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Harold J. Halm Presidential Award

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  • Awarded selectively since 1994. In 2006 the ACPA Presidential Award was renamed the Harold J. Halm Presidential Award after ACPA’s first President.
  • Presented to an individual or organization for “distinguished achievement”.
  • Selected by discretion of ACPA President & CEO.

Also see other ACPA Awards.


  • 2018 - Village of Kimberly, WI,- For achieving the remarkable milestone of 100% concrete roads. This achievement reflects the Village administration’s long-standing policy to build streets and roads to last, and to pass along these benefits to the taxpayers through quality pavements, lower street maintenance costs and a better quality of life through other village services.
  • 2015 - Wisconsin Department of Transportation - For its long-standing life cycle cost and pavement type selection policies that recognize the importance that healthy industry competition has on creating higher quality pavements at a lower overall cost to the public, while at the same time, strengthening the contractor base.
  • 2013 - Suneel Vanikar, Federal Highway Administration– For exemplary leadership in pursuit of concrete pavement technology implementation and for stewarding a valued history and partnership between the Federal Highway Administration and the American Concrete Pavement Association.
  • 2007 – Baker Concrete Const., Inc. & Speedway Motor Sports – For outstanding achievement in construction of concrete pavement at the Bristol Motor Speedway.
  • 2006 – Koss Construction Co. – On the 50th Anniversary of the completion of the first project funded by the 1956 highway act, which established the Interstate Highway System.
  • 2002 – Tully Construction Co., Inc. – For dedicated support in the clean-up efforts at New York’s “Ground Zero” and exemplary representation of the concrete pavement industry.
  • 2001 – Tom Cackler, Director, Highway Division, Iowa Department of Transportation – For 30 Years of Outstanding Service to the State of Iowa and for Dedicated Support and Encouragement of the Concrete Pavement Industry.
  • 2000 – Edward A. Egan, President, Northern Con-Agg, Inc. – For 35 Years of Personal Service on behalf of the Mission and Leadership of the American Concrete Pavement Association and for dedicated contributions to advancing the position and credibility of the Association.
  • 1999 – Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. In recognition of the Highway 71 Relocation project that provides a vital transportation link for the citizens and industry in the State of Arkansas.
  • 1998 – Elmer Greinert "Bud" Shuster, (R-9-Pa.), then-Chairman, Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure, U.S. House of Representatives.
  • 1997 – Jack Oremus (Posthumously), President, Dixon-Marquette Cement and Prairie Group – For his steadfast dedication and support of the industry, his strong leadership skills, and his unwavering support of forward-looking initiatives such as mechanistic pavement design. (Note: Award change to Presidential Award for Lifetime Achievement)
  • 1996 – Georgia Department of Transportation – In recognition of outstanding commitment and achievements in concrete pavement restoration. Georgia was the first to pull together all the techniques into a comprehensive system of repairs which came to be known as CPR. The system has since been adopted by many state and countries around the world to economically prolong highway life and improve ride quality.
  • 1994 – Robert G. Huber, Washington, Iowa County Engineer – For his dedication to the engineering profession and concrete pavement industry and for his devotion to innovative pavement designs, including whitetopping.