From the CAGC –
Congratulations to Hall of Fame Award Winner Robert Barnhill with Barnhill Contracting Company in Rocky Mount, North Carolina! We were proud to honor Robert Saturday, July 23 at the 2022 CAGC Summit and Expo.
Bob Barnhill is Chairman of the Board of Barnhill Contracting Company. The company was founded by his father, Robert E. Barnhill, Sr. in 1949. Bob joined the company shortly after graduating with a degree in Business Administration from East Carolina University, where he met his wife, Penny. He grew into his leadership position, starting in the field and progressing into management. Bob was named President of the company in 1987, then Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer in 2000 until 2010 when his son, Rob, succeeded him. Bob has continued to provide a firm vision and legacy for the company. Bob and Penny also serve as President and Vice President of the Barnhill Family Foundation, established to engage the family’s philanthropic priorities.
Bob is actively involved with several professional organizations including the Carolinas Asphalt Pavement Association, Capital Associated Industries, North Carolina Chamber, and of course, Carolinas AGC where he has served on the Board of Directors and served on the NC Legislative Committee for many years.
Mr. Barnhill has been honored with many awards including the North Carolina Business Hall of Fame Inductee in 2015, the Triangle Business Journal CEO of the Year in 2016, the Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award in 2018, and many, many more.