Very few career Colorado aggregate in- dustry pioneers can boast a record as complete and broad reaching as Bill Tim- mons. Bill, currently the general manager of Boral Aggregates, has been involved in the Colorado aggregate industry for more than 30 years. He is an incredible asset to
our industry and, more importantly, to CSSGA because of his knowledge and keen historical perspective.
In 1973, Bill’s career started humbly when he worked for the Cooley Gravel Company. Bill remembers, “My first job was picking mud off a conveyor belt which, believe it or not, paid $5.14 an hour. This job was the best one I’ve ever had!”
From 1979 to 1984, Bill was plant manager of Cooley’s Thornton operation. Between 1984 and 1990 he was the operations manager of the Morrison Quarry and soon there after, he became a vice president and general manager, where he remained in that position until 1994. Bill left Cooley Gravel to become the vice president of ReadyMixed Concrete Company for their aggregates division. Later, Bo- ral Industries purchased ReadyMixed in 2004, where Bill continues to work as general manager.
Bill’s commitment to CSSGA and our former group, the Colorado Rock Products Association (CRPA), is a well- documented service record in the industry. His commit- ment includes board member (1990-2006), President of the Board in 1994 and legislative chairman (1988-1990). He has also served on the safety and regulatory committees for many years.
Bill’s relationship with many influential founders of the Col- orado aggregate industry is unparalleled. He has worked with and has mentored many including: Jim Cooley (Cooley Gravel Company), Mel Flanagan (Flanagan ReadyMix), Tom Meade (Mobile Premix and Western Mobile), Mike Hays (Cooley Gravel Company/Aggregate Industries), Bud Spratlen (ReadyMixed Concrete Company), Ken Nesbitt (United Ma- terials), Jack Starner (Delta Sand and Gravel), Bud Herschind (Transit Mix), Bill Keller (Asphalt Paving), Bill Lauer (Bitumi- nous Roadways), Dick Gordon (Aggregate Industries), and Tom Brubaker (VALCO).
Bill reminds us, “The above mentioned, through their dedica- tion, hard work, and commitment, have laid the groundwork for our generation to succeed in this business. They have worked together as a group, as competitors, to better the in- dustry in terms of safety, environment, regulations, and ma- terial quality. We owe them recognition for their sacrifices and leadership roles. We need their leadership to guide our industry, otherwise it will be much harder for the next gen- eration to command and to continue to generate the respect our business holds.”
When Bill is not working, he enjoys golf, bicycling, and he is also a “gentleman farmer.” In 1972, he was invited to try out for the Kansas City Royals baseball team. Instead, in true Bill fashion, he married his sweetheart Sarah Jane and moved to Colorado. Bill and his wife have been married for more than 36 years, and they currently have four children and five grandchildren.
We all thank Bill for his ongoing help and genuine enthusi- asm for the Colorado aggregate industry, and specifically, for CSSGA. Bill really is a true leader in our industry!