LOUISVILLE, Ky. — F. Hunter Strickler has been named president of Louisville Paving & Construction, after being involved in the family business for nearly two decades.
As a fifth-generation leader, Hunter navigated his way through the organization from a summer laborer during high school and college, to a night shift Superpave Plant Technologist on paving crews and at our Bluegrass Testing Laboratory. Hunter progressed through operations as a Project Manager, Division Vice President, and most recently Executive Vice President of the LPC organization at large.
Hunter earned his undergrad from Miami University in 2009 and Executive MBA from The University of Louisville and University of Kentucky in 2020.
“It’s an incredible honor to take on the role of President at our family business”, said Strickler. “There are many men and women on our team that has shaped my career and mentored me along the way, and now I am tremendously humbled to lead along with them. This company is built upon generations of doing the right thing, building people up, and enriching our community. John and Joe (Dougherty) have entrusted me to continue their legacy, and I am eager to continue our growth and impact far into the future.”
“We are proud to be transitioning to the next generation of leadership in such an orderly and well thought out way,” said Joseph Dougherty. “This step is critical to the generation of fresh ideas and the sustainability of our company moving forward.” Mr. Joseph Dougherty will move from President to Chief Executive Officer of Louisville Paving and Construction, while John Dougherty will move to Chairman of the Board.
Third-generation owner William Dougherty will become Chairman Emeritus. Louisville Paving & Construction is more than what you see on the surface. Originally a paving company starting in 1949, they are now a family of companies: Louisville Paving & Construction, Pace Contracting, Bluegrass Testing Laboratory, and Material Transfer. Together they are 500+ team members strong, succeeding together as ‘One team, One vision.
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