Willard R. Elsberry, FTBA Hall of Fame

From the Lake City Journal, Feb. 25th, 2006:

The [Florida Transportation Builders Association] Hall of Fame has been established to honor, preserve and perpetuate the outstanding accomplishments and contributions of individuals who have brought and continue to bring significant recognition to the state of Florida in the field of transportation construction.


Willard R. Elsberry

A native Floridian, Mr. Elsberry was born and grew up in the rural community of Wimauma, in southeast Hillsborough County. He is a graduate of the University of Florida. Mr. Elsberry and his wife, Margaret, reside in Lakeland where he is president and treasurer of Superior Paving, Inc., a position he has held since 1965. Mr. Elsberry, a Certified Public Accountant, has worked tirelessly to promote the transportation industry. He has served as Chairman and board member of the FTBA, American Road and Transportation Board board member and as a director and treasurer of the Asphalt Contractors Association of Florida. He has been an active member of his community by volunteering his services to many organizations including the Heart of Florida Girl Scout Council, United Way of Greater Lakeland and as chairman of the Board of Trustees, Florida Annual Conference, The United Methodist Church.

Way to go, Dad!

Wesley R. Elsberry

Falconer. Interdisciplinary researcher: biology and computer science. Photographer. Husband. Christian. Activist.

3 thoughts on “Willard R. Elsberry, FTBA Hall of Fame

  • 2006/03/15 at 2:33 pm



  • 2006/03/16 at 7:08 am

    I feel so lucky to have bumped into Willard through my work…we’ve had lengthy visits on several occasions at various FTBA gatherings throughout the state and I was instantly impressed with his grace, intelligence, chivalry, and his positive sense of humor. The strongest trait, however, that cannot go unnoticed is the connection he has with his family. The stories of his wife and children have always been my favorite and he is so very proud. Willard – congratulations again! It is so well deserved that you be inducted into this very prestigious Hall of Fame…the industry in Florida is better for having had your involvement over the years.
    regards, Susan

  • 2006/03/16 at 3:32 pm

    I spent 20 years in Lake City. Weird to see the place mentioned anywhere.

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