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2015 APAI Awards

One of the inherent advantages of asphalt pavement is its smooth riding surface which has long been recognized as a major factor in evaluating quality construction. As a result, the Asphalt Paving Association of Iowa in conjunction with the Iowa Department of Transportation pay special tribute to those contractors who produce the smoothest, highest quality asphalt pavements. It is this partnering effort of industry and agency that assures the quality of Hot Mix Asphalt remains at its highest.  

 

2015 QUALITY PAVING AWARDS

Commercial paving projects are an important part of an asphalt pavement contractor’s work. This award recognizes high quality projects as judged by a group of peers and a special traveling team. Rated on items such as surface appearance, joints, edges, degree of difficulty and texture, these award-winning projects represent the best looking commercial projects in the state. 
 

 Small Parking Lot (<500 Tons)

Musco Sports Lighting, Oskaloosa, IA

Musco Lighting
Oskaloosa, IA

Norris Asphalt Paving Co.
Ottumwa, IA

 

 

2015 Annual Convention

Steve Leonard, APAI Vice President; Sanford Weaver, Norris Asphalt Paving Co.; John Adam, Director - Highway Division, IDOT
  2016 Greater Iowa Asphalt Conference

Steve Leonard, APAI President; Ben Grove, Norris Asphalt Paving Co.; Sanford Weaver, Norris Asphalt Paving Co.; Randy Garrett, Norris Asphalt Paving Co.; Scott Dockstader, Iowa DOT - District 1 Engineer
 

 Large Parking Lot (>500 Tons)

Target T1768, Cedar Rapids, IA

Target/Colcon Corp.
Sullivan, IL

Larson Engineering
White Bear Lake, MN

L.L. Pelling Company, Inc.
North Liberty, IA

 

2015 Annual Convention

Steve Leonard, APAI Vice President; DeWayne Heintz, L. L. Pelling Company, Inc.; John Adam, Director - Highway Division, IDOT
  2016 Greater Iowa Asphalt Conference

Steve Leonard, APAI President; Wayne Wood, L.L. Pelling Company, Inc.; Paul Jamison, L. L. Pelling Company, Inc.;  Scott Dockstader, Iowa DOT - District 1 Engineer
 

 Parking Lot / Heavy Industrial

Hill Phoenix, Keosauqua, IA

Hill Phoenix
Keosauqua, IA

Norris Asphalt Paving Co.
Ottumwa, IA

 

2015 Annual Convention

Steve Leonard, APAI Vice President; Randy Garrett, Norris Asphalt Paving Co.; John Adam, Director - Highway Division, IDOT
  2016 Greater Iowa Asphalt Conference

Steve Leonard, APAI President; Ben Grove, Norris Asphalt Paving Co.; Sanford Weaver, Norris Asphalt Paving Co.; Randy Garrett, Norris Asphalt Paving Co.;  Scott Dockstader, Iowa DOT - District 1 Engineer
 

 Athletic Use: Recreational Trail Award

WRA Southern Tier Interceptor, Phase 10, Segment 15 & 16, Des Moines, IA

City of Des Moines

Veenstra & Kimm, Inc.
West Des Moines, IA

Des Moines Asphalt & Paving
A Division of Oldcastle Materials Group / Midwest
Des Moines, IA

 

2015 Annual Convention

Steve Leonard, APAI Vice President; Brian Beaird, Des Moines Asphalt & Paving; Jonathan Nalevenko, Des Moines Asphalt & Paving; Tony Bellizzi, Veenstra & Kimm, Inc.; John Adam, Director - Highway Division, IDOT
  2016 Greater Iowa Asphalt Conference

Steve Leonard, APAI President; Dave Little, Veenstra & Kimm, Inc.; Ruben Cedillo, Des Moines Asphalt & Paving; Casey Reed, Des Moines Asphalt & Paving; Chris Rousch, Des Moines Asphalt & Paving;  Scott Dockstader, Iowa DOT - District 1 Engineer
 

