Ron Garofalo Named LICA’s Contractor of the Year 

Chamber member Ron Garofalo was recently awarded one of the Land Improvement Contractors of Americas (LICA) highest honors. Garofalo was named National LICA Contractor of the Year for his work with his company, DAG Mobile Aggregate Recycling and his impact on the industry and his community. Bruce Barnhart, a LICA member from Iowa, presented Garofalo with the award. 

After being in the paving business for over three decades, Garofalo began using his crusher to get rid of debris at construction sites. After receiving requests to do this at other sites, it quickly became Garofalo’s new business. He has been in the crushing business since 2005 in N.J. and has been his primary business since 2009. Garofalo’s business focuses on crushing recycled materials at construction sites and turning them into usable materials.  

Garofalo is an integral part of LICA and the contractor industry as a whole. Garofalo frequents ConExpo in Las Vegas to present in addition to national LICA conferences. Garofalo is also the President of NJLICA and a member for over 20 years. Garofalo’s efforts were instrumental in starting the New Jersey Apprenticeship Education and Training Program in addition to sharing his knowledge at career expos.

Ron Garofalo with his grandchildren being presented with the LICA Contractor of the Year award by Bruce Barnhart

Garofalo is instrumental to NJLICA’s engagement with the community as he has personally been the driver behind the three major volunteer projects NJLICA has done in the past five years. Garofalo has also been a Cub and Boy Scout Leader, a leader at his parish: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and a leader on several committees in his hometown of Lyndhurst. 

Ron Garofalo has also been an instrumental member at the Meadowlands Chamber as well. Garofalo has been integral to the Meadowlands Chamber’s Basket Brigade program as a key member of the committee that oversees it. Garofalo also serves on the Chamber’s Construction Committee in addition to being honored for his Outstanding Leadership and Community Engagement by the Chamber. 

Tyler Iglesias is a production assistant and writer for Meadowlands Media. He is currently studying Journalism and Mass Communication at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.