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Association Incorporation (December 19, 1968)

At the first meeting of Newfoundland Road Building Contractors at the Holiday Inn (St. John’s) on May 15, 1968, it was decided that a Newfoundland and Labrador Road Builders Association be formed. The companies represented were Curran & Briggs Ltd., J. Goodyear and Sons Ltd., Lincoln Construction Co. Ltd., Lundrigans Limited, Nova Construction Co. Ltd., Trynor Construction Nfld. Ltd. and Western Construction Co. Ltd.

Past Presidents

2018 – Brad Piercey
2017 – Darryl Gillingham
2016 – Keith Ryan
2015 – Rob Payne
2014 – Leon House
2013 – Troy Robbins
2012 – Terry Dunn
2011 – Dan Spracklin
2010 – Robert Stapleton / Perry Barrett
2009 – Brian Johnson
2008 – Steve Grainger
2007 – Dan Spracklin
2006 – Gerald Baker
2005 – Robert Stapleton
2004 – Kevin Keating
2003 – Kevin Keating
2002 – Max Bennett
2001 – Fred Penney Jr.
2000 – Rick Spracklin
1999 – John Singleton
1998 – John Singleton
1997 – Len Knox
1996 – Dave Burnell (Deceased)
1995 – Bob Cameron
1994 – Bob Nosworthy

1993 – John Doyle
1992 – Wayne Cranford
1991 – Brian LeMessurier
1990 – Bob Cameron
1989 – Bob Nosworthy
1988 – Paul Pederson
1987 – John Doyle
1986 – Brian LeMessurier
1985 – Bob Noseworthy
1984 – Lloyd Samson
1983 – Bob Cameron
1982 – John Myers
1981 – Ches Penney
1980 – Ron Martin (Deceased)
1979 – Charlie Vermeeren (Deceased)
1978 – Roy Brown
1977 – Ron Martin
1976 – Ron Martin
1968-75 – Charlie Vermeeren

Past Water and Sewer Chairmen

2009 – Tony Gosse
2008 – Perry Barrett
2007 – Dave Brown
2006 – Bernie Short
2005 – Derek Greenslade
2004 – Perry Barrett
2003 – Robert Stapleton
2002 – Zeb Stanley
2001 – Bernie Short
2000 – Jerome Coady
1999 – Walter Myrden
1998 – Bruce Menchenton
1997 – Derek Greenslade
1996 – Wayne Cranford
1995 – Gerald Ballett
1994 – Max Bennett
1993 – Mike Power
1992 – John Whalen
1991 – Keith Smith
1990 – Gerald Bugden
1989 – Max Bennett
1988 – Wayne Cranford
1987 – Keith Smith
1986 – Keith Smith

Honourary Life Members

John Mulcahy – 2013
Bruce Menchenton – 2012
Rick Spracklin – 2012
Bob Cameron – 2011
John Doyle – 2011
Bob Noseworthy – 2010
Lorraine Richards – 2010
Keith Smith – 2009
John Neville – 2009
Terry Goodyear – 2008
Barry Roberts – 2008
Roy Brown – 2007
Bob Squires – 2007
Forbie Adams – 2006
Walter Myrden (Deceased) – 2006
Gerald Greenslade – 2005
Les Spracklin (Deceased) – 2005
Barney Powers – 2004
Pat Short (Deceased) – 2004
Ches Penney – 2003
David Burnell (Deceased) – 2002
Paul Pederson – 2002
Rudy Wasmeier (Deceased)- 2001
Lew White – 1996
Clarence Randell – 1996
Charlie Vermeeren – 1995
Ron Martin (Deceased) – 1994

Friends of the Association

Luke Reynolds – 2013
Kevin Burden – 2012
Bill Spencer (Deceased) – 2012
Art Cheeseman – 2011
Ken Powers – 2011
Jack Whalen – 2010
Peter Barbour – 2010
Leo Murphy – 2009
Austin Sheppard – 2009
Peter Lester – 2008
Terry McCarthy – 2007
Bob Newhook – 2007
Wayne Churchill – 2006

Formation of the Water & Sewer Section

The founding meeting of the Water & Sewer Section of the Association took place at the Holiday Inn (St. John’s) on January 7, 1986. The founding representatives were:

Keith Smith (Romain Construction)
Cluny Moyles (Rosedale Construction)
Wade Abbott (Gulf Steel)
Gerald Bugden (Bonne Bay Contractors)
Max Bennett (Modern Paving)
John Whalen (N&L Construction)
Bob Squires (Flygt Canada)
Les Maddigan (Westburne Ind. Ent. Ltd.)
Ches Verge (Cadillac Construction)
Ron Neary (Canron Inc.)
Wayne Manuel (Cadillac Construction)
Alan Brenton (A&J Enterprises)
Bob Gosse (Roblin Construction)
Glen Romaine (Atlantic Concrete)
Herb Jenkins (Waterworks Supplies)
David Dawe (Crane Supply)
R.O. March (Suburban Construction)
Garry Hynes (Hynes Construction)
Al Eldridge (Lantic Laser Ltd.)
Roy Barker (Barker’s Construction)
Jim Miller (Sub Aqua Ltd.)
Wayne Cranford (Penney Underground)
Edward Hearn (Rosedale Construction)
John Whalen – West Coast Representative
Gerald Bugden – West Coast Representative
Cluney Moyles – Central Representative
Max Bennett – East Coast Representative

Water & Sewer – Executive Elected:

Keith Smith, Chairman
Wayne Cranford, Co-chairman
Herb Jenkins, Supplier Rep. – East Coast
Wade Abbott, Supplier Rep. – West Coast

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