 Athletic Use Award

SE Polk High School Tennis Courts, Pleasant Hill, IA

SE Polk Community School District
Pleasant Hill, IA

FRK Architects
West Des Moines, IA

Grimes Asphalt and Paving Corp.
Des Moines, IA

 

2015 Annual Convention

Steve Leonard, APAI Vice President; Luke Van Roekel, Grimes Asphalt & Paving Corp.; John Adam, Director - Highway Division, IDOT
  2016 Greater Iowa Asphalt Conference

Steve Leonard, APAI President; Jason Felice, Grimes Asphalt & Paving Corp.;  Scott Dockstader, Iowa DOT - District 1 Engineer

 Athletic Use Award

Morningside College Tennis Courts, Sioux City, IA

Morningside College
Sioux City, IA

Midwest Tennis & Track
Denison, IA

Knife River Midwest
Sioux City, IA

 

2015 Annual Convention

Steve Leonard, APAI Vice President; Brian Launderville, Midwest Tennis & Track; Jacob Luesebrink, Knife River Midwest; Mike Collins, Knife River Midwest; John Adam, Director - Highway Division, IDOT
  2016 Greater Iowa Asphalt Conference

Steve Leonard, APAI President; Tom Monnell, Knife River Midwest; Chad Kunze, Knife River Midwest; Jacob Luesebrink, Knife River Midwest;  Scott Dockstader, Iowa DOT - District 1 Engineer
 

 Special / Unique Paving Application

Franklin County C23 Thin Overlay Project

Franklin County Engineering Dept.
Hampton, IA

Heartland Asphalt, Inc.
Mason City, IA

 

2015 Annual Convention

Steve Leonard, APAI Vice President; Jeff Baltes, Franklin County; Rich Millard, Heartland Asphalt, Inc.; John Adam, Director - Highway Division, IDOT
  2016 Greater Iowa Asphalt Conference

Steve Leonard, APAI President; Ed Simon, Heartland Asphalt, Inc.; Les Knowles, Franklin County; Jeff Baltes, Franklin County; Layne Walvatne, Franklin County;  Scott Dockstader, Iowa DOT - District 1 Engineer
 

SMOOTHNESS AWARDS 2015

Smooth riding surfaces are recognized by the traveling public as the most important aspect of a paved road. Smoothness has also been recognized as a major factor in evaluating quality construction. Each year the Asphalt Paving Association of Iowa in conjunction with the Iowa Department of Transportation pay special tribute to those involved in producing smooth, high quality asphalt pavements.

 Airport Runway Resurfacing

Fort Dodge Runway 6/24 Rehabilitation
Fort Dodge Airport, Fort Dodge, IA

Fort Dodge Airport
Fort Dodge, IA

McClure Engineering, Clive
Clive, IA

Fort Dodge Asphalt
Fort Dodge, IA

 

2015 Annual Convention

Steve Leonard, APAI Vice President; Bruce Marsh, McClure Engineering;  Andy Maysent, McClure Engineering; Rhonda Chambers, Fort Dodge Airport Authority; Derick Anderson, McClure Engineering; Mike Moore, Fort Dodge Asphalt; John Adam, Director - Highway Division, IDOT
  2016 Greater Iowa Asphalt Conference

Steve Leonard, APAI President; Dave Schiefelbein, McClure Engineering; Chad Schaeffer, City of Fort Dodge; Bruce Marsh, McClure Engineering; Dan Stanberg, Fort Dodge Asphalt; Joe Black, Fort Dodge Asphalt;  Scott Dockstader, Iowa DOT - District 1 Engineer; Jason Potts, Fort Dodge Asphalt
 

 Municipal Street Resurfacing

Fort Dodge 2015 Street Improvements -
Parker Drive West, Fort Dodge

City of Fort Dodge

Fort Dodge Asphalt Co.
Fort Dodge, IA

 

2015 Annual Convention

Steve Leonard, APAI Vice President; Chad Schaeffer, City of Fort Dodge; Mike Moore, Fort Dodge Asphalt Co.; Joe Black, Fort Dodge Asphalt Co.; John Adam, Director - Highway Division, IDOT
  2016 Greater Iowa Asphalt Conference

Steve Leonard, APAI President; Tony Trotter, City of Fort Dodge; Dean Oswald, Fort Dodge Asphalt; Johnny Pedersen, Fort Dodge Asphalt; Chad Schaeffer, City of Fort Dodge;  Jason Potts, Fort Dodge Asphalt;  Scott Dockstader, Iowa DOT - District 1 Engineer

 Municipal Street Rehabilitation

F.Y. 2015 Asphalt Overlay Program -
Mitchell Ave., Waterloo, IA

City of Waterloo

Aspro, Inc.
Waterloo, IA

 

2015 Annual Convention

Steve Leonard, APAI Vice President; Milt Dakovich, Aspro, Inc.; Eric Thorson, City of Waterloo; John Adam, Director - Highway Division, IDOT
  2016 Greater Iowa Asphalt Conference

Steve Leonard, APAI President; Curt Tallman, Aspro, Inc.; Matt Nash, Aspro, Inc.; Jamie Knutson, City of Waterloo; Jeff Strong, Aspro, Inc.; Scott Dockstader, Iowa DOT - District 1 Engineer
 

 Municipal Street New Construction

Webster City 2015 Street Improvement
Nancy Lane / Cedar St. / Webster St./ Webster City, IA

City of Webster City

Foth Infrastructure & Environment
Johnston, IA

Heartland Asphalt, Inc.
Mason City, IA

 

2015 Annual Convention

Steve Leonard, APAI Vice President; Ryan Smith, Heartland Asphalt, Inc.; Eva Green, Foth Infrastructure & Environment; John Adam, Director - Highway Division, IDOT
 
2015 Greater Iowa Asphalt Conference
Steve Leonard, APAI Vice President; Jason Baker, Heartland Asphalt, Inc.; Augie Wachter, Heartland Asphalt, Inc.; Scott Dockstader, Iowa DOT - District 1 Engineer
 

 Secondary Resurfacing

FM-C035(74)--55-35, S25, Franklin County, IA

Franklin County Engineering Dept.
Hampton, IA

Heartland Asphalt, Inc.
Mason City, IA

 

2015 Annual Convention

Steve Leonard, APAI Vice President; Jeff Baltes, Franklin County; Ed Simon, Heartland Asphalt, Inc.; John Adam, Director - Highway Division, IDOT
  2016 Greater Iowa Asphalt Conference

Steve Leonard, APAI President;  Jeff Baltes, Franklin County; Layne Walvatne, Franklin County; Ted Lawyer, Heartland Asphalt, Inc.; Scott Dockstader, Iowa DOT - District 1 Engineer

 Secondary Rehabilitation

STP-S-C048(68)--5E-48, V-77, Iowa County, IA

Iowa County Engineering Dept.
Marengo, IA

L. L. Pelling Company, Inc.
North Liberty, IA

 

2015 Annual Convention

Steve Leonard, APAI Vice President; Nick Amelon, Iowa County; Brett Finnegan, L. L. Pelling Company, Inc.; Vince Kimm, Iowa County; John Adam, Director - Highway Division, IDOT
  2016 Greater Iowa Asphalt Conference

Steve Leonard, APAI President; Vince Kimm, Iowa County; Matt Amelon, Iowa County; Kelly White, L.L. Pelling Company, Inc.; Marc Leonard, L.L. Pelling Company, Inc.; Scott Dockstader, Iowa DOT - District 1 Engineer

 Secondary New Construction

STP-S-C007(132)--5E-07, V-51 (Canfield Rd.)
Black Hawk County, IA

Black Hawk County Engineering Dept.
Waterloo, IA

Aspro, Inc.
Waterloo, IA

 

2015 Annual Convention

Steve Leonard, APAI Vice President; Milt Dakovich, Aspro, Inc.; John Adam, Director - Highway Division, IDOT
  2016 Greater Iowa Asphalt Conference

Steve Leonard, APAI President; Mike Kindschi, Black Hawk County; Chad Wurzer, Black Hawk County; Brett Klemp, Black Hawk County; Matt Nash, Aspro, Inc.; Curt Tallman, Aspro, Inc.; Ryan Hennings, Aspro, Inc.; Scott Dockstader, Iowa DOT - District 1 Engineer

QUALITY MANAGEMENT ASPHALT (QMA) AWARDS 2015

Building on the success of the Quality Management Asphalt Program, this award recognizes the great degree of work that goes into building a quality pavement on the primary and interstate system. Smoothness, quality control, density results, and physical appearance all go into the overall ratings for the projects submitted in these categories. The winning pavements are considered the best-of-the-best, indicating that they are not only smooth but exhibit characteristics that produce long-lasting hot mix asphalt pavements.

 Primary Resurfacing - 2-Lane

STPN-002-7(38)--2J-04, IA Hwy 2,
Appanoose County, IA

Iowa Department of Transportation
District 5 Office, Fairfield, IA
Resident Construction Engineering Office,
Chariton, IA

Norris Asphalt Paving Co.
Ottumwa, IA

 

2015 Annual Convention

Steve Leonard, APAI Vice President; Gregg Baker, Norris Asphalt Paving Co.; Joel Hinebaugh, Norris Asphalt Paving Co.; John Adam, Director - Highway Division, IDOT
  2016 Greater Iowa Asphalt Conference

Steve Leonard, APAI President; Bob Mobley, Norris Asphalt Paving Co.; Gregg Baker, Norris Asphalt Paving Co.; Ronnie Norton, Iowa DOT - RCE, Chariton; Joel Hinebaugh, Norris Asphalt Paving Co.; Shane Fetters, Iowa DOT District 5; Scott Dockstader, Iowa DOT - District 1 Engineer
 

 Primary Resurfacing - 4-Lane

NHSX-218-7(218)--3H-07, US Hwy 218
Black Hawk County, IA

Iowa Department of Transportation
District 2 Office, Mason City, IA
Resident Construction Engineering Office,
New Hampton, IA

Aspro, Inc.
Waterloo, IA

 

2015 Annual Convention

Steve Leonard, APAI Vice President; Ron Loecher, Iowa DOT District 2 - RCE, New Hampton; Milt Dakovich, Aspro, Inc.; John Adam, Director - Highway Division, IDOT
  2016 Greater Iowa Asphalt Conference

Steve Leonard, APAI President; Wes Knutson, Aspro, Inc.; Brian Swieter, Aspro, Inc.; Scott Dockstader, Iowa DOT - District 1 Engineer
 

 Primary Rehabilitation - 2-Lane

NHSN-052-4(6)--2R-03 & NHSN-052-5(32)--2R-96,
US Hwy 52, Winneshiek / Allamakee / Clayton Counties, IA

Iowa Department of Transportation
District 2 Office, Mason City, IA
Resident Construction Engineering Office,
New Hampton

Mathy Construction Co.
Onalaska, WI

 

2015 Annual Convention

Steve Leonard, APAI Vice President; Ron Loecher, Iowa DOT District 2 - RCE, New Hampton; Jack Kilgore, Mathy Construction Co.; Bill Dotzler, Iowa DOT District 3; John Adam, Director - Highway Division, IDOT
  2016 Greater Iowa Asphalt Conference

Steve Leonard, APAI President; Scott Steere, Mathy Construction Co.; Brian Lyden, Mathy Construction Co.; Scott Dockstader, Iowa DOT - District 1 Engineer 

 Primary New Construction

STPN-0140-2(17)--2J-75, IA Hwy 140
Plymouth County, IA

Iowa Department of Transportation
District 3 Office, Sioux City, IA
Resident Construction Engineering Office,
Cherokee, IA

Tri-State Paving, Inc.
A Division of Oldcastle Materials Group / Midwest
Estherville, IA

 

2015 Annual Convention

Steve Leonard, APAI Vice President; Jeremy Anderson, Tri-State Paving, Inc.; John Adam, Director - Highway Division, IDOT
  2016 Greater Iowa Asphalt Conference
 
Steve Leonard, APAI President; Kirk Johnson, Iowa DOT - RCE, Cherokee; Jason Pergande, Tri-State Paving, Inc.; Kie Ahrens, Iowa DOT, District 3; Russ Schroeder, Tri-State Paving, Inc.; Scott Dockstader, Iowa DOT - District 1 Engineer

 Interstate Resurfacing

IMN-235-2(640)0--0E-77, I-235, Polk County, IA

Iowa Department of Transportation
District 1 Office, Ames, IA
Resident Construction Engineering Office,
Jefferson, IA

Des Moines Asphalt & Paving Co.
A Division of Oldcastle Materials Group / Midwest
Ankeny, IA

 

2015 Annual Convention

Steve Leonard, APAI Vice President; Jenny Hoskins, IDOT District 1 RCE-Jefferson; Jeff DeVries, IDOT District 1; Jeff Banes, Des Moines Asphalt & Paving; Gene Baloun, Des Moines Asphalt & Paving; John Adam, Director - Highway Division, IDOT
  2016 Greater Iowa Asphalt Conference

Steve Leonard, APAI President; Ryan Horn, Des Moines Asphalt Paving; Sergio Flores, Des Moines Asphalt Paving; George Buthmann, Des Moines Asphalt Paving; Jenny Hoskins, Iowa DOT District 1 - RCE, Jefferson; Cheryl Barton, Iowa DOT District 1; Steve Kennedy, Iowa DOT District 1; Rita Eichhorst, Iowa DOT District 1; Scott Dockstader, Iowa DOT - District 1 Engineer
 

QUALITY DESIGN AND ENVIRONMENTAL AWARDS 2015

These special awards recognize agencies and companies that have gone beyond the ordinary to push the limits of environmental stewardship, innovation and service to Iowa's traveling public.

 

 ASPHALT PLANT ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP AWARD

Stationary Plant, Plant 17, Cedar Rapids, IA

L. L. Pelling Company, Inc.
North Liberty, IA

 

2015 Annual Convention

Brett Finnegan, L. L. Pelling Co., Inc.; Steve Leonard, APAI Vice President
  2016 Greater Iowa Asphalt Conference


Steve Leonard, APAI President; Rod Hearther, L.L. Pelling Company, Inc.; Scott Dockstader, Iowa DOT - District 1 Engineer

 Asphalt Plant Environmental Stewardship Award

Stationary Plant, Burlington, IA

Cessford Construction Company
A Division of Oldcastle Materials Group / Midwest
Burlington, IA

 

2015 Annual Convention

Eric Leverson, Oldcastle Materials Group / Midwest; Jonathon Nalevanko, Oldcastle Materials Group; Steve Leonard, APAI Vice President
  2016 Greater Iowa Asphalt Conference
No photo available
 

 METROPOLITAN PAVING PROGRAM (CITIES > 10,000 POP.)

 No Photo Available

 

City of Clinton

Determann Asphalt Paving, L.L.C.
Camanche, IA

 

2015 Annual Convention

Bill Rosener, APAI Executive Vice President; Tom Determann, City of Clinton; Todd Powers, Determann Asphalt Paving; Zane Pennock, City of Clinton; Steve Leonard, APAI Vice President
  2016 Greater Iowa Asphalt Conference

Steve Leonard, APAI President; Curtis Assenmacher, Determann Asphalt Paving, Inc.; Scott Dockstader, Iowa DOT - District 1 Engineer
 

 MUNICIPAL PAVING PROGRAM (CITIES < 10,000 POP.)

 No Photo Available

 

City of Woodward

Veenstra & Kimm, Inc.
West Des Moines, IA

Grimes Asphalt & Paving Corp.
Des Moines, IA

 

2015 Annual Convention

Steve Leonard, APAI Vice President; Matt Yonker, Grimes Asphalt & Paving Corp; Brian DeVick, Mayor, City of Woodward; Tony Bellizzi, Veenstra & Kimm, Inc.
  2016 Greater Iowa Asphalt Conference

Steve Leonard, APAI President; Nick Sanger, Veenstra & Kimm; Matthew Maas, Veenstra & Kimm; James Wilson, Veenstra & Kimm; Jason Felice, Grimes Asphalt & Paving Corp.; Scott Dockstader, Iowa DOT - District 1 Engineer
 

 IOWA COUNTY PAVING PROGRAM

 No Photo Available

 

Johnson County Engineering Office
Iowa City, IA

2015 Annual Convention

Paul Assman, President-ISAC; Adam Finken, Johnson County; Adam Gebhart, Johnson County; Steve Leonard, APAI Vice President
  2016 Greater Iowa Asphalt Conference
No Photo Available
 

 PERPETUAL DESIGN AWARD

 No Photo Available

 

Dallas County F-59 & P-48

Dallas County Engineering Office
Adel, IA

 

2015 Annual Convention

Andy Case, Dallas County; Rob Lehman, Dallas County; Bryan DeJong, Dallas County; Al Miller, Dallas County; Steve Leonard, APAI Vice President
  2016 Greater Iowa Asphalt Conference

Steve Leonard, APAI President; Rob Lehman, Dallas County; Bryan De Jong, Dallas County; Andy Case, Dallas County; Scott Dockstader, Iowa DOT - District 1 Engineer
 

 APAI CONSULTING ENGINEER OF THE YEAR AWARD

 

Andy Maysent, McClure Engineering; Steve Leonard, APAI Vice President

Andy Maysent

McClure Engineering
Clive, IA

 

 INNOVATION IN CONSTRUCTION AWARD:
HIGH PERFORMANCE THIN OVERLAY

 

I-35 HIGH PERFORMANCE THIN OVERLAY

Iowa Department of Transportation
District 5 Office, Fairfield, IA
Resident Construction Engineering Office,
Chariton, IA

 

2015 Annual Convention

Steve Leonard, APAI Vice President; Jeff Steinkamp, Manatt's, Inc.; Joe Manatt, Manatt's, Inc.
  2016 Greater Iowa Asphalt Conference
 
Steve Leonard, APAI President; Shane Fetters, Iowa DOT District 1; Scott Dockstader, Iowa DOT - District 1 Engineer

 ROBERT M. NADY AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Robert M. Nady is a legend in Iowa's asphalt history. His commitment to educating young engineers about the importance of quality asphalt materials and construction inspired generations of young people to excellence in design and construction. This award honors his memory by recognizing the best quality-constructed road in Iowa each year.

NHSN-052-4(6)--2R-03 & NHSN-052-5(32)--2R-96,
US Hwy 52, Winneshiek / Allamakee / Clayton Counties, IA

Iowa Department of Transportation
District 2 Office, Mason City, IA
Resident Construction Engineering Office,
New Hampton

Mathy Construction Co.
Onalaska, WI

 

2015 Annual Convention

Steve Leonard, APAI Vice President; Ron Loecher, Iowa DOT District 2 - RCE, New Hampton; Jack Kilgore, Mathy Construction Co.; Bill Dotzler, Iowa DOT District 3; John Adam, Director - Highway Division, IDOT
  2016 Greater Iowa Asphalt Conference

Steve Leonard, APAI President; Scott Steere, Mathy Construction Co.; Bryan Lyden, Mathy Construction Co.; Scott Dockstader, Iowa DOT - District 1 Engineer
 

 2015 APAI HMA HALL OF FAME

The Iowa Hot Mix Asphalt Hall of Fame was established by the Asphalt Paving Association to recognize and honor those individuals who had made significant and lasting contributions to the industry. Who is Eligible? Individuals who have been active in the Iowa Hot Mix Asphalt Industry affiliated with Hot Mix Asphalt producing and placement firms, with manufacturers and suppliers of equipment and services to the Industry. Also eligible are individuals from public works agencies at the federal, state and local governmental agencies interacting with the Hot Mix Asphalt Industry, educators and researchers from educational/trade institutions, and consulting firms. The principal criteria for al nominees are that their contributions must have had state or national significance. Recognition may be for lifetime achievement.

Mike Henningsen, 2015 Hall of Fame inductee

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