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Rudolph John Barnes Award

At the First PCEA National Convention, May 17, 1975, Dale Gillis, Vice President of G.G. Ray Co. of Charlotte, a large Roofing Company at that time, presented to the Association two handsome trophies as a memorial award in memory of Rudolph John Barnes, Past President of G.G. Ray Company. Mr. Barnes was a strong supporter in the efforts made to make the PCEA a National Association. Since that time, the Rudolph John Barnes Award has been presented annually by National PCEA to recognize exceptional service at the National level by an outstanding individual in the Association. The original selection committee was made up of the National Directors from each chapter and they chose the recipient from members presented to them by their various chapters. This selection committee was later changed as the Association grew to the present Committee that consists of the five most recent active recipients.  The award consists of a large trophy with the recipient's name affixed, and is retained by the recipient for a period of one year, until the next recipient is selected.   A smaller trophy is then presented to the previous recipient as a permanent award.

Randall Williams named the 2023 - 2024 National Estimator of the Year

This year’s recipient is Randall Williams. 

Perhaps the most coveted award given by PCEA is the Rudolph John Barnes National Estimator of the Year Award.

This award is given annually to a person that has gone above and beyond on the National Level to contribute to the success of PCEA.  

This years Rudy Barnes Award winner has a mind blowing list of credentials.

This person has been a member of their Chapter for approximately 22 years and has actively supported and participated in their Chapter's success to a level that very few if any have.

This person has served many terms as their Chapter Treasurer, 1st Vice President, Past President, President Elect, Chapter President (2006-2007, 2013-2014, 2018-2019 & 2020-2024) & National Director (2007-2024).

Over the years their Chapter has also bestowed on this person many awards including our Chapter Services Award, Merit Award, A Fellow in the Order of Isosceles and Estimator of the Year Award (2006-2007, 2016-2017 & 2022-2023).

This person has served on a National Level as well. Their service has included Executive Committee Member (multiple years), Convention Golf Committee Chair (2008-2009), Convention Committee Chair, President Elect (2009-2010 & 2016-2017), Budget Committee Chair, Ted G. Wilson Scholarship Committee Chair (2009-2010 & 2016-2017), Executive Committee Chair (2010-2011 & 2017-2018), Past National President, Nominations & Elections Committee Chair, Long Range Planning Committee Chair, Order of Isosceles Fellow (2011-2012) and National President.

For many years (17) this person has served as their Chapter's National Director and informally as our Historian and "Ambassador" between their Chapter, National Office and other Chapters. 

When this person's Chapter agreed to host the 2015 National Convention, it came as no surprise that this person eagerly stepped up to the plate and chaired the 2015 National Convention Planning Committee.

This person is the first and only member in the History of PCEA to hold the esteem position of National President for two terms (2010-2011 & 2017-2018).

This year's Rudy Barnes Award goes to Randall Williams.

- Lee Edwards, Rudolph John Barnes Committee Chair

Past Recipients

Lee EdwardsCharlotte2023

Jim Cormany

Columbia 2022 
Glenn HesseeColumbia2021
Randall WilliamsCatawba Valley2020
Don Howard At-Large2019
Kim LybrandCharlotte2018
Rob BauerOrlando2017
Matt SolomonColumbia2016
Randall WilliamsCatawba Valley2015
William H. "Bill" BartonColumbia2014
Cebert WhiteHampton Roads2013
Gail ChapmanColumbia2012
Charles S. "Chuck" SaulsOrlando2011
Wesley FerreeTriad2010
Trey Shaw (Posthumously)CSRA2009
Kevin JacksonTriangle2008
Taylor WyantHampton Roads2007
Alva D. Gaskin, Jr.CSRA2006
Chris BettsCharlotte2005
Ron KiserTriad2004
Dennis ChildsColumbia2003
Lynn KeatonPiedmont2002
Mel RosenbaumCharlotte2001
Richard MosbyCentral Virginia2000
Cheryl HoneycuttTriangle1999
Ann HelmsCSRA1998
Eddie CarrollTriad1997
Grover EdwardsCatawba Valley1996
Wally MillsTriangle1995
Don EarlesColumbia1994
Bill ShulerTriad1993
Dick WellsColumbia1992
Tim HarwardTriangle1991
Phil SpanglerPiedmont1990
Lynn NashCatawba Valley1989
Jack SmithPiedmont1988
H.H. "Hub" LylesCharlotte1987
Bill DowneyTriangle1986
S. Ray Currin, Jr.Triad1985
Ted G. WilsonCharlotte1984
R. P. "Stephen" DavisCharlotte1983
Larry ThompsonPiedmont1982
Marshall L. GurleyTriangle1981
G. Keith MiddletonCharlotte1980
Frank "Dusty" CallohanTriangle1979
Dale I. GillisCharlotte1978
W. Aubrey FederalCharlotte1977
Vern W. "Bill" Helms, Jr.Charlotte1976

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