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 FundraiserThe 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 case.  CCIA teamed with Chaz & AJ WPLR to raise funds for  Help our Military Heroes.  There was an overwhelming response from the Construction Industry.  Thank you for making a difference. 
  • 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.  Registration is OpenNovember 3, 2021, at the Aqua Turf Club for this year's meeting.   Special thanks to our Program Sponsors O&G Industries, Simeone Macca & Larrow, and United Concrete Products.  


  • CCIA Annual Meeting:  At this industry favorite, many members of the CCIA organization attend to recognize the Safety and Community Service awards winners.  Save the Date for Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 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. 

  • CALL FOR NOMINATIONS:  2021 ARTHUR GRUHN EXCELLENCE in Construction Award nominations are due by August 31, 2021.  The awards will be presented at the CRBA Fall Dinner meeting on Wednesday, November 3, 2021.   
  • 2020 ARTHUR GRUHN EXCELLENCE in Construction Award winners were honored at the virtual ConnDOT-CRBA Quarterly Meeting on Dec. 4, 2020.  Congratulations to: Mohawk Northeast, Inc.; Tilcon Connecticut, Inc.; O&G Industries, Inc.; Empire Paving Inc.; ROTHA Contracting Company, Inc.; and to Connecticut Department of Transportation and Connecticut Airport Authority. Please follow this link for a list of the award-winning projects. 
  • 2019 ARTHUR GRUHN EXCELLENCE in Construction Award winners:  To learn more about the projects, read this article and check out the photos!


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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