Relentless Ally Award recognizes Balfour Beatty employees in the U.S.

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Relentless Ally Award recognizes Balfour Beatty employees in the U.S.

First annual award given to Robert Little and Daniel Young.
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Employees honored with first-ever Balfour Beatty Relentless Ally Award.

Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 11:00am

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DALLAS, April 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ - In conjunction with the recent retirement announcement of Chairman and CEO Robert Van Cleave, Balfour Beatty Construction Services US has created a legacy award named in his honor.  The Relentless Ally Award recognizes employees who consistently demonstrate a commitment to clients, ethical behavior, and employee engagement. And, the first-ever recipients of the award are Robert Little IV, general superintendent for Balfour Beatty Construction, and Daniel Young, director of construction for Balfour Beatty Infrastructure.  

The awards were presented during a ceremony at the Balfour Beatty-constructed Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas on April 16.

“This award recognizes the heroes in our business, those who define and deliver service excellence,” said Mark Layman, president of Balfour Beatty Construction Services US. “While this is an internal award, it highlights value delivered externally for our clients and partners, and exceptional performance which is helping redefine norms within our industry.”

Little, a leader for the construction efforts at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science is a 36-year employee of Balfour Beatty Construction.

“He brings inspiration to his projects every day, not just in how he delivers the building, but in how he advocates and promotes the larger mission of our clients,” said Doug Jones, regional CEO for Balfour Beatty Construction.

In a video message shown at the awards ceremony, Vel Hawes, project team partner and member of the Dallas Center for Architecture, described Little as a  rare individual who has come up through the ranks, and is able to handle whatever comes at him with flair,  humor, and grace.

Young has more than two decades of experience with infrastructure construction across the U.S. During his 20-year career with Balfour Beatty, he has been an integral team member for the construction of State Highways (SH) in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, West Virginia, and Texas.

“He is an extraordinary employee, his determination and drive sets the example for the rest of the team to follow. He works tirelessly for the client and is a great leader for the troops,” said Ray Bond, president and CEO for Balfour Beatty Infrastructure.

Young is also a Relentless Ally for safety. He provided leadership to the Texas State Highway 161 construction team responsible for putting 3.5 million man-hours into the construction without a single Lost Time incident.

“While I am honored to win this award, it means all the more being named for Robert Van Cleave, a humble and inspiring leader,” Little said.  

In closing remarks to award recipients, Layman said, “We admire you, you inspire us, we will follow your leadership.”


Connie Oliver
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Balfour Beatty Construction
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CONTENT: Press Release