Best of Year Awards

Congratulations to these individuals for being recognized for their outstanding contributions to their companies and the industry during this past year.

Asphalt Plant Operator of the Year

WINNER
Bruce Hurchick
American Asphalt

NOMINEES
Kyle Schmnidt | Highway Materials
Matt Mancino | Stavola

Ready Mix Plant Operator of the Year

WINNER
Corey Sanderson
Lauren Concrete

NOMINEES
Eric Crenshaw | Sherman Industries
Fred Mullins | The Wells Group

Weighmaster of the Year

WINNER
Dale Mccann
The Melvin Stone Company

NOMINEES
Tina Cato | Irving Materials, Inc.
Anthony Homsley | Arcosa Specialty Materials

Dispatcher of the Year

WINNER
Sean Regan
Brannan Sand & Gravel

NOMINEES
Greg Wilson | BURNCO
Michelle Post | California Materials

Ready Mix Driver of the Year

WINNER
Hamed Khader
Knight’s Companies

NOMINEES
Dawn Podendorf | BURNCO
Kenneth LaVache | Holcim

Bulk Hauler of the Year

WINNER
Darren Morehead
Butte Sand & Gravel

NOMINEES
Bernard Perry | NESL
Micki Schultz | Frank C. Alegre Trucking

Fleet Manager of the Year

WINNER
Troy Benenhaley
Knight’s Companies

NOMINEES
Alvah Tharp | Lauren Concrete
Bruce Walker | P.J. Keating Company

Back Office Personnel of the Year

WINNER
Deanna Birdwell
Arcosa

NOMINEES
Amy Berskow | Duininck Concrete
Melissa Mensman | Baldwin Redi-Mix

IT Specialist of the Year

WINNER
Shawn Paskevic
NEBCO

NOMINEES
Michael Kelly | Irving Materials, Inc.
Guillaume Bezeau | Demix Beton, A CRH Company

Sales Personnel of the Year

WINNER
Karen Hoagland
US Lime & Minerals

NOMINEES
Mike Yale | Brannan Companies
Brian Meskill | Maschmeyer Concrete

Technical Services/Quality Control Personnel of the Year

WINNER
Jacob Mosquera
Holcim Ecuador

NOMINEES
Scott Kelley | Sherman Concrete
Jeb Miller | Baldwin Ready-Mix

Field Personnel of the Year

WINNER
Antonio Gonzalez
Martin Marietta

NOMINEES
Frank Ward | Lauren Concrete
Arturo Tostado | BURNCO

Outstanding Woman in Heavy Construction

WINNER
Danielle Nellestyn
Butler Concrete & Aggregates

NOMINEES
Jessica Racovali | Dufferin Concrete
Rachael Kanz | Cemstone

Everyday Hero

WINNER
Mark Heffernan
BURNCO

NOMINEES
Mark Burks |  Dunn Companies
Josh Neff | Folsom Ready Mix

Champion of Change

WINNER
Matt Jetmore
Lauren Concrete

NOMINEES
Blake Mattern | Geer Industries
Alex Goodpaster | The Wells Group

Excellence Awards

Congratulations to these companies for being recognized for their use of innovative processes and technologies to achieve exceptional results during this past year.

Excellence in Asphalt

WINNER
Allan Myers

NOMINEES
Lakeside Industries
Highway Materials

Excellence in Aggregates

WINNER
Martin Marietta

NOMINEES
CEMEX
Summit Materials

Excellence in Precast

WINNER
Prestress Services

NOMINEES
Fabcon Precast
Finfrock

Excellence in Ready Mix

WINNER
Cemstone

NOMINEES
Maschmeyer Concrete
NEBCO

Excellence in Trucking

WINNER
Lauren Concrete

NOMINEES
Martin Marietta, Colorado Division
P.J. Keating Company

Excellence in CONNEX

WINNER
Penny’s Concrete

NOMINEES
Stevenson-Wier
Builder’s Supply Co.

Ken Robison Lifetime Achievement Award

In 1978, Mark Van de Grift, Vice President of Ernst Concrete, began his career at Ernst and quickly moved through the company ranks into leadership roles where he managed operations, ran point on major acquisitions, and made his mark on the business and the industry at large.  During his tenure he has added over 30 concrete plants and also gravel operations to the organizational footprint and been instrumental in leading the automation and modernization of the company.  He has also played a major role in the evolution of Command Alkon product lines, providing insights into how these solutions can add value to operations across the industry.  We are pleased to honor Mark Van de Grift as the 2022 Ken Robinson Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.

Honoring our late founder, Kenneth G. Robinson, the Ken Robinson Lifetime Achievement award is the most prestigious award that we present to an individual. The recipient of this award is selected in-house and demonstrates leadership, character, integrity, devotion to their work and their team, and has made a positive impact in the industry.

 

Congratulations to all of the 2022 ELEVATE Awards Winners & Nominees

Look out for the 2023 nomination process to open up in the Spring.

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