Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award (DSA) was started in 1981 to recognize individuals who have made exceptionally valuable contributions to the advancement of the deep foundations industry.

Submissions are due by April 15.

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Submit your nomination package via email to staff@dfi.org


DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD HONOREES
2017 GEORGE K. BURKE HAYWARD BAKER
2016 DAVID (DAVE) WEATHERBY SCHNABEL FOUNDATION COMPANY
2015 BERNIE HERTLEIN GEI CONSULTANTS
2014 SCOT LITKE ADSC
2013 ARTURO L. RESSI DI CERVIA KIEWIT INFRASTRUCTURE CO.
2012 DAVID COLEMAN UNDERPINNING & FOUNDATIONS SKANSKA, INC.
2011 DAN BROWN DAN BROWN AND ASSOCIATES PC
2010 RICHARD SHORT RICHARD D. SHORT CONSULTING GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEER
2009 JOEL MOSKOWITZ MUESER RUTLEDGE CONSULTING ENGINEERS
2008 M. BYRL WILLIAMS FOUNDATION CONSTRUCTORS INC.
2007 CHARLES J. BERKEL BERKEL & COMPANY CONTRACTORS INC.
2006 LARRY RAYBURN RICHARD GOETTLE INC.
2005 JOHN E. O'MALLEY CASE FOUNDATION COMPANY
2004 ALEXANDER J. VERSTRAETEN FUNDEX PILING CONTRACTORS
2003 FRANK RAUSCHE GRL ENGINEERS INC.
2002 MICHAEL W. O'NEILL UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
2001 STANLEY MERJAN UNDERPINNING & FOUNDATION CONSTRUCTORS INC.
2000 WILLIAM F. LOFTUS WILLIAM F. LOFTUS ASSOCIATES
1999 GEORGE J. TAMARO MUESER RUTLEDGE CONSULTING ENGINEERS
1998 MANUEL A. FINE BERMINGHAM CONSTRUCTION LIMITED &
DFI EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
1997 JACK DOUGHERTY PILELINE PUBLISHING
1996 BEN C. GERWICK, JR. BEN C. GERWICK, INC.
1995 GEORGE G. GOBLE PILE DYNAMICS INC.
1994 G. ROBERT COMPTON, JR. MKT GEOTECHNICAL SYSTEMS INC. &
DFI EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
1993 BENGT FELLENIUS UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA
1992 C. WILLIAM BERMINGHAM BERMINGHAM CONSTRUCTION LTD.
1991 RICHARD J. GOETTLE III RICHARD GOETTLE, INC.
1990 M. TOM DAVISSON M.T. DAVISSON CONSULTING ENGRS.
1989 JORJ O. OSTERBERG NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
1988 THOMAS E. CANDLER THE MILLGARD CORPORATION
1987 CLYDE N. BAKER, JR. STS CONSULTANTS, LTD.
1986 FRANK FULLER RAYMOND INTERNATIONAL
1985 PATRICK A. ERIC O'NEILL NEW ENGLAND FOUNDATION CO.
1984 RALPH PECK UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
1983 ELIO D'APPOLONIA D'APPOLONIA HOLDING CORP.
1982 HAL W. HUNT ASSOCIATED PILE & FITTING CORP.
1981 CHARLES L. GUILD GUILD DRILLING CO.