Author Archives: Brent Burwell

Did You Know …

The best way to ensure your concrete pavement’s joint sealant stays in place and performs at its optimum is to make sure the sides of the concrete joint are clean and dry. To find out more about joint sealants and concrete pavements click here.

Arkansas US 67 Concrete Pavement Preservation

US 67 stretches between Little Rock and Walnut Ridge in Arkansas that was originally constructed of concrete pavement. After several decades of service two sections (one in White County and the other in Jackson County) were renewed utilizing concrete pavement preservation techniques. These projects were performed at a fraction of the cost of new construction and will add at least two more decades of service life to these pavements. Read more about these projects here.

ACPA Scholarship Recipients

The 2020 OK/AR Chapter, ACPA college intern scholarship recipients were recognized at the Chapter’s July Board of Directors meeting. They are:

Guillermo Martinez – Duit Construction   Oklahoma State University – Junior

Garrett Leming – Allen Contracting   Oklahoma State University – Junior

Chase Divine – Allen Contracting       Oklahoma State University – Senior

The scholarship recipients were introduced to the board members and each gave a brief description of their work experience this past summer and their future academic plans prior to each being presented with a scholarship check for $1,500.

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Koss Construction Acquired by Bettis Companies

Koss Construction Company, one of OK/AR Chapter’s founding members, has announced its acquisition by the Bettis Companies. As part of the transition, Tim Gerhardt was elected President of Koss on June 1st, 2020 and will lead the organization in alignment with the growing group of Bettis Companies. Gerhardt succeeds David M. Howard who will continue working with the new ownership group for the foreseeable future. OK/AR Chapter looks forward to our continued relationship with Koss which has produced several award winning projects across both Oklahoma and Arkansas.