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2013

Paul W. Diederich (2013)

2017-08-02T13:38:32+00:00

Paul W. Diederich (2013) North Dakota native Paul W. Diederich was driving company vehicles for his family’s construction business, Industrial Builders, at age 14. Growing up with a dad who served as the AGC President in his home state meant he learned about the benefits of membership early on. His first personal connection was [read more...]

2012

Joseph H. Jarboe (2012)

2017-08-02T13:39:59+00:00

Joseph H. Jarboe (2012) Maryland native Joe Jarboe was born with math and science in his blood, but it wasn’t his father’s medical practice that called to him when college rolled around, it was engineering. After graduating from Duke University in 1969, Jarboe took his first job back in the D.C.-area with J.W. Bateson [read more...]

2011

Kristine L. Young (2011)

2017-08-02T13:40:54+00:00

Kristine L. Young (2011) Young was the first woman to serve AGC in its highest office. Daughter of Gene Miller, who founded Des Moines, IA-based boring and tunneling firm Miller the Driller in 1948, she served as the company’s president from 1982 to 2004. Being first wasn’t new for Young; she is the only [read more...]

2010

Ted J. Aadland (2010)

2017-08-02T13:41:53+00:00

Ted J. Aadland (2010) This Oakland, CA-native served his country in Vietnam and his chosen industry – construction – for more than four decades, and he’s still going strong. His overseas training as a combat engineer saw him building roads and bridges and upon his return home, he attended the Heald Engineering College in [read more...]

2009

J. Doug Pruitt (2009)

2017-08-02T13:42:45+00:00

J. Doug Pruitt (2009) With an AS degree in construction engineering from Oklahoma State University and a 45-year construction career in his rear-view, J. Doug Pruitt stepped down from his post as the CEO of the Arizona-based Sundt Construction in 2011. During his tenure, which began in 1966, he rose through a litany of [read more...]

2008

Douglas E. Barnhart (2008)

2017-08-02T13:43:48+00:00

Douglas E. Barnhart (2008) A native of the Lone Star State, Barnhart graduated from Texas Tech with a degree in civil engineering in 1969, moving immediately into a position with the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps. In 1975, he embarked on a post-military career with C.E. Wylie Construction, leaving in 1983 to establish his [read more...]

2007

Steve L. Massie (2007)

2017-08-02T13:59:56+00:00

Steve L. Massie (2007) After studying civil engineering at Virginia Tech, Massie joined the Virginia-based road, site and utility construction firm his father, Jack L. Massie, founded in 1947, learning the trade and rising to the office of CEO in 2005. An active alumnus, he is a member of the industry board of Virginia [read more...]

2006

Harry L. Mashburn (2006)

2017-08-21T21:20:36+00:00

Harry L. Mashburn (2006) Mashburn graduated from North Carolina State University in 1964, the ink still wet on both his civil engineering degree and the doodle he’d sketched out in one of his surveying courses. It would, in 1976, become the logo of Mashburn Construction, a company he founded with three employees. Their first [read more...]

2005

Samuel P. Hunter (2005)

2017-08-02T14:24:38+00:00

Samuel P. Hunter (2005) Hunter received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech in 1965 and his M.S. in civil engineering two years later. Following a stint serving his country in the U.S. Navy Seabees from 1968-71, Hunter settled in at the North Carolina-based T.A. Loving Company. His first job title, superintendent, gave [read more...]

2004

James D. Waltze (2004)

2017-08-02T14:25:42+00:00

James D. Waltze (2004) Waltze spent a quarter-century at the helm of the Brea, CA-headquartered Griffith Company, but his beginnings were humble. His father was a plumber building infrastructure in southern California. James Waltze began his tenure at Griffith in 1973 as an estimator. By 1986, he was executive vice president; in 1992, he [read more...]

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