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Distinguished Service Award

Tom Richards DFI DSA recipient with colleague Rick Deschamps

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.

Nominations due by April 15.

Distinguished Service Award Honorees

2021
Dale BiggersBoh Bros. Construction
2020
Kalavacharla Sree (K.S.) Rama KrishnaDFI of India
2019
Tom RichardsNicholson Construction
2018
Garland E. Likins, Jr.Pile Dynamics Inc.
2017
George K. BurkeHayward Baker
2016
David (Dave) WeatherbySchnabel Foundation Company
2015
Bernie HertleinGEI Consultants
2014
Scot LitkeADSC
2013
Arturo L. Ressi Di CerviaKiewit Infrastructure Co.
2012
David ColemanUnderpinning & Foundations Skanska Inc.
2011
Dan BrownDan Brown and Associates PC
2010
Richard ShortRichard D. Short, Consulting Geotechnical Engineer
2009
Joel MoskowitzMueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers
2008
M. Byrl WilliamsFoundation Constructors Inc.
2007
Charles J. BerkelBerkel & Company Contractors Inc.
2006
Larry RayburnRichard Goettle Inc.
2005
John E. O’malleyCase Foundation Company
2004
Alexander J. VerstraetenFundex Piling Contractors
2003
Frank RauscheGrl Engineers Inc.
2002
Michael W. O’NeillUniversity of Houston
2001
Stanley MerjanUnderpinning & Foundation Constructors Inc.
2000
William F. LoftusWilliam F. Loftus Associates
1999
George J. TamaroMueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers
1998
Manuel A. FineBermingham Construction Limited & DFI Executive Director
1997
Jack DoughertyPileline Publishing
1996
Ben C. Gerwick, Jr.Ben C. Gerwick, Inc.
1995
George G. GoblePile Dynamics Inc.
1994
G. Robert Compton, Jr.MKT Geotechnical Systems Inc. &
DFI Executive Director
1993
Bengt FelleniusUniversity of Ottawa
1992
C. William BerminghamBermingham Construction Ltd.
1991
Richard J. Goettle IIIRichard Goettle, Inc.
1990
M. Tom DavissonM.T. Davisson Consulting Engineers
1989
Jorj O. OsterbergNorthwestern University
1988
Thomas E. CandlerThe Millgard Corporation
1987
Clyde N. Baker, Jr.STS Consultants, Ltd.
1986
Frank FullerRaymond International
1985
Patrick A. Eric O’NeillNew England Foundation Co.
1984
Ralph PeckUniversity of Illinois
1983
Elio D’AppoloniaD’Appolonia Holding Corp.
1982
Hal W. HuntAssociated Pile & Fitting Corp.
1981
Charles L. GuildGuild Drilling Co.