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NAPA Announces 2019 Larry H. Lemon Award Winners

Award Honors 10 Highest-Rated Quality in Construction Award Projects Under 50,000 Tons

The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) announced winners of its 2019 Larry H. Lemon Quality in Construction Award for excellence in construction of an asphalt pavement utilizing less than 50,000 tons of asphalt. The winning companies were recognized today (February 5) at a ceremony during the association’s 65th Annual Meeting.

The Larry H. Lemon Quality in Construction Award recognizes the 10 highest-scoring projects submitted for a Quality in Construction Award in the General Paving (less than 50,000 tons) category. The award is sponsored by Asphalt Contractor magazine.

"The asphalt pavement industry is committed to building high-quality projects that deliver superior performance to the traveling public. All contractors' projects earning a Quality in Construction award are measured against best practices designed to live up to that commitment," said 2019 NAPA Chairman John Harper.

The 2019 winners and their projects, arranged alphabetically, are:

  • Barrett Paving Materials Inc., of Franklin, Ohio, for its work on I-75 in Dayton, Ohio;
  • Garrett Paving Co. Inc. of Athens, Georgia, for its work on Reynolds Drive in Greensboro, Georgia;
  • Martin Marietta, of Lakewood, Colorado, for the 4700 S. Syracuse Street Parking Lot project in Denver, Colorado;
  • Martin Marietta, of Lakewood, Colorado, won a second award for the Natural Grocers Parking Lot in Lakewood, Colorado;
  • Martin Marietta, of Lakewood, Colorado, won a third award for its work on W. Belleview Avenue in Denver and Lakewood, Colorado;
  • Poe Asphalt Paving Inc. of Post Falls, Idaho, for the Westmoor Technology Park Parking Lot in Westminster, Colorado;
  • Reeves Construction Corp. of Macon, Georgia, for US 301 in Screven County, Georgia;
  • Shelly & Sands Inc. of Zanesville, Ohio, for work on SR 11 in Trumbull County, Ohio;
  • The Shelly Co., A CRH Co., of Thornville, Ohio, for Fifth Street in Union County, Ohio; and
  • Walsh & Kelly Inc. of Griffith, Ind., for SR 14 in Pulaski County, Indiana.

Projects submitted for a Quality in Construction Award are evaluated by an independent pavement engineer who assigns each project a numerical score based on how well the contractor met specifications and achieved density on the finished pavement. All the pavements that meet a benchmark figure earn the QIC Award. The Larry Lemon Award honors the 10 highest-scoring projects, as determined in the review.

The award is named after Larry Lemon of Haskell Lemon Construction in Oklahoma City. Lemon served faithfully on the NAPA Awards Committee for 18 years, before serving as Chairman of the association’s Board of Directors in 2010 prior to his retirement. Lemon was instrumental in the creation of the rating system for the Quality in Construction Awards, which require qualitative analysis using data and test results to determine the winners.