Nominations: Send nominations via e-mail toTom Clayton The nomination deadline for 2020 is Friday, January 24, 2020. Nominations should identify the person being nominating and briefly explain his/her contribution to asphalt paving in Colorado.
To see the criteria, Click Here.
The nominations will be evaluated by the CAPA Board of Directors.
The Colorado Asphalt Hall of Fame was established to recognize those persons from the Asphalt industry who have made significant contributions to the Asphalt industry and helped advance the use and quality of Asphalt Pavement in Colorado.
The nomination guidelines and criteria are available from this Link
To date there are 20 members who have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. The initial group of men (pictured) inducted were instrumental in getting CAPA up and running in 1983. There was no blue print and no owner’s manual on how to launch an association.
If it wasn’t for their dedication and commitment to the industry, we wouldn’t be where we are today as an association or as an industry.
Bill Lauer - Sterling Companies
Mike Mikkelson - Western Paving Construction Company
Bob Bisgard - Asphalt Paving Company
Ira Paulin - Carder Incorporated
Bill Paukovich - Brannan Sand & Gravel Company
Curt Marvel - Brannan Sand & Gravel Company
Dennis McCarron - Flatiron Paving Company
Skip Bettis - Siegrist Construction Comapny
John Boring - Consultant
Jerry Meier - Western Paving, Aggregate Industries, WCR
Swede Kamm - Faris Machinery Company
Carl Stuka - CDOT, Brannan Sand & Gravel Company
Junior Elliott - Western Paving Construction Company
Herman Altergott - Aggregate Industries, WCR
Sterling Klopenstein - Schmidt Construction
Richard “Dick” Coulson - Coulson Excavation Company
William “Bill” Keller - Asphalt Paving Company
William “Paul” Rippy - Grand River Construction
Clyde "Geno" Chavez - Schmidt Construction
Rick Hobbs - Sterling Paving, Western Paving, Western Mobile, Lafarge
2019 “Hall of Fame” Inductee
Rick Hobbs, (1955 –2018)
Sterling Paving, Western Paving Construction Co., Western Mobile, and LaFarge.
Rick has left a lasting impact on the asphalt industry of Colorado, an industry that he loved. His career spanned over 41 years in the construction business, starting as a laborer and working his way up to general manager and vice president for several companies. He also was an Associate Professor at CSU instructing graduate students in Construction Management. The last five years he ran his own consulting firm. Rick was involved in projects from very small to major projects such as DIA, C–470 and E 470.
Rick served as President of the Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association Board of Directors in 1993 and 1994. Through Rick’s dedicated service, commitment, leadership, and vision, the foundation of success was established, and we are benefiting from that today. The accomplishments during Rick’s tenure as President were truly remarkable.
One noteworthy example is the development of the asphalt training and certification program. Working with Scott Shuler and others, a grant in the amount of $465,000 was secured from the Colorado Transportation Commission and the association established the LabCAT program. The facility has been modernized and the program content has been updated, but none of it would have been possible without the leadership provided by Rick Hobbs. During Rick’s tenure as President, the association established a dues collection process where the asphalt suppliers collect an assessment on the sale of liquid asphalt and then remit that directly to the association on behalf of the asphalt producers. This one of a kind programs required approval of the Colorado Attorney General from an anti-trust avoidance standpoint. CAPA is the only asphalt association in the country that is funded through this process. It is our foundation of success and it would not have been possible without the leadership of Rick.
Rick will be missed, but not forgotten. The CAPA Board of Directors unanimously approved Rick to be inducted into the Colorado Asphalt Hall of Fame at the December Meeting.