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.”