roberts Co.
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.