February 6, 2020

Greenbelt, Md. — The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) announced today that Hales Sand and Gravel Co., a CRH Co., of Redmond, Utah, won a 2019 Quality in Construction Award for excellence in construction of an asphalt pavement. The company received its award today at a ceremony during the association’s 65th Annual Meeting in Maui, Hawaii.

“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. “Earning the Quality in Construction Award demonstrates that Hales Sand and Gravel Co., a CRH Co., has met or exceeded these rigorous standards.”

Hales Sand and Gravel Co. won the award for the reconstruction of Ephraim Canyon Road in Ephraim, Utah. The project was a gravel road, so the company first reconditioned it and corrected the elevations. It also installed rip rap and an under-drain system to correct issues from a nearby spring. Hales Sand and Gravel Co. then installed 2 inches of a base course and 4 inches of hot-mix asphalt, using reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) in the project mixes to conserve virgin resources and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The result was a smooth, quality asphalt pavement.


The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) is the only trade association that exclusively represents the interests of the asphalt producer/contractor on the national level with Congress, government agencies, and other national trade and business organizations. NAPA supports an active research program designed to improve the quality of asphalt pavements and paving techniques used in the construction of roads, streets, highways, parking lots, airports, and environmental and recreational facilities. The association provides technical, educational, and marketing materials and information to its members; supplies product information to users and specifiers of paving materials; and conducts training courses. The association, which counts more than 1,100 companies as members, was founded in 1955.