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Meet the New GAPA Chairman Pittman takes the gavel as GAPA President at the recent GHCA Convention in Ponte Vedre. As president of Conyers-based Pittman Construction Co., Arnie Pittman heads a fourth-generation family owned and operated heavy highway construction company By Jean Feingold THROUGH HIS WORK, incoming Georgia Asphalt Paving Association (GAPA) Chairman L. Arnie Pittman, III, is carrying on a proud tradition. As president of Conyers-based Pittman Construction Co., he heads a fourth generation family owned and operated heavy highway construction company. Founded in 1884 16 | GEORGIA TRANSPORTATION BUILDER by Frank A. Pittman, the company initially did residential and commercial construction, expanding later into road construction. It was the first contractor to do concrete paving for the City of Atlanta in 1918. After his five sons assumed leadership in 1920, the firm transitioned mostly into highway construction, later building airports and U.S. Army bases throughout the Southeast during World War II. Louie A. Pittman, Jr. and his uncle, Oscar Pittman, began focusing on building minor concrete structures and doing concrete flatwork in 1958. Grading and drainage were added during the late 1960s and by 1970 Pittman was awarded its first Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) project as a prime contractor. Asphalt paving was added in 1980. Arnie Pittman joined the company in his teens and became president in 2003. His sister Jennifer Pittman-Cantrell is corporate secretary and is very much a vital part of the administrative focus of the company. “My father, Louie A. Pittman, is the chairman of the board and remains active as a trusted advisor when he is not playing golf,” Pittman said. “I did not get to work with my grandfather, but having my father as a mentor in a business that has grown and provided employment to so many individuals and their families for four generations is a responsibility and an opportunity that is both rewarding and remarkable. Our employees are the family that really makes the company and we have been blessed over the years with little turnover within our core field and office personnel.” Pittman Construction Today Pittman Construction offers a complete array of services in the heavy highway industry. They have the capability to complete 90 percent of all necessary work for the successful completion of a project. Services include concrete construction (including paving, structures and flatwork), asphalt paving, grading, storm sewer installation, excavation, erosion control and traffic control. The main office and equipment maintenance facilities are in Rockdale County, with asphalt plants in Jefferson, Lithonia, Oxford, Buckhead,

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia Transportation Builder - Spring/Summer 2013

View from GDOT
President’s Message
News & Notes
2012 GPTQ Quality in Construction Awards
Meet the New GAPA Chairman
Index of Advertisers

Georgia Transportation Builder - Spring/Summer 2013