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 Fundraiser:  The Connecticut Road Builders Association, the Connecticut Ready Mixed Concrete Association, and Connecticut Environmental & Utility Contractors Association get together for a fundraiser to support a worthy veterans cause. Save the date, the next Joint Forces Luncheon is scheduled for April 27, 2023.

This year's event was held on May 12 at the Back Nine Pavilion. Together we raised and donated $55,000 to Shepherd's Men, an organization dedicated to the life-saving program SHARE Military Initiative. Thank you for sharing the burden and lifting up warriors in need. View event photos here.



  • CRBA Annual Fall 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:  Wednesday, November 2, 2022. See the 2021 Event Program for the winners, sponsors, and agenda!
  • CCIA Annual Meeting:  At this industry favorite, CCIA members attend to recognize the Safety and Community Service awards winners.  Save the Date for Wednesday, November 30, 2022, at the Aqua Turf Club.

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. The nominations for the 2022 program will be announced in the summer.  

Links of Interest


Connecticut Department of Transportation (CONNDOT)



CRBA Officers

John M. Brunalli, The Brunalli Construction Company

1st Vice President
John Gemetro, O&G Industries

2nd Vice President
Peter Arborio, Arborio Corporation

Mario Smith, Waters Construction Company

Executive Secretary
Donald Shubert

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