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    Connecticut Road Builders Association

    About Connecticut Road Builders Association

    CRBA members include contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, consulting engineers, and professional service providers operating in the heavy and highway construction industries. CRBA:

    • Advocates for its members' interests at the federal and state levels.  It represents member interests on national issues at meetings with Connecticut’s Congressional Delegation and on local issues with the State Legislature and Governor’s office.
    • Is the Connecticut Chapter of the American Road and Transportation Builders Association, the national trade association for the transportation construction industry.
    • Works directly with the Connecticut Department of Transportation on all areas of interest to its members.

    Meetings and Events

    CRBA members meet throughout the year at various events, meetings, and industry recognition programs.  Highlights of activities include: 

    • CRBA, CRMCA and CEUCA Annual Joint Forces Luncheon:  The Connecticut Road Builders Association, the Connecticut Ready Mixed Concrete Association, and Connecticut Environmental & Utility Contractors Association get together every spring for a fundraiser to support a worthy veterans case.  Donations have been made to Purple Heart Homes, CT State Veterans Memorial Project, Fischer House Connecticut, Coast Guard Academy, UConn Entrepreneurial Boot Camp for Veterans, Homes for the Brave and to SEAL RDAC program. In lieu of the 2020 event, the construction industry steps out for the Brave.  Please consider joining or donating to team CCIA.  More Details at:  CCIA Home for the Brave Announcement Flie
    • CRBA Annual Fall Dinner Meeting:  The meeting includes a special guest presentation along with the presentation of the Arthur Gruhn Excellence in Construction Awards, a joint program with the Connecticut Department of Transportation.  Save the date for this year's event, scheduled on Thursday, November 5, 2020. 
    • CCIA Annual Meeting & Holiday Reception:  At this industry favorite, many members of the CCIA organization attend to recognize the Safety and Community Service awards winners.  Save the date for this year's event, scheduled on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. 

    Visit our calendar for up to date information. 

    Recognition Program

    The Arthur Gruhn Excellence in Construction Awards competition began in 2008 as a joint program between ConnDOT and the Industry to showcase the high quality of projects delivered for the public benefit in Connecticut. 

    Congratulations to the 2019 Arthur Gruhn Excellence in Construction Award winners who were honored at the CRBA dinner on Oct. 31, 2019 before approximately 250 members and guests:  

    • I-84 Constructors JV (Empire Paving, Inc. & Yonkers Contracting Company, Inc.),
    • O&G Industries, Inc.,
    • Waters Construction Company,
    • Tilcon Connecticut Inc.,
    • The Middlesex Corp., and
    • ROTHA Contracting Co.

    To learn more about the projects, read this article and check out the photos!

    Links of Interest


    Connecticut Department of Transportation (CONNDOT)



    CRBA Officers


    Jeffrey Lower, Loureiro Contractors

    1st Vice President

    John M. Brunalli, The Brunalli Construction Company

    2nd Vice President 

    Peter Arborio, Arborio Corporation


    John Gemetro, O&G Industries

    Executive Secretary

    Donald Shuber