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.

11th Annual Joint Forces Luncheon: Thursday, May 11, 2023 at the Back Nine Pavilion in Plantsville

Help a Warrior with Your Donation (At this time we're looking or Brigade Sponsors.)

This year we're supporting the Shadow Warriors Project, a foundation created by Mark Geist, a private security contractor, who was injured saving American lives in 2012.  This one-of-a-kind charity is dedicated to the support of private military security contractors, conducting paramilitary security operations in some of the world’s most dangerous areas. Although the private security contractor has served in the military he is considered a civilian and does not receive the same support offered to injured active military or veterans. 

Mark's experience in Benghazi is documented in the book and movie titled 13 Hours.

Last Year's Joint Forces Fundraiser

In 2022, 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.


  • CRBA Annual Fall Meeting:  At this meeting, CTDOT presents the Arthur Gruhn Excellence in Construction Awards. 
    Save the Date:  Wednesday, November 1, 2023

  • CCIA Annual Meeting and Holiday Reception:  At this industry favorite, CCIA members attend to recognize the Safety and Community Service awards winners.  Save the date: Wednesday, December 6, 2023, 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 2023 program will be announced in the summer.

The 2022 Winners were:   C.J. Fucci, Inc.; Empire Paving, Inc.; Mohawk Northeast, Inc.; O&G Industries, Inc.; ROTHA Contracting Company, Inc.; The Brunalli Construction Company; The Middlesex Corporation; Tilcon Connecticut Inc.; and Waters Construction Company, Inc.  Check out the photos taken at the 2022 CRBA Annual Fall Dinner with the presentation of the awards.  Learn more about the projects via the event program.  

Links of Interest


Connecticut Department of Transportation (CONNDOT)



CRBA Officers

John M. Brunalli, The Brunalli Construction Company

1st Vice President
Carolina Cavalcante, Tilcon Connecticut, Inc.

2nd Vice President
Peter Arborio, Arborio Corporation

Mario Smith, Waters Construction Company

Executive Secretary
Donald Shubert

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