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Blue Bloods Inductees

Each year, we have three new inductees into the Blue Bloods. These employee-owners are the embodiment of what it means to “bleed blue” through their daily hard work and commitment to the company.

What does it really take to be a Blue Blood Award recipient?

Award Criteria:

  • Minimum of 5 years of service with our company
  • Show pride in Emery Sapp & Sons and a talent for mentoring and developing their colleagues
  • Take pride in their work and consistently strive for excellence
  • Conduct themselves in alignment with our core values, the 5Ps: People, Purpose, Partnership, Passion, Performance

Introducing our Class of 2023 Blue Bloods!


Phil Divine
Paving Superintendent

Since his start with Emery Sapp in 1984, Phil has shown what it takes to be a tried and true Blue Blood. His mentorship and guidance build a culture of hard work and passion for every project. Thank you for all you do, Phil.


Chip Jones
Vice President – Heavy Highway

For 24 years, Chip has been a positive force at ESS. Always having the best interest of his employee-owners, the company, and our clients made him a Blue Blood, even without the official title. Congratulations, Chip – you deserve it!


Pete Grathwohl (1956-2023)
Executive Vice President and Board of Directors

A committed colleague, trusted mentor, and devoted friend. Pete was the original Blue Blood. He set the tone of getting stuff done while having a good time and building our company culture. Pete’s passing was felt by all employee-owners, but he will forever be part of the Emery Sapp legacy.

Employee-Owner Testimonials

Hear what fellow employee-owners had to say about these three Blue Bloods. 👇

Published onPublicado en April 7, 2023
Awards Premios | People Personas


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