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Sheldon G. Hayes Award Through the Years

Sheldon G. Hayes AwardNAPA's Sheldon G. Hayes Award has been bestowed annually since 1971 for a highway pavement exhibiting exemplary quality. Winners and finalists of the award undergo three rounds of rigorous evaluation in order to determine which pavement is the best in the country.

 

The first step is submission of the project for a NAPA Quality in Construction Award (QIC Award). Submissions are evaluated by engineers at the National Center for Asphalt Technology against a set of criteria that are known to give a good result.

 

Highway projects using at least 50,000 tons of asphalt pavement mixture may be considered for the Sheldon G. Hayes Award the year after receiving a QIC Award. In this phase of evaluation, an independent firm conducts a smoothness test on the top-scoring QIC projects. Representatives visit the semi-finalist projects and use the same profilograph machine to measure the smoothness of the pavements after at least one year under traffic.

 

Results from the profilograph testing form the basis for selecting finalists. An independent pavement expert visits each of the finalist projects to visually inspect the pavements and learn more about them. The highest-scoring project after this final examination is awarded the Sheldon G. Hayes Award.

 

Read about the winners, runners-up, and finalists for this award from 1971 to 2012. Click on the links below to jump to each year's results.

 

1971 1972 1973 1974 1975
1976 1977 1978 1979 1980
1981 1982 1983 1984 1985
1986 1987 1988 1989 1990
1991 1992 1993 1994 1995
1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
2011 2012      

 

 

2012 WINNER

2012-Shelly-I70The Shelly Co., Southern Division, an Oldcastle Materials Co., Thornville, Ohio

Project: I-70, Licking County

 

2012 FINALISTS

Knife River Corp. - Idaho Division, Boise, Idaho

Project: I-84, Salt Lake City Junction to Raft River

 

Norris Asphalt Paving Co., Ottumwa, Iowa

Project: US Highway 34, Adams County

 

2011 WINNER

2011-Wooten-I 795 webS.T. Wooten Corp., Wilson, N.C. 
Project: I-795 — Wayne and Wilson Counties


2011 FINALISTS

Norris Asphalt Paving Co., Ottumwa, Iowa
Project: US 63, Mahaska County, Iowa


Northeast Asphalt Inc.
, Greenville, Wis.
Project: USH 45, Eagle River – Land O’Lakes

2010 WINNER

2010-Staker-I15Staker Parson Companies, Salt Lake City, Utah 
Project: I-15, Farmington to Gordon Avenue

 

2010 FINALISTS

Ajax Paving Industries of Florida LLC, Nokomis, Fla.
Project: SR 93 (I-75), Sarasota County


C.W. Matthews Contracting Co. Inc.
, Marietta, Ga.
Project: I-185


2009 WINNER

2009-Lindy-SR79Section35MLindy Paving Inc., New Castle, Pa. 
Project: SR 79, Section 35M

 

2009 FINALISTS

C.W. Matthews Contracting Co. Inc., Marietta, Ga.
Project: SR 400 Reconstruction

 

C.W. Roberts Contracting Inc., Tallahassee, Fla.
Project: SR 8/I-10, Tallahassee, Fla.

 

LoJac Enterprises Inc., Hermitage, Tenn.
Project: I-65, Robertson County

 

2008 WINNER

2008-Lindy-SR79SectionA12WebLindy Paving Inc., New Castle, Pa.
Project: SR 79, Section A12

 

2008 FINALIST

McCartney Construction Co. Inc., Gadsden, Ala.
Project: I-20, Eastaboga

 

2007 WINNER

2007-P.Flanigan-I-97-retouchP. Flanigan & Sons Inc., Baltimore, Md.
Project: I-97 from Maryland 450 to I-695

 

2007 FINALISTS

Leo Journagan Construction Co. Inc., Springfield, Mo.
Project: Route 37, Barry County

 

Lindy Paving Inc., New Castle, Pa.
Project: SR 79, Section A35

 

Venture Corp., Great Bend, Kan.
Project: Highway 383, Decatur County

 

2006 WINNER

2006-DesMoines-I235Des Moines Asphalt & Paving Co., West Des Moines, Iowa
Project: I-235

 

2006 FINALISTS

Diamond B Construction Co. LLC, Alexandria, La.
Project: I-49/Avoyelles, Rapides & Evangeline Parishes

 

E&B Paving Inc., Anderson, Ind.
Project: R-27533, I-465

 

Norris Asphalt Paving Co., Ottumwa, Iowa
Project: STPN-1-1(26)—2J-89

 

2005 WINNER

2005 - LIndy Paving-I279Lindy Paving Inc., New Castle, Pa. 

Project: SR 279, Parkway West

 

2005 FINALISTS

APAC-Missouri Inc., Springfield, Mo.
Project: I-44 East

 

Scotty’s Contracting & Stone LLC, Bowling Green, Ky.
Project: Western Kentucky Parkway

 

2004 WINNER

FNF Construction Inc., Tempe, Ariz.
Project: Flagstaff-Holbrook Highway, I-40

 

2004 FINALISTS

Mountain Enterprises Inc., Lexington, Ky.
Project: US 23, Johnson County

 

Scotty’s Contracting & Stone LLC, Bowling Green, Ky.
Project: I-65

 

2003 WINNER

2003- Duininck-Wilbarger US 287 EastDuininck Brothers Inc., Roanoke, Texas
Project: Wilbarger County US 287

 

2003 FINALISTS

Barriere Construction Co. LLC, New Orleans, La.
Project: I-10, Reserve Relief Canal to US 51

 

Leo Journagan Construction Co. Inc., Springfield, Mo.
Project: I-44, Webster County

 

Venture Corp., Great Bend, Kan.
Project: Rawlins County –36-77 K 5741-01

 

The Shelly Co., Twinsburg, Ohio
Project: Ohio Turnpike 59-01-02 Mahoning County

 

2002 WINNER

K. Barnett & Sons Inc., Clovis, N.M.
Project: Dona Ana County – I-25 Reconstruction

 

2002 FINALISTS

Rieth-Riley Construction Co. Inc., Manton, Mich.
Project: US-131, Cadillac Bypass

 

Rieth-Riley Construction Co. Inc., Prudenville, Mich.
Project: I-75, Roscommon, Michigan

 

Venture Corp., Great Bend, Kan.
Project: Barton County – 156 Highway

 

2001 WINNER

2001-Norris-Ringgold CountyNorris Asphalt Paving Co., Ottumwa, Iowa
Project: Ringgold County Road, Route P46

 

2001 FINALISTS

Fred Carlson Co. Inc., Decorah, Iowa
Project: NHS-218-9(68)—19-34 & NHS-218-9(88)—19-34, Highway 218 Charles City Bypass

 

Mountain Enterprises Inc., Lexington, Ky.
Project: I-64, Carter County

 

2000 WINNER

Thompson-McCully Co., Belleville, Mich.
Project: US 131 M-46, North to Cannonsville Road

 

2000 FINALISTS

Calhoun Asphalt Co. Inc./McCartney Construction Co. Inc., Gadsden, Ala.
Project: I-20 Talladega County Pavement Rehabilitation

 

North Ohio Paving Co., Twinsburg, Ohio
Project: ODOT Project 695(1997) IR-77, Tuscarawas County

 

1999 WINNER

Couch Construction LP, Shalimar, Fla.
Project: FDOT Project 35090-3436, SR 8 (I-10), Madison County

 

1999 FINALISTS

Broce Construction Co., Norman, Okla.
Project: IM-40-1 (64) 000, Beckham County

 

E & B Paving Inc., Anderson, Ind.
Project: R-22967 – Resurfacing of US 35 Grant County

 

1998 WINNER

Des Moines Asphalt & Paving Co., Des Moines, Iowa
Project: New Construction of 141

 

1998 FINALISTS

J.H. Rudolph & Co. Inc., Evansville, Indiana
Project: RS-22677-A

 

Thompson-McCully Co., Grand Rapids, Mich.
Project: US 31 Northbound

 

1997 WINNER

Haskell Lemon Construction Co., Oklahoma City, Okla.
Project: IM-40-4 (347) 104, Reconstruction of Interstate 40, Canadian County, Oklahoma

 

1997 FINALISTS

Richie Paving Inc., Wichita, Kan.
Project: K 96 Highway – Maize, Kansas

 

Rogers Group Inc., Tullahoma, Tenn.
Project: Base & Paving, State Route 50, Franklin County

 

1996 WINNER

Anderson Columbia Co. Inc., Lake City, Fla.
Project I75 in Lowndes County, Ga.

 

1995 WINNER

Rea Construction Co., Columbia, S.C.
Project: I-26/Piney Grove Road

 

1995 FINALISTS

Superior Paving Corp., Centreville, Va.
Project: Dulles Greenway

 

Callanan Industries Inc., South Bethlehem, N.Y.
Project: Route I-87

 

1994 WINNER

Valley Paving Inc., Shakopee, Minn.
Project: Interstate 35 E from White Bear Lake to Forest Lake

 

1994 RUNNER-UP

APAC-Mississippi Inc., Northern Division
Project: Highway 78, NEW Albany, Miss.

 

1994 FINALISTS

Callanan Industries Inc., South Bethlehem, N.Y.
Project: New York State Route 32

 

T.C. Simons Inc., Fallston, Md.
Project: Interstate 95, Toll Plaza

 

Inland Asphalt Co., Spokane, Wash.
Project: Interstate 90, Wallace to Mullan

 

1993 WINNER

C.C. Mangum Inc., Raleigh, N.C.
Project:I-440 – Cliff Benson Beltline Project

 

1993 RUNNER-UP

Superior Asphalt Co., Kansas City, Mo.

 

1993 FINALIST

Rieth-Riley Construction Co. Inc., Goshen Indiana

 

1992 WINNER

Contractors United Inc., Columbus Ind.
Project: I-65 Downtown Indianapolis

 

1992 RUNNER-UP

Gator Asphalt Co., Bradenton, Fla.
Project: Interstate 75: Sarasota County, Fla.

 

1992 FINALIST

Rieth-Riley Construction Inc., Indianapolis, Ind.
Project: Interstate 465: Marion County, W.Va.

 

1991 WINNER

Bituminous Construction Inc., Baltimore, Md.
Project: I-97: Anne Arundel County, Md.

 

1991 RUNNER-UP

Contractors United Inc., Columbus, Ind.
Project: US 31 at Greenwood, Ind.

 

1991 FINALIST

Cummins Construction Co., Ada, Okla.
Project: Chickasaw Turnpike: Murray County, Okla.

 

1990 WINNER

West Virginia Paving Inc., Dunbar, W.Va.
Project: Interstate 77

 

1989 WINNER

Bituminous Construction Co., Baltimore, Md.
Project: Interstate 97

 

1989 RUNNER-UP

Genstar Stone Products Co., Hunt Valley, Md.
Project: Interstate 70

 

1988 WINNER

Austin Paving Co., Austin, Texas
Project: Interstate 35

 

1988 RUNNER-UP

Kokosing Construction Co., Fredericktown, Ohio

Project: Interstate 71

 

1987 WINNER

ABC Paving Inc., Yukon, Okla.
Project: US 270 & 281

 

1986 WINNER

West Virginia Paving Inc., Dunbar, W.Va.
Project: US 119

 

1986 RUNNER-UP

Yonkers Contracting Co. Inc., Yonkers, N.Y.
Project: Interstate 78

 

1985 WINNER

David A. Bramble Inc., Chestertown, Md.
Project: Maryland Route 404, Denton Bypass

 

1985 RUNNER-UP

Cook Construction Co., Jackson, Miss.
Project: Interstate 55

 

1984 WINNER

Boh Brothers Construction Co. Inc., New Orleans, La.
Project: West Bank Expressway Frontage Roads Project, Jefferson Parish, La.

 

1983 WINNER

John R. Jurgensen Co., Cincinnati, Ohio
Project: Route 32

 

1983 RUNNER-UP

Duininck Brothers & Gilchrist, Prinsburg, Minn.
Project: Truck Highway 14

 

1982 WINNER

Barriere Construction Co. Inc., New Orleans, La.
Project: La. State Highway 23

 

1982 RUNNER-UP

APAC-Arkansas, McClinton-Anchor Division, Fort Smith, Ark.
Project: Oklahoma State Highway 33

 

1981 WINNER

Spartan Asphalt Paving Co., Holt, Mich.
Project: M-99

 

1981 RUNNER-UP

East Kentucky Paving Corp., Grayson, Ky.
Project: Kentucky Route 80

 

1980 WINNER

MacDougald-Warren Co., Division of APAC-Georgia Inc., Atlanta, Ga.
Project: Georgia State Route 400

 

1979 WINNER

Adams Construction Co., Roanoke, Va.
Project: Interstae 66, Warren-Fauquier Counties, Va.

 

1979 RUNNER-UP

Broce Construction Co., Woodward, Okla.
Project: US Route 75, Washington County, Okla.

 

1978 WINNER

MacDougald-Warren, Inc., Division of APAC-Georgia Inc., Atlanta, Ga.
Project: Interstate 185, Troup County, Ga.


1978 RUNNER-UP

Alexandria Construction Co., Alexandria, La.
Project: Louisiana Highway 71, Rapides Parish, La.

 

1977 WINNER

Sloan Construction Co., Greenville, S.C.
Project: Interstate 95, Chatham County, Ga.

 

1977 RUNNER-UP

J.C. Compton Co., McMinnville, Oregon
Project: Interstae 40, Mohave County, Ari.

 

1976 WINNER

Atlas Construction Co., Ruston, La.
Project: Interstate 12

 

1976 RUNNER-UP

McConnell Construction Inc., Oklahoma City, Okla.
Project: State Highway 112, LeFlore County

 

1975 WINNER

Broce Construction Co., Woodward, Okla.
Project: Interstate 40, Okla.

 

1975 RUNNER-UP

Midwest Construction Materials, Bloomington, Ind.


1974 WINNER

Broce Construction Co., Woodward, Okla.
Project: State Highway 99 & Route 5

 

1974 RUNNER-UP

Tri County Asphalt Corp., Roseland, N.J.
Project: Route 15 Freeway, Sussex County, N.J.

 

1973 WINNER

Broce Construction Co., Woodward, Okla.
Project: US Route 177

 

1973 RUNNER-UP

Interstate Amesite Corp., Cumberland, Md.
Project: Maryland Route 48

 

1972 WINNER

Mid-State Paving Co., Meridian, Miss.
Project: Interstate 55

 

1972 RUNNER-UP

McConnell Construction Inc., Oklahoma City, Okla.
Project: US Route 62, Comanche County, Okla.

 

1971 WINNER

Midwest Construction Materials Inc., Bloomington, Indiana
Project: Interstate 64

 

1971 RUNNER-UP

San Ore Construction Inc., McPherson, Kan.
Project: US 81 - Kansas