Jerry Hart Award

The Jerry Hart Award is presented to an outstanding associate member of NUCA of Iowa in recognition of the members outstanding efforts and their support of the association. This award is named after one of our very outstanding associate members, the late Jerry Hart who represented Griffen Pipe in Iowa for years before his death in 2004.

Members are nominated by their peers and the Board of Directors cast a vote to select the final winner. The winner is presented with the Jerry Hart Award at our Annual Banquet, typically in February.

Past Recipients of the Jerry Hart Award

2009 Brad Bowman Star Equipment
2010 Doug Wagner Wendling Quarries
2011 Jim Dressen Contech Engineered Solutions
2012 Rick Yeager Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co.
2014 Ed Tierney Ziegler, Inc.
2015 Eric Juhl United Rentals Trench Safety

Hall of Fame Award

The Hall of Fame Award is presented to an outstanding contractor member. The award was created to give special recognition to contractors who have provided exceptional long-term leadership to the association. Nominees must be NUCA members, and must have served on the NUCA of Iowa Board of Directors for at least five years. Once these basic requirements have been met, selection to the Hall of Fame Award is based on impact on the industry, receipt of other NUCA awards, service on the board beyond five years, extraordinary performance on a committee or task force, support for NUCA programs, and other factors.

The Awards Committee comprised of NUCA of Iowa’s Executive Committee select the winner(s).

Past Recipients of the Hall of Fame Award

2012 Andy Wolf Foley Construction
2013 Mike Vanderpool Vanderpool Construction
2018 Jason Clark Iowa Trenchless


Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award a new award for NUCA of Iowa. It recognizes people who have given a lifetime of commitment and achievement to utility contractor here in Iowa. It is only given to past members who have retired after a lifetime of working in the utility contracting industry. Recipients must have been involved with original construction and pioneering in underground utility contracting techniques and processes.

NUCA of Iowa

Kim Frey
1421 Jacobson Drive
Story City IA 50248

Email: [email protected]
Tel: 815-878-1243

I belong to NUCA of Iowa because of the people and the opportunities. I have been able to work alongside several industry experts while learning more about our industry. Our group also enjoys the social part of our Association as well  our gatherings are always a lot of fun!

Brent Klaiber


For me, it is a great way to connect with those in the underground industry and be involved. I have the opportunity to learn about specific issues they have to deal with.

Jay Friermuth

Holmes Murphy

A chance to network and learn with our customers away from the job site.

Rich Boat


NUCAÔÇÖs efforts in our industry to support various programs that help influence certain issues that impact our contractors partners in the construction industry is the reason we belong to and support this great association.

Nick Sinn

Logan Contractors Supply