Bill Dutra Receives Top Honor From Engineering Construction Industry

On Friday, January 21, 2011, Bill Dutra, President and CEO of The Dutra Group, received the prestigious Management Award from The Beavers at its 56th Annual Awards Ceremony in Los Angeles. The Beavers is the leading and most prominent organization within the heavy engineering construction industry.

Each year, The Beavers pays tribute to those individuals who stand out and make significant achievements in the engineering construction business. The Management Award was awarded to Bill Dutra for his leadership in building The Dutra Group into the West Coast leader in aggregates, dredging and marine construction services.

“I am very grateful to accept this award from a group of people that I both respect and admire”, stated Bill Dutra. “It’s truly an honor to be recognized by your peers and I share this accolade with all the valued employees at The Dutra Group who made it possible.”

Dutra pioneered the use of hydraulic excavation equipment in North American dredging and distinguished himself in the field of underwater blasting excavation for the sunken tunnel on Boston’s “Big Dig”. A graduate of Oregon Institute of Technology, Bill Dutra started his own construction business with 3 employees which he grew into a multi-million dollar business that now employs over 175 people.

Founded in 1955, The Beavers is a social, honorary organization formed, organized and managed by the construction companies and individuals who are or have engaged in heavy engineering construction. The purpose of the Beavers is to promote goodwill, friendliness and consideration within the heavy engineering construction industry; to give recognition to those men and women who have demonstrated particular skill, responsibility and integrity; and to encourage and support entry of promising young individuals into heavy engineering construction.