Lehman-Roberts Co. wins national recognition for quality in asphalt paving

Company receives 2018 Quality in Construction Award from National Asphalt Pavement Association

MEMPHIS, Tenn., February 14, 2019 – Lehman-Roberts Co., a leader in the highway paving, construction and aggregate industry, was awarded a 2018 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 64th Annual Meeting in Marco Island, Florida.

“We are honored to have received another Quality in Construction Award for our work, as it demonstrates our company’s continued commitment to excellence,” said Pat Nelson, President of Lehman-Roberts Co. “This award exhibits the quality of work we strive for and will continue to work toward, as our company meets the demanding standards of the asphalt pavement industry.”

Lehman-Roberts Co. won the award for the I-269 project in DeSoto and Marshall Counties in Mississippi. This highway, part of a heavily-traveled route from the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas to the U.S.-Canadian border in Michigan, makes a loop around Memphis and is an important roadway for commerce. Lehman-Roberts joined forces with Eutaw Construction Co. to bid and build the project. One of the biggest challenges for Lehman-Roberts was completing the 465,000-ton asphalt job by the required date, but planning helped the company complete the work 113 days ahead of an adjusted completion deadline.

“The asphalt pavement industry is committed to building high-quality projects that deliver superior performance to the traveling public. All contractor’s projects earning a Quality in Construction Award are measured against best practices designed to live up to that commitment,” said 2018 NAPA Chairman Craig Parker. “Earning the Quality in Construction Award demonstrates that Lehman-Roberts Co. has met or exceed these rigorous standards.”

About Lehman-Roberts Company
Lehman-Roberts Co. has been a part of the fabric of Memphis for 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.

About National Asphalt Pavement Association
The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) is the only trade association that exclusively represents the interests of the asphalt producer/contractor on the national level with Congress, government agencies, and other national trade and business organizations. NAPA supports an active research program designed to improve the quality of asphalt pavements and paving techniques used in the construction of roads, streets, highways, parking lots, airports, and environmental and recreational facilities. The association provides technical, educational, and marketing materials and information to its members; supplies product information to users and specifiers of paving materials; and conducts training courses. The association, which counts more than 1,100 companies as members, was founded in 1955.

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