Joe Granato Vendor of the Year

In 1985, the Los Angeles and Orange Area Chapter chose to honor one vendor member on an annual basis to recognize the individual who best represented his/her company and who demonstrated continuous support to the Association. In 2000, the Board of Directors revised the name of the award to the "The Joe Granato Vendor of the Year Award" in honor and in memory of long-time vendor member, Mr. Joe Granato.

An award criterion was established to ensure that the most worthy individual is selected for both the recognition and award. The award recognizes vendor members who have displayed service to the chapter through educational exhibits, special programs, and personal and active involvement during the year. The current president selects the new award recipient from nominations submitted by the Board of Directors. The individual selected does not know of the award until he/she receives it at the Annual Officer Installation Luncheon, in July of each year.

Duke Peterman, of The Suppliers, was the first individual to receive the "Vendor of the Year Award." Mr. Peterman received the award on June 15, 1985.

 Vendor of the Year Recipient List

2021: Hether Lugojanu, Express Air Testing

2021: Rob Manriquez, Crafco

2020: None

2019: Natasha DeBenon, Ghirardelli Associates

2018: Joy Wirasatien, JCL Traffic Services

2017: Hether Flores; Emergency Restorations Svcs.

2017: Greg Schmidt; Nixon-Egli Equipment Co.

2016: Gary Lewis; Crafco, Inc.

2015: Barry Greenberg; Chemex Industries, Inc.

2014: None

2013: Dino Perugino; Commercial Transportation Services

2012: Tray Hall; Municipal Maintenance Equipment

2012: Jim Devoy; Mars Environmental

2011: Michael Moore; Safeway Sign Company

2010: Steve Rasmussen; Traffic Control Service, Inc.

2010: Candice Carlson; Crafco, Inc.

2009: Steve Rasmussen; Traffic Control Service, Inc.

2008: Geoff Cobbett; Haaker Equipment Company

2007 : Steve Rasmussen; Traffic Control Service, Inc.

2006: Jere Costello; Cleanstreet

2006: Larry Blocker; Roadworks, Inc.

2005: Matthew S. Bennett; Nations Rent

2004: Larry Blocker; Roadworks, Inc.

2003: Steve Rasmussen; Traffic Control Service, Inc.

2002: Andy Trotter; West Coast Arborists

2001: Andy Trotter; West Coast Arborists

1999: Michelle Olinger; Agency Road Products, Inc.

1998: Steve Spencer; Western Highway Products

1997: Clayton Trejo; San Diego Rotary Broom

1996: Michelle Olinger; Absolute Asphalt

1995: Michelle Olinger; Absolute Asphalt

1994: Mike Grenert; Morton Traffic Markings

1993: Mike Kluge; Harbor Truck Bodies

1992: La Belle Marvin Company

1991: Carolyn Griswold; Industrial Asphalt Guardtop



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Scott Givens
(562) 404-8889
Downey, CA


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April Galindo
(562) 305-2260 Mobile
Long Beach, CA


Chapter Vendor Representative (Alternate)

Omar Rodriguez
(909) 320-1531 Mobile


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