The late Roger Chapman (left) welcomes ARTBA President & CEO Pete Ruane to the Connecticut Road Builders Association’s membership dinner in April 2007.


By Rich Juliano, senior vice president and managing director of the contractors and P3 division, ARTBA

Roger S. Chapman, a longtime leader of the Connecticut Road Builders Association (CRBA) and active ARTBA member, passed away May 25 at the age of 87.

After graduating from Cornell University and serving in the Army Corps of Engineers, Chapman worked in various industry positions until co-founding the heavy-utility-marine contracting firm of Blakeslee Arpaia Chapman, Inc., in 1976.  On the national level, he was a member of ARTBA’s Board of Directors for several years and served as Contractors Division president in 1993.  In recent years, his son David followed him in leadership positions at the company and CRBA.

ARTBA sends its condolences to the Chapman family in remembrance of Roger Chapman’s decades of distinguished service to the industry